As we struggle with the darkness of the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, we consider Sankta Lucia – St. Lucy, patron of blindness, celebrated with light.
With a troublesome tradition of sacrifice and pranks, the Swedish Christmas goat in Gävle fights his annual battle against arsonists.
Advent has begun, with the traditional national debate in Sweden over religious influence in school celebrations.
The 2012 US election process introduces an element of Zen to an otherwise contentious, seemingly irreconcilable American political landscape.
National Book Month’s journey leads to discovering two little bookstores – one urban, one in a small town, and one from the shelf of the other.
The book towns of Norway and the United Kingdom suggest possibilities for used books and their sellers in boosting local economies.
The TV series “Revolution” manages to forget everything the Lancaster County Pennsylvania Dutch retained for centuries.
The remarkable Hollister family of U.S. children’s literature resurface in a unique Norwegian bookstore.
The Scandinavian mushroom season has begun, with pleasures and perils unfamiliar to urban Americans.
Unusual even for the United States, Norway’s cross-highway Marché Holmestrand restaurant evokes driving nostalgia and current reflection.
NRK’s latest live TV journey, “Telemarkskanalen,” runs shorter than “Hurtigruten” and arrives at a welcome moment for U.S. audiences.
The death of Commander Neil Armstrong recalls the promise and success of Project Apollo – and raises the hope that we may go farther.