Sharing holiday cheer with friends abroad is a challenge in the United States.
The Norwegian town of Vanse on the Lista peninsula seems the epitome of the American dream – and exposes aspects of that dream for Norwegian immigrants.
Two weather sticks – the medieval “primstav” calendar and the contemporary snow pole, or “brøytestikk” – tell the seasons in Norway pretty effectively.
As the Oslo Opera House celebrates its fifth birthday, its maintenance issues highlight the constant shifts between aspiration and effort.
Reaction to the death of “Maggie Thatcher” illustrates cultural differences between the United States and Great Britain in the battleground of “class.”
A Matisse pineapple provokes questioning about why we value all works of “masters” without differentiation – and despite our own reactions to them.
Roosters, soft drinks, witches, alcohol, traffic, and crime novels are among the features of Scandinavian Easter that Americans may not understand.
After the Nordic Cool 2013 festival, U.S. artists, arts administrators, and audiences can make meaning of the experience for their future benefit.
As we struggle with the darkness of the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, we consider Sankta Lucia – St. Lucy, patron of blindness, celebrated with light.
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.