Roosters, soft drinks, witches, alcohol, traffic, and crime novels are among the features of Scandinavian Easter that Americans may not understand.
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.
The Breivik verdict closes the painful chapter of the trial, while leaving many questions and issues for Norway’s future.
In a challenging global climate of immigration and security concerns, Raoul Wallenberg reminds us of the difference one person can make.
The hoodie becomes a lens by which to question America’s current climate of anxiety and assumptions over race.
Amid human determination to set our own destinies – life steps in.
Deep sorrow at this weekend’s events in Norway sparks recollection of the multicultural nature of the encounter of nations.
An inflexible mind is rather worse than an inflexible body, even if both have their pitfalls.
A brief revisiting of Valentine’s Day that first appeared via Facebook.