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Comics 12/15

Pondus by Frode Øverli — World Cup trophy? — League Cup! I’ve gotten more realistic over the years!   Lunch by Børge Lund — … Yes, Kjell. Here we run brainstorm after brainstorm! —...

Harpa Concert and Conference Center.

Conference debates northern topics

Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway The annual Arctic Circle conference is set in Reykjavík. Every October, over 1,000 researchers, practitioners, and policy makers converge on the Harpa Concert and Conference Center to debate all topics...

A list of Norwegian abbreviations.

Abbreviation blues

A taxing example of the peril of translation M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Abbreviations not obvious or not spelled out upon first use can confuse, particularly in translation between languages, as between Norwegian and...

Norwegian athletes on the podium at the Olympics.

The secrets to Norway’s Olympic success

In Feed the Flame, Paul Stuart traverses Norway to learn what puts the country on top Molly Jones The Norwegian American It’s a well-known fact that Norway is the most decorated country in the...

Ørn next to the car in front of the Bagdad Cafe.

Icelanders get their kicks on Route 66

An iconic American road trip with a Nordic perspective M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Editor’s preface: Last spring, M. Michael Brady, correspondent for The Norwegian American and Oslo-area resident, learned that Moeidur Bernhardtsdottir (who...

Man walking up to man standing on porch.

Fingertips

fiction by Darin Z. Krogh Jack Alden was not the kind of guy who delivered meals to the homebound. He hated old people. His charity service was a cover. He volunteered because Dag Jensen’s...

Man holding box of food in vegan store.

Why not veganism?

Maya Lindemann Oslo, Norway There are many reasons why one should be vegan, may it be ethical reasons and justice for animals, the environmental impact of animal agriculture, or simply the health benefits of...

A man holding an ancient buffalo horn.

Vikings conquer Disney World

Disney World wants to showcase artifacts from the NTNU University Museum Steinar Brandslet NTNU Gemini A ninth-century sword, a magnificent drinking horn, a stunning hammer of Thor, a fearsome spearhead, fishing-related objects, and a...