Category: Arts & Entertainment

Book review: The Orkneyinga Saga

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Who were the Vikings? When this question is asked, what usually comes to mind? Images of violent Norsemen, jumping into their well-crafted ships to go off to raid, plunder,...

Odin speaks again

Hávamál book presents Viking proverbs M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The Hávamál is a Viking Age poem with a prominent pedigree. It is from the pre-Christian era, as connoted by its title: Hávamál literally...

Book review: Vesaas’s The Birds

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Tarjei Vesaas is considered one of the greatest Norwegian writers of the 20th century. He was born in 1897 in Vinje, Telemark, and grew up on his family farm...

Fosse’s minimalism takes the stage

The Norwegian playwright is a challenge for American audiences, but this Washington, DC, production of Someone is Going to Come brings life to the spaces between words Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Works by...

Quirky insights into Norwegian life

We all know about Norway’s fjords and bunads, but what is contemporary Norwegian culture really like? Molly Jones The Norwegian American Yourway2Norway, a quirky YouTube channel hosted by Ronald Sagatun and produced by Mads...

Subtitling Skam

The Norwegian TV show has evolved into a global hit, inspiring many subtitled versions Molly Jones The Norwegian American Seemingly overnight, the teenagers of the world share a new group of friends: the characters...