Category: Arts & Entertainment

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...

Keeping Christmas

This book is the definitive reference for all things jul, from lutefisk to feeding the nisser Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska In my search for the practical origins of making and preparing lutefisk, I was...

Jeg er så glad…to be Norwegian!

The Church Basement Ladies celebrate 3,000 performances at the Plymouth Playhouse Greta Grosch St. Paul, Minn. Setting: a Norwegian Lutheran Church basement kitchen. The walls are painted mint green and the windows, covered with...

Smell the lutefisk

Olson’s Nice Family Christmas premieres Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles The audience-wide guffaws and bursts of laughter at the world premiere of prolific playwright Phil Olson’s award-winning comedy, A Nice Family Christmas, are proof...