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2017 Gift Guide

Our Gift Guide has ideas for everyone on your list, including… The Norski who has everything A) God Jul Bunting by Nordic Inspirations. Welcome friends and relatives to your Christmas celebration with this unique...

A view from the top of the cocktail,

A chilled “cheers” to Thanksgiving

Aquavit meets pomegranate and ginger for a festive holiday cocktail with a Nordic twist Daytona Strong Taste of Norway Editor When it comes to the holidays—and I mean everything from Thanksgiving to Christmas—I love...

A sweater being made in the Oleana factory.

“Norwegian Fairy-tale Couture”

Oleana celebrates a quarter century of beating the odds with high-quality clothing Lori Ann Reinhall Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association The Vision In 1991, three veterans of the Norwegian textile industry, Signe Aarhus, Kolbjørn Valestrand,...

Man wearing MovieMask.

Your own portable movie theater

MovieMask’s portable 2D cinema turns your smartphone into a cinema-quality experience Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway MovieMask provides the cinema experience anywhere, anytime. In short, it’s a portable cinema that works by combining your smartphone...

Ed Egerdahl filling in his crossword puzzle.

Crossing words with a crossword EDitor

Filling in the method and madness behind Ed Egerdahl’s Norsk-Engelsk Kryssord Puzzles Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American Those who’ve been solving the crosswords a long time know a few tricks. First, look for...

A welcome sign to Westby, Wisconsin.

Norwegian America’s hidden dialects

Research shows how Norwegian-American dialects differ from standard modern Norsk Sada Reed Phoenix, Ariz. According to U.S. Census data, there are roughly 4.5 million people in the United States who claim Norwegian ancestry. The...

A drawing of the "Beyond the Grave" book.

Death Comes Silently

fiction by Glynis Scrivens Detective Karen Olsen stepped through the rubble of overturned furniture and books, making her way to the oak desk, where Professor Anders Johansen sat slumped, a revolver in his right...