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Mall of Norway

A visit inside the Mall of Norway

Wallet beware: this Norwegian souvenir store has something for everyone Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American The picturesque village of Flåm in the heart of western Norway’s fjord country sees a steady stream of...

Carlsen retains his chess title

After a string of draws, the Norwegian crushed challenger Caruana in rapid play Pieter Wijnen Norway Today Magnus Carlsen defended his World Champion title with bravado against the challenger Fabiano Caruana. The final games...

Christmastime in Bergen

It’s Christmastime in Bergen!

From gingerbread to lights to music, Norway’s second city fills yuletide with wonder Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American No one has ever said that I’m not lucky—and what could be more fortunate than...

karamellpudding

It’s not jul without karamellpudding

This caramel custard is good enough to turn even the Grinch into a Christmas lover Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American Growing up, I didn’t always love Christmas. Shopping for a family of Norwegians...

Comics 12/07

Pondus by Frode Øverli — What a day! Eight hours of rush hour traffic with a steady stream of psycopathic passengers! — Rude teenagers, old ladies with beer breath, and to top it all...

Get ready for Christmas with Advent

Barneblad Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall In Norway and around much of the world, Advent is a time of joy and anticipation. It is the beginning of the Christmas season, and there...

The light and dark origins of Lucia

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The name Lucia is most known as that of an Italian martyr, Santa Lucia (often but not always “St. Lucy” in English), who died at the...

The Search for Thor

Mørketid by Randi Millman-Brown Thor Jensen, 36, moves from Oslo to Hammerfest. He is promoted to bank manager, becomes engaged, and takes a one-month hiking trip through occupied Finnmark in 1941. By the end...

The Longhouse at Lista

Entrepreneurial development on Norway’s southwest coast Mona Anita K. Olsen, PhD & Karen Lovise E. Linge Engen Cornell University With its scenic view toward the North Sea, close proximity to both the Østhassel Rescue...