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Comics 01/25

Pondus by Frode Øverli — There you have a great frame! The “Lookoyama” for $400! — Yikes! Do you have anything a little cheaper? — The Stare-Master” at $300! Weighs next to nothing! Good...

new word in Norwegian

Words of the year

The top 10 Norwegian words added in 2018 M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Each year, Språkrådet (The Language Council of Norway) and Professor Gisle Andersen of the Department of Professional and Intercultural Communications of...

Mrs. Nezzbit’s Mailman

Fiction by W.M. Pienton Old Mrs. Nezzbit sat in her kitchen drinking tea. With nothing better to do, she was keeping an eye on her mailbox through the screen door. A childless widow, she...

More than a pilot

Bernt Balchen, the aviator and explorer, was also a writer and strategic visionary Terje Birkedal Laguna Woods, Calif. Bernt Balchen is probably the most famous aviator and explorer you’ve never heard of. He was...

Clapboard houses and Viking visions

Mystic Seaport provides a nautical Norway fix—with no trans-Atlantic flight required Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Looking for a quick jaunt from the tri-state area? I strongly suggest quaint and serene Mystic, Conn., with its...

Ada Hegerberg

Ada Hegerberg makes history

Norwegian soccer player becomes first female Ballon d’Or winner Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo The name Ada Martine Stolsmo Hegerberg will forever be written in gold in the history books of soccer as the first...

A classic bread to start the new year

Buttery cardamom-scented bread provides a gentle transition out of the holiday season Daytona Strong Taste of Norway Editor The Christmas tree is down, the holiday dishes stored away until next winter. Just about all...

Torske Klubben fellowships

Torske Klubben awards fellowships

Submitted by Gary G. Erickson Norway Lake, Sunburg, Minn. The Minneapolis Men’s Torske Klubben awarded five fellowship grants totaling $80,000 for the 2018-2019 academic year, providing support to graduate students with high academic achievement...

Ask a guidebook writer

David Nikel answers Norway travel FAQs David Nikel Trondheim, Norway After my tour of Scandinavia these last few months, it’s nice to be back at home in Trondheim! Winter has well and truly arrived,...

The Critical Phase

The critical phase

Book review M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway In 2016, sociologist Arnfinn Midtbøen was invited to give a lecture on the history of research on employment immigration to Norway. He agreed. As a young researcher...