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Catching the Arctic Illness in Svalbard

Are people nuts to love the high north? I go to (almost) the end of the earth to find out Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American “Why are you going to Svalbard?” was the...

The American dream of Norway

Part 7: Siri Dammarell Brekkaa Ingerid Jordal Odda, Norway Our ancestors came to America to give their families a better life. Now young Norwegian Americans dream of the old country. This series of interviews was...

The Iron Chariot

Is this the greatest Norsk crime novel?

Our reviewer calls The Iron Chariot good but not a candidate for all-time best Thor A. Larsen Fishkill, N.Y. I have read many Norwegian mysteries, all written in the last 40 years. So when...

A Perfect Crime

Stephen Hosking It isn’t easy, committing murder without being caught. There are really two major issues, ruminated George Carver, as he gazed out across his sunlit suburban garden. The first: committing the act. Human...

Native language loss

Even a mother tongue, unused, can slip away M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Native language has long been considered an indelible part of a person’s identity. Hence one of the oldest beliefs about identity...

Equinor wind turbines

Equinor blows into the Empire State

Norway’s energy company enters US market with 9,000 megawatt offshore wind project Rasmus Falck, Oslo, Norway Norwegians were involved in building many of the skyscrapers in New York City in the old days. Now,...

Birkedal - Bronze Age ship

Welcome to Bronze Age Scandinavia

In this third installment we look at the ships that made trading and raiding possible Terje Birkedal Laguna Woods, Calif. As we learned in earlier installments in this series (Feb. 8: www.norwegianamerican.com/heritage/birkedal-bronze-age-scandinavia-01 and April...