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A small country with big numbers

How Norway’s book sector thrives despite the country’s small population M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Norway is a country of readers. Some 93 percent of the population reads books other than schoolbooks and required...

Book review: Norse Mythology

John Erik Stacy The Norwegian American Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology is a great read and, for me, answered questions and made connections to names I know in modern Norway. As a student, I was...

Regions reformed

Norway’s 19 fylker to be reorganized into 11 regions in 2020 M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On June 8, the Norwegian Storting (Parliament) enacted the most comprehensive administrative reorganization of the country since the...

Oslo hosts Quidditch European Games

Norway takes bronze in the high-flying sport inspired by the Harry Potter books Molly Jones The Norwegian American You have likely heard of the magical sport of quidditch featured in J.K. Rowling’s enormously successful...

Comics 7/28

Pondus by Frode Øverli — You know Linda… with the doe eyes, the world’s whitest teeth, the angelic hair and the big… — I know who she is! — Well, during recess she accidentally...

Norway’s top three vintage postcards

The stories behind travelers’ all-time favorite postcards to mail home from Norway M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Despite texting and emailing, travelers still send postcards. Through the years, three Norwegian postcards have become venerable...

Revolutionizing cattle breeding

SpermVital extends the life of semen after insemination, increasing conception rates Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway Achieving a good conception rate is vital to farm profitability, particularly in herds that are block calving, encouraging all...