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A taste of the Far North

The third annual Smak Svalbard festival is one of Europe’s most interesting food festivals Elizabeth Bourne Longyearbyen, Norway Have you ever wondered what seal tastes like? Or thought that eating smalahove would be cool?...

The Trumpet of Nordland

Book review Andy Meyer The Norwegian American As a scholar of literature, I’ve long been susceptible to Romantic impulses, so it should come as no surprise that I am drawn to the northern reaches...

The American dream of Norway

Part 9: Lars Phillips 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...

Grieg & MacDowell

A musical correspondence and friendship Dr. Bill Halvorsen Edvard Grieg Society of America, Inc. In December, 1905, as American composer Edward MacDowell lay gravely ill with the sickness that was soon to take his...

Ex-Muslims of Norway

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Because Cemal Yucel was born in Turkey into a Muslim family of Kurdish heritage, his life seemed preordained. As he grew up, he joined the youth branch of Mîlli...

Knausgaard writes for the future

New secret book to be released first in the next century The Local Author Karl Ove Knausgaard, one of the biggest names in Norwegian literature, has written a book that will stay under wraps...

The Dumpling Project: Kumla

Mary Holoun Bellevue, Neb. Wikipedia says “Kumla” is a city in central Sweden, but our Sons of Norway Elveby Lodge book club insists it is also a Norwegian dumpling. The Kumla Project began in...

The wisdom on the North

An interview with Sámi singer Mari Boine Eric Stavney Mukilteo, Wash. When I first heard about Sámi singer Mari Boine, I had been playing her music on the Scandinavian Hour radio show (www.1150kknw.com/show/scandinavian-hour), struggling...

Lunch comic

Comics 11/01

Pondus by Frode Øverli — Hey, baby! What’s for din-din? — I have no idea! I’m sick and tired of coming up with something every day! — Today it’s your turn, tubby! Surprise me!...