Category: Arts & Books

A young woman at sea

Assistant Editor Ragnhild Hjeltnes writes about a book about her great-grandmother, who sailed the seas with her captain father in 1913 and 1914.

I Remember Mama

John Smistad, who remembers his own Norwegian immigrant grandparents, reviews I Remember Mama, now streaming on Amazon Prime.

Let the River Flow

Tove Andersson writes about the film Ellos eatnu: La elva leve, which tells the story of a 1979 protest by Sámi in Norway over water rights.

Bunad: A modern tradition

Editor-in-chief Lori Ann Reinhall reviews a short documentary, Bunad: A modern tradition, streaming now on Films of Norway from Stavanger.

The second generation

Editor-in-chief Lori Ann Reinhall writes about the second generation of the Habbestad Ensemble, which will tour the United States in the summer.

Georgia on my mind

Crime Corner’s Jerry Holt reviews three murder mysteries set in the country of Georgia, which is featured in this month’s special section.

Nordic jazz strikes a note

Editor-in-chief Lori Ann Reinhall report on Norwegian jazz pianist Tord Gustavsen, who performed with his trio at Seattle’s Town Hall Forum.