Category: Arts & Entertainment

Midsommar

No innocent romp

For a wholesome paean to Nordic rituals, do not watch Ari Aster’s Midsommar Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American As we entered the theater, my friend asked me what I knew about Midsommar. “It’s...

Brian D. Bumby

Brian D. Bumby, a modern-day flâneur

Seeing through photographer Brian D. Bumby’s eye Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Brian D. Bumby is an American-born, New York-based, self-taught photographer. What first struck me about his work is its diversity of subject: weddings,...

Ellen Hegg

Ellen Hegg paints the town

Colors, coffee, and ink Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Full disclosure, I was initially intrigued by the work of artist Ellen Hegg when I saw that she painted with coffee. She is not the first...

Freia Titland is a modern-day skald

A teller of tales/strong> Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The art of storytelling is ancient. Humans have used this craft to explain natural phenomena, mark heroic deeds, immortalize ancestors and tribal heroes, and pass down...

I’m Alive, says ISÁK

Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen uses music to fight for her Sámi language and culture Tove Andersson Oslo, Norway Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen, 21, is a Sámi artist from Tana in Finnmark who has captured...

East meets West

The seemingly far-flung cultures of Norway and Azerbaijan met in an inspiring concert Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Have you ever spent a night celebrating the dual cultures of Norway and Azerbaijan? This marvelous combination...

A modern take on Nordic Impressions

This abbreviated version of the Washington, D.C., exhibit is filled with color and texture Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The American Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) in New York was founded by Danish-American philanthropist Niels Poulson in...

Resolving Hedda

Hedda finds her voice in updated Ibsen

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Playwright Jon Klein is an enthusiastic admirer of Henrik Ibsen. He finds Ibsen’s plays timeless and very relevant today. He credits Ibsen with being the first playwright to give...