Category: Arts & Entertainment

An atypical betrayal

Book review John Sealy’s The Betrayal of Norway, published this spring, is surprisingly less about Quisling in WWII than the historically fictional account of Captain Wilhelm Schmidt of the German occupation force, who arrived...

Kai Robert Johansen

Farewell, Kai Robert

The beloved musician’s last Midwest tour celebrates Norway in music and song Leslee Lane Hoyum Rockford, Minn. After 15 incredible Upper Midwest tours, Norwegian trumpeter Kai Robert Johansen is making his farewell autumn tour...

Heads up for Nesbø

Film review John Smistad Olympia, Wash. Hunting for a not-by-the-numbers thriller? Headhunters (Hodejegerne, 2011) is the movie for you. Leave it to those crafty Norwegians to fashion a film furnishing the beholder with everything...

Symphonic Dances

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra recording takes a musical journey through the cultures of area locals Melinda Bargreen Everett, Wash. Norway’s best-known composers, including Edvard Grieg and Johan Halvorsen, have often turned to folk music as...

What Will Folk Say?

What Will People Say

Powerful film explores the clash of cultures faced by some Pakistani Norwegians Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. As a New Yorker, I have been surrounded by multiculturalism since I can remember. Everyone in the neighborhood...

Norwegian shipbuilding

When a boat is not just a boat

Faber Navalis, a film by Maurizio Borriello, takes viewers inside a ship’s restoration Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. This film begins with the bangs of a resistant metal workshop door being forcibly opened, just sounds,...

“The Ice Palace”

Tarjei Vesaas’s classic novel is a haunting tale of friendship and secrecy that lasts beyond death Christine Foster Meloni Washington Tarjei Vesaas is widely acknowledged as the greatest Norwegian writer of the 20th century....