Category: Arts & Entertainment

Cover of "Nørth."

Book Review: “Nørth”

Melinda Bargreen Everett, Wash. After the avalanche of recent books on how everything is better in Scandinavia, some of us may be feeling a certain angst: Are we really Nordic enough? Do our homes...

cover of "Køpersund, 1942."

Book review: “Køpersund, 1942”

Linda Warren Washington, D.C. In Køpersund, 1942, author David Andrew Westwood introduces Margrete Ehrdahl, a 20-year-old Norwegian beauty whose modeling career and home life are “eliminated overnight” when a bomb explodes on a ferry...

Is “Sámi Blood” thicker than water?

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Elle-Marja, a 14-year-old Sámi girl who becomes painfully aware of the discrimination directed at her people, is the protagonist of Sámi Blood. Unable to accept the degrading treatment, she...

Girl’s Head Against the Shore by Edvard Munch.

Edvard Munch: Color in Context

A new exhibit in Washington, DC, uses theosophy to interpret the Norwegian artist’s use of color Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Was Norwegian artist Edvard Munch influenced by the philosophical and pseudo-scientific movements of...

Cover of "Fra Fenrik til Fører"

Norwegian reads

Fra Fenrik til Fører, Norsk krigshelt ved Østfronten shows a rare side of WWII M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Napoleon reportedly once remarked, “What is history, but a fable agreed upon?”* In the context...

A man walking up to a burning house.

Lonely spaces, interior and exterior

A conversation with Erik Skjoldbjærg, director of the quietly unsettling film Pyromaniac Andrew Penn Romine Seattle, Wash. The opening scene of Erik Skjold­bjærg’s 2016 film Pyromaniac (Pyromanen), screened at the Seattle International Film Festival...