Category: Arts & Entertainment

Amalie Skram

Amalie Skram meets the 21st century

Translations of the 19th-century Norwegian novelist introduce her to new audiences Barbara Sjoholm Port Townsend, Wash. Three Norwegian novels: A pretty, high-spirited singer at Copenhagen’s Tivoli captures the heart of a gentleman who hopes...

Never too old

Groovy Grandma has a passion to create Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. How does one define the work of an artist who produces in a variety of styles, themes, and materials? Perhaps it’s best to...

Dive into suspense

Film review John Smistad Olympia, Wash. Espionage, betrayal, and murder are all spellbindingly explored—along with the darkest depths of the ocean—in the absorbing Norwegian thriller Pioneer (Pionér, 2013). Aksel Hennie (A Somewhat Gentle Man)...

Putting the “art” in Arctic

Galleri Svalbard houses world-class art and artists Elizabeth Bourne Seattle The high arctic isn’t where you’d expect to find a world-class collection of printed works and paintings. And yet, here in Longyearbyen, an exceptional...

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...