Category: Features

Oslo tiger

Why did Kristiania get the works?

That’s nobody’s business but the Norwegians’ (but we’ll tell you anyway) M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The name Oslo originally was given to a settlement at the north tip of the Oslo Fjord, now...

A toast to aquavit!

The partly true history of Norway’s spirit Kaare Askildt Preeceville, Canada Also known as the nectar of the gods, aquavit was initially made from grain. The first written history of aquavit is dated April...

Little Norway Petersburg

The four Norsemen

Syttende Mai memories David Moe Sun City, Calif. The best memory I have of a Syttende Mai celebration is when we lived in Juneau, Alaska, in the 1980s. Petersburg, Alaska, also known as “Little...

Murder at Sons of Norway Lodge

Murder at Sons of Norway Lodge

Three mystery night plays tell entertaining tales of death, discord, and dysfunction Terje Birkedal Laguna Woods, Calif. In 2008, Mickey Andrew, then the vice president of Sons of Norway Bernt Balchen Lodge in Anchorage,...

Easter decorations

Barneblad: Let’s decorate for EASTER!

A monthly feature to share with kids and grandkids Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall For over 1,000 years, Easter has been celebrated in Norway. Påske, as it’s called there, is a joyous...

Germany celebrates 100 years of Modernism

A century after the Bauhaus movement’s birth, two museums showcase its art & artifacts Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American This year marks the hundredth anniversary of the Staatliches Bauhaus, an art and architecture...

Isdal Woman

Bergen’s cold case heats up with TV show

The decades-old mystery of the Isdal Woman haunts investigators, spurs imaginations Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American For over 48 years, her life and death have remained a mystery. Isdalskvinnen, the “Isdal Woman” or...

Jerry Holt - crime fiction

The noir connection

A literary genre brought about a cultural exchange Jerry Holt Purdue University In the late summer of 2018, I embarked on what would turn out to be the great educational adventure of my life....

Andrew Nestingen

Is the Nordic noir craze over?

Some indications show interest in the genre waning John Erik Stacy The Norwegian American Has the Scandinavian crime thriller jumped the shark? Perhaps. If the reception of The Girl in the Spider’s Web movie...