Category: Norwegian Heritage

Norway’s Anne Frank

The “Lives Cut Short” exhibition at Austria’s US embassy tells the story of Ruth Maier Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Ruth Maier has been called the Austrian-Norwegian Anne Frank. Her tragic story, however, is...

Easter ski trip

A påske adventure

A week-long mountain trek in Norway taught this writer about more than skiing Larrie Wanberg Features Editor During my time as a Fulbright student at the University of Oslo in 1957-58, I learned how...

Telemark Ski Club

Telemark in Vermont

Norwegian ski club spans generations Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Imagine gliding through a pine forest nestled in the wilds of Vermont, a vast sky above and a breadth of pure white below. Nearby, a...

Even the gods struggle to build walls

From Norse mythology, a tale of trickery and trouble in Asgardian wall-building Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles Politics—and trickery—have played a role in the construction of border walls going back to ancient times. There...

The Search for Thor

A clue in the form of sunken wine by Randi Millman-Brown Thor Jensen, 36, moves from Oslo to Hammerfest. He is promoted to bank manager, becomes engaged, and takes a one-month hiking trip through...

Scandinavian design trends for 2019

What is Scandinavian design? Here’s a look at a few“typisk skandinavisk” styles Brian Keith Jacksonville, Fla. Scandinavian interior design has been a popular and influential part of design since the early 1900s. Unique design...

Notable Norwegians

Donald “Deke” Slayton with David Moe Donald “Deke” Slayton was born March 1, 1924, on a farm near Sparta, Wis. As a child, he worked on the farm raising sheep and cows, and in...