M. Michael Brady discusses the folkloric figure Svarteper (Black Pete, or Zwarte Piet in Dutch), a side-kick to Santa with a racist overtone.
Category: Norsk Språk
M. Michael Brady carries readers through the surprising history of bag, from its mysterious origins to its arrival on the baseball field.
Skavlan by Fredrik Skavlan, with translations by Andy Meyer —Typical. When it gets close to my birthday, he starts to talk excitedly about “simple living!” Han Ola og han Per by by Peter J....
In this edition of Norsk 101, Christie Ericson brings readers on a visit to Bergen’s Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene.
Lori Ann Reinhall offers a brief history of Bergen’s anthem, “Nystemten,” with a nod to Sissel Kyrkjebø’s famous 1986 Eurovision rendition.
The Norwegian American features comics by renowned Norweigan journalist Fredrik Skavlan and the nostalgic adventures of Han Ola and han Per.
In this edition fo Norsk 101, Christie Ericson discusses Oslo’s well-loved Opera house, Operahuset, designed by Snøhetta.
In this edition of Words about Words, M. Michael Brady takes a strange journey into the history of the versatile word, awkward.