Category: Norsk Språk

svarteper

Svarteper turns purple

M. Michael Brady discusses the folkloric figure Svarteper (Black Pete, or Zwarte Piet in Dutch), a side-kick to Santa with a racist overtone.

bag

Bag, a chameleon word

M. Michael Brady carries readers through the surprising history of bag, from its mysterious origins to its arrival on the baseball field.

Skavlan

Comics 11/13

The Norwegian American features comics by renowned Norweigan journalist Fredrik Skavlan and the nostalgic adventures of Han Ola and han Per.

“Nystemten”

Lori Ann Reinhall offers a brief history of Bergen’s anthem, “Nystemten,” with a nod to Sissel Kyrkjebø’s famous 1986 Eurovision rendition.

Comics 10/23

The Norwegian American features comics by renowned Norweigan journalist Fredrik Skavlan and the nostalgic adventures of Han Ola and han Per.