Category Archives: Oslo

Contemporary Art Exhibition Faces Death

Photos courtesy of Kreftforeningen Photographer Walter Scheler photographed patients before and after death for this ground-breaking exhibition at the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology in Oslo.

To promote openness about death, the Norwegian Cancer Society opens a portrait exhibition of dying and dead people Special Release Kreftforeningen The exhibition “Life before Death” is a collaborative project between the Norwegian Cancer Society and the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology in Oslo. It portrays 26 people who know they are dying. Photographer Walter Scheler and ...

New from Norway

The Canary Digital Radon Detector. The Canary is battery powered, about the size of a large cell-phone and can be easily placed in a test space. It uses a sensitive, electronic element to “actively” detect radon gas and display measurements in real-time. It was developed by Norwegian scientists and is manufactured in Norway by Corentium.

New Norwegian technology allows for quick and easy at-home radon tests John Erik Stacy Seattle, Wash. Norwegians are well aware of insidious health danger of naturally occurring radon gas. Radon can seep from the earth into homes and work-places, and the buildings of Norway – often built into living rock and well insulated against the winds of winter ...

Art for change

Art exhibit in Oslo displays how second-wave feminist ideas changed Norway’s contemporary art Denise Leland Seattle, Wash. Art Hall Oslo is currently host to an exhibition entitled, “Hold stenhårdt fast på greia di.” The exhibit focuses on Norwegian art and women’s rights from 1968 to 1989. The curators of this exhibit are two renowned visual artists, Eline Mugaas ...

U.S. talent abroad

American Rachael Lee Flores does well in Norwegian Idol contest Kelsey Larson Managing Editor Growing up in the U.S., Rachael Lee Flores probably never thought she¹d one day enter the Norwegian Idol competition. Flores, originally from California, met her husband in El Paso, Texas; a Norwegian soldier who was stationed in the U.S. through an exchange program. And the rest ...

A Thanksgiving tradition in Oslo

Anthony and Nicole Juvera bring American traditions to Norway with Cafe Fedora By Kelsey Larson Managing Editor Thanksgiving in Norway seems like a foreign concept, in more ways than one. This traditional American holiday is meant to bring families closer together over a table full of delicious food, and despite the fact that people in almost any nation ...

On the Edge with Siv Jensen: Oil, employment and the Dutch disease

Siv Jensen, leader of the Progress Party. Photo courtesy of Stortinget.no.

The current Red / Green-government suffers wear, and shows signs of illness. Currently, the leader of the Socialist Left party, Mr. Audun Lysbakken, focuses on the “Dutch disease.” His view is that the Norwegian economy is at full throttle, and thus Norway needs to reduce petroleum-related activities, so that the workforce can shift to public ...

Affordable travel for all

  Proof is in the savings: Norwegian shows how smart new technology can lower travel costs Christy Olsen Field and Kelsey Larson Norwegian American Weekly Norway’s high cost of living can cause a lot of sticker shock for tourists and residents alike, but airline travel shouldn’t be one of them, thanks to forward-thinking airline Norwegian. Celebrating its 10th anniversary ...

“Oslo, August 31″ coming to DVD in North America

"Oslo, August 31st" is coming to North America on DVD on Sept. 18. Enter our drawing to win your free copy!

Film festival favorite “Oslo, August 31” is coming to DVD to North America. Enter the Norwegian American Weekly drawing to win one of five free copies! Special Release On Sept. 18, the critically acclaimed film “Oslo, August 31” will be released on DVD in North America. From Joachim Trier, director of “Reprise,” the film finds Anders on ...

Leading the way

Norwegian korps (bands) are an important part of 17th of May celebrations in Norway By: Heidi Håvan Grosch Just as in any small-town 4th of July parade in United (many older Norwegians, when speaking Norwegian, refer to the United States that way), no 17th of May parade would be complete without a school band (skolekorps) and or ...

Historic July 22 trial begins

Highly-anticipated trial of July 22 perpetrator Anders Behring Breivik begins On April 16, the trial of Anders Behring Breivik began. Breivik has been charged with terrorism and murder of the July 22, 2011, bombing and shootings that killed 77 people. “I acknowledge the acts but do not plead guilty, and I claim I was doing it ...