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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Story of Pop Music From Bill Haley to Beyonce" by Bob Stanley (Norton, $29.95) The title suggests the folly of the endeavor: "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Story of Pop Music From...

    'I Can See in the Dark' a well-paced book told by a sociopath

    "I Can See in the Dark" by Karin Fossum; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (256 pages, $25) Over the years, I've read lots of Scandinavian crime fiction, but nothing from Norwegian novelist Karin Fossum. In retrospect, that was a huge oversight. Her books...

    TrustNordisk Picks Up Norwegian Epic Drama "The Last King"

    PARIS- TrustNordisk has picked up international sales rights to Nils Gaup ("The Kautokeino Rebellion")'s epic action drama "The Last King" and will start pre-selling it at Toronto. Based on true events, "The Last King" is a tale set in 1205, during the...

    Odegaard becomes Norway's youngest player in draw with UAE

    (Reuters) - Talented teenager Martin Odegaard became Norway's youngest football international on Wednesday when he started against the United Arab Emirates at the age of 15 years and 253 days. Already on the radar of Manchester United, Barcelona and...