| Feb 7, 2014
What is it with Scandinavians? They've got the highest quality of life in the world, thanks to a non-insane attitude toward social welfare and state paternalism. They have sublime landscapes and really cool mythology. And yet, culturally, the Nordic...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Nobel prizes in science often go to researchers of an advanced age — many are retired by the time the call comes from Oslo saying they've won.
Fred Kavli, a Norwegian immigrant who got rich from a business he founded in Van Nuys making...
| Oct 20, 2013
Of the Scandinavian crime writers who have become international sensations in recent years, Sweden's Stieg Larsson (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) is obviously the best known, but Norway's Jo Nesbø is catching up fast. Nesbø's dark and...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- Norwegian/Dutch co-production "Blind," directed by Eskil Vogt, has won the Europa Cinemas Label as best European film in the Berlin Film Festival's Panorama section, it was announced Friday by a jury of four exhibitors from the network.
| Dec 31, 2013
| 10:59 AM
JERUSALEM -- Ahead of another visit this week by U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, reports that he plans to present a framework for peace to Israeli and Palestinian leaders are causing growing unrest among Israeli opponents of a two-state solution....
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Conductor Vasily Petrenko has caused a stir in the classical music world, telling a Norwegian newspaper that orchestras "react better when they have a man in front of them" and a woman wielding the baton could make for a sexual distraction.
"A cute girl...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:41 AM
JERUSALEM -- Israeli construction in West Bank settlements has increased dramatically in 2013, according to a new report.
According to the report by Peace Now, an anti-settlement advocacy group, construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank was up...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Cruise! A Guide to Ships and Trips From SutroMedia by Anne Chalfant
$3.99 for iOS and Android
What it is: a comprehensive guide for everyone from the Baby Cruiser to an Old Salt. Helpful filters sort cruises based on price, pampering, and travel-...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Last year the trip-planning website Tripomatic calculated one simple, fascinating statistic: In different cities across the globe, how long can $100 last?
Presuming a traveler stayed in the cheapest possible accommodation (usually a shared dorm), took...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 8:19 AM
Dec 7 (Reuters) - Oslo dresses up in white lights ahead of Christmas but keeps the spirit of the season partly under wraps as befits a reserved Nordic capital with a winter shroud of darkness and some of Europe's highest food and drink prices....
| Oct 26, 2012
| 12:25 PM
Knopf, 400 pp., $25.95
Jo Nesbo, whose crime thrillers have sold more than 10 million copies in Europe and the U.S., has been anointed as the latest king of Scandinavian noir, the...