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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.”
  • Mum's the word on soaring Swedish household debt as poll nears

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Johan and Alejandra are the kind of Swedes the IMF has been warning about - piling up debt to keep up with an ever-rising property market and fund a lifestyle of travel, maids and nights out. The couple plan to buy a flat in...

    Russia begins implementing food embargo against U.S. and allies

    Russia begins implementing food embargo against U.S. and allies
    Russia on Thursday began rolling out a sweeping embargo on food imports from the United States, members of the European Union and allied nations in response to those countries' economic sanctions for Moscow's aggressiveness in Ukraine. Prime Minister...

    'Magic' Wins Best Pitch at Haugesund's New Nordic Films

    HAUGESUND, Norway- "Magic," Andreas Ohman and Oskar Gullstrand's fantasy-filled adventure project, won best project at the New Nordic Films, a mini-mart hosted by Haugesund's Norwegian fest that wrapped today. Pic centers on two siblings waking up one...

    'Boyhood,' 'Chef' and 'Hundred-Foot Journey' Among Winners at Norwegian Fest

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - HAUGESUND, Norway- Richard Linklater's indie hit "Boyhood" nabbed the 42nd Norwegian Intl. Film Festival's critics prize at the awards ceremony held on Aug. 20. The jury described the film as "a somewhat ordinary and rather...