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  • A classical way to see (and hear) Europe

    I've always taught what I loved -- and I've always loved music. I spent my high school years as a piano teacher. I'd start out my students with boogies and pop songs, and eventually get them turned on to Bach and Beethoven. In 1980, a truck dropped off...
  • Fred Kavli dies at 86; businessman gave millions to research

    Fred Kavli dies at 86; businessman gave millions to research
    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...
  • The historic mansions of Lake Tahoe

    The historic mansions of Lake Tahoe
    "George Whittell," the tour guide said, "was born with a silver spoon in his mouth." So wealthy was Whittell's family that as a young man in San Francisco he vowed he would never work a day in his life. He then set about vigorously pursuing that goal....
  • Eating on the cheap in Europe's expensive cities

    Eating on the cheap in Europe's expensive cities
    Oslo recently overtook Tokyo as the most expensive city in the world. That doesn't surprise me in the least. The last time I was in Oslo, a plain cup of coffee cost $4. Beer, while very good, was $8 a glass. Whether you're in an outlandishly expensive...
  • Go Away With ... Billy Campbell

    Billy Campbell stars as Darren Richmond on the AMC series "The Killing." Born in Charlottesville, Va., the actor resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, and says he loves exploring Canada. "I go out to Vancouver Island, rent a cabin in Ucluelet, surf...
  • European art beyond museum walls

    Europeans love to dress up the settings of everyday life, from their piazzas to their back lanes -- and they've been doing it for centuries. Climbing the Acropolis, communing with the druids at Stonehenge, strolling the Croatian shore in the shadow of...
  • The best and worst of Europe

    The best and worst of Europe
    Americans get the shortest vacations in the industrial world. With so little time, the pressure is on to make all the right choices when planning a trip. But how to select the right destination? It ultimately depends on your interests and your tastes --...
  • Seeking roots in Europe's emigration museums

    When traveling to Europe, I sometimes crank up the voice of my grandmother telling stories of her journey from Norway to Canada. The boat ride was miserable. The only thing she could keep down was beer -- she became a teetotaler the day she saw the Statue...
  • Review: 'Cockroaches' by Jo Nesbo

    Review: 'Cockroaches' by Jo Nesbo
    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...
  • 'Frozen' characters set to visit Epcot's Norway, be seen in Magic Kingdom show

    'Frozen' characters set to visit Epcot's Norway, be seen in Magic Kingdom show
    Characters from "Frozen," Disney's next animated feature, will make appearances at Epcot's Norway pavilion and in a Magic Kingdom presentation later this year, Disney World announced. The film, which debuts in theaters on Nov. 27, features optimistic...
  • At Disney's Epcot: cinematic tour of the world

    At Disney's Epcot: cinematic tour of the world
    Through the years, I have watched the movies from the various countries at Walt Disney World's Epcot. Canada, China, France and Norway each have a film that showcases their respective lands. But recently, in a first, I saw all of them in the same day...