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Aisle View: The 2016 Ten Best List

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.18.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Once again, the New York theatre world has had a banner year, with exciting plays, musicals and revivals on Broadway and off.

Duterte's First 100 Days

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.07.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys a "very good" net satisfaction rating three months into his presidency, and high approval ratings from ...

On the Culture Front: Oslo, Kyle Craft, BlackTail, Green Fig and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 08.25.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Like Robert Schenkkan did with "All the Way," J.T. Rogers shows the insane amount of wrangling and linguistic gymnastics involved in enacting real pol...

Beyond Oslo - Norway's other Historic Towns: A Nutter in Norway on the Looney Front - Part 6

Mike Arkus | Posted 08.14.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

I never thought we'd even get to Oslo. We're already in the huge snaking queue at JFK waiting to check in when Rivka suddenly gasps 'Oh my God, I left...

If You See Something, Say Something

Jeremy Gerard | Posted 07.13.2016 | Arts
Jeremy Gerard

Professional relationships are as disposable as goods on the shelves at Walmart in our culture, and so it is an especially happy occasion to report on the flowering of an artistic pairing, in this case of playwright J.T. Rogers and director Bartlett Sher.

Aisle View: High-Powered Negotiation, High-Powered Drama

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.11.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Jefferson Mays and Jennifer Ehle in Oslo Photo: T. Charles Erickson You might well think that a three-hour drama about the 1993 Israeli/Palestini...

The Blissful Ignorance of the World

Shahar Azani | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Shahar Azani

The French are up in arms again. Contrary to what one might think, it is not about internal social inequalities and the immigration challenge France f...

Not in our name: the lies in simplistic narratives about sex and religion

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.22.2016 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

In September 2014 a group of religious leaders and scholars met for two days in New York to address what have become significant sources of tension in...

Arts Global Footprint

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In our own ways, we both have a global footprint. Hers perhaps hands on and mine in a more subtle way.

The Best Answer to Bad Guys With Qur'ans Is Good Guys With Qur'ans

John Barton | Posted 01.19.2017 | Religion
John Barton

The geopolitical and theological stakes are too high to be distracted by caricatures and reductionism. To move forward, we must embrace our shared and complex humanity, and honor one another's virtues.

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, and I Am Noticing It

Annicken R. Day | Posted 12.27.2016 | Business
Annicken R. Day

Brazilian entrepreneur Gustavo Tanaka listed eight reasons why he believes that the world as we know it is changing -- and that it is a good thing. His blog has been widely shared, so clearly his message has resonated with many.

Oslo To Ban Private Cars From City Center By 2019

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.20.2015 | World

Norway’s capital will ban cars from the city center within four years, part of a plan Oslo politicians announced Monday that calls for drastically r...

Your Tax Money at Work: In the Wrong Hands

Shahar Azani | Posted 09.30.2016 | World
Shahar Azani

The Oslo process was key to introducing huge amounts of financial aid to the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Moving to the Nordic Countries

Maunu Suni | Posted 08.31.2016 | Travel
Maunu Suni

This (incomprehensive) list will hopefully enlighten you about some aspects of living in Norway, Sweden and Finland.

1%, 2%, 3%, Snore? What Numbers Don't Tell Us About Helping Vulnerable Children

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

The political will and financing to ensure that education is prioritized alongside other life-saving and rebuilding interventions is clearly and starkly missing.

What Kind of Parent Sends a Child Off to Do Dangerous Work?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 06.12.2016 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Ending child labor requires fair wages for adults, adequate legal protections for children and access to health care and education. Education is absolutely critical in the fight against child labor. Where there are few educational opportunities for children to choose another path in life, they work because it prepares them for the life they are going to lead.

Palestinians Starting to Play on Less Uneven Playing Field

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.11.2016 | World
Daoud Kuttab

By strategically moving into the non-violent field, Palestinians are in a much stronger position to make an impact in their decades-long struggle.

Yup, Seagulls Pretty Much Rule The Norwegian Skies

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green

A Norwegian student discovered that seagulls are the overlords of the Oslo skies. And he did it using an iPhone app. Mads Sæløen, a third-year s...

The Best Budget Destinations To Visit This Spring

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.10.2015 | Travel

We've monitored trends, industry news, currencies, and sale patterns to point you in the direction of places that offer the best bargains and low-season pricing for the coming season.

Inspiring Images of Over 1,000 Muslims Forming 'Ring of Peace' Around Oslo Synagogue

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.26.2015 | Religion
Ian Reifowitz

They both offered a human shield -- in the best sense of the term -- protecting one of the most visibly Jewish locations in their city and condemned the murder last week of Dan Uzan, a Danish Jew, at a Copenhagen synagogue. These Oslo Muslims brought a message of peace and tolerance, one that rejects hate. They chanted, "No to anti-Semitism! No to Islamophobia!"

Norwegians Plan To Link Hands, Form Human 'Peace Circle' Around Mosque

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.23.2015 | Religion

One peace ring begets another. A group of Norwegians plans to link hands and encircle a mosque in Oslo, Norway, next Saturday, offering the symboli...

How to React to Lone-Wolf Terror Attacks: A Lesson from Norway

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In the wake of an "incident" that might have transformed any society, a madman's cold-blooded political slaughter of innocents, Norwegians, individually and en masse, chose not to panic or let their world be altered.

Here's Why You Should Never Agree To A Blindfolded Game Of Limbo

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.09.2015 | Comedy

YouTube has seen its fair share of pranks that crossed the line. Really, there have been far too many hospital visits. (Boundaries, guys. Have respect...

The Art of Giving

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 02.20.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Over the years during the holiday season I've donated a portion of the proceeds from my print sales to support organizations that give back to the community. This year the proceeds will go to support Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the fight against Ebola.

An Ali Campbell Premiere, Chats with Paolo Nutini, Robert Levon Been, Justine Dorsey, Lizzie Sider, Ásgeir Trausti & Laleh

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.07.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

ALI CAMPBELL OF UB40 TAKES ON BOB DYLAN'S "I WANT YOU" photo credit: Andy Wilshire According to Ali Campbell of UB40... "When I met Bob Dylan, he ...