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The Best Budget Destinations To Visit This Spring

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.11.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

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 02.24.2015 | 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 02.05.2015 | 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 ...

NoPlace, Tidens Krav, and UKS in Oslo, Norway

Kari Adelaide | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
Kari Adelaide

NoPlace is an artist run space organized by Jason Havneraas, Kristian Skylstad, Karen Nikgol, Hans Christian Skovholt, and Petter Buhagen. During Not Red But Green, Per Kristian Nygård constructed and grew an impressive, hilly landscape of grassy mounds, receding mysteriously into an interior room.

Cafes Your Favorite Authors Loved

U.S. News Travel | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

From Keats to Hemingway, Paris to New Orleans, the Romantics to the Beat Generation, this is your grand tour of the places where the greats wrote and drank -- and you can, too.

Oslo Mayor Is NOT A Fan Of Obama's Norway Ambassador Nominee

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama's nomination of Long Island, New York, businessman George Tsunis as U.S. ambassador to Norway took another hit Sunday after the...

South Sudan: We Must Not Miss This Opportunity to Save Lives

Toby Lanzer | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Toby Lanzer

An end to the conflict would allow people to move around in greater safety, to sow in what remains of the planting season, and to take better care of themselves in the coming months. It would also allow for UN and humanitarian agencies to better deliver relief to people most in need wherever they are.

EccentriCities: Bingo Parties, Paella and Island Hopping in Oslo

Katherine LaGrave | Posted 07.07.2014 | Travel
Katherine LaGrave

Påskekrim is merely the tip of the proverbial iceberg, and Oslo is a city teeming with weirdly wonderful facts, traditions and travel opportunities -- characteristic, some might say, of a country that has the world's nicest prison and that developed one of the greatest foods known to man.

5 Ways to Enliven a Flight Lay-Over in Oslo: Screaming on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.20.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Oslo may be one of the less notable European capitals, but there's plenty to do that is accessible if you have a few-hours lay-over before your flight...

There's Always Someone Jewish

Kipp Friedman | Posted 06.01.2014 | Religion
Kipp Friedman

"Nice hamsa!" said the young barista as we passed by the little coffee shop during an overnight ferry from Oslo to Copenhagen. My wife, Anne, and I w...

Israeli Occupier-occupied Paradigm Must End

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

What happened on Monday morning March 10 is a symptom of the occupation versus occupied paradigm that must come to an end.

Think NYC Is Expensive? Try Living Here

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 03.06.2014 | Business

Hey New Yorkers, think your life is expensive? Take some solace in knowing it could be much, much worse. The city's cost of living is less than at ...

10 Places in Europe You Never Thought You Could Afford

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.03.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

It'll take more than a discreetly tucked money belt to protect your cash in Europe's most expensive cities. Here's how to experience London, Paris, Venice, and other delightful destinations for a whole lot less than the average traveler.

The Bizzaro Sculpture Park Of Your Dreams

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.17.2014 | Travel

It's just another reason to love Norway. Vigeland Park is an artistic sculptural installation in Oslo's bigger Frogner Park. Artist Gustav Vigeland...

Kerry Peace Plan Shakes up Jordanian-Palestinian Relations

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

The seriousness of the U.S.-initiated framework for a possible solution to the Israeli-Palestinian problem appears to have shaken dormant relations in the region, including in Jordan.

'Nichification' and More Alter Mostly Mobile Classifieds

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.03.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Here's a new one: 'nichification' in classified advertisements. As if they weren't already categorized into assorted and sundry. Except now they're more than the print variety to which so many of us have grown accustomed.

25 Reasons Norway Is The Greatest Place On Earth

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 12.31.2014 | Travel

Norway is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It's home to more natural wonders than we can count and it has stunning cities, fasci...

Popkissed: Is It A Fine Day In Oslo?

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Within their new musical effort, It's A Fine Day, Popkissed, a duo based in Oslo, encompasses a litany of emotions such as anxiety, despair, love, melancholy, sexual passion, jealousy, and death.

Norwegian Architects Design for Democracy

Louisiana Channel | Posted 12.31.2013 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Norwegian architects Snøhetta have become world known, not only for their amazing buildings, but also for a new social democratic approach to architecture.

Norwegian Teen Sisters May Have Traveled To Syria To Join Civil War

AP | Posted 10.21.2013 | World

STAVANGER, Norway -- STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Norwegian police have issued international alerts for two teen sisters believed to have traveled to Sy...

Oiling the War Machinery, From Oslo to Heathrow to Washington

Norman Solomon | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

As a nation at peace becomes a fading memory, so does privacy. Commitments to idealism -- seeking real alternatives to war and upholding democratic values -- are under constant assault from the peaks of power.