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Three Jews Visit Scandinavia

Seth Menachem | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Seth Menachem

Tensions are understandably high. The loss of lives on both sides is a tragedy. Thanks to Israel's Iron Dome defense, many Israeli lives have been spared. But Hamas keeps trying. And Israel keeps fighting back. And the horrible cycle goes on and on.

Jo Nesbo's latest page-turner, "The Son"...Elaine Stritch---The Great Fantasy Dinner Guest!

Liz Smith | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

"SUSHI had become the pizza of the upper­middle class, the policeman Simon Kefas as he attempts to eat a tiny jellyfish in Norway's best­selling latest thriller titled The Son.

Hostel Behavior

Katherine LaGrave | Posted 08.16.2014 | Travel
Katherine LaGrave

As a cultural institution, they have enabled generations of travelers to travel affordably, freely and comfortably all around the world. They're becoming safer, more common and even more affordable.

Why Is Heavy Metal Most Popular In Wealthy Countries?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 06.03.2014 | Entertainment

In 2012, a map documenting the number of heavy metal bands per 100,000 people made rounds on the Internet, the greatest concentration landing in the S...

Period of Adjustment

Francis Levy | Posted 07.19.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

The refractory period is the time it takes before a male is able to have a subsequent orgasm. For a young man of 20 it's estimated to be about 15 mi...

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.

Man of Conviction: John Steppling -- Playwright, Screenwriter and Teacher

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 05.04.2014 | Arts
Joanna Perry-Folino

Given the current trend towards increasing government surveillance of our most personal and public selves, it's not a surprise that any serious artist, one who challenges the status quo or is politically controversial, would find greater success in another country than he might in 21st century America.

Vikings Has Lost Its 'Newness' But It Still Deserves Attention

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Vikings is believable and exciting week after week. This may make it a bit too much for casual viewers who do not like the violence this series projects, but for those willing to absorb the blows this is a TV series unlike anything else you will see at this time.

Sustainable City Building

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
Jens Martin Skibsted

The challenge of global warming is no longer the science, or the rate of innovation, but the rate of implementation: We have the clean solutions, now let's bundle them and install them.

PROTECT THE CHRISTMAS GOAT

Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 12.04.2013 | Religion

Gävle, Sweden, has its own giant Christmas goat, and it's already made a lot of enemies. Since the enormous straw caprine, or " Gävlebocken,"...

Movie Review: Frozen

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Disney has had such a long winning streak with its animated comedies and musicals that it's almost possible to forgive the problems with Frozen, which opens in Los Angeles today and in wide release on Nov. 27.

And Darkness Was Upon Us

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

And there came upon the land a period of darkness, and the darkness had a name -- the Red Sox Nation -- and we entered this darkness against our will but with strength of heart and conviction.

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.

The Future is Human

David Sim | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
David Sim

Perhaps the most surprising thing as I consider the Brave New World I live in today is that my adult life is much more timeless than even my childhood was in neat suburbia with car travel everywhere, supermarket shopping and instant meals.

Ten Scandinavian Seafood Adventures

Rachel Chang | Posted 09.15.2013 | Travel
Rachel Chang

On my two-nights-a-city tour of Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden; Bergen, Norway; and Oslo, Norway -- where I didn't speak a lick of any of their languages -- I stopped not just to savor the flavors of each dish, but the journey surrounding them.

Are the Gays Destroying Scandinavia?

James Peron | Posted 07.05.2013 | Gay Voices
James Peron

The three nations that make up Scandinavia are Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Is there any truth to Jackson's assertion, regarding these countries?

LOOK: A Treasure Trove Of Obscure Cookbooks At The Library

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 07.29.2013 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

The organization also recently purchased a large number of Scandinavian and historical California cookbooks. Scores of these donated books are extremely rare and to be found at no other library in North America.

NYC-ARTS Top Five | Munch & Warhol, Brave Writers and Fantasia Live

NYC-ARTS | Posted 06.23.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS top five is your cheat sheet to what's hot before it hits the radar. Get the top five in your inbox e...

The Economics of Peace: Can We Be Fair (without Love)?

Suna Senman | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Suna Senman

By giving immigrants equal access to the privileges of nationals, what seemed fair to policy makers seemed unfair to citizens such as Breivik. So fairness, being subjective, is not the glue that binds us. Love, in the form of genuine respect, is that glue.

PHOTOS: Exploring The Viking World

Posted 03.13.2013 | Travel

With the recent discovery of the supposedly mythical sunstone that may have helped them navigate the northern waters of the Atlantic Ocean, a major vi...

The Best Place In The World For Women...And Weddings?

Cristen Conger | Posted 04.23.2013 | Weddings
Cristen Conger

Certainly, it's possible these days to throw a lovely event that doesn't bankrupt a couple mentally and financially but nevertheless, it seems like there's nowhere for brides especially to escape the mass-marketed American wedding culture breathing down their necks.

The Success of the Nordics: It's the Mindset, Stupid!

Erik Brattberg | Posted 02.11.2013 | World
Erik Brattberg

2013-02-11-ctrlogoreal.pngFortunately, Europe is not deemed to failure. If more European states would think and act like the Nordics, the narrative would be quite a different one.

10 Winter Adventures In Norway

Viator | Posted 04.13.2013 | Travel
Viator

Horse riding might seem like an activity best suited to grassy ranchlands and deserted beaches, but Norway's native fjord horses are well equipped to deal with the cold.

Denmark's Rules Go Too Far

Adam Pervez | Posted 01.29.2013 | Travel
Adam Pervez

Living in Denmark was like living in an alternate reality. If you are single and turn 25, you will be covered from head to toe in cinnamon by your friends during the celebration.

Taxes, Unions, and Healthcare -- Oh, My!

Phil Zuckerman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Phil Zuckerman

Hopefully, as we approach the fiscal cliff, Obama will prevail in raising taxes on the wealthiest of the wealthy. Obamacare will stand. And while unionization doesn't seem to be increasing, hopefully it won't decrease, either.