Norwegian Care Facility Reprimanded for Hiring Exorcist 

A residential care home in Norway for developmentally disabled people has been reprimanded by a judge for hiring an exorcist. A few staff members reportedly brought in an exorcist after they got spooked by flickering lights; a dueling group of staff members, upset by what they saw as blasphemy, complained to the city. » 2/06/15 9:50am 2/06/15 9:50am

Turn Up at Every Age With Nordic Pop Star Rebekka Karijord's New Video

Rebekka Karijord is a super-prolific musician, composer, actor, and director who is well-known in Scandinavia for her intensely unique vocal pop and avant-garde scores for film and dance. This February, the Norway-born, Sweden-based artist will release We Become Ourselves for the first time in the States, a gorgeous… » 1/08/15 1:00pm 1/08/15 1:00pm

Parenting: Are You Doing It Right? Depends on Where You Live.

Parenting is hard, no newsflash there. Know what can make it harder? Having too much information about various approaches, all with conflicting supporting data. Add to this that our entire sense of community has shifted, and many parents live nowhere near their families of origin, leaving most of us to wing it in a… » 8/19/14 1:40pm 8/19/14 1:40pm

Norwegian TV Station to Air Five Straight Hours of Competitive Knitting

Ah, Norway! Land of my people! A Norwegian television station has announced that they plan to broadcast the world knitting record for the fastest time from "sheep to actual finished sweater"—earmarking a full five contiguous hours for the purpose. That's five hours of shearing, spinning, and knitting (plus four hours… » 10/08/13 5:15pm 10/08/13 5:15pm

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Are Both in Norway Right Now, Presumably…

Justin Bieber performed in Oslo, Norway tonight, right around the time Selena Gomez was seen stepping off a plane at Gardermoen airport. As Bieber-Gomez reunion-shippers were quick to point out, why the fuck would Gomez be in Norway if not to get back together with Beebz? Who just goes to Norway? » 4/18/13 8:00pm 4/18/13 8:00pm

We've Gotten a Little Too Good at Finding Breast Cancer

For years, it has been hammered into our brains that the best way to prevent deaths from breast cancer was to find it as early as possible and treat it right away. That led to a set of recommendations for routine mammography screenings, and that in turn led to a lot of breast cancer being discovered while it was still… » 4/03/12 11:15am 4/03/12 11:15am

Turn Me On, Dammit! Is the Girl’s Coming of Age Movie that Hollywood…

It's the first weekend in March, and though that may mean something totally different to lion tamers and sheep herders, for us it means that we can all look forward to the Norwegian movie Turn Me On, Dammit! — about a teenage girl whose unabashed libido alienates her from friends and family — not playing in any… » 3/04/12 4:30pm 3/04/12 4:30pm

On Caring About More Than One Thing At Once

A quick Twitter search for "Amy Winehouse" leads to a page riddled with finger wagging superiority. "Now everyone forgot about Norway!" remarked one. "Kids get shot all the time; Amy Winehouse only dies once," remarked another. Fjord kayaking Christ with a beehive. It's possible to care about more than one thing at a… » 7/24/11 2:14pm 7/24/11 2:14pm