https://vimeo.com/284404325 Ethan Reddish presents a short documentary about Oslo Pride Festival 2018 and what it means to the people of Oslo who are involved in it.
https://vimeo.com/285109509 Oslo is banning cars from the central part of the city in 2019 as part of its effort to reduce pollution. Oslo is the Green Capital of Europe for 2019. Story produced by Jessie Shiflett of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
By Kaycee Boe and Rachel Levy For many people, black metal is as synonymous with Norway as snow and fjords. Imagery of young men with dark painted faces burning down churches and causing trouble in the grey Norwegian winters often comes to mind. The legacy of black metal draws fans from all over the world, … Continue reading THE ORIGINAL: NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL
An unusual bar is serving up biases and its patrons are sending their own biases right back. The bar is the Bias Bar, an interactive exhibit at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway. It shares space on the first floor with Detours, an exhibition about people who find themselves forcibly displaced from their homes. … Continue reading SERVING UP YOUR BIAS AT THE BIAS BAR
BY KAITLYN HUSS Our interview started in front of a mural that filled the entire side of a building. Brilliant with an electric blue background, the piece featured a Somalian man dressed in a spacesuit. Its creator, Cassius Erixon Fadlabi, posed for a photo in front of it with his arms crossed over his chest … Continue reading MURAL ARTIST CASSIUS FADLABI
Within the confines of the typically left-leaning liberal European governments lies a country in a bitter battle with the ultra-conservative right. Robert Biedron, a former parliament member and current mayor of Slupsk, entered the Polish political arena in 2011 as the first openly gay elected official in all of Eastern Europe. He’s been chipping away … Continue reading ROBERT BIEDRON ON POLITICAL ACTIVISM
Josef Yohannes is the creator of “The Urban Legend,” about the protagonist he claims is the first Norwegian superhero. The comic series features a black African immigrant who fights street crime with martial arts skills, protects the innocent, and is committed to justice in the fictional setting of Capital City, a city ravaged by corruption. … Continue reading FIRST NORWEGIAN SUPERHERO IS AN AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND SCHOOL TEACHER
(Originally published in the High Plains Reader on July 12, 2017.) Justin Chirico and his wife, Sarah Chirico-Wyss, live in Glåmos, a village just north of Rørøs, Norway. They have 10 Alaskan huskies and a black labrador named Belmont who is training to be a rescue dog and a bed bug sniffing dog. Sarah … Continue reading LOVE AND DOGS
“I really enjoy being a functional human being in the society, still living like this. This way of life is actually working out and I am actually happy with it.” Ida Frisch and her boyfriend, Martin Osvold, are temporarily crashing in an art studio in Hausmania, located in the center of Oslo, Norway. Hausmania … Continue reading Oslo’s Hidden Gem: Hausmania
(Originally published in the High Plains Reader on August 2, 2017.) http://hpr1.com/index.php/feature/hpr-abroad/hpr-exclusive-a-qa-with-aurora/ Norwegian native Aurora has achieved international recognition in her genre and has followings in the United States and Canada. Aurora is relatively new to the music scene, putting out her first studio album in 2016. This interview took place at OverOslo, the annual … Continue reading HPR EXCLUSIVE: A Q&A WITH AURORA