Don’t Tell Porky Pies and Other Secrets of Schouskjelleren Mykrobryggeri

By Shannon Kehoe Nestled within the residential area of Trondheimsveien and surrounded by tall, large-windowed, modern buildings, sit the remains of an old brick factory. A large wooden door bears the word,”Schouskjelleren.” The door opens with surprising ease and ushers guests into a lofted room filled with copper kettles and walls lined with white subway … Continue reading Don’t Tell Porky Pies and Other Secrets of Schouskjelleren Mykrobryggeri

Youth parties in Norway are political

By Ethan Reddish As part of my journalism study abroad program, I attended classes in Norwegian language and culture. My instructor, Lene Ness, provided a basic understanding of Norway's political landscape. Her introduction to the subject was helpful when I interviewed local politicians and became better acquainted with how Norwegian politics work. Ness is on … Continue reading Youth parties in Norway are political

Sibiir: metal band seeks work/life balance

By Leila Baxter Sibiir opened the second day of the Tons of Rock festival in Halden, Norway with a dynamic performance. Half-way through their second song, a screaming Jimmy Nymoen, the band's vocalist, leapt into the pit of photographers below the stage. Concerned for his  safety, security stuck close by Nymoen when he jumped onto … Continue reading Sibiir: metal band seeks work/life balance

Datarock: Grumpy, middle-aged men making happy music

By Liam Carroll The band Datarock took the stage at Miniøya in matching sweatsuits and large sunglasses, playing upbeat music that brings kids and parents right to the edge of the stage. After seeing this outburst of joy, you might be shocked if you heard lead singer Fredrik Saroea describe the band members as a … Continue reading Datarock: Grumpy, middle-aged men making happy music

Oslo Mayor Marianne Borgen talks about car-free Oslo

By Ethan Reddish With dozens of metro tunnels running underground, tram lines criss-crossing most of the roads, and articulated buses around every turn, it seems as though there is little need for personal transport in the city of Oslo. While there is still car traffic, it is far less than in large cities such as … Continue reading Oslo Mayor Marianne Borgen talks about car-free Oslo

The Most Important Part of Music Festivals May Be the Food

By Shannon Kehoe A roar of music hit the stage on a cool Saturday afternoon at Frogner Park in Oslo, Norway. Piknik i Parken or Pipfest was in full swing. Picnic tables covered with food ranging from tacos and burgers to fish and grilled cheese were surrounded by happily munching adults and running children with ice … Continue reading The Most Important Part of Music Festivals May Be the Food

Cups for Kroner

By Jenna Herrick There are lots of sights to been seen at Piknik i Parken, otherwise known as PiPfest, in Oslo. Looking around, you'll spot musical performances, an abundance of food trucks, and children carrying large stacks of empty cups. Wait. What? Yes, dozens of four-foot-tall children walking around with stacks of cups almost as tall … Continue reading Cups for Kroner

PiPfest: ‘Founded on love’

By Dalton Spangler The fifth consecutive Piknik i Parken, or PiPfest, was held June 15 to 17 in Oslo, Norway, and once again attracted high-profile acts such as Jason Isbell, Phoenix, Travis, and Mew. Music fans entering Frogner Park for PiPfest were greeted by warm lights and ribbons in shades of green, red and blue … Continue reading PiPfest: ‘Founded on love’

Daniel Kvammen’s unexpected appearance at Miniøya

By Leila Baxter Lissie, an American singer-songwriter from Iowa was the scheduled headliner on the first day of Miniøya on June 9. She was booked on a flight to Norway right after her performance at Bonnaroo in the U.S. on June 7. The festival had an autograph tent for all the headlining acts and yet Lissie's … Continue reading Daniel Kvammen’s unexpected appearance at Miniøya