| Mar 28, 2010
On Oct. 9, 2009, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs woke up at dawn and received startling news from Oslo. President Obama, only 48, had just received the Nobel Peace Prize. Usually, this most prestigious of awards honors lifetime accomplishment...
| May 22, 2011
His friends knew he had a way with words. So when some filmmakers acquainted with Jo Nesbo asked the Norwegian crime writer to suggest a title for their upcoming horror movie, he tried to oblige.
After musing on the story — friends go on a...
| May 11, 2008
There is no longer a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Forget the endless arguments about who offered what and who spurned whom and whether the Oslo peace process died when Yasser Arafat walked away from the bargaining table or...
| Jan 26, 2009
Arne Naess, a Norwegian philosopher who coined the term "deep ecology" to indicate that humans are no more important than other species, ecosystems or natural processes, died Jan. 12 in Oslo. He was 96.
Naess founded the deep ecology movement in 1973...
| Jan 28, 2009
Patrick Tyler is a veteran foreign and Washington correspondent who more recently has applied his formidable reporting skills and narrative gifts to diplomatic history. His latest effort, "A World of Trouble: The White House and the Middle East -- From...
| Jun 25, 2008
Ingvil Ladehaug is battery challenged.
Her laptop is running out of juice. Her cellphone is down to its last electrons. But the director of communications for Norway's Think -- beginning production in September of perhaps the best electric car in the...
| Jul 10, 2008
Honked off by Los Angeles pump prices? Cheer up. You could be commuting in Oslo, where gasoline costs $9.85 a gallon and filling up a Mini Cooper would set you back $130.
That's the priciest petrol on a list of world gas prices released Wednesday by...
| Oct 25, 2009
Dreamer and Dissenter
Ingar Sletten Kolloen
Yale University Press: 378 pp., $40
The Dark Side of Literary Brilliance
University of Washington Press: 344 pp., $30 paper
In the spring of 1891, 31-year-...
| Mar 3, 2009
Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn, whose unique style of blending modern forms with Scandinavian traditions earned him the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize, has died. He was 84.
Fehn died in a retirement home in Oslo on Feb. 23, his grandson Jacob...
| Mar 18, 2009
Gershwin's singer 'Bess'
Anne Brown, 96, the soprano who originated the role of Bess in George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," died Friday in Oslo, Norway.
Brown starred in the original production of the folk opera. Gershwin was so impressed...
| Oct 6, 1989
The Dalai Lama, exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, was named winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize on Thursday.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which announced the award in Oslo, cited the Dalai Lama's nonviolent struggles to regain autonomy for his...