Ask and ye shall receive? As if on cue, my request for a Nordic coffee shop to open in New York was answered a month later when Budin (114 Greenpoint Avenue), pronounced "booth-in" (and Icelandic for shop), opened in mid-February. The owners are a motley trio of artists; two are serious Scandinavia- ... More >>
Having looked at Australian and Japanese entrants to New York's coffee scene, I'd be remiss not to touch on the impressive coffee heritage of Scandinavia, especially Norway, and its curious lack of presence in the city. If you managed to read all of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, y ... More >>
A distinct subgenre of heavy metal called "folk metal" has developed over the past few decades. Spawning from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the mid '80s in Europe, the harmonies and melodies of power metal, were combined with traditional instrumental folk music to create a visceral, nature- ... More >>
Bushman's Revenge hit Nublu
An addict revisits the people he has hurt and his own demons
Time for more health research that basically states the obvious. In a study published in December's Critical Public Health, officials looked at the International Monetary Fund's listing of the 26 richest countries to track the relationship between eating habits and weight. Then, using Subway ... More >>
The Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas-based organization which spends its days picketing the funerals of soldiers and insisting that "God Hates Fags," has released a statement saying that it plans to protest the funerals of those killed in the July attacks in Norway.
Aren't they one and the same thing? Whether you kill innocent people because you feel you're on some inspired mission or just because you've snapped, you're still nuts. As you know, Anders Behring Breivik set off a bomb and committed a massacre, killing 76 people in his native Norway.
As you probably heard, someone bombed downtown Oslo, Norway and shot up kids in nearby Utoya, killing 93 people. it turns out that the suspect is not a jihadist but an anti-jihadist -- Anders Behring Breivik, a real deport-them-all, Norway-for-the-Norwegians type who denounced "multiculturalism," "p ... More >>
Anders Behring Breivik, the 32-year-old man who has confessed to killing at least 94 people, including many young people, in two coordinated attacks in Norway on Friday -- calling the actions "atrocious but necessary," according to his racist, anti-Islam, Christian fundamentalist ideology -- ... More >>
Anders Behring Breivik, the far-right Christian extremist who killed at least 93 people in two coordinated attacks in Norway yesterday, has admitted to his crimes and says he acted alone. He has commented via a lawyer, Geir Lippestad: "He has said that he believed the actions were atrocious, but ... More >>
viaAnders Behring Breivik, the suspected Norway killer. The death toll from yesterday's horrific violence in Norway is now reported to be 91, mostly from the youth camp shootings on Utoya island. At the camp, at least 84 people died, some as young as 16. The bombing in Oslo killed 7 and injured 9 ... More >>
How about some eels for Christmas dinner? Get 'em on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg. You think fruitcake and eggnog are strange? You think houses made of gingerbread are weird? Read on about some even more off-the-wall Christmas dining habits.
Leave it to Norway. They have united every single fame-challenged celebrity whoever lived, and who wasn't busy at the autograph convention I recently went to in Parsippany, and shot them synching to "Let It Be" as a promo for some TV show or the other. Stick with this amazing clip and you'l ... More >>
Watchdog reporter Rex Wockner knows, and he's put it all down in one handy list for future husbears and bear-ents: "Same-sex marriage is legal in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Mexico City, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts ... More >>
Two folk acts, zero amnesty
Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell's film is missing details, and the devil that's in them
Get psyched for winter
Cleaning product ads generally show someone, usually a woman, cleaning, or explaining how they owe it to their family to clean. With a number of recent studies showing that partners who share house work improve, among other things, their sexual relationship, Pine Sol has decided to go with cl ... More >>
The great Norse hope comes to the Bowery
In what producer Stuart Pollack promises to be a "funny portrait of Norway," casting has apparently begun for Lords of Chaos, the movie based on the book based on what the dust jacket shamelessly calls "the bloody rise of the satanic metal underground," or, as the rest of us refer to it, black met ... More >>
A palm tree grows in Norway
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Emperor reigns. J Mascis rocks. And Panda Bear goes all California.
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