Scandinavian Review

Magazine covers all aspects of life in contemporary Scandinavia emphasizing art and design, industrial development, business, political, economic, and social issues.

Articles from Vol. 95, No. 3, Autumn

Peerless Paavo
Paavo Nurmi, winner of 12 Olympic medals, was the dominant middle-distance runner of the first half of the 20th century.FINNISH NATIONAL PRIDE RAN HIGH IN THE SUMMER OF 1952. Helsinki was playing host to the Summer Olympic Games and the barely 35-year-old...
Scanscope
NEWS * ANECDOTES * TRIVIAA STATUE OF GEORGE C. MARSHALL, the U.S. general and secretary of state in the 1940s, has been unveiled in Oslo very close to one erected decades earlier honoring President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Marshall was chief of staff of...
Swinging Up North
For almost a century Copenhagen has been showing why Danish jazz isn't a cultural oxymoron.SUMMER FESTIVALS, CONCERTS, AND CDS NOTWITHSTANDing, some people will never completely accept Danish jazz as anything but a cultural oxymoron, along the lines...
The Aurora Borealis
What were those strange quivering lights in the northern sky that both fascinated and frightened people on earth for millennia? A Norwegian scientist led the way toward finally answering that question.FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS PEOPLE IN THE NORTHERN PART...
'The Fighting Dane' Was a U.S. Marshal
Christian Madsen, a native of Copenhagen, served as a legendary law officer in the Oklahoma Territory in the 1890s.CHRIS MADSEN was having a hard time getting a good night's sleep. Bullets kept coming up through the floorboards of his rented room in...
The Heat Beneath
Iceland is in the forefront of global research and development on geothermal energy. Now the country has launched an ambitious program to tap deeper geothermal fields, up to five kilometers below the surface.THE HELLISHEIDI REGION JUST EAST OF ICELAND'S...
The Lord of Nesserland
The increasingly successful Swedish novelist and mystery writer Håkan Nesser has had his books translated into more than 20 languages and earned an impressive array of writing awards.HÅKAN NESSER WAS born in 1950 in Kumla, Sweden, but has lived the greater...