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. 99, No. 2, Summer

A Milestone for Finland's Schjerfbeck
From poignant images of young girls to eerie self-portraits in old age the paintings of Helene Schjerfbeck are in the spotlight this year, the 1 50th anniversary of her birth. Three Finnish museums are staging retrospectives, including the largestever...
Asf Mourns the Loss of Danish Shipping Magnate
Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, who The New York Times described as "an immensely rich and powerful Danish businessman," died in Copenhagen last April at the age of 98. He joined the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group prior to World War II and oversaw its growth to the...
Beer and Angst
The story of the Swedish film industry has been as much about outdoors slapstick as interior soul-searching.THE SWEDISH FILM INDUSTRY ISN'T SYNONYMOUS WITH Ingmar Bergman; it just seemed that way for about half a century. Not all of its most luminous...
Cultures in Collision
There was considerable interaction between the arriving Norsemen and the Native American peoples.IN THEIR PREFACE TO A POPULAR HISTORY OF THE UNITED States (1876), the beloved New England poet William Cullen Bryant and his coauthor, the journalist Sydney...
He Had No Other Choice
Raoul Wallenberg, at grave personal peril, saved the lives of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the final months of World War II.IN TIME OF WAR THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF HEROESthose who excel in combat, in the taking of lives, and those who succeed in...
History's Pawns
For more than eight centuries, the Lewis Chessmen have been trying to establish their home in northern Europe.THE ALLURE OF CHESS HAS NEVTR BEEN CONFINED TO ITS adepts. Even those who don't know which pieces have to be moved forward one square at a time,...
SOS: Save Our Seals
Finland's Saimaa ringed seal, one of the few freshwater seals in the world, is in danger of extinction. The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation is fighting to save it.THE SAIMAA RINGED SEAL (PUSA HISPIDA SAIMENSIS), THE only endemic freshwater...
The Stormy Petrel of American Art
Having wandered around much of the Western He?nisphere, artist and political activist Rockwell Kent finally learned how beautiful the world can be" when he reached Greenland.During the 1930s AND 1940s ROCKWELL KENT (1882-1971) was one of America's most...
Toward the Light
Finnish composer Katja Saanaho has traveled a long and winding path of color, light and sound, transforming our perceptions along the way.A HUNDRED SOME-ODD YEARS AGO, the remarkable little land of Finland boldly staked its national identity on its most...