Arkiv for ‘Kultur’-kategorien


Hvorfor «suger» norsk kultur?

I en artikkel i NRK Ytring, skriver Agnes Moxnes i sin artikkel «Flere rever med en blå regjering?» om hvordan en blå regjering vil føre en kulturpolitikk som kan føre til mer kultureksport til våre naboland. Ifølge artikkelen eksporterer Norge rundt 2,6 milliarder, mens Sverige og Danmark eksporterer for henholdsvis 29 og 26 milliarder kroner. Det artikkelen ikke spør eller svarer om, er selve kjerneproblemet – om det heller er den norske «kulturvaren» det er noe galt med?


Teaching religion at schools

Religion is a highly sensitive issue, and when it comes to its teaching at schools, it becomes ever hotter. Should religion be taught at school, or not? I think it should, and in this post I explain why, and equally important, how.


Rostrums sommervenner

Vi har tatt turen og spurt kolleger og venner om hva de forbinder med sommeren!

Våre spørsmål:

1. Hva forbinder du med sommeren?
2. Noe kultur du spesielt forbinder med sommeren – musikk, filmer, TV-serier, bøker?
3. Hva er ditt perfekte sommermåltid?
4. Hvilken sommer husker du best og hvorfor?
5. Har du et favoritt reisemål i inn- eller utland om sommeren?
6. Til slutt: Del din sprøeste sommerhistorie.

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald


Learning Norwegian II — from a Romanic language speaker’s perspective

Some time ago my Norwegian language course reached its end. It was ten weeks in which we (the students) had had a first contact with Norwegian. I reaffirm what I said about the teacher on my first post about that course. She was very friendly and helpful, never ever getting nervous or impatient, always willing to help us.


Pragmatic National Identity

If tomorrow I were said that Germany has bought Barcelona and my children will carry German passport, the first thing I would do is to attend German lessons and hope to know the customs of my new country. The change wouldn’t mean that what I am disappears. — Jordi Pérez Colomé

Spaniards often say that we Catalans are nationalists, that we put too much pride in our identity, language, and a large etcetera. I understand their accusations, althought I’m sure that those accusations are more fit to Spaniards than to Catalans. The words nationalism and patriotism are extremely dangerous because of their confusing meaning: everyone uses them as they please, sometimes even with opposite meanings. The very word nation is, in my opinion, one of the most difficult ones to define.