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Murder music – Songs of homicide

Before the invention of crime reporting there were the murder ballad. These songs described violent crimes and fearful retributions, and the listener was often...

Oslo, the city that buys waste

Oslo is one of the top sustainable cities in the world. The capital of Norway has been investing in the development of technologies for...

The director as dictator

Cinematic propaganda is in the eye of the beholder. The term ‘propaganda’ in the Anglo- Saxon world has a strongly negative...

Social networks try obligatory charity

Viral fakes aim to oblige footballers to devolve World Cup prizes in favour of Gaza victims. The starting whistle: on 12...

Scary Dublin

If someone who loves Ireland embarks upon a new stay in Dublin toward the end of October, then he feels lucky indeed, while he...

Science for monks

Science for monks

Filmmakers and classrooms

Though films are now made practically everywhere in the world, historically there are three countries that have continuously produced and continue to produce an...

A lover’s discourse: fragments

“The necessity for this book is to be found in the following consideration: that the lover’s discourse is today of an extreme solitude. ...

The future is a foreign country

A Hewlett-Packard futurologist looksat the coming “Age of Scarcity”.   The novel “The Go-Between,” by L. P. Hartley, begins with the...

The book? A recent discovery in the world of contemporary architecture

In Norway when it comes to innovation the first words you hear are culture and environment. The autumn of 2014 will bring as a...

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