The crew of 'The Danish Girl were about town': two Oscar hopefuls and the director (all photos: Hasse Ferrold)
About Town: Amongst the stars of ‘The Danish Girl’ and the Roberts
It might not have been a Danish film, but given its subject matter and na...
“One day you’ll teach them all to fly, boss-whisperer” (photo: iStock)
21st Century Alchemy: Learning to be a cowboy
When I was eleven, we visited my sister in the countryside. Her neighbo...
We know Lear couldn't recognize his daughter, but did the English even know their favourite son?
Crazier than Christmas: To tell or not to tell
There is a murder mystery about Shakespeare that could rattle the foundatio...
The two groups of students worked hard and expressed themselves on stage.
Out and About: Breathing life into the Aalborg Music Festival
This year, Denmark was treated to the annual Aalborg Music Festival. Two gr...
You better make that second beer to go
Under the Raydar: Taking it easy – in 1986 and 2016
Challenger blew up 30 years ago last month … a moment most Americans reme...
(photo: CCO)
School News in Brief: Case competition rise
More companies and educational institutions are using case competitions t...

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Life in Denmark

A raised arm is encouraged in Danish society. Children can sometimes ask difficult questions to which adults are inclined to give honest answers
The fairly odd parents: Are Danes world leaders or poor breeders?
January 29th, 2016 7:00 pm

The tendency is to be honest and not mollycoddle children – and that’s healthy, argues an expert on public health.

Alternating between sea and land, one thing's for sure: it's always pretty wet (photo: NPV_John Frikke)
Into the Wetlands: Keeping Denmark’s Everglades on the map, handling 12 million flights a year
January 22nd, 2016 7:00 pm

For over five years, the Wadden Sea National Park has been working tirelessly to strengthen the area’s nature protection and cultural history and provide visitors with unique experiences

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Events

Kamilla Kovacs is appearing at KoncertKirken on February 23
A debonair dozen to check out at Vinterjazz 2016!
February 11th, 2016 11:31 am

With hundreds of concerts until February 28, there’s plenty to enjoy over the rest of the month

Cool winds blow down from the Tuscan hills to relieve the precious grapes (photo: iStock)
The verdict on this vintner is in the vitality of his vines
February 9th, 2016 7:00 am

Vino at the Chateau is off to Tuscany

History

And to think most historians considered him infertile
How the bloodline of Frederik VII, the childless king, lives on
February 11th, 2016 8:30 pm

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we thought we’d revisit one of our more romantic Danish history stories

Not often you see a double self-portrait
Her art endured despite patriarchal prejudice and the Skagen scandal
February 10th, 2016 8:30 pm

Marie, the talented wife of PS Krøyer, led a colourful life before, during, and after their marriage – both on the canvas and in the society gossip pages

Denmark's corn (photo: Mogens Engelund)
Life without it would pull the rug out from under the entire nation
February 8th, 2016 8:30 pm

Rugbrød, the staple of the nation’s diet for centuries, is an integral ingredient of its collective consciousness. Today, it is equally at home in simple rustic food and New Nordic Cuisine

Bashing the barrel (photo: Illustreret Tidende)
Kids not the only ones up to mischief at Fastelavn in years gone by
February 6th, 2016 4:30 pm

Ahead of the feastday tomorrow, we recall how whole communities enjoyed a day of high jinks to celebrate the end of winter ahead of the onset of a lean Lent

Christianity's most revered warrior tends to be Archangel Michael (photo: Luca Giordano (1632–1705)
How Christianity portrayed Jesus as a warrior to woo the Vikings
February 5th, 2016 4:20 pm

Thor and Odin would have probably beaten Christ in a fist fight, but didn’t have the continental clout to see him off in the long-term