Exploring the Fjords of Norway

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To visit the Norwegian fjords, long arms of the sea formed by glacial erosion, begin in Bergen, a cheerful port city surrounded by seven mountains. The city’s historic center wraps around a bay crowded with sailboats. Old wooden houses in reds and yellows line the water. At the market, local fishermen offer a smorgasbord of smoked salmon, herring, spiced whale meat, moose and reindeer sausage, and the city’s best fast food: salmon curry. Steep cobblestone streets are lined with bars, cafes and souvenir shops selling antlers and thick Norwegian sweaters.

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Bergen International Festival Celebrates the Old and Welcomes the New

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“I’m not singing in the choir that there’s a big crisis in classical music. I don’t see that it’s so severe,” said Beyer. “You shouldn’t be scared.”

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Retro Report: The Legacy of Tailhook

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Military sexual assault is not a new phenomenon. A second look at the Tailhook scandal in 1991 reveals what happened then. And what it all means now.

Check out my first documentary for Retro Report on The New York Times website!

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Updated Story: Armenia Ruling Party Threatens Election Rival, Independent Media Outlet

Today, the ruling majority in the Armenian Parliament voted to remove Oskanian’s parliamentary immunity, in order to charge him with expropriating funds and money laundering. If convicted, Oskanian could face four to 12 years in prison.  The Armenian government can, at any time, freeze the Civilitas bank account and office resources, essentially shutting down the foundation, putting over 60 people out of work, and putting an end to the many successful development projects they have started in the country.

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Armenian Government Threatens NGO and Former Foreign Minister

An attack on a former foreign minister of Armenia is threatening to shut down one of the country’s most active and innovative non-profit organizations.

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Documenta 13: Disguising Documentary As Art

The 13th Documenta Festival has taken over Kassel, Germany, filling the city’s museums, abandoned buildings, parks and even a railroad station with documentary disguised as art.

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Lisbon’s Santo Antonio Festival Marks The Eruption Of Summer

White lights and blue streamers hang across narrow, serpentine streets in Alfama, the old quarter of the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. Couples dance on cobblestone to Fado music. People empty pitchers of red sangria and drink sour cherry liqueur out of edible chocolate shot glasses. Sardines blacken over charcoal, waiting to be enveloped in bread and devoured by the Portuguese who love the salty taste. Dancers in pink parade down Avenida da Liberdade.

This is the Santo Antonio Festival, held every year on the eve of June 13. The first of several saints days celebrated in Portugal, it marks the beginning of the city’s many summer festivities.

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