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Barthes and the care of the human soul

The French essayist and theorist Roland Barthes would become 100 year by year. A look back at his writings calls for further thinking about interpersonal relationships and coexistence.


Scandinavian poetry readers with an interest in what is written outside the home regions do not come out of the Swedish journal OEI.

"We tell ourselves and each other stories to survive"

Interview: Ny Tid met director Joachim Trier before the premiere of his new film Louder Than Bombs, to talk about what experiences and what thinking it takes to make quality films.

A golden, green landscape

Romania offers more than corruption, poverty and architectural remains of Ceausescu's great madness – for example, divinity, national feast and optimism.

Photographs extended in time

PHOTOGRAPHY: The most interesting thing about Fiona Tan's exhibition is the question of how the self is expressed through photographic images.

In the beginning was the beauty

ESSAY: I'm looking for the beauty of which I still have bodily memories. But where is it now?

The Norwegian essay

A somewhat arbitrary – or should we say unnatural – overview of the essayist in our small country.

Little help in the surrounding areas

LGBT people and other vulnerable groups will not be able to receive adequate help in neighboring Syria. This is one of the themes under Oslo Pride 2015.

Poet, go into your time

Juliana Spahr has left the viewer's poem voice in favor of activist. But still, she is first and foremost a poet of relationships.

An illusion of freedom

Dubai facilitates a comfortable, lethargic lifestyle – at least just comfortable enough to avoid a proliferation of fertile culture.

Educational delusions

Both the Palestinian and Israeli school system cement the sacrifices of the respective parties. In Israeli schoolbooks, Palestinians are simply left out.

Art and squash cabbage

Is the ecocritical author a prolific breed?

Then I handed them, the corals

By: Inger Synnøve Barth Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia: It is strangely jagged, the giant mussel Tridacna gigas, much like the vulva of an old lady who has ...

"Slavery goes hand in hand with deforestation"

Deforestation in the Amazon is closely linked to land raids, killings and slavery. Independent grave journalists are working to get to the bottom of who is profiting on the destruction of the world's most important ecosystem.

Bought cluster bombs from Israel

Norway bought cluster bombs with parts manufactured in Israel at the end of the 90 century. – Unacceptable, Norwegian People's Aid believes.

Desoxification of environmental protection

There was a time when people talked about making climate issues sexy. In Reykjavik, poetry is enough to arouse commitment and attention.

Scrolling forward

Architect Einar Krog Grimsgaard (84) is not just a "watch SF" who started subscribing to Orientering in February 1953. Four years earlier, he started his radical career with Johan Galtung, studying mathematics. He is now ready to celebrate the newspaper's 60 anniversary.

The consequences of the Norwegian oil adventure

If you look closely, the Norwegian Oil Fund has already been "used up" several times. What can Norway do to save the Oil Fund? And when is the world's central bank's huge money supply falling?

Why the Baltic?

A little history. The Baltics are a fascinating area. Historical overviews show settlement already 10–000 years in pre-Christian times. Various Finnish-Baltic groups shaped society ...

Wrote lawyer

Large Norwegian encyclopedia removes Supreme Court lawyer Cato Schiøtz as head of anthroposophy, as the only one of 400. Schiøtz is replaced by his critic. The process started with an article in Ny Tid. A long-standing tradition in Norwegian encyclopedia history is over.

Tough priorities need to be made

Choosing is at the same time opting out. But if we do not choose at all – where do we end up?

Meat with Frøy

Bokessay based on Knut Ødegård's Edda poems, volumes I – III (Cappelen Damm, 2013–2015) and Gerður Guðjónsdóttir's Blóðhófnir (Mál og menning, 2010) The veranda faces ...

It opens the work

PJ Harvey has published his first book. Why hasn't she done it before?

Hungry and beauty

What is our insatiable hunger for beauty? Where does it have its roots? And why is silence spreading now?

Assistance goes to war

Western countries are increasingly spending their money on countries where they also fight. In a world where military invasion is renamed humanitarian intervention, where has the humanitarian space become?