Denmark

It’s easy to see why Trump wants to buy Greenland

24 August 2019 9:00 am

When the news broke of Donald Trump’s interest in acquiring Greenland from the Danes for strategic, mining and perhaps golf…

Meet the founder of the Boring Music Society (and possible neglected genius)

1 April 2017 9:00 am

It’s always promising when the orchestra won’t fit on the stage. For the UK première, some 97 years after it…

Global radio is now available at the swipe of a fingernail – yet it all sounds the same

7 January 2017 9:00 am

A new website, radio.garden, lets us browse radio stations across the globe. Nothing new about that. That’s been a key…

Eric Christiansen at New College in 1972

Geoffrey Wheatcroft remembers his close friend, the historian Eric Christiansen

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Geoffrey Wheatcroft remembers the idiosyncratic historian whose funny, sharp reviews were only bettered by his exquisitely entertaining letters

Hygge: the most annoying word of the year

12 November 2016 9:00 am

‘If there’s one thing I can’t stand,’ said my husband, ‘it’s scented candles.’ Now, we have never knowingly harboured a…

How does anyone keep up with all the good stuff out there on TV?

19 March 2016 9:00 am

‘We have a problem. Yes. At the wind farm.’ Any conspiracy thriller with lines like that has definitely got my…

Why are children in Guernsey extolling Islam to their parents?

27 February 2016 9:00 am

I have never been to the island of Guernsey. This is a large world and we have a finite amount…

If you’re stupid enough to let migrants in, at least treat them as people

30 January 2016 9:00 am

We were on our way to a party in south-east London when my friend, Rob, saw the graffiti. Sprayed with…

Portrait of the week

9 January 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, decided to allow ministers to campaign for either side in the referendum on membership…

The new adventures of the adventure playground

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Are adventure playgrounds set to make a comeback, asks Maisie Rowe

Portrait of the week

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Home At least 30 British people were among 38 shot dead at a beach resort at Sousse in Tunisia by…

Møns Klint as painted by Claudia Massie

‘Was the baby naughty?’: Gory frescoes, spectacular cliffs and herring with a toddler in Denmark

18 April 2015 9:00 am

The sky over the island of Møn, which is at the bottom right of Denmark, was cobalt and the whitewashed…

Why did the House of Lords ever have a rifle range?

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Gun lords The House of Lords shooting range is to be turned into a cupboard, having previously survived an attempt…

A survivor of the Copenhagen attack speaks: ‘If we should stop drawing cartoons, should we also stop having synagogues?’

21 February 2015 9:00 am

An interview with Helle Brix, who was at the meeting in Copenhagen on Saturday when the shooting happened

The Little Mermaid, illustrated by Ivan Bilibin

The fairytale life of Hans Christian Andersen

24 May 2014 9:00 am

It has long been my habit, when approaching a new biography, to read the account of the subject’s childhood first,…

How Denmark’s Jews escaped the Nazis

8 March 2014 9:00 am

Of all the statistics generated by the Holocaust, perhaps some of the most disturbing in the questions they give rise…

Why are Scandinavians so happy when they should be so sad? 

25 January 2014 9:00 am

As I sit here in my Sarah Lund Fair Isle sweater, polishing my boxed sets of Borgen and nibbling on…

Why can't we admit we're scared of Islamism?

9 November 2013 9:00 am

Like other branches of the liberal establishment, the art world is all for challenging religion – unless it’s Islam

Mother issues

24 July 2010 12:00 am

The Norwegian, Per Petterson, was not well known until his 2003 novel, Out Stealing Horses, became a surprise international bestseller.