June 23, 2013 |
Shifting between modern offices in Copenhagen and a run-down cargo ship in the Indian Ocean, the new thriller "A Hijacking" focuses on the negotiations that ensue when Somali pirates overtake the vessel. Writer-director Tobias Lindholm ignites a pressure-cooker drama by lacing the story with details drawn from real life and subjecting the cast to some of the unpleasant ones. Playing in limited release, "A Hijacking" ratchets up the tension with a startling sense of authenticity, blurring the line between reality and fiction.
June 6, 2012 |
Little Mermaid, meet Han, a polished steel hunk who also perches on a rock overlooking a famous Danish harbor. And he blinks (or is he winking at you?) once an hour. The two sculptures are cities apart -- the Little Mermaid overlooks Copenhagen while Han gazes out from Helsingoer about 28 miles to the north -- but share a common size and look. And that's likely the point: Han, which means "him" in Danish, hopes to draw as many tourists to his town, a.k.a. Elsinore, thanks to Shakespeare, as the century-old Little Mermaid does to hers.
April 25, 1994
Gene Nettles, 65, an American dancer and choreographer who became prominent in Scandinavia. Nettles, a native of Jackson, Miss., started dancing at the age of 7. He studied ballet at Katherine Dunham's Ballet School in New York. After dancing in Broadway productions, including "My Fair Lady," he moved to Norway in 1958. Four years later, Nettles settled in Copenhagen, where he choreographed the first Broadway musicals staged in Denmark.
September 12, 2009 |
An Obama is going to Denmark to lobby for Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Olympics. The White House announced that First Lady Michelle Obama would travel to Copenhagen to make the case for Chicago ahead of the Oct. 2 vote by the International Olympic Committee. President Obama told IOC President Jacques Rogge that the healthcare debate would keep him in Washington but that he would continue to work on behalf of his adopted hometown of Chicago from afar. Chicago and U.S. Olympic Committee members have openly lobbied for the president to join them in Copenhagen, believing his presence could help bring the Summer Games back to the United States for the first time since 1996.
October 18, 1987 |
Yet another veteran L.A. restaurant--another of those resolutely untrendy, immensely popular, home-away-from-home sort of places that everybody takes for granted until it suddenly disappears--is about to close its doors forever.
June 18, 1989 |
The Sandmen. Personnel: Allan Vegenfeldt, vocals; Stefan Jensen, guitar, Ole Wennike, bass and harmonica; Michael Rasmussen, drums; Sam Mitchell, guitar. History: Vegenfeldt, Jensen, Wennike and Rasmussen met through the punk-oriented Copenhagen, Denmark, club scene three years ago, sharing a disdain for Danish pop music and a love for such Anglo or American acts as the Rolling Stones, Lou Reed and the Sex Pistols. Performing only in English, the band built a following on the Danish club circuit, drawing the attention of Swedish label owner Peter Yngen, who started a new Danish company, Garden Records, and signed the band.
April 1, 2013 |
On April 22, René Redzepi and the team behind the MAD Symposium will be holding the third edition of MAD Mondays at the Grand Teatret in Copenhagen. The event, part of a monthly series of conversations about the future of food, will be presented in English and streamed live. Past MAD Mondays have included "What is Creativity?" featuring panelists Paul Cunningham, chef Erwin Lauterbach , Tal R and Knud Romer, and "Who Will Feed Us?" with Thomas Harttung, farmer and founder of Aarstiderne ; chef Christian Puglisi of Relae and Manfreds ; Arlene Stein, director of Terroir Symposium in Canada; farmer Soren Wiuff; and Henrik Zobbe, associate professor of agricultural economics and policy at the University of Copenhagen.
April 19, 1987 |
--Danish design conjures up images of the sleekly modern, elegantly simple shapes and advanced mechanical elements that are on the cutting edge of high tech. Those expectations are met along Copenhagen's famous pedestrians-only shopping street, the Stroget, where shop windows display the most modern models of Danish furniture, home and personal accessories, and electronics and fashion. But high tech and modern are not the only elements in today's Danish design.