Celebrating a relationship that’s gone the distance

Posted by on Oct 14, 2017 in Culture | No Comments
Celebrating a relationship that’s gone the distance

A predisposition for clean, minimalist aesthetics, a love of folklore, even the presence of a Royal House – the threads of…

Pristine land on Amager Fælled might be saved

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in News | No Comments
Pristine land on Amager Fælled might be saved

Activists say it’s a pristine piece of nature. A plot of land on the outskirts of Copenhagen that was a…

Make gangs illegal – starting with the Hell’s Angels

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Features, News | No Comments
Make gangs illegal  – starting with the Hell’s Angels

“There’s another cop. That’s the fifth one on this block alone!” says a woman near the Red Square in Nørrebro…

Hard time made harder

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Features, News | No Comments
Hard time made harder

“That guy there – he is the world’s best man,” says A*, and points to the closed door. On the…

I don’t want to decide how many immigrants come to Denmark. I just want the government to follow the law

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Features, News | No Comments
I don’t want to decide how many immigrants come to Denmark. I just want the government to follow the law

I think it’s scary that the government is so afraid of migrants and refugees that they are willing to risk…

Search and rescue missions treat the symptoms of a broken asylum system

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Features, News | No Comments
Search and rescue missions treat the symptoms of a broken asylum system

Refugees and migrants from around the world have gathered on the coast of Libya. They are pushed from home by…

Improv Comedy Copenhagen Wins Best Stage in Copenhagen

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Culture | No Comments
Improv Comedy Copenhagen Wins Best Stage in Copenhagen

It’s been a remarkable year for English-speaking entertainment in Copenhagen. The Improv Comedy Copenhagen Theatre and Café (ICC) opened its…

Bringing opera back to the people

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Culture | No Comments
Bringing opera back to the people

It is a common misconception that a night at the opera is musty with the clichés of black tie dress…

AUGUST LEADER – The media’s misguided tolerance of anti-science fearmongers

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Commentary | No Comments
AUGUST LEADER – The media’s misguided tolerance of anti-science fearmongers

This summer, in the depths of cucumber season, Politiken managed to publish two opinion pieces that made me equal parts…

When artists chase funding, they lose sight of their work

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Culture | No Comments
When artists chase funding, they lose sight of their work

After more than 20 years working in Swedish and European cultural politics as an advocate of the arts – and…

The freedom to choose cancer

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in News | No Comments
The freedom to choose cancer

“Danish culture has always revolved around the feeling that nobody should tell us what to do or how to live…

The disappearing goal line: Immigrants complain of “injustice” of ever stricter permanent residency rules

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Features, News | No Comments
The disappearing goal line: Immigrants complain of “injustice” of ever stricter permanent residency rules

Scrolling through the selfies on Naqeeb Khan’s Facebook profile, it’s obvious that he loves to travel. He’s pictured beneath the…

Hate preacher list an own goal

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in News | No Comments
Hate preacher list an own goal

Last year, the TV2 documentary Moskeerne bag sløret (‘Mosques behind the scenes’) uncovered the anti-democratic practices and ideologies being advocated…

“You have to learn to control anxiety – to be friends with it”

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Culture | No Comments
“You have to learn to control anxiety – to be friends with it”

Paul Cunningham is head chef at Henne Kirkeby Kro, a 200-year-old inn in western Jutland that won its first Michelin…

“It is automatic that I would write about jazz and women”

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Culture | No Comments
“It is automatic that I would write about jazz and women”

Thomas E. Kennedy can’t recall how often he has eaten “three unspecified pieces” of smørrebrød at the Hvide Lam on…

Foreigners who guide foreigners

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Features, News | No Comments
Foreigners who guide foreigners

“I’m from Østerbro – if you couldn’t see the colour of my skin, you wouldn’t know I am black when…

Other stories matter

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in Commentary | No Comments
Other stories matter

It is Friday morning, and I am listening to yet another debate on the radio about the immigrant generation that…

“Occasionally I dream in Danish and wake up exhausted from the sheer effort”

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Culture | No Comments
“Occasionally I dream in Danish and wake up exhausted from the sheer effort”

Am I right in thinking you’ve got Danish heritage? My father came from Aalborg. He spoke perfect English with a…

“We need to stop talking so much about ethnicity”

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Features | No Comments
“We need to stop talking so much about ethnicity”

To some Danes, being born in Denmark isn’t enough to make you Danish. High school student Jens Philip Yazdani discovered…

“I will not defend myself from the tyranny of Danishness”

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Commentary | No Comments
“I will not defend myself from the tyranny of Danishness”

I have said yes to writing this piece in order to say no. No to answering the most ubiquitous question…