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April 20, 2012

Anders Breivik’s American fan: Meet Kevin Forts of Worchester, Mass. Kevin is one of the few people who has shown support to the Norwegian mass shooter, saying that his actions display nationalism and that he dreams of meeting him. They’ve even become pen pals. Forts showed up in this video for Norwegian tabloid VG recently to explain his bizarre fandom. We’re not really sure what to say about this.

20:33 // 2 years ago
April 19, 2012
10:33 // 2 years ago
April 18, 2012

Suu Kyi to leave Myanmar for first time in a quarter-century

  • storyLess than two years after being released from house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi and 42 fellow members of the National League for Democracy were elected to Myanmar’s year-old parliament during elections on April 1.
  • outcomeReuters has confirmed that the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and newly elected lawmaker will travel outside of Myanmar for the first time in 24 years, after accepting invitations to visit both Britain and Norway in June. source
14:32 // 2 years ago
April 17, 2012
I am not scared by the prospect of being in prison all my life. I was born in a prison where I could not express my beliefs. This prison is called Norway.
Anders Behring Breivik, the gunman in the Norwegian mass shooting • Speaking in a court Tuesday regarding his actions. ”I have carried out the most spectacular and sophisticated attack on Europe since World War II. … These acts are based on goodness, not evil,” he also said to the court. Today was a somewhat difficult day in the court, as one of the judges was removed for saying last year that he felt Breivik should face the death penalty.
10:35 // 2 years ago
April 16, 2012
10:12 // 2 years ago
April 4, 2012

Crazy clip of the night: In Norway, a truck and a tow truck driving down a slick road did not exactly have the best luck, as both fell down a steep incline. The tow truck driver made it out before his vehicle took a tumble; the truck driver didn’t, though he reportedly survived the fall with broken bones.

0:24 // 2 years ago
December 28, 2011

expressafterdeadline:

Year-end photos: What made it in, and what didn’t

In the Express newsroom, our year-end photo package always leads to a bit of debate — what should get in, and what shouldn’t? What tells the story of the year at large, and what gets pushed aside due to tough choices and limited room? Whittling it down to six pages and a cover is tough work. Here are a few shots that we put in the package — you might recognize them from covers and stories throughout the year — and a few that just missed the cut. (Hop over to today’s paper to see each of the ones that made the cut.)

  1. Aiming for Change A rebel fighter cheers as a rocket races toward Moammar Gadhafi loyalists amid fighting west of Ajdabiya, Libya, on April 14. NATO provided air support for the revolutionaries during the nearly nine-month conflict to oust Gadhafi. Perhaps the strongest photo we ran this year, it was one of the last photos taken by Chris Hondros, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who died in Libya on April 20. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
  2. Norway Grapples With Devastating Loss: Despite this being perhaps the most iconic image of the Norway shootings, several editors didn’t immediately recognize what news event it was from. It seemed like a generic mourning shot lacking the resonance we were looking for. We ended up using an image from Hurricane Irene in N.C., something with much more impact for local readers. (Photo by Emilio Morenatti/AP)
  3. Protests Hit a Nerve: University of California, Davis, police Lt. John Pike uses pepper spray Nov. 18 on seated Occupy UC Davis protesters. Spurred by the Canadian activist group Adbusters to protest economic inequality, the Occupy Wall Street movement began Sept. 17 in New York City and quickly spread to cities around the world. (Photo by Wayne Tilcock/The Enterprise/AP)
  4. The Situation Room: We love this shot, of course. But, while it is THE historic situation room shot from Osama bin Laden’s death, it didn’t work well on the page in the mix of photos we had. Too hard to read at a small size and too busy and overwhelming in a larger spot. In the end, the package worked best by playing better images bigger (Sept. 11 mourning, for example!) and nixing the sit room shot. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House/AP)
  5. Collateral Damage: A limestone angel dislodged by an Aug. 23 earthquake lies shattered on the roof of the National Cathedral in Northeast D.C. The magnitude-5.8 earthquake jolted much of the Mid-Atlantic region. Officials say the cathedral sustained about $25 million worth of damage, which could take up to 10 years to repair. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/AP) 
  6. Meme on ice: We discovered that we had overlooked this local photo about five   minutes after deadline. This was probably the picture we gushed about most when it happened (The gelato from the place across the street! In the snow! Whilst wearing a   pink shirt!). Drat! Three lovely photo spreads ruined without the Ice Cream Cone Man. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/TWP) 

Think we made the right picks?

The Washington Post Express makes a big deal out of its year-end photo packages. And this year was no exception — the paper ran six pages and the cover. Here are a few of the shots we ran, and a few others we passed on. — Ernie @ SFB

10:31 // 2 years ago
December 13, 2011

norwaybuttercrisis:

THIS IS EXACTLY HOW OUR BUTTER CRISIS WENT DOWN. Do NOT listen to any other media sources on this issue; they are lying. This NMA place knows everything there is to know about everything.

On the Norway butter crisis beat, it appears Taiwanese animators have figured out exactly what went wrong.

20:52 // 2 years ago
December 11, 2011
norwaybuttercrisis:

BUTTER AUCTION! If you are American and wondering how much this “kr 900” thingy is, go over here. This is an auction, currently at $156, for 3.3 pounds of butter. That’s roughly $3 an ounce. For butter. OH GOD NOOOOOooooooooooooOOOOOOOoooo

This NorwayButterCrisis Tumblr sounds increasingly desperate.

norwaybuttercrisis:

BUTTER AUCTION! If you are American and wondering how much this “kr 900” thingy is, go over here. This is an auction, currently at $156, for 3.3 pounds of butter. That’s roughly $3 an ounce. For butter. OH GOD NOOOOOooooooooooooOOOOOOOoooo

This NorwayButterCrisis Tumblr sounds increasingly desperate.

23:17 // 2 years ago
December 9, 2011
norwaybuttercrisis:

We are desperate. We are Norwegian.

Norway now has a butter crisis HQ.

norwaybuttercrisis:

We are desperate. We are Norwegian.

Norway now has a butter crisis HQ.

22:47 // 2 years ago