Sweden at South by Southwest Thousands of artists flock to the music scene of SXSW in Austin, Texas, 14 Swedish acts among them. READ MORE »
Slowest in Vasaloppet? Sweden’s best restaurants. Living on the beach. Swedes are getting older. Civil burials more common. READ MORE »
First Scandinavian at Amazon. Waste not want not. Plants that clean your air. Increased violence against authorities. READ MORE »
Stockholmers prefer New York 25 percent of people in Sweden's capital would rather live in New York City (and that's after this winter) READ MORE »
Akvavit Theatre produces Bjarni Jónsson "..the origin may be Nordic but the plot and experiences are as local as our nightly news..." READ MORE »
Staging the Nordic Imaginary
An Interview with Chicago based Akvavit Theatre. During rehearsals for MISHAP! (Bjarni Jónsson -... READ MORE »
Peter Hammar exhibits in Chicago The Swedish artist has created 'Mapping Empty Spaces' a mixed media installation for the Swedish American Museum in Chicago, to open on March 7. READ MORE »
Walkabout Tour of Stockholm VI The Market Halls of Stockholm; Mecca for food lovers and a destination in their own right. READ MORE »
Get your wine from Swedish vineyards
The Center Party wants a trial based sale of wine on Swedish vineyards during... READ MORE »
Poverty in Sweden on the increase
The number of poor among unemployed, sick and early retired Swedes tripled between the... READ MORE »
An average of 5 percent of pregnant Swedish women smoke when they’re in weeks... READ MORE »
Klas Östergren in the Swedish Academy
Author Klas Östergren has been elected to the Swedish Academy, taking over Ulf Linde’s... READ MORE »
More move to rural areas
2013 marked the first year more Swedes moved from bigger cities to more rural... READ MORE »
Kate Hudson modeling for Swedish chain Lindex. First raccoon ever spotted in Skåne. Women make $900 less. READ MORE »
Successful women on making it ‘here’ Sofa Talks: SACC-SF kicks off a new way to meet READ MORE »
Easy home made orange jam
Perfect this time of the year, British-Swedish at its best for sure and much easier than you expect. READ MORE »
Are you a feminist? The question was posed to a group of politicians and industry leaders in Sweden after someone actually said no.. READ MORE »
Sweden prepares for more asylum seekers
According to the statistics of Migrationsverket (the Swedish Migration Board), 16,317 asylum seekers came... READ MORE »
Looking for Harriet Lowenhjelm One crisp, fall morning, in a waiting room at Kristianstad hospital, I pick up a magazine from the stack. Perusing it, my eyes fall on a photograph.. READ MORE »
Oven pancake with pork
Traditional Swedish fare, perfect for this time of year when you still crave a bit heavier food. READ MORE »
Meet Princess Leonore Lilian Maria
'Mormor och Morfar' .. Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia with Princess Leonore Lilian Maria. READ MORE »
Appointments for men, advice for women While men calling doctors about a sick child get medical appointments, women get mostly advice. READ MORE »
'Vasaloppet' 2014 The 90th Vasaloppet was won by Norwegian John Kristian Dahl with Johan Kjoelstad and Jorgen Brink seconds later. READ MORE »
The American Vasaloppet
'Best tracks ever,' according to some of the skiers at the 42nd annual U.S. Vasaloppet in Mora, Minn. READ MORE »
DiCaprio chose Hallstrom
over more money and a role opposite Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker. READ MORE »
Bangkok wants to befriend Östersund
Not as far fetched as you'd think: The province already boasts a Thai pavilion dedicated to King Chulalongkorn, the only pavilion of its kind outside Thailand. READ MORE »
Most popular books at the library
'I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library,' said Argentinian... READ MORE »
Review and Preview: The Master Painter The retrospective of Anders Zorn opens at New York's National Academy Museum on Feb. 27. Ted Olsson, San Francisco, reflects on the grand exhibition. READ MORE »
Sweden gets education advice from OECD
The report follows the record low Swedish result in the latest Pisa survey. Minister... READ MORE »
'Equality in Sweden moving backwards'
The message, not surprisingly, comes from the Feminist Initiative together with Sweden's Green Party. READ MORE »
'Move home or resign!'
Harsh were the words historian Herman Lindqvist used, after the Swedish king announced the... READ MORE »
Member record for SDU
The Sweden Democrats’ youth section, SDU or Sverigedemokratisk Ungdom, is hitting a membership record... READ MORE »
Rosa Taikon received Palme Award
Rosa Taikon, the silver smith and social critic, has been awarded the 2013 Olof... READ MORE »
No Norway for Carl XVI Gustaf
Norwegians celebrate their Constitution Day on May 17 every year, and 2014 marks 200... READ MORE »
Swedish Roots, Oregon Lives: An Oral History Project Our friends in Oregon had a busy year in 2013, creating a treasure trove for researchers of immigrant life in the Northwest. READ MORE »
The lucky Swede. One of the classical stories of rags to riches to rags is the career of the Swedish immigrant Erik Olof Lindblom. READ MORE »
Skåne in winter may seem like the ideal province for cross-country skiing, but the skiers from Skåne were the slowest in this year’s Vasaloppet. The fastest? Those from Jämtland. Above: ”Vinterlandskap med pilallé” (Winter landscape with willows”) painting by PA Persson (1862-1914), who himself came from Skåne. READ MORE »
Baking with Skansen
A playful way to bake some traditional Swedish cookies and breads, virtually and in the oven. PLAY »
Summer of 2013 A summer of plenty of sunshine in Sweden to be remembered for a loong time.
Dalarna: the Very Essence of Sweden The traditional church boats of Siljan Lake in Dalarna
The orient express on water Traveling in style from Göteborg to Stockholm and vice versa; Sweden's Göta Kanal offers a unique experience of the country.
Aerial Stockholm Sweden's capital is one of few major cities where hot air ballooning over the town is till allowed. (Not while President Obama visits but most of the ...
Sometimes touring the country ..will offer surprise encounters along the way, such as this one, just north of Umeå, European Cultural Capital in 2014.
Traveling in the Summer ..through Sweden can offer the most amazing sceneries, the colors and experiences out of this world.
Nordic Delicacies This piece of Norway in the heart of Brooklyn - located at 6909 3rd Avenue. Find Scandinavian homemade and imported food and gift items.
Just Scandinavian Josef Frank fabric, Gustavsberg and Bruno Mattson - New York's answer to Stockholm's Svenskt Tenn!
Camilla Läckberg in New York Swedish best selling crime writer Camilla Läckberg, left, in New York for book signings and the launch of a newly translated title, "The Stonecutter"
Chicago's Andersonville The sign at the entrance to the Swedish American Museum leaves very little to the imagination - "Välkommen" / Welcome!
Swedish Food Classics Basic French with a lingonberry twist READ MORE »