Stephen Hawking visits Stockholm: "Black holes ain’t as black as they are painted" according to the renowned mathematician and quantum physicist. READ MORE »
Henning Mankell, a Swedish legend
The father of modern Nordic noir, renowned Swedish crime writer, children's author and dramatist Henning Mankell has died. READ MORE »
Let’s celebrate Kanelbullens dag (the Day of the Cinnamon bun, October 4), it's easy and quite gratifying... READ MORE »
A walk through my old neighborhood in Stockholm I lived for three summers on Drottninggatan, a street that runs through downtown Stockholm and intersects with Kungsgatan. It is a pedestrian street with history and art, very diverse crowds, sidewalk cafes and restaurants. READ MORE »
Hela Sverige Skramlar Sweden’s greatest artists and entertainers came together to fundraise support for refugees, and it was Hans Rosling who stole the show and brought the message home. READ MORE »
The 2015 Queen of Schnapps Songs
The Swedish Style Schnapps Song Competition in Atlanta, GA had the best turn-out ever.... READ MORE »
The Queen of Sweden visits the U.S.
HRH Queen Sylvia was in the U.S. September 21-25, participating in meetings and special... READ MORE »
Dolphins in unfamiliar territory
Residents along Sweden's southeast coast were treated to a special sight on September 22... READ MORE »
The royal newlyweds won't be homeless
Prince Carl Philip and his bride Princess Sofia were to live in the Djurgården... READ MORE »
Cecilia Lotse at the Swedish Church
U.S.-based, Sweden native Cecilia Lotse's watercolor exhibit opens at 4 p.m. October 1. READ MORE »
Scandinavian Festival in the upper midwest Come rain or shine, the local Scandinavian organizations of the Milwaukee area will stage a Festival on October 3, 2015. READ MORE »
One Thousand Refugees a Day
The number of refugees seeking asylum in Sweden — including hundreds of unaccompanied children — has sharply increased in recent weeks, pushing Migrationsverket to its limit, causing emergency responses from NGOs and an outpouring of Swedish humanitarianism. READ MORE »
Blue and yellow business in Florida
Creating and nurturing growth in international chambers of commerce is valuable - and fun. READ MORE »
September 30 in Swedish History The Stockholm Opera house - The Gustavian Opera House - was inaugurated on this day in 1782. READ MORE »
H&M gets props for Muslim model
The newest campaign by Swedish fashion giant receives acclaim and respect for message and... READ MORE »
Two proposals increase ages for free healthcare
All children with impaired vision, up to age 19, should get free glasses according... READ MORE »
Another Swedish video game success story
Swedish web-based comedian and producer known by his online alias PewDiePie, is now an... READ MORE »
Consular visit in Portland
The northwest's Swedish consul met and learned about Swedes in the region when the new mobile passport station was on location in Portland, Oregon. READ MORE »
Grattis till oss! Every birthday is a milestone, and since Sept. 21 (when we celebrated our 143rd anniversary in print!) Nordstjernan has been celebrating another milestone as we start our 144th year of bringing to Swedish America news, traditions, events, community and recipes (.. including this not-so-tricky recipe for the classic Swedish celebration cake, Princesstaarta). READ MORE »
Two proposals increase ages for free healthcare The Swedish government plans to introduce free glasses and free dental care to new age groups. READ MORE »
Another Brilliant Bergman
Five years after coming up with a brilliant idea that would change the course of film festivals forever, a 'mini' Ingmar Bergman film festival finally took place in San Diego. READ MORE »
Landmark visit in Michigan
The Cranbrook Foundation grounds, created in the early 1900s by the newspaper man George G. Booth, home to the Cranbrook Academy. READ MORE »
The Swedish Woman of 2015
SWEA International's annual award to acknowledge a Swedish woman's accomplishments in the world was recently awarded to an inventor. READ MORE »
Top Swedish restaurant, run by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, serves the best brunch - and wine from Oregon READ MORE »
Atlas Copco Tools expansion in the midwest
A new headquarter in the heart of 'Automation Valley' creates new opportunities for growth. READ MORE »
An Ode to the Swedish Crayfish Nowhere is the crayfish so ardently worshipped as in Sweden. Part of the reason is purely gastronomic. In flavor, the rare Swedish crayfish surpasses its relatives in other countries. READ MORE »
Swedish Architect in the USA - August Nordin
Excerpt from the book 'Swedish Architects in the America, 1846-1930', due out later this year. READ MORE »
Researchers link pollution and dementia
Researchers in Sweden have uncovered a direct link between polluted air and dementia. READ MORE »
Swedish Coast Guard rescues hundreds
The Swedish Coastguard vessel KBV 001 Poseidon conducted its biggest rescue in the Mediterranean on July 27. READ MORE »
Shortage of vaccines threatens Swedish children
There is a shortage of vaccines in most of Sweden, and a national plan... READ MORE »
No cars for a greener Stockholm
Stockholm city center won't have a single car driving through it on September 9.... READ MORE »
Bike friendly Malmo
Already known for trying alternative modes of transportation, Swedes are ridings their bikes more... READ MORE »
Sweden accused of dragging its feet
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, 44, has been in Ecuador's embassy in London since 2012... READ MORE »
Fasten your IKEA dresser to the wall!
The super popular, super cheap Swedish furniture from IKEA often requires extra directions that... READ MORE »
Gamla Stan: The Cultural Heart of Stockholm
... island in the middle of Stockholm and no doubt the city's cultural core. READ MORE »
I never really liked lingonberries
As a Swedish American, I am supposed to have an affinity for everything traditionally Swedish. I love black licorice and Janssons Frestelse, my daughter's first shoes were clogs, my butter knives are wood and glögg is an important part of a holiday party. But for some reason lingonberries were always a hard sell. At least, until now. READ MORE »
Remembering the journey
Anders Andersson reminisces over his emigration from Sweden 65 years ago. READ MORE »
Remarkable Swedish art at 1915 Fair
Unless you learn about your past, personal or communal, you lose it. But if you can discover it and pass it on, then you can take pride in what your people accomplished. And that can inspire or encourage you to change the world in your time. READ MORE »Premium
Nordstjernan: Just how is it pronounced, anyway?
Sometimes learning to spell - and pronounce - your own name isn't easy. In this case, we turned to an expert for a little guidance. READ MORE »
In Search of the Perfect Lingonberry
An historic midwest restaurant and popular tourist destination has long been one of the nation's largest importers of Swedish lingonberries, and it just got better. READ MORE »
Castle hopping, part 1: In Sweden
Bo Zaunders on a Scandinavian castle tour. READ MORE »
Dunkin' Donuts is a taste from home for expats but doesn't compare to Sweden's dark, rich coffee. READ MORE »
Another Queen's Pavilion - this one, one of three, is close to Drottningholms Palace. Historically, Haga Palace, where the Crown Princess's family dwells, was also called the Queen's Pavilion. By Holger. Ellgaard (Own work)/Wikimedia Commons READ MORE »
Baking with Skansen
A playful way to bake some traditional Swedish cookies and breads, virtually and in the oven. PLAY »
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.
Summer of 2014 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.
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 Västerbotten cheese Quiche with grilled red pepper READ MORE »