Michael J. Fox donates money to Karolinska.
The Canadian-American actor Michael J. Fox is donating money to professor Thomas Perlmann at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. The money, $1.5 million, comes from the actor's fund and will help Perlmann and his colleagues develop a new treatment designed to hinder the advancement of Parkinson's disease - a disease with which Fox himself is afflicted.
No "korridor" for the prince.
Prince Carl Philip has said he wants to be a student "like any other." Well, not quite. He does not want to live at a "studentkorridor" when he begins his studies at SLU in Alnarp (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences). Prince Carl Philip has already arranged to live elsewhere. Exactly where, nobody knows yet.
Coffee break in Lund.
Almost every discipline of Lund University now has its own cafeteria, where hungry and tired students come to take a break and recharge their batteries. Each place has its own atmosphere, which ranges from very simple to quite trendy. Sydsvenska Dagbladet took a closer look at one of them: Café Bryggan, the cafeteria at Ingvar Kamprad Designcentrum, where students from LTH, faculty of engineering and architecture students gather. "The engineering students usually carry backpacks; we architects, however, carry chic bags," says Anders Gustafsson, student of architecture. "I come here for the coffee," says Gärda Sjöholm, also a student of architecture. "It's only ten SEK and then you get a refill." All the students say they like the café because it looks fresh and neat - and you can also order food there, although they don't eat here often. As students, they don't have time or money to eat out. If you’re on your way to Lund and want to check it out, the address is Sölvegatan 26, www.cafebryggan.com
Shopping in Stockholm.
Back to the capitol again, this time with a big fat wallet. Dagens Nyheter På Stan presented the best of the best of shopping in Stockholm - we pass it on here. Books: For art/photo/design books check out Konst-ig bookstore at 124 Medborgarplatsen, phone 08-20 45 20, www.konstig.se
. For a nice atmosphere there's Söderbokhandeln, a book store with a nice feel and great décor at Götgatan 37, t Slussen, phone 08-64 05 432. Classic fashion for men: For the man who likes tailored clothes and a panama hat, there’s classic Götrich on Mäster Samuelsgatan 3, t Östermalmstorg, phone 08-611 23 05, www.gotrich.se
. For men and women in need of church shoes or an oilskin coat, head to Ströms on Kungsgatan 38, t Hötorget, phone 08-226300, www.stroms.com
. Bags and leather wear: If you’re on the prowl for Jimmy Choo, Luella Bartley and Stella McCartney, you should head to NK Access, Hamngatan, t T-centralen, phone 08-762 80 70, www.nk.se
. Leather wear made in Sweden? Yes, you can get that – at Nyström, Lädervarufabriken in Gamla Stan. Everything here is designed and made in Stockholm. Stora Nygatan 34, t Gamla Stan, phone 08-411 23 40, www.nystromstockholm.com
. Best jewelry: The hippest goldsmiths in town are David & Martin and you can get their cool jewelry, minimalist yet beautiful, in their own boutique, David & Martin, Hökensgata 5, t Slussen, phone 08-650 32 65, www.davidandmartin.com
. If you’re more into new Swedish silver, then head to Nutida svenskt silver located on Arsenalsgatan 3, t Kungsträdgården, phone 08-61 67 18, www.nutida.nu
. Vintage: For men and women go to Judits second hand och Herr Judit on Hornsgatan 75/65, t Zinkensdamm, phone 08-844510/658 30 37. They also buy clothes should you feel like selling.
Meet the new boss.
Boss of the prestigious Dramaten in Stockholm that is. Who? Why, Marie-Louise Ekman of course! Three days into her new job, Ekman talks to Dagens Nyheter about her role. “I’m a tangible sort of person,” she says. “I need to know where the walls and the floors are in order to understand the rules of the game. I am no Florence Nightingale-figure to come here and administer first aid – I need to be fulfilled as an artist, too.” She adds that under her baton there will be more music at Dramaten, much, much more music. “Music and theater go hand in hand, they work well together. I’m very inspired having worked with people like Mats Ek, who combines theater, music, dance, comedy and tragedy.” Ekman’s predecessor, Staffan Valdemar Holm was criticized for presenting a male-dominated repertoire at Dramaten, something Ekman most probably won’t be guilty of. “Dramaten is an institution and a model,” she says, “so our equality must be seen. It will signal something. If you use only male directors or only male playwrights or only girl actors then you’re saying something.”
Swedish Iceprincess to France.
Swedish crime writer Camilla Läckberg has reasons to see la vie en rose. Her debut novel “Isprinsessan” (“The Ice Princess”) will be made into a film ... in France. The book, which was published in 2003, has since come out in 24 countries, and now French UGC Images has bought the rights to make a film out of the story. “It’s very, very nice,” says Läckberg. This might well be the first time a Swedish book becomes a French feature film. “I managed to beat Henning Mankell this time,” Läckberg adds with a laugh. “The Ice Princess" is available in English, translated by Steven T. Murray.