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  • Try Swedish for a taste of the Nordic
    Try Swedish for a taste of the Nordic
    In a country that is nearly 97% uninhabited, culinary treasures await those who forage the wild: cloudberries and dewberries, chanterelles and ceps – and a strain of the fabled Burgundy truffle. All this and more in the third largest country...
  • Norwegian announce US expansion more flights to Sweden, Norway
    Norwegian announces US expansion and new flights from LA, Orlando and NY
    Low cost carrier, Norwegian announced today, Sept. 16 via press release, that it is starting service from Orlando, Florida to London Gatwick come April 2015.”We´re happy to announce that we will offer London and Copenhagen as new...
  • The Dirty Loops
    Sweden's Dirty Loops set to play Toronto in late October
    Some of the best pop music in the last decade has been courtesy of Sweden, and the Dirty Loops are hoping to be the latest in a long line of stars. This trio first became recognized for their electro-synthy covers of pop's most famous songs:...
  • Hästens to collaborate with SAS for a finer travel experience
    Hästens to collaborate with SAS for a finer travel experience
    Hästens is a company that started in 1852. With a factory in Köping, Sweden, they make beds by hand. These are high-end products with a 25-year guarantee. There are many layers to their beds and they are very pricey but are celebrated by the rich...
  • Beat Funktion
    Beat Funktion, Voodooland
    by Douglas ReidBeat Funktion- VoodoolandFrom the album art alone, one would think that Voodooland by Beat Funktion was an album from the 1970s. Even after the listener finishes the album, they might still think they’ve just heard an album...
  • Mick-Jagger-2014
    Mick Jagger in Stockholm: ABBA museum visit; two women taken back to his hotel
    Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger was apparently very busy when the Stones were in Stockholm for the second-to-last European concert of their "14 on Fire" tour. According to the Expressen newspaper in Sweden, Jagger visited the ABBA...
  • Baskery
    Baskery: Coming to America
    It could be the premise for a sitcom: three Swedish sisters, the daughters of a one-man band, trying to navigate the music business in Nashville. But this is no fantasy. It’s real life for the Bondesson sisters - Greta, Stella, and Sunniva ...
  • Moose shot inside Swedish high school
    Moose shot inside Swedish high school
    Swedish authorities reported a shooting at a high school in the western coast city of Mölndal on Monday. However, this time the victim turned out to be a young moose that jumped through a window, terrifying the teacher of a handicraft class and a...
  • Ghost 2014 poster
    Ghost rocks the Best Buy Theater
    On Saturday, May 17, I went to Time Square's Best Buy Theater to see a band that’s been building a lot of hype in its six years of existence: Ghost (known as Ghost B.C. in the U.S.) Originating in Linköping, Sweden, the band has...
  • Gothenburg
    Sweden: A Love Story
    As I sink into the driver’s seat of the grey Volvo station wagon my mind is racing. ‘Why did they give me the longest car in the country,’ I think with a slight huff as I envision a choppy four-point turn to maneuver the tight...
  • Stockholm, Sweden's Icebar
    Stockholm: Dinner and Drinks on Ice
    A couple of the coolest things to do in Stockholm are enjoy a gourmet meal served on ice dishes, followed by wintery cocktails next door in the Icebar, both inside the Nordic Sea Hotel.The IcebarAt the Icebar, you'll don gloves and a parka,...
  • Jon Jones advanced to fight Alexander Gustafsson
    Jon Jones targeted to fight Alexander Gustafsson in a stadium in Sweden
    According to an April 27 report from MMA Fighting, Jon Jones' upcoming fight with Alexander Gustafsson is being targeted for a stadium in Sweden. Jones, 26, earned the opportunity for a rematch with Gustafsson by demolishing Glover Teixeira in...
  • Sweden Grand Opening
    The wonders of the Northern Lights in a bottle
    The collision of electrically charged, gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere creates the wondrous glow known as the Aurora borealis, or Northern Lights. Young Living Essential Oils recently revealed a new blend formulated specially for...
  • 2015 Volvo V60
    Volvo V60. The wagon is back.
    Briefly plagued by traveling families in the 70s and 80s, station wagons have been awarded a slightly negative stigma, and are nearly extinct. Replaced over the last few years by taller wagons, aka crossovers, the station wagon gets no love on...
  • SXSW Exhibition Floor Opens - 5 things to check out and slideshow
    SXSW Exhibition Floor Opens - 5 things to check out and slideshow
    SXSW is in full motion with it's Film Festival and Interactive programs that began last Friday. Joining those programs today is the opening of it's trade show floor, as well as the badge pick-up for the music festival that officially...