Not throwing bags of garbage off the balcony may seem like an obvious courtesy to most people. Not making hip-hop records if you’re Swedish should also be so clear.
The wheels have been ready to fly off the tabloids in Sweden over the past week, on the news that the crown princess has a little majesty in the oven.
We’ve gotten rid of smoking in public places, isn’t it about time we put an end to the smashing of crackers and shrieks of death?
Am I cursed? Apparently someone at Norwegian Airlines read my last article about how I think babies should […]
According to some readers, babies have important travel requirements, making it necessary for us to listen to them scream in airplanes.
As you know, Wikipedia pages are written by unbiased third parties and highly-accredited investigative journalists.
On behalf of the Internet, I would like to apologize to any Mexicans or Texans (or Texicans) who have the misfortune to view this reprehensible photograph.
In America, the popularity of the “party film” concept has been growing steadily, but it hasn’t quite made its way to Sweden.
August Strindberg’s work as a playwright was so groundbreaking that it made him one of Sweden’s most famous anti-Semites and male chavinist pigs.
Despite decades of scrambling eggs, I have only gotten marginally better at cracking them without making a mess. But I’m way better than Elizabeth Taylor was.
I never thought I’d get to see Säkert perform live, but it finally happened. Better yet, you can see some highlights here in 3D.
When new technology hits the market, little attention is paid to how such advancements will affect cats.
“These documents don’t so much announce anything new as they do confirm everything we have always suspected.”
Am I the only one who is uncomfortable around naked old men? Oh, everybody is? Cool. That’s what I thought.
There’s a popular saying in Sweden. “Det finns inga dåliga väder, bara dåliga kläder,” which, although it doesn’t […]
A couple Tuesdays ago, I visited Skatteverket (the Swedish tax office) to apply for my personnummer. The personnummer […]
A lot of what makes for good writing is having the time to write. After spending most of […]
The Internet has really screwed up how people interact with each other. While it has made people much easier to find, it has also made people harder to lose.
Part 2 of 2 on the life of Sigvard Bernadotte. See the earlier story of his battle to […]
Thoughts on honorifics and the prevalence of casual conversation.
For decades, Malmö was easily recognized by the image of a monstrous, seaside gantry crane. When plans were announced to remove it in the 1990’s, a movement began to establish a new icon for the city, resulting in this unique, twisting, 54-story skyscraper.
From K Composite Magazine (2000) James B. Irwin Was the Eighth Man to Walk On the Moon: The […]
Is this thing on? Can you hear me? Testing, testing… Today’s report is being broadcast to you all […]
To tantalize their readers, some writers would need to concoct an absurd and elaborate fictitious story about a […]
The challenge of songwriting amid the collapse of the music industry
Karlaplan is a picturesque area of Stockholm on the island of Östermalm where five major streets meet to […]
As I’ve mentioned many times, most Swedish people speak perfect English and they love doing it. It’s the […]
Grab a warm sweater or safe blanket and sit thee down fore thine flickering computer screens, dear friends, […]
It’s beginning to get cold in Sweden. The first snow of the season, however fleeting, already happened a […]
Sweden may have just taken a major step toward ousting Japan as the cutest country in the world. […]