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.
K Composite Magazine consists of interviews with my friends and non-celebrities. The next issue will be an amazing new edition on the iPad. I want you to be involved.
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.
It is 7:30 in the evening and it’s still light outside. It’s not “warm” but it’s nice enough […]
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.
The darkness of the Swedish winter is well-documented, but one can also go for months in Stockholm without actually setting foot on the ground.
Victoria Theatre at Götgatan on Stockholm’s Södermalm, New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2010.
“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 […]
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.
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 […]
It’s another installment of pictures of regular, everyday things how they look in Sweden. This time it’s stuff […]
The challenge of songwriting amid the collapse of the music industry
I’ve received a few requests from readers in America to show some images of simple, regular, everyday stuff […]
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. […]
When you’re living in the United States, or any English-speaking country, it’s easy to forget (or not even […]
It’s not every day that typography is in the news or that usage of a particular font can […]
Sometimes I feel like a lot of the material I write for this website is the same. It […]
Saltsjöbanan is one of Stockholm’s oldest local rail lines. The 18-station line has been operating over 115 years and covers an end-to-end distance of about 11 miles (18 km).
I’ve received a lot of comments and questions about my previous stories comparing the public transit systems in […]