"Stand Still, Stay Silent"
is the follow-up to Minna Sundberg's successful webcomic "A Redtail's Dream" (previously)
, but instead of a 550 page Finnish fantasy tale, it's a post-apocalyptic but still very Scandinavian story intended to run for years. After 10 months of almost-every-weekday pages, she has taken a short break for the end of 'Book One' and it's a good time to catch up. (SPOILERS INSIDE, but reading from the beginning is still strongly recommended) [more inside]
The BBC explore the olfactory delights
, "trout sprinkled with salt and fermented in water for up to a year." But is it as smelly
, fermented Baltic Herring from neighboring Sweden, or as extreme
as the Icelandic Hákarl
, basking shark buried in a hole and fermented for several months and tasting "similar to very strong cheese slathered in ammonia"? [more inside]
", which won the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest (previously
), is a #1 in several countries, including Ireland
, and Switzerland
Of course, it's not the only song charting internationally that you might never hear on US radio. It should come as no surprise that one can readily find international hits online.
For instance -
Sweden, #4: Panetoz - Dansa Pausa
Sweden, #9: Mange Makers - Drick Den
This doesn't purport to be an exhaustive list, but rather a jumping-off point. [more inside]
Scandanavia And The World:
A web comic of outrageous national stereotypes bluntly portrayed by cute little cartoon bobbleheads, that will nonetheless help outsiders learn to differentiate among the Nordic countries. With explanatory text.
What's the matter with Sweden?
How public funding for the arts has turned countries like Sweden into Meccas for indie music.
Red Bull cocktails giving wings, sending some to heaven.
The Swedish are more than a little upset and Norway, Denmark, and France won't sell it because of its caffiene content.
Swedes offer polital asylum to wolf
This has definitely put the Swedish nation up in my estimation!