So it's the middle of July and you say you haven't found your perfect summer jam yet? Does Ga Ga make you gag? Are you maxed-out on MIA? Then what you need is the petite princess of Swedish electra-pop, Robyn
, doing Fembot
. So hot. Still need convincing? Then would you believe Robyn with Staygold, and a live version of Backseat
posted by puny human
on Jul 14, 2010 -
"In this land of Viking lore, men are at the heart of the gender-equality debate."
"From trendy central Stockholm to this village in the rugged forest south of the Arctic Circle, 85 percent of Swedish fathers take parental leave. Those who don’t face questions from family, friends and colleagues. As other countries still tinker with maternity leave and women’s rights, Sweden may be a glimpse of the future." "“Society is a mirror of the family,” Mr. Westerberg said. “The only way to achieve equality in society is to achieve equality in the home. Getting fathers to share the parental leave is an essential part of that.”" [more inside]
posted by VikingSword
on Jun 9, 2010 -
Cut & Paste
- International exhibition of contemporary collage and assemblage is showing in Stockholm, Sweden (and also, on the interwebs). See it in person now through October 10.
posted by grapefruitmoon
on Sep 29, 2009 -
The Pirate Bay will be sold
to a Swedish listed
software company. The press release
states that the intention is to "introduce models which entail that content providers and
copyright owners get paid for content that is downloaded via the site". Other stabs
at this worked out less than brilliantly. The purchase amount (60MSEK of which half cash/half in stocks) matches the fine
a bit too closely, but the founders states
that the money are going into a foundation to promote freedom of speech, freedom of information and the openess of the nets
. Pirate ideals or gold loot on Booty Island? Stay tuned...
posted by mnsc
on Jun 30, 2009 -
The room in the pier.
Somewhere in Malmö, inside a pier, photographer Nils-Petter Löfstedt and carpenter Erik Vestman have been building a livingroom since January. Why? Why not? I might even have walked on it, not knowing that underneath the grey concrete lies a livingroom with white walls and oak wood floors. The duo will reveal its location on Friday and let the room meet its destiny. "Perhaps someone will move in here?" Erik muses in his written diary of the project. [more inside]
posted by dabitch
on Jun 2, 2009 -
We used to call it speaking in tongues, now it's music. Introducing the fantastic Lindha Kallerdahl!
A Swedish export, she's performed with Sonic Youth and won the "Jazz in Sweden" prize. Here
's her site and here
are a few samples on Myspace. I like "The Meaning of the..."
posted by borkingchikapa
on Oct 30, 2007 -
Magazine fetish? Like flipping thru mags when you're bored? Tidningar
lets you look thru a bunch of Swedish mags, page by page, ads and all. Neat if you're into design. (The link on the left under each mag is full screen--on the right is regular.)
posted by dobbs
on May 18, 2007 -
In 1980 artist Lars Vilks
began construction of two sculptures
in Skåne, Sweden. The works—once they were found—were considered houses by the local authorities and therefore condemned because they were built on a nature reserve. After many lost appeals, Vilks protested by declaring the area as the micronation of Ladonia
with the motto of suum cuique
. And while there is no possibility of receiving work or actually living in Ladonia
, you too can become a citizen of Ladonia
. For a nominal fee you can even become nobility, and choose your own title!
posted by terrapin
on Apr 6, 2007 -
"Kulning is an archaic style of singing/cattle call
, traditionally employed outdoors in the grazing pastures of Scandinavia from the Middle Ages to this day. It consists of shepherdess's tunes, calls and tones of enticement, mainly used to keep contact with, and to call the cattle, but also to communicate with other people over long distances". Examples: 1
. (related MeFi
posted by dhruva
on Feb 14, 2007 -
TIBET is an artist
who works entirely underground (literally) in Stockholm, Sweden. All of his work is done only in the most hidden of places, and very few people will ever get to see it. Each statue is made of concrete and are 11" tall and weigh about 5 pounds each. They are glued, welded or drilled into the solid rock and will stay there for a very, very long time. via
posted by jonson
on Oct 29, 2006 -