The National Association of Afro-Swedes calls for the resignation of Culture Minister Lena Adelsohn Roth after photos and video surfaced of this "living" cake
, which was part of a celebration of World Art Day. The cake's creator talks
a bit about the cake.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy
on Apr 19, 2012 -
- In Search Of Lost Time - is a streaming mix of beautiful 78s from around the world, collected and curated by Ian Nagoski. "I started sifting through boxes of junky old 78s that no one else wanted about 15 years ago, and almost right away, I made a rule: Anything that wasn't in English, buy it." [more inside]
posted by carter
on Jan 29, 2012 -
Just before Christmas, the Swedish governmental agency Kammarkollegiet registered the Church of Kopimism as a religious organisation. This means that Sweden is the first country to recognize kopimism as a religion.
posted by Foci for Analysis
on Jan 4, 2012 -
In 1985, Apple started the "Apple University Consortium Europe" collaboration program, and one of the first universities to enroll was that of Lund, Sweden. To celebrate the collaboration, Apple CEO Steve Jobs came to Lund - and a 16 minute film of his visit has now been found and been made available by the University of Lund. You can see the clip here (.mov).
posted by mr.marx
on Dec 16, 2011 -
In the year 1968, at the height of her powers, one of the greatest singers America has ever produced was in Stockholm, where she served up a breathtakingly powerful and characteristically soulful performance that, lucky for us, was filmed by Swedish television. You know who I'm talking about, of course. "Lady Soul" - parts 1
. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Oct 15, 2011 -
A very eloquent and tranquil performance of a young chap from Sweden playing C418's "Sweden"
that you may have heard from Minecraft on classical guitar (SLYT)
posted by Cogentesque
on Apr 14, 2011 -
*Sooo* much hotter than Andrew Jackson. Sveriges Riksbank
has announced that great Greta Garbo
will grace the sexy, new blue-themed 100 Krona note, Sweden's closest equivalent to the US $20 bill. In April, the Riksbank is announcing a design competition for the banknotes, with the final design selected by early 2012, and the currency released by 2014-2015. Other new faces in Sweden's complete currency makeover include author Astrid Lindgren
, musician Evert Taube
, director Ingmar Bergman
, sopranist Birgit Nilsson
, and diplomat Dag Hammarskjöld
posted by markkraft
on Apr 6, 2011 -
If you buy a Billy, a wee bunch of crowns goes directly into the pocket of their boss
which (that is, the metaphorical pocket) resides in Liechtenstein and pays no taxes. Single link to the news of the day in Swedish. [The TV programme "uppdrag granskning," love-hated revelation-platform of the Swedish TV, cooperated this time with a bunch of newspapers to get the capitalist truth about this family company to the people. Background in Swedish here
posted by Namlit
on Jan 26, 2011 -
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 -