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Swedish traditions: 'Kraftskivan' - your own crayfish party

Crayfish, crawfish, in Swedish simply kraftor [kr'ef:tor] Checklist, how to create your own. More»

IKEA’s Ingvar Kamprad

Älmhult saw the first furniture department store under the IKEA name in 1958. More»

Not My Time To Die

Did you know that Swedes made up the third largest ethnic group on the Titanic, after the Americans and British? More»

Gothenburg's bicycle taxi

Another Swedish startup had double the success when it started attracting a new clientele this summer. More»

Beloved Swedish actor dies

Michael Nyqvist, star of the films based on Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, has died after a fight with lung cancer. More»

Happy Birthday, Victoria!

Victoriadagen is extra special this year, celebrated throughout the weekend of July 14-15. More»

Easter in Sweden by the numbers

1,500 tons herring, 2,000 tons of eggs and SEK 1.5 billion on flowers .. Easter, a serious holiday for sure. More»

'A Man Called Fredrik'

Fredrik Backman discusses his book, the international mega hit A Man Called Ove. More»

SACC NY appoints new president

Renee Lundholm steps down after a successful 33 years with the New York chamber. More»

Parliament rejects quotas for women

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New York this week

Drawings at the church of Sweden, don't miss Swedish singers at the Met, the exhibition "In Color" and book tickets early for a Swedish choreographic premiere at New York City Ballet. More»

A grumpy Swede inspires the best book club discussions

Have you read A Man Called Ove yet? The book hasn't just won a lot of nominations and awards in Sweden - it's also winning the hearts of readers around the globe. And in one corner of the American midwest, an entire city is celebrating Ove in ways the fictional character (who is oh so real) would never have dreamed. More»

Swedish 2017 Shooting Star

The international jury of the European Film Promotion selected Swedish actress Karin Franz Körlof as a Shooting Star. More»

The value of giving back

If you travel around the world and say you come from Sweden, there are three names that come to peoples' minds: Volvo, ABBA and ABU. ABU is now ABU Garcia and owned by an American conglomerate. Lennart Borgström, of the founding family, tells the following story. More»

October 15 in Swedish History

'Kulturhuset' in Stockholm opens in 1974. More»