True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård appears naked on the cover of Rolling Stone with real-life newlywed co-stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer.
Citigroup traders cheekily suggest that Tiger Woods’s divorce settlement could have triggered a on the krona last week, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Chicago Sun-Times’ David Hoekstra visits Sculpture at Pilane in Tjörn, one hour north of Gothenburg, and takes part in a herring tasting at Salt & Sill, a restaurant and floating hotel on the Marstrand Fjörd.
Miscellaneous: August 10th, 2010 by PVS
The braves of Långholmen, The Local’s partner football club in Stockholm, will be entertaining the travelling faithful of Scotland’s Tartan Army this evening in an international friendly that is set to be the social event of, well, this evening.
A Långholmen select eleven, featuring faces from The Local past and present, will be lining up to represent Sweden against the Tartan Army in a match in aid of Min Stora Dag – a Swedish children’s charity. The game will kick off at 7pm at Östermalm’s IP (T-bana Stadion behind Djurgården’s home pitch).
Pre-match festivities will begin in the Southside pub on Hornsgatan on Södermalm at 5pm and will continue afterwards with discounts for anyone who can muster an approximation of a highland brogue.
So dig out your sporrans, tune up your vocal chords, and come down to Östermalms IP for a feast of football to lift the spirits ahead of Wednesday’s full international.
Miscellaneous: August 2nd, 2010 by VT
In the UK Guardian on Sunday Andrew Anthony links Scandinavian noir fiction with the real life intrigue of the Göran Lindberg sex case and the Olof Palme murder case, pondering whether Sweden’s otherwise wholesome image may indeed have a dark underbelly.
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