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Sweden's hottest music festivals for 2015
Revellers at the Way out West Festival in Gothenburg. Photo: TT

Sweden's hottest music festivals for 2015

The clocks go forward this weekend and summer is on the horizon. With music festivals starting in the next few months, here are The Local's top tips to make sure you don't miss snapping up tickets for Sweden's hottest acts. READ  

My Swedish Career
'I can sit in a meeting and hear roosters'

'I can sit in a meeting and hear roosters'

Desmond Wong, 35, from Vancouver, Canada, designs 'user experiences' for a living and has had a few unique ones of his own at his company's unusual office space in Bromma, Stockholm. READ  

Top tips for seeing the solar eclipse in Sweden
Sweden is set for a near-total solar eclipse on Friday. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/SCANPIX

Top tips for seeing the solar eclipse in Sweden

On Friday Sweden will witness the most spectacular solar eclipse in years. The Local fills you in on everything you need to know if you're planning to watch it and why the Norwegian border could be the best spot. READ  

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Ten ways Stockholm is cooler than Copenhagen
Is Stockholm better than Copenhagen? Photo: Image Bank Sweden/Ola Ericson

Ten ways Stockholm is cooler than Copenhagen

Last week The Local Denmark claimed that Copenhagen trumps Stockholm as the true capital of Scandinavia. But here at The Local Sweden we're convinced our city wins the battle hands down, and it's not just because of our mighty meatballs. READ  

Interview
'I can sing but I'd sign if I went to Eurovision'
Swedish signer Tommy Krångh. Photo: Private

'I can sing but I'd sign if I went to Eurovision'

Swedish TV signer Tommy Krångh, 48, talks to The Local about his global YouTube success, growing up with deaf parents and his dream of performing alongside Celine Dion. READ  

Opinion
'Sweden must be able to attract global talent'
Students at Stockholm University. Photo: Cecilia Larsson/Image Bank Sweden

'Sweden must be able to attract global talent'

If Sweden wants to take full advantage of globalization, it should rethink its strategy for reaching international talent, and even make English an official language, argues Maria Rankka, CEO of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. READ  

My Swedish Career
'There were no good brunch spots in Sweden'
Greasy Spoon owners Laura Hinton and Tyrone Poh-Janrell. Photo: The Local

'There were no good brunch spots in Sweden'

When British expats Laura Hinton and Tyrone Poh-Janrell found there was no place to go for a good brunch in Stockholm they decided to take matters into their own hands. The Local spoke to the owners of the Greasy Spoon cafe for this week's My Swedish Career. READ  

The Local Recipes
How to make Swedish venison with liquorice
Marinated fillet of venison with liquorice sauce. Photo: John Duxbury

How to make Swedish venison with liquorice

Here's a traditional Swedish dish with a twist. Liquorice is very popular in Sweden and although it is usually associated with sweet dishes it goes really well with meats such as venison too. READ  

Opinion
'Sweden is not some kind of equality paradise'
Demonstrators at an International Women's Day rally in Stockholm. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

'Sweden is not some kind of equality paradise'

It's time to challenge the image of Sweden as the world's gender equality frontrunner, writes Cecilia Schelin Seidegård, head of the Swedish government's special inquiry on gender equality. READ  

My Swedish Career
Artist rides on back of Dala horse success
Shai Dahan (R) and the original Dala horse mural (L) that launched his street art career. Photos: Private

Artist rides on back of Dala horse success

Israeli-born American graphic designer and street artist Shai Dahan gained media attention when he painted a Dala horse in his town of Borås. He tells The Local how the criminal act launched his career. READ  

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The Local's top Swedish songs of the month
Death Team are one of the acts on our list this week. Photo: Death Team

The Local's top Swedish songs of the month

The Local's resident pop music guru, Paul Connolly, has a bumper selection of great tracks to welcome in the warmth of spring. READ  

The Local Recipes
How to bake traditional Swedish crispbread
Traditional Swedish 'knäckebröd'. Photo: Leif R Jansson/SCANPIX

How to bake traditional Swedish crispbread

The art of baking your own bread has been making a comeback in trendier hipster circles in Sweden. Here, food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe of traditional Swedish crispbread ('knäckebröd'). Sure, it's easy to buy in the shop - but like all bread it tastes so much better when you make it yourself. READ  

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'Sweden must connect the dots with India'
Indian Ambassador Banashri Bose Harrison. Photo: Indian Embassy Stockholm

'Sweden must connect the dots with India'

When visitors step off a plane at Arlanda Airport, they are flooded with claims that Stockholm is "the heart of Scandinavia". But Indian Ambassador Banashri Bose Harrison says the city must increase connections to the world in order to live up to its promises. READ  

The Local List
Seven silly signs winter is over in Sweden
Talking and texting is easier in warmer weather. Photo: Susanne Walström/Image Bank Sweden

Seven silly signs winter is over in Sweden

The snow has melted in large parts of Sweden, but there are plenty more clues that spring is on the way, from previously hibernating colleagues suddenly arranging midweek beers to busy barber shops. Here's The Local's unofficial guide to the end of Swedish winter. READ  

Opinion
Why can't refugees travel to Sweden legally?
Migrants rescued in the Pozzallo harbour, Sicily last month. Photo: TT

Why can't refugees travel to Sweden legally?

Refugees should not be forced to make dangerous journeys to Europe in order to seek asylum, argues Liberal Party MEP Cecilia Wikström, who also wants to see other EU states joining Sweden and Germany in taking in more people from war-torn nations. READ  

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