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  1. First Aid Kit and the Beautiful Assimilation of Swedish Pop

    Steven Hyden

    What's most striking about hearing First Aid Kit for the first time are the harmonies. The blend of Klara and Johanna Söderberg's piercing voices is one of the most arresting sounds in contemporary music. Full of resolve yet...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. Come in From the Cold

    Katie Baker

    The finest book on Russia I've ever read is Ian Frazier's Travels in Siberia, in which Frazier explains, and then indulges in, what he refers to several times as his "dread Russia-love." Frazier penned a profile of an artist who h...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  3. Cristiano Ronaldo Is the Best Player in the World (Right Now)

    Chris Ryan

    Cristiano Ronaldo would probably have fought all of Sweden to get Portugal into the World Cup. Turns out he only had to fight 11 of them. And on Tuesday, just outside of Stockholm, he won. Portugal beat Sweden yesterday, 3-2, with all three goals...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  4. About Last Night: Firing on All Pistons

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy demanding a recount of People’s Sexiest Man Alive voting, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Rodney Stuckey scored 21 points off the bench as the Detroit Pistons heaped more woe onto the New York Knicks with...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  5. Swedish Cinemas Are Using the Bechdel Test to Measure Gender Bias...

    Emily Yoshida

    Happy Let's Move to Scandinavia Week! (Although, as Grantland deputy editor Dan Fierman reminds me, "That's every week.") The Guardian is reporting that a handful of Swedish cinemas have begun employing a rating system to determine the gender bias of...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  6. Grading the Charts in ... SWEDEN!

    Molly Lambert

    1. Lasse Stefanz, "Trouble Boys" SWEDISH COUNTRY MUSIC! In stilted English that somehow makes perfect rockabilly sense! In the dansband style! This is the kind of successful cultural cross-pollination I live for. Grade: A+ Best YouTube C...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  7. The Inevitable Justin Bieber Weed Bust Is Here

    Amos Barshad

    Bad news, fellow Beliebers: Justin Bieber has been busted in Sweden. With drugs. Well, with weed. Also, a stun gun. The news came first via Stockholm police, who said Bieber's tour bus was searched because cops smelled what they believed was mari...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  8. Best Hockey Day Ever! The U.S. Wins Gold at the World Juniors!

    Katie Baker

    For the three returning players on the U.S. under-20 national hockey team this year, the memories of the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships were painful indeed. Forward J.T. Miller, defenseman Jacob Trouba, and goaltender John Gibson were part of...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic Just Proved There Is No Spoon

    Brian Phillips

    ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC IS SO OVERRATED I MEAN SURE HE'S WON NINE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS AND BEEN SERIE A FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR THREE TIMES BUT HE'S DEFINITELY NEVER SCORED FOUR GOALS FOR SWEDEN IN ONE MATCH AGAINST ENGLAND THE FOURTH OF WHICH WAS A MIND-A...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  10. Euro 2012: Andriy Shevchenko Brings the Tournament to Life

    Chris Ryan

    Andriy Shevchenko has been called many things, from "Europe's deadliest finisher" to a waste of GBP;30.8 million on the part of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. But after his performance Monday in Ukraine's comeback victory against Sweden, he's going to ...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  11. Meet Your New Swedish RoboCop

    Amos Barshad

    It's Joel Kinnaman! The actor, who is big-time in his native Sweden, made his American debut last year on AMC's maligned detective show The Killing, and is now rapidly moving up the ladder: After rumors suggested as much, it was made official over th...

    Blog | March 05, 2012