May 24, 2013 |
LONDON - The streets of Stockholm were quieter late Friday after five consecutive nights of rioting that rocked the Swedish capital and shook the Scandinavian country's self-image as a tolerant, liberal place. Since Sunday, sections of northwest and south Stockholm have been lighted up with the glow of fires started by rock-throwing rioters, apparently protesting a fatal shooting by police last week. Schools, shops, a library and about 150 vehicles were set ablaze during the nightly rampages, which some commentators say are rooted in feelings of despair and disenfranchisement among the city's poor and its growing immigrant population.
August 30, 2012
The new pride of Sub Pop Records, Niki & the Dove, formed in Stockholm and certainly inherited that country's knack for perfect, effortless pop. But the duo's production skills make their breezy melodies stick around — they've been championed on BBC tastemaker Annie Mac's electronica show. The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 8:30 p.m. Fri. $13. attheecho.com.
October 7, 2011 |
The Kings' expectations soared when the team acquired center Mike Richards from Philadelphia in June. L.A. has reason for more optimism after his impressive debut Friday. Richards scored the tying goal and set up the winner as the Kings opened the season with a 3-2 overtime victory over the New York Rangers at the Ericsson Globe arena in Stockholm. With the Kings on the power play, Richards took a pass from Anze Kopitar and fed Jack Johnson, who had driven low on the left side.
May 10, 2011 |
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Love ABBA? You're in luck. On July 1, the Stockholm City Museum will start a walking tour in English focused on the world of the Swedish supergroup that spawned hits such as "Fernando," "Dancing Queen," and "Take a Chance on Me," plus the popular "Mamma Mia!" musical and movie. The ABBA City Walk visits places where the group lived, worked, and performed as well as locales used in their videos.
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February 5, 2011
LEE K. HARRINGTON Headed L.A. Economic Development Corp. Lee K. Harrington, 64, a businessman who was executive director of the Southern California Leadership Council and the former head of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp., died Friday near his Hollister Ranch home while surfing off the coast of Santa Barbara County, according to the Santa Barbara County coroner. Harrington was surfing with friends at St. Augustine Beach, west of Santa Barbara, when one of them noticed he was unconscious on his surfboard, KSBY-TV in Santa Barbara reported.
January 30, 2011 |
Three Seconds A Novel Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström Translated from the Swedish by Kari Dickson Silver Oak: 489 pp., $24.95 Appetites whetted by the astronomical success of Stieg Larsson's "Girl Who" series, publishers and readers alike are on the hunt for the Next Big Swedish Crime Novel. What gets glossed over in that quest is the fact that four Swedish writers ? Henning Mankell, Hakan Nesser, Ake Edwardson and Inger Frimansson? have toiled in the field for decades and produced among them nine powerful, award-winning books.