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.
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April 20, 2008 |
Krister Stendahl, 86, a Swedish Lutheran bishop and theologian who served as dean of the Harvard Divinity School from 1968 to '79 and promoted interfaith relations throughout his career, died Tuesday, Harvard announced. According to the Boston Globe, he died of renal failure at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born April 21, 1921, in Stockholm, Stendahl earned his bachelor's and doctoral degrees at Uppsala University in Sweden and was ordained in the Church of Sweden in 1944.
November 3, 1985 |
Axel Borg, the brooding hero of "By the Open Sea" (1890), is a distinguished scientist. Appointed Inspector of Fisheries, his mission is to improve the lot of some rather backward islanders who have overfished the herring shallows off Stockholm's archipelago. His manifest superiority is despised by the locals who consider him haughty and effeminate. Even members of his own stratum find him eccentric. Inevitably, he becomes involved with a woman.
September 19, 1991 |
Soviet Foreign Minister Boris D. Pankin promised Wednesday that he will reduce KGB staffs in embassies and investigate submarine intrusions into Swedish territory. The number of agents working abroad for the secret agency will be cut "to the lowest minimum required by our security interests," Pankin told a news conference. Swedish security police have estimated that a third of the diplomats at the Soviet Embassy in Stockholm have been linked to the KGB.
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December 1, 2001 |
Gunnar Hellstroem, 72, an actor and filmmaker who directed episodes of "Dallas" and other American television series, died at a Stockholm hospital Wednesday after suffering a stroke. Born in Sundsvall and schooled at the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm, he first came to notice in 1954, when he directed and starred in the movie "Simon syndaren," or "Simon the sinner." He then earned roles in several American productions, including the 1961 drama "Return to Peyton Place."
March 13, 1986 |
Police today announced the arrest of a suspect in the assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme, and state radio said he is a 35-year-old Swede. Stockholm lawyer Henning Sjostrom, who spoke to the suspect, said in a radio interview that the man was arrested because he had been in the area of the murder and had no clear alibi. "I am convinced there is no reason to hold him," Sjostrom said.
July 19, 1987 |
In Sweden, Gustavsberg porcelain means tradition. The company was founded in 1825, and its Ceramics Center occupies the original site--on the island of Varmdo in the scenic Swedish archipelago just 20 kilometers from the center of Stockholm. Gustavsberg produces distinctive top-quality china and stoneware, with traditional and modern patterns, as well as fabulous one-of-a-kind porcelain objets d'art, designed and handmade by the company's fine ceramists.
October 25, 1996 |
Each afternoon, they gather at the Sibelius bar, on a well-trod pedestrian lane in this suburb of Stockholm: the flotsam of a system that wasn't supposed to let anyone down. There is Steiner Holth, once a highly paid pressman who, at 47, was forced out of his job just in time to sample the cutbacks in Sweden's unemployment-compensation program. There is Karin Skognstad, who broke her wrist and discovered how much the national sick-pay rate had been rolled back.