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.
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.
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.
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.
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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."
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.
March 18, 1986 |
Swedish authorities asked a court Monday for authority to continue holding a 32-year-old Swede they have implicated in the murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme. "As a result of investigations carried out to date, probable reasons have emerged which, in the public prosecutor's view, indicate that the man participated in the murder as a perpetrator," public prosecutor K.G. Svensson said in a statement.
March 1, 1986 |
Prime Minister Olof Palme of Sweden was assassinated on a snowy downtown Stockholm sidewalk Friday night, shot twice at close range by a gunman minutes after he and his wife left a movie theater. The Swedish news agency TT, quoting unnamed police sources, said Croatian separatists from the guerrilla group Ustasha were responsible for the assassination. Members of the group, seeking independence for Croatia from Yugoslavia, killed the Yugoslav ambassador to Sweden in the early 1970s.