New York City is having an Evil Twin moment. For proof, check the drinks menu at the trendier of your favorite establishments, where you'll almost certainly find one or two beers from this craft brewer listed. For further proof, head out to Greenpoint and hit Tørst (if you've managed to avoid it th ... More >>
The city's only Danish restaurant offers less than a complete dinner
This glass of aquavit, from Danish restaurant Aamanns-Copenhagen, is flavored with toasted rye bread. Aquavit (or akvavit) is a flavored liquor beloved of Scandinavians, and served in funny little glasses. Derived from the Latin aqua vitae, it means "water of life."
Bushwick got an Asian fusion restaurant, Bon! Asian Spice Cafe. The menu features gyoza, yakisoba ramen noodles, pork belly buns, and other dishes that blend ingredients from all over Asia. They also offer Asian style brunch with entrees like bulgogi omelets and waffles with Japanese-style fried chi ... More >>
Oh, my. We're not sure how we missed this story out of Sweden last week (which makes that country's Girl With The Dragon Tattoo read like Cinderella in comparison), but thanks to Channing Kennedy and Jorge Rivas at Color Lines, it came screaming at us this Monday morning. So here's what appears to ... More >>
The other day, I told you about actress/singer Lea DeLaria's new project -- playing an imaginary figure of indeterminate gender who sings "Bali Hai" while wearing a facsimile of Björk's famous swan dress, in a play called Out of Iceland.
You remember the famed swan dress that Bjork wore at the Oscars, which caused so much furor and chatter it was like the original Angelina's leg. Well, singer/comic/actor Lea DeLaria is wearing a facsimile of it in a new play called Out of Iceland.
Image ViaNew Yorkers lucked out this year with a pretty low-key winter. After last year's horrible mess of a season, mother nature gifted us with a mostly snowless couple of months so far. But you know who got absolutely rocked with snow? Sweden. So much so, that a man was recently discovered ... More >>
Sweden has started a new policy of allowing one of its citizens to take over its official Twitter account every week. The policy is basically a marketing move, as expressed by the CEO of the country's tourism agency in The Next Web's writeup: "No one owns the brand of Sweden more than its peo ... More >>
The window display of the Swedish candy canes called polkagrisar I like to keep careful track of what goes on at Sockerbit, the Swedish candy store on Christopher Street. The bins of candy form an anatomy of the northern European sweet tooth, and the stock has been expanded to include other Swedis ... More >>
It's been a while since our last good, old-fashioned adorable animal in trouble post, but we think this charming tale about a moose that got drunk on a few too many fermented apples in Sweden and then became lodged in an apple tree was worth waiting for. The photos are simply precious! Also, ... More >>
WikipediaGet ready to suck some crayfish head juice!Summertime eating might mean burgers and Popsicles to us Americans, but over in Sweden, a highlight of summer eating is the kräftskiva, or crayfish party, when the fair Nordic races consume bucketfuls of the bright red crustaceans, swilling ... More >>
The Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas-based organization which spends its days picketing the funerals of soldiers and insisting that "God Hates Fags," has released a statement saying that it plans to protest the funerals of those killed in the July attacks in Norway.
As you probably heard, someone bombed downtown Oslo, Norway and shot up kids in nearby Utoya, killing 93 people. it turns out that the suspect is not a jihadist but an anti-jihadist -- Anders Behring Breivik, a real deport-them-all, Norway-for-the-Norwegians type who denounced "multiculturalism," "p ... More >>
Anders Behring Breivik, the 32-year-old man who has confessed to killing at least 94 people, including many young people, in two coordinated attacks in Norway on Friday -- calling the actions "atrocious but necessary," according to his racist, anti-Islam, Christian fundamentalist ideology -- ... More >>
Anders Behring Breivik, the far-right Christian extremist who killed at least 93 people in two coordinated attacks in Norway yesterday, has admitted to his crimes and says he acted alone. He has commented via a lawyer, Geir Lippestad: "He has said that he believed the actions were atrocious, but ... More >>
Swing, hip-hop, and the kitchen sink
Sir Arne's Treasure still via sixmartinis and the seventh artWhen, in December, Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle announced that he'd be doing a live score for a screening of the silent 1919 Swedish film Sir Arne's Treasure at the San Francisco Film Society, he described his plan like so ... More >>
Lauren Shockey Today, December 13, is Saint Lucy's Day, the Church feast day celebrated primarily throughout the Nordic countries, most notably in Sweden. Flaxen haired girls wearing white and perching a crown of candles on their heads might be the most recognizable image of the holiday, bu ... More >>
Leave it to Norway. They have united every single fame-challenged celebrity whoever lived, and who wasn't busy at the autograph convention I recently went to in Parsippany, and shot them synching to "Let It Be" as a promo for some TV show or the other. Stick with this amazing clip and you'l ... More >>
According to the World Economic Forum's latest Global Gender Gap report, which rates things like economic opportunities, education, health and survival, and political empowerment between men and women, the place you really want to live as a woman is...Iceland! Or maybe Norway or Finland.
The Madonna of the Orgasm cannot even get a quickie with Sweden's highest court. Struggling to be recognized as a faith community in Sweden, the organization was rejected again this week by The Man, who said "there were no serious errors in the appeal court's judgement and the case did not in ... More >>
Beer-happy Copenhagen is getting its own cocktail culture, with several serious cocktail bars cropping up in recent years, and the debut of Copenhagen Cocktail Club, a group of bartenders dedicated to "promoting and developing the art of drink and bar and cocktail culture in Denmark and acros ... More >>
Have you heard of this "sport" called wife carrying? Today was the World Championship. Apparently it is a thing! A man runs around carrying a woman, like cave-people, and they measure to see who can make Betty Friedan spin around in her grave fastest. In all super-seriousness, though, it's ju ... More >>
"I'm so mad I could lactate!"A new study out of Sweden suggests that eating dairy could benefit heart health by lowering blood pressure and reducing cholesterol levels, thus cutting the risk of having a heart attack. It should be noted, however, that the study was funded in part by the Nation ... More >>
Two folk acts, zero amnesty
Remember that movie Joe Versus the Volcano? It wasn't very good, but it featured a young(er) Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan before her lips got all Howard-the-Duck, and it was about a guy who thinks he's dying and offers to jump into a live volcano to appease the volcano gods. And even though that mo ... More >>
Sad! Happy! Sad. Happy. Oof. Sometimes we hear something that's really quite sad--tragic, even--yet instead of making us feel depressed or ache for humanity or get out and do some charity work, it makes us laugh. And we feel bad about that. One time our teacher even yelled at us for laughing ... More >>
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