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    June 4, 2014
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    August 28, 2013
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    July 3, 2013


    Anna Von Hausswolff 
plays Glasslands

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    May 8, 2013


    Icona Pop move from MTV to Stage 48

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    February 27, 2013
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    January 7, 2013

    Bon! Asian Spice Cafe Opens in Bushwick and IHOP Opens in West Village

    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 >>

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    October 10, 2012
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    September 21, 2012

    Studio Barnhus Get Down With the Heaven's Gate Cult

    The earth is about to be recycled and only those who hate this world strongly enough will pass on to the Next Level. Or so Marshall Applewhite and his 38 Heaven's Gate followers believed when they attempted to hitch a ride on a spaceship they believed was trailing the Hale-Bopp comet. Dressed in an ... More >>

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    September 18, 2012

    Ladies, the Wine Industry is Courting You!

    Considering women now buy more than half the wine that ends up on the American table, a few companies have devised marketing tricks to stand out. I submit the following: Exhibit A The wine purse. No, there aren't pockets for your cell phone, mirror and gloss. That might make the packaging useful as ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Live: Holograms Take Command At 285 Kent

    Holograms w/Herzog Rising, ERAAS, Heavenly Beat, The Dreebs 285 Kent Saturday, September 8 Better than: Fashion Week. Holograms haven't had the easiest time. They're unemployed. They're broke. They've struggled to acquire work visas. They are in need of new equipment. Only one of the members has a ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012
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    May 4, 2012

    Top 10 Eurovision Song Contest Winners* of All Time

    In a couple of weeks, the biggest, gaudiest, gayest and easily the most-watched televised music event in the world will unfold, this year from Baku, Azerbaijan, and once again Americans will be almost completely oblivious to it. We're talking, of course, about the Eurovision Song Contest, which sta ... More >>

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    April 24, 2012

    Live: Refused Return To Raised Fists And Open Arms At Terminal 5

    Refused w/Ceremony Terminal 5 Monday, April 23 Better than: Most of the 21st century. It took 15 years, but Refused is ready to forgive. The first injustice came when people ignored their second release, Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent. Refused followed that up by mocking its fans' lack of d ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    Blackface, Genital Mutilation, and Cake Cutting in Sweden! Do They Add Up to Racism, Sexism, or Art?

    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 >>

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    February 19, 2012

    Swedish Man Lives After Being Stuck In His Car For Months

    Image Via​New 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 >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Sweden Allows Citizens to Run Its Official Twitter Account

    ​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 >>

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    November 16, 2011
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    September 28, 2011

    What Swedes Really Do With Their Used Candy Canes

    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 >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Moose Learns Valuable Lesson About Moderation

    ​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 >>

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    August 17, 2011

    IKEA Is Hosting a Nordic Crayfish Party. Put On Those Elastic Pants!

    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 >>

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    April 27, 2011


    Swing, hip-hop, and the kitchen sink

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    January 6, 2011

    Hear the Mountain Goats' Score to Sir Arne's Treasure

    Sir Arne's Treasure still via sixmartinis and the seventh art​When, 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 >>

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    December 13, 2010

    AQ Kafé Now Peddling Lucia Buns for St. Lucy's Day

    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 >>

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    September 1, 2010

    Babies: They May Be Catching (But Not in the Way You'd Think)

    ​Alert: Babies are contagious, especially if you work with people who have babies. And we don't mean germy, although that's definitely true. Hey, at least you can take Theraflu for that. But if you "catch a baby" (and that's not what we mean) from a coworker, you're going to be stuck with that ... More >>

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    August 28, 2010

    Sweden's High Court to Worshippers of Orgasm God: "Where Do You Get Off?"

    ​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 >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Week in Review: Jugga-luh-oh

    Run Tila, run! Photo by Nate "Igor" Smith.​In the week one of us went to the Gathering of the Juggalos and came back with what is increasingly looking like Stockholm Syndrome, we witnessed Tila Tequila (and Method Man) battle a pack of angry ICP fans and--shortly after she took her top off--lo ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010
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    June 9, 2010

    Milk is Good for You, According to New Dairy Council-Backed Study. Lewis Black is not so Sure. (Video NSFW Due to Potty-Mouth)

    "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 >>

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    June 8, 2010


    Two folk acts, zero amnesty

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    April 16, 2010

    Introducing ... A Humorous Look at Something Sad

    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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    March 16, 2010


    Jazz-electro-pop from a Scandinavian songbird

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    March 15, 2010

    Tonight! The Lovely Feathers, Hockey, and Josefin Fundin

    ​It may seem like SXSW is sucking the musical lifeblood out of Gotham this week, but there's plenty of talent swimming up here, against the current, anyway. Take Montreal's the Lovely Feathers (to your left), who'll transform Mercury Lounge into an indie-pop playground with their wooing vocals ... More >>

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    March 2, 2010
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    February 23, 2010
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    November 13, 2009

    Pine Sol: babe magnet

    ​Cleaning product ads generally show someone, usually a woman, cleaning, or explaining how they owe it to their family to clean. With a number of recent studies showing that partners who share house work improve, among other things, their sexual relationship, Pine Sol has decided to go with cl ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009
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    April 1, 2009

    Squeez Bacon

    A friend brought this to my attention, and it took me an embarrassing length of time to figure out that it's an April Fools joke. But in a world filled with unnecessary and insane bacon products, this really doesn't seem so far out! Especially because this fake Squeez Bacon is meant to be Swedish, a ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    Strange Snacks of the World--Prawn/Cheese Tube

    I found this industrial-sized toothpaste tube of cheese and prawn spread at Ikea. It's made by Milko, apparently one of Sweden's largest dairy companies. The spread contains cheese and prawns (tiny, pink bits of which are visible in the spread), along with shellfish stock, fish and prawn powders and ... More >>

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    January 7, 2009
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    June 19, 2008

    Gay Men are Really Women!

    A few years ago, I did a pilot for a TV show whose premise was that gay men are just like women, and I was so horrified by that stereotypical idea that I was thrilled when the show wasn't picked up. (If that thesis were true, then I'd basically been fucking females all these years and I was straight ... More >>

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    May 27, 2008

    Once in a Lifetime

    David Byrne asks you to make the music

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    March 18, 2008


    Hit thy neighbor with love

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    January 31, 2007
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    March 22, 2005
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    March 1, 2005

    Return to Arable Land

    Nowhere men from Sweden and Italy daydream of a utopia where nothing new makes sense

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    May 6, 2003

    Hellspawn Freeze Over

    Swedes Stay Put for Satan

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    October 29, 2002

    Voices of the 'B' Hives

    Scandinavian Garages and Carburetor Dung

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    September 25, 2001
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    December 1, 1998
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