Monthly Archives: November 2013

Light obsession

Tonight is the first night of hanukah. If you read the American press, they are all in a tizzy over Thanksgivukkah, or however you want to spell it, and all the varieties of fried food (including turkey) you could put … Continue reading

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Jultid! (Hint: not exactly Christmas)

A few weeks ago, I saw folks stringing up lights around town — on a few businesses, apartment balconies, and so on. It’s been getting dark here in Stockholm. These lights are a beacon and a shield against the coming … Continue reading

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Kristallnacht anniversary

I suppose I should not have been surprised. In Saturday morning’s Dagens Nyheter (Daily News), a short news piece announced the planned rally of the Nazi party in Stockholm’s neighborhood of Östermalm in the afternoon. In 2012, 300 people had … Continue reading

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The Starbucks Starts Here

And so it begins. After testing the waters with two Starbucks outposts in Sweden — one at Arlanda Airport and the other at the main train station across the country in Gothenburg — the coffee giant has announced its plans … Continue reading

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