Celebrating summer Swedish style with an Old Ballard Kräftskiva
by Yvonne Rogell
What better place than a shipyard in Ballard to throw a Kräftskiva — the traditional Swedish party to celebrate the summer's first crawfish catch.
Aug 25, 2016
Thanks to Bernie, socialism is no longer a dirty word
by Katie Anastas
The lasting legacy of the Sanders campaign may be a more positive perception of socialism among young American voters.
Jun 6, 2016
Sister city travel guide: Eating your way around Iceland
by Anna Goren
It’s no coincidence that Seattle and Reykjavik have been sister cities since 1986.
Jun 12, 2014
In dark Seattle winter, Nordic films hit close to home
by Sarah Stuteville
The films of the Nordic Lights Festival next weekend at SIFF are a testament to our cultural kinship with Scandinavia.
Jan 10, 2014
From Seattle to Scandinavia, different takes on gender identity
by Atoosa Sonia Moinzadeh
Why the cold-climate countries of Northern Europe can be hard to adjust to for LGBTQ Seattleites.
Nov 18, 2013
Stockholm sisters’ tribute to Fleet Foxes arrives in Seattle
by Claire Joko-Fujimoto
We’ve all heard a sweet, drooling mouthful from American critics about the unique harmonies of Seattle band Fleet Foxes. But their modern take on traditional folk music has made them particularly popular in Northern Europe, especially so with Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg. In the summer of 2008 the teen sisters, who form the band […]
Mar 13, 2012
A slice of Scandinavia at the Swedish Cultural Center
by Sihanouk Mariona
Throwing back beers in a sleek lounge, surrounded by sharp distinct accents, and gazing out on across an ancient lake to snow-capped mountains, I could almost convince myself I was huddled in a stylish resort somewhere in Scandinavia. But in reality, I was settling in for dinner and drinks and at the Swedish Cultural Center […]
Jan 30, 2012