In the News: Five Things

In the News

In the News: Five Things

Each week, our editors will highlight a handful of Swedish stories that catch our attention.

Pippi Longstocking author’s home open for tours (leave the kids at home)

The Associated Press reports that the former home of Pippi Longstocking author Astrid Lindgren will be open to the public for tours with a bit of an odd catch: children under the age of 15 won’t be admitted.

Swedish robot designed to help travelers

According to the UPI, researchers from Sweden’s Örebro University introduced a robot named Spencer on Nov. 30 to travelers at Schipol International Airport in Amsterdam. Spencer was slated for a weeklong trial run to determine how well he could handle the traffic and obstacles of a busy airport while guiding travelers to their terminals.

Swedish House Mafia reunion?

Is there a Swedish House Mafia reunion in the works? Billboard reported on an interview with Axwell in which he didn’t deny the possibility.

Rave reviews for Seinabo Sey

In October, Time magazine called Seinabo Sey’s album “Pretend” one of the best debut albums of the year. Now, Essence is labeling the Stockholm-born singer “the real deal.”

And then there’s this…

A Syracuse University alum is reenacting sketches of The Muppets’ Swedish chef. Fusion has the Q&A and some of Anastasia Kolobrodova’s videos.

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