In The News: Five ThingsOctober 21, 2016
‘Tre Kronor Line’
The Washington Post featured the Swedish trio of Nicklas Backstrom, Marcus Johansson and Andre Burakovsky, who was born in Austria but raised in Sweden. Together, they make up the second line of the Washington Capitals.
Mountain Biking in Sweden
Sweden offers outdoor activities galore, and mountain biking ranks high on the list. PinkBike, one of the largest cycling websites, featured a trip through Åre and Östersund that includes scenery, wildlife and a place to stop and grab waffles.
CBS Picks Up Legal Drama Based on Swedish TV Show
CBS, according to Deadline, has purchased “Incognito,” a legal drama that’s based on the Swedish show “Inkognito,” which aired in 2013.
Fika Tradition Continues to Gain Traction
As you know, we love the Swedish tradition of fika. USA Today is the latest big-time outlet to highlight the tribute to coffee, treats and conversation.
Calling Future Mechanics
The popular auto website Jalopnik highlighted that Sweden has the best kids’ books for gearheads. A quote from the piece about one book: The diagrams are some of the best I’ve seen to show, conceptually, how the layout of the engine works, how it connects to the transmission and so on. There’s even some basics of how to drive stick!