In The News: Missing Jewels From $7 Million Heist In Sweden Found?February 8, 2019
Over the summer, we shared the story of a crazy jewel heist in Sweden. This week, police in Stockholm reported that by “every indication,” the crown jewels have been found.
According to NBC News, a pair of 17th century crowns likely belonging to King Karl IX and Queen Kristina and a royal orb stolen in broad daylight from a cathedral in Stockholm in August were found on top of a trashcan in a Stockholm suburb. The items are valued at about $7 million.
Also in the news…
How Sweden solved climate change
The New York Times reviewed the book “A Bright Future,” which examines how some countries have solved climate change. One of the authors, Staffan Qvist, is Swedish, and the Times say the book is a “smart new study of how we can move away from fossil fuels.” One of the countries highlighted is Sweden, of which Qvist and Joshua Goldstein write: “Sweden became the most successful country in history at expanding low-carbon electricity generation and leading the way in addressing climate change.”
Swedish parents vs. American parents
Another new book that caught our attention is “Love, Money, and Parenting: How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids.” The Atlantic’s coverage included the headline “Why Swedes Are Chiller Parents Than Americans” and touched on how much more relaxed Scandinavian parents are compared to Americans, who can be driven more by successes such as the quality of college their kids attend.
Vogue gives Tove Styrke the treatment
One of our faves, Tove Styrke, dropped by Vogue and chatted about her style and fashion. In a terrific Q&A, the Swedish pop star reveals that sequins were her first fashion memory and her style on stage and off.
Stieg Larsson’s fingerprints on new crime thriller
Famed Swedish author Stieg Larsson (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and sequels) had been researching the assassination of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme when he passed away in 2004. According to The Guardian, a forthcoming book called “The Man Who Played with Fire” will reveal new clues on the unsolved crime from Larsson’s research.