Lykke Li | First Avenue | Sunday, September 28 Throughout three visceral albums and the course of six years, Stockholm singer Lykke Li has consistently revealed intimate parts of herself through her songs. Since her 2008 debut, Youth Novels, she's used her music to display undiluted details tracking ... More >>
If you've ever been to Ingebretsen's, you've probably encountered tube food. The Scandinavian specialty shop offers around ten varieties of food in tubes, from caviar, to cheese spread, to plain ol' mayonnaise. By American standards, Ingebretsen's selection is massive, but compared to Sweden's, it j ... More >>
The cinnamon bun's tender, ever-so-slightly sweet dough, is wrapped around a gooey, mahogany-colored interior painted with fragrant cinnamon. The top is drizzled with a pristine glaze that inches down the hot and steamy sides. This crown jewel among pastries is so popular in Sweden, they've even dev ... More >>
Minneapolis residents produce more patent applications per capita than all but three American cities, according to a new Forbes analysis.SEE ALSO: NYC editor disses Minneapolis's awesome parks: The city "is in like, Canada or something" [UPDATE]In fact, in the whole wide world, there are only eight ... More >>
Like most of it's traditions of which Sweden has many, Death Metal is a pervasively dark and sorrow-driven force in the the country's music history. With many brands of heaviness in it's ranks the band Ghost (or Ghost B.C. as they are known stateside) stand out as one that seemingly came from out of ... More >>
MuseWith Dead SaraTarget Center, MinneapolisThursday, March 7, 2013When it came time for the finale last night at Target Center, Muse didn't leave anything to chance. Well, scratch that -- maybe a little bit: The high-definition LED screens that wrapped around the stage suddenly transformed into a g ... More >>
See Also:Other Lives and Halloween, Alaska at 7th Street Entry, 02/06/12Halloween, Alaska remixed by Lazerbeak, Bon Iver's S. CareySummer may still be in full swing here in Minnesota, but in Sweden the dog days will soon be drawing to a close, leading to cooler, longer nights. Kräftskiva is a tradi ... More >>
How to eat like a Scandinavian
Who in their right mind would drive 90 miles for a pizza? The expense! The time! The carbon emissions! There's probably a pizza joint two blocks from your house! And yet, right-minded people seem willing to drive to Stockholm, Wisconsin, from all over the Midwest, just to have a pizza at A to ... More >>
For all you lucky ducks who don't work on the weekends, take heed: Sunday morning's got your number.
The pie that will ruin your lifeStanding at the counter of the cute little Stockholm Pie Company in the cute little town of Stockholm, Wisconsin, you may not be aware that you've walked into a den of iniquity. The apple-cheeked proprietor asks you in a suspiciously friendly manner what kind of pi ... More >>
Clueless.For all her ability to gin up fans via social media on the Internet, Michele Bachmann really does seem clueless when it comes to the inner workings of the information superhighway. Take her call today for the resignation of Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General. In it, she castigates ... More >>
Great River Road Wine TrailWine...with a view.Book a holiday flight for just $20--a wine flight, that is, sampled via vintners along The Great River Road Wine Trail at this weekend's Holiday Food & Wine Festival. The Great River Road Wine Trail is made up 10 wineries located near the Mississ ... More >>
To understand the band Junip you must first appreciate patience. If I were to suggest the best backdrop for their new album Fields, it might be a traffic jam; it may just settle your nerves and abbreviate your frustration. The most recognizable member of Junip, of course, José González, who len ... More >>
photo by: Jonathan BehmMuse have come a long way from the feisty club band that played the Quest back in 2004 as if they had a point to make and a country to conquer. At the Target Center on Tuesday night, it seemed as if the Teignmouth trio (who are joined by multi-instrumentalist Morgan Nicholl ... More >>
stu_spivack/flickr/Ruby red treats.Yesterday we spoke with Ana Micka, author of The Fresh Girl's Guide to Easy Canning and Preserving, who shared her insights on the art of canning. Today we return to share one of her favorite recipes, Rodbeter --Swedish pickled beets. This recipe uses caraway, c ... More >>
Ikea will be happy to see you and your kiddies, too. Do you like furniture from Sweden that is incredibly hard to assemble? Do you have kids who love Swedish meatballs? If you answered "yes" to both of those questions, we have an offer you might not be able to turn down. From now until August 15, ... More >>
Every Monday, we'll show you a photo we've snapped at a local restaurant--it's up to you to guess which one. The first person to answer correctly in the comments (be sure to leave your email address--it won't be visible), will be entered into a pool and periodically we'll draw names and award a few ... More >>
From the City Pages press archivesOur dear friend Joel Bremer, the Minnesota music-loving fiddler from Sweden, posted a couple of amazing old Prince videos on his Facebook page recently. In addition to showing Prince and the Revolution playing "Purple Rain" live at First Avenue, which is already ... More >>
Preview of Little Dragon's show at the 400 Bar tonight with Athletes in Slacks.
Wear your nice shoes to this show. They're going to get a lot of attention.
Finish with dessert at Stockholm Pie Company—pie so good you'll cry
Black Mirror: Reflections in Global Musics 1918-1955
Bill Nelson is the Director of Correctional Services for Volunteers of America, Minnesota and Founding Director of the Women’s Recovery Center, a residential program for women in the process of leaving prostitution. Nelson is also the founder of the anti-violence agency La Oportunidad, Minneapolis ... More >>
If this is your weekend with your kids, why not catch a few of the best offerings for the under-ages set from the International Film Fest?
UK journalists boycott Yahoo, hackers shut down Sweden's national police web site, the Justice Department wants to see your browsing history, the Jackass guys are back, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
If 40 distributors each work with between 30 and 200 chateaus, bodegas, collectives, estates, wineries, or what have you--how many separate bottlings are available in Minnesota?
A postmodern choreographer gooses 'Swan Lake'
What draws young Nordic musicians to medieval songs about wolves ripping babies from the womb?
A grab bag of reels from the Mpls./St. Paul Film Festival