Tag Archive | Sweden

From Head Writer of The Bridge Comes the First Swedish Original Series for Netflix, Störst av Allt (Quicksand)

Netflix has announced that the international best-selling thriller novel, Störst av Allt (Quicksand), will be the next gripping series from head writer of The Bridge, Camilla Ahlgren. Continuing its investment in Europe, Netflix is partnering with award-winning production company FLX (Bonusfamiljen/The Bonus Family and The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared) to […]

Watch: Elusive Pleasure – Diana Ebe

Watch: Elusive Pleasure – Diana Ebe

In our Wednesday music slot, we feature alternative/pop Swedish singer/songwriter, Diana Ebe, and her beautiful, haunting, and lonesome track, Elusive Pleasure. Originally from Stockholm, Diana moved to Los Angeles in 2013 to pursue her musical career. She recently released her lead single Elusive Pleasure from her upcoming EP, to be released this Summer. This track […]

Eurovision 2015: Second Semi-Final Round-Up & Predictions (also 40 song recap)

In Tuesday’s first semi-final, ten countries made it to the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. Tonight it’s time for Molly Sterling and Ireland to do that very thing: to capture the hearts and votes of Europe and qualify for the final. It’s not out of reach, but Ireland is up against a large number of […]

Eurovision: Interview with Christer Björkman

Eurovision: Interview with Christer Björkman

EILE’s Tobias Larsson chats with Christer Björkman, supervisor of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen, and Show Producer for the Eurovision Song Content when it took place in Malmö in 2013 It has only been two years since Sweden hosted the Eurovision Song Contest but this powerhouse nation certainly would not mind winning again. Christer Björkman – a singer […]

Travel: Copenhagen & Malmö in a Weekend

Travel: Copenhagen & Malmö in a Weekend

EILE’s Scott De Buitléir takes off to Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmö for a romantic weekend getaway  Copenhagen might not be a top holiday destination in the minds of many people, but it ought to be. The Danish capital is full of great bars & cafés, beautiful architecture, wonderful food and friendly faces to boot. Flying […]

Sweden Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronoun ‘Hen’ Into Dictionary

Sweden Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronoun ‘Hen’ Into Dictionary

In a testament – albeit controversially so – to Sweden’s liberal society, the Swedish language is set to introduce a gender-neutral pronoun into its official national dictionary from April 2015. While the Swedish language – or svenska – has traditionally used either han (he) or hon (she) when referring to people, the controversial gender-neutral term, hen, will be added […]

Sweden Takes The Crown at Mr Gay Europe Finals 2014

Sweden Takes The Crown at Mr Gay Europe Finals 2014

For the first time in nine years, the title of Mr Gay Europe has returned to a Scandinavian, as Jack Johansson from Sweden won this year’s Mr Gay Europe finals in Vienna last weekend. Jack, a 20-year-old student living in Gothenburg, had been a strong contestant throughout the competition, as well as a favourite