- Events all over Sweden.
Sweden’s beloved children book hero Pippi Longstocking celebrated her 70th birthday on Friday, and today the event has been marked around Sweden.
- The name of Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Långstrump was made-up by her daughter.
She is instantly recognisable with her red hair, freckles and long stockings pulled up over her knees but it's Pippi Longstocking's character that has made her so popular the world over. Astrid Lindgren's most famous character turned 70 today, and she continues to capture the hearts of children as she did when the first book was released back in 1945.
- Received SEK 3.2 million in state-funds.
A digital tool called the fairness calculator is supposed to help news organisations keep a tab on who is seen, heard and quoted in the media, but it has come under fire, with one critic saying it “replicates a racist discourse”.
- Translating creativity into a paycheck.
Making it as an artist can be tough, and a fresh batch of students will soon be put to the test, as they graduate and head out into the unknown, hoping to be both creative and on a solid financial footing.
- Competing for Sweden with Heroes.
As the sixtieth annual Eurovision Song Contest kicks off in the Austrian capital, Swedes are hoping crooner Måns Zelmerlöw will bring home the trophy - and he is among the favourites to win, according to Kris Boswell.
- FBI involvement.
An unusual trial against a Swedish man suspected of selling songs stolen from American artists begins today in the Borås district court in western Sweden.
- Used as a symbol by Viking researchers.
One of the most well-known symbols of the Vikings - a palm-sized dragon's head - has been discovered during excavations in the Viking trading town of Birka in the Stockholm archipelago.