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  • ITV Takes Stake in Nordic VOD Channel Cirkus

    LONDON -- U.K. broadcaster ITV has taken a minority stake in Nordic on-demand channel Cirkus. The service showcases British TV series through program supply agreements with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, BBC Worldwide, Endemol and All3Media...
  • NBC Summer Slate Robust in Original Scripted Series

    Six original scripted series, as well as a new original alternative series, will join NBC's summer line-up, the network announced Wednesday. The slate is heavy on comedies, with the Amy Poehler-produced "Welcome to Sweden," which is based on her...
  • Looking Out: Same-sex couple files marriage lawsuit in Puerto Rico

    Looking Out: Same-sex couple files marriage lawsuit in Puerto Rico
    A lesbian couple married in Massachusetts filed a lawsuit this week looking for recognition of their marriage in Puerto Rico. Ada Conde and Ivonne Alvarez married in Massachusetts in 2004. Because Puerto Rico signed a law in 1999 that defined marriage...
  • Swedish Film Institute Backs 'Flocking,' 'False Witness'

    Swedish helmer Beata Gardeler, who earned a Guldbagge award nomination and the Novella Film nod at Goteborg Intl. film festival for her debut "In Your Veins," is on board to direct her sophomore feature, "Flocking." The drama, which is one of the...
  • Go Away With ... Marcus Samuelsson

    Go Away With ... Marcus Samuelsson
    Born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden by his adoptive family, Chef Marcus Samuelsson currently resides in the United States with his wife, model Gate Maya Haile. Samuelsson, a TV personality and "Top Chef Masters" champion, owns three restaurants, Red...
  • The best and worst of Europe

    The best and worst of Europe
    Americans get the shortest vacations in the industrial world. With so little time, the pressure is on to make all the right choices when planning a trip. But how to select the right destination? It ultimately depends on your interests and your tastes --...
  • The historic mansions of Lake Tahoe

    The historic mansions of Lake Tahoe
    "George Whittell," the tour guide said, "was born with a silver spoon in his mouth." So wealthy was Whittell's family that as a young man in San Francisco he vowed he would never work a day in his life. He then set about vigorously pursuing that goal....
  • Review: 'Cockroaches' by Jo Nesbo

    Review: 'Cockroaches' by Jo Nesbo
    What is it with Scandinavians? They've got the highest quality of life in the world, thanks to a non-insane attitude toward social welfare and state paternalism. They have sublime landscapes and really cool mythology. And yet, culturally, the Nordic...
  • Cultural Capitals of Europe for 2014

    Cultural Capitals of Europe for 2014
    Two wintry cities at either end of the Baltic Sea — Umea, Sweden, to the northwest, and Riga, Latvia, to the southeast — share yearlong tenures as the official European Capitals of Culture in 2014, a tradition dating to 1985. Umea, subarctic...
  • Drunk moose becoming problem overseas

    Drunk moose becoming problem overseas
    Most alcohol drinkers have probably tried hard cider at some point. Cider becomes "hard" by grinding apples or other fruit and fermenting them.  But did you know that apples falling from the ground can ferment, as well? Fermentation is simply the...
  • Dario Cologna wins a second Sochi gold medal

    Dario Cologna wins a second Sochi gold medal
    SOCHI, Russia -- Swiss cross country skier Dario Cologna easily won the men's 15-kilometer classic race on Friday for his second gold medal of the Sochi Olympics. Wearing short sleeves on another mild day at the Laura Cross country Ski and Biathlon...