| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:37 PM
The European Union "nanny state" strikes again, this time at a breakfast favorite in Denmark.
New EU food safety rules limit the amount of cinnamon that can be used in pastries because of new concern about excessive consumption of a naturally...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Eyad Sarraj, a Palestinian human rights campaigner who dealt with the mental health damage caused by political oppression and challenged both Israeli and Palestinian abuses, has died. He was 69.
Sarraj died Tuesday at Hadassah Medical Center in...
| Oct 21, 2013
Sweden has virtually eliminated salmonella in store-bought chicken, even though poultry there is industrially produced, just like in the United States. And even in this country, a 2010 Consumers Union study found no salmonella in the organic store-brand...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:04 PM
A couple of reminders of America's seeming determination to turn its scientific pastures into wastelands arrived this week, and the picture is scary.
One came courtesy of the embassy of Sweden, which earlier this week hosted nine new American Nobel...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 8:37 AM
You might have thought Lady Gaga turned out for H&M's epic store opening in New York last month only to promote her new "ArtPop" album. But maybe not. According to columnist Stephanie Smith in the New York Post's Alexa magazine, the star asked for $500,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:40 PM
"Liv & Ingmar: Painfully Connected" is a lovely and lyrical documentary about the passionate, mutually inspiring yet fraught relationship between the late filmmaker Ingmar Bergman and his lover, frequent collaborator and, ultimately, dear friend,...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:05 PM
On Saturday at the Hollywood Palladium, dance music fans will get a sensory barrage from three different projects. There’s the audiovisual EDM extravaganza EPIC 2.0, with artists from the label group Pryda performing over 3D holograms and live LED...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:48 PM
The late Lee Hazlewood’s sound might be best known for “These Boots Are Made For Walkin',” Nancy Sinatra’s 1966 go-go dancing hit, but in the shadow of that quirky, spectacularly produced classic lies a whole world of musical...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Question: My daughter and I would like to take a tour of Scandinavia next year. We have narrowed our choices to two escorted companies, one of which is based in Washington state and the other in Sweden. The one in Sweden has returned email inquiries...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It already seems like 2014 is shaping up as a great year for ride enthusiasts around the world, as a number of new theme parks are planned for Europe and several major attractions are in the works for Asia.
PHOTOS: Best new international theme park...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Every summer, I regret the loss of the Swedish restaurant Gustaf Anders in Costa Mesa and its annual crayfish festival. Not to mention the Princess cake draped in pale green marzipan.
It won’t be the same, but here’s the thing: It’s...