Scandinavian Review

Magazine covers all aspects of life in contemporary Scandinavia emphasizing art and design, industrial development, business, political, economic, and social issues.

Articles from Vol. 92, No. 2, Autumn

A Bracing Performance by the Young Danish String Quartet
Four young Danes conquered New York last summer with their spirited and inspired playing of little-known and well-known chamber works. Their recital met with enthusiastic audience and critical approval and everyone looks forward to a return engagement.AUDIENCE...
Bad Day for Storsie
Sweden's own Loch Ness monster has been removed from the government's endangered-species list.WE ALL KNOW ABOUT UFO SIGHTERS. THEY WEAR BIB overalls and straw hats, have a manic Christopher Walken glint in their eyes and suffer nightmares from the surgery...
Going beyond Reykjavík
The capital region is great but there's so much more of Iceland to discover once you get into the countryside.A layover or protracted visit to Iceland's capital city of Reykjavík offers visitors easy access to many unusual attractions in the immediate...
Louisa Matthíasdóttir: A Painter's Painter
The works of this remarkable Icelandic-born artist-the subject of a major Scandinavia House retrospective-have been described as startlingly and triumphantly clear and a defining achievement in postwar American art.AS A GIRL IN HER NATIVE ICELAND, LOUISA...
ÓLafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland
Recently elected to a third term as Iceland's head of state, President Grímsson reaffirms his commitment to cooperative development throughout the New North.AS MY TAXI DROVE UP THE TREELESS LANE leading to the presidential residence, my driver turned...
Stefan Edberg: The Gentleman Champion
The last of Sweden's three great tennis stars from the late 20th century has now been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. He joins Björn Borg (1980) and Mats Wilander (2002). Here, Edberg comments on the highs and lows of his brilliant...
When the Sky Ran Red
In a study partly funded by The American-Scandinavian Foundation, the authors examine the when, where and why of Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream. Adapted from an article in the magazine Sky & Telescope.ONLY A FEW ARTWORKS ARE ICONS OF POPULAR...