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. 99, No. 3, Autumn

Beer and Angst CORRECTION
The story of the Swedish film industry has been as much about outdoors slapstick as interior soul-searching.(The Second of a Two-Part Artide)NORTHERN MELANCHOLY HUNG OVER SWEDEN'S FIRST color feature, Klockorna i gamia stan The Bells in Old Town), released...
Finally, a Concert Hall Worthy of Finnish Music
A year after its opening, the acoustically pristine Helsinki Music Center has become the heart of Finland's vibrant music scene.SO FAR, THERE HAVE BEEN FEW QUIBBLES ABOUT THE long-awaited Helsinki Music Center and those that have come up have primarily...
Her American Grand Tour
No European traveler saw more of the United States in the 19th century than Swedish novelist Fredrika Bremer - or had more to say about it.A jL A» t first glance, there is something decidedly trite about these impressions of New York City made by a foreign...
Independence for Greenland: Not If, but When
Will the promise of increasing access to its oil and mineral riches as a result of rapid global warming speed the seeming inevitability of independence for Denmark s Arctic possession?GREENLAND, WHICH COVERS JUST over 836,000 square miles of rugged,...
Reinventing the Finnish Tango
A century ago, Finland was one of the European countries to most passionately adopt the Argentine tango. Now a new generation is revitalizing the tradition.SINCE THE 1980S, THE FINNISH TANGO SCENE HAS BEEN dominated by a rather syrupy electronic pop...
Saga Landscapes of Iceland
An Icelandic photographer recaptures what an English painter documented a century ago.IN THE SUMMER OF 1897 ICELAND RECEIVED AN UNUSUAL visitor. He was a British artist, antiquarian and author by the name of William Gershom Collingwood and he had come...