Sweden

The Power and Privilege Issue

Meet the Teenage Girl Who Led Thousands in Protest Against Sweden’s Deportation of Afghan Refugees

The deportations haven’t stopped, but 18-year-old Fatemeh Khavari made Sweden pay attention to their struggle.
Fatemeh Khavari
10.15.18
Sweden

It's Been Hot as Hell in Sweden — and That May Have Slowed the Far-Right’s Surge

“In political discussions, the debate has shifted from immigration and crime to be more focused on climate.”
Tim Hume
9.9.18
wildfires

The Arctic Is on Fire, and You Can See it From Space

More than 50 wildfires are burning in parts of Sweden inside the Arctic Circle, according to the European Space Agency.
Alex Lubben
7.22.18
Photography

Photos of Modern Vikings Keeping Their Traditions Alive

Vikings Against Racism are out to show that you can cherish ancient traditions without being a bigot.
Caisa Ederyd
3.14.18
war

How a Secret CIA Cell Fucked with Vietnam War Deserters

Spies who infiltrated antiwar radicals in Sweden helped spark fears of brainwashing and devotion to apocalyptic cults. 50 years later, we're still living with the aftermath.
Seth Ferranti
1.25.18
travel

I Spent 24 Hours On a Nordic Booze Cruise, and I Never Want to Do It Again

Being on a ferry that sails from Sweden to Finland with bottomless wine on tap and all-you-can-eat prawns sounds like a dream. But is it, really?
Benjamin Wirström
12.22.17
Photography

These Photography Tricks Will Help You Shoot CGI-Free Fantasy

Erik Johansson premieres new photographic optical illusions in an exhibition in the south of Sweden.
Beckett Mufson
7.12.17
Tattoos

Geometric Animal Tattoos Come to Life in Sweden

Oskar blends multiple styles while inking together everything from nature to his love for old school western tattoos.
Sean Neumann
6.1.17
monday insta illustrator

Surreal Pencil Drawings Look Like How Repressing Your Emotions Feels

The vertigo of an MC Escher drawing meets the human body in Miles Johnston's evocative art.
Beckett Mufson
5.23.17
taxes

America Almost Made Filing Taxes Easy, Then Lobbyists Showed Up

A 1998 law ordered the IRS to allow people to pay their taxes without filing a return. Why hasn’t it happened?
Steven Yoder
4.14.17
Photography

A Photographer Captures Plants’ Invisible UV Glow

Since 2014, photographer Craig Burrows has been practicing ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence (UVIVF) photography.
Nathaniel Ainley
4.13.17
News

Everything We Know So Far About the Attack in Central Stockholm

Four people have been killed and at least 15 are injured.
VICE Staff
4.8.17