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from Salon

Stop what you’re doing and go watch “Borgen”

Borgen. The great Danish political drama is finally available legally in America. So what are you waiting for?

Borgen is one of best TV series in recent years. An intelligent political drama with particularly strong female characters.


'Borgen' Is Denmark's 'West Wing' (But Even Better)

Borgen's heroine is Birgitte Nyborg, superbly played by Sidse Babett Knudsen. Pilou Asbaek plays Don Draper-ish spin doctor Kasper Juul.

from Mother Would Know

Nutella-Filled Hamantaschen

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The Heartbreaking Reason This Man Killed His Sister

Christina Gyllenstierna (1494/5 - January 1559) led an uprising in Sweden to overthrow the (effective) control of Sweden by a Danish king, Christian II. After her husband was killed in battle, she took command of the defense of Stockholm. Christina was eventually forced to surrender, but negotiated terms that provided a general amnesty to herself and everyone else involved in the uprising. Christina became a national symbol of Swedish patriotism.