Category Archives: Current Events

Keeping the “Real” Stieg Larsson Alive

Eva Gabrielsson, Stieg Larsson’s lifetime companion, made headlines around the world in February by giving Sweden’s leading newspaper access to fifteen boxes of Larsson’s research into the 1986 assassination of its then-prime minister Olof Palme, a murder that has never been … Continue reading

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Fiction crosses over into real life with “Salander” hacker in Spanish enclave Melilla

According to reports in Spain’s leading newspaper, El País, there is a real-life hacker calling herself “Salander” after Stieg Larsson’s fictional Lisbeth Salander made famous by the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. The new Salander apparently operates from Melilla, … Continue reading

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Fashion, Rape Survival, and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Wall Street Journal’s Christina Binkley comments on controversy over the recently released H&M fashion collection based on the Lisbeth Salander character in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  It is an important and thoughtful item. See below: Fashion, Rape Survival, and … Continue reading

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CNN compares Olympus corporate scandal to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo:

by Kevin Voigt for CNN When the ex-CEO of Olympus talked about the saga that had befallen the Japanese company, the story he spun was less Harvard Business Review and more Pulp Fiction. “I thought I was coming to run … Continue reading

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Stieg Larsson and “Soft Power”

Monocle magazine has published its annual review of leading countries that possess “soft power.” Editor Tyler Brûlé, appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, explained that Sweden had risen to Number 6 on his publication’s annual soft power list. The first reason he gave … Continue reading

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Larsson Plots IRL

For anyone who thinks Stieg Larsson’s plots were too “over the top” to be everyday occurrences in real life, last week’s news about the head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, being accused of attempted sexual molestation and rape of a … Continue reading

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Iman al-Obeidi and Stieg Larsson bring us a similar message

We are breathing a small sigh of relief on learning that Iman al-Obeidi has made it out of Libya and is currently in Tunisia under the protective care of European diplomats. Iman al-Obeidi is the brave Libyan woman who burst … Continue reading

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