In Stockholm we have two morning papers for free, Metro and Stockholm City . Since I have about one hour to commute one-way, reading these really helps to make the journey to my job as pleasant as possible.
What stands out, though, is one columnist from each paper: Nima Daryamadj writing for Stockholm City and Stephan Mendel Enk writing for Metro. Both are very eloquent, and skilled enough writers to throw in just the perfect amount of humor to be entertaining and spellbinding while at the same time driving through very important and serious standpoints. Examples can be found in Nima’s excellent Ska kungen kalla oss Ã¢â‚¬ÂsvennarÃ¢â‚¬Â? and Stephan’s Brottsmoral lÃƒÂ¤r sig barn i sandlÃƒÂ¥dan .
If any of these would ever produce a book with a collection of their columns or something of the like, I’d love to read it (actually, Stephan has previously released the book Den problematiska manligheten if anyone’s interested).
So, Nima or Stephan, thank you!
If any of you ever read this and are in the Stockholm area, please contact me and we’ll do lunch, ok?