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Copenhagen: Ice cream to queue for

April 18, 2007


by tim anderson On pretty much any hot and sunny day in Copenhagen (in fact, it doesn’t really need to be that hot, just sunny), at certain hours of the day you’ll find queues like it was a supermarket twenty-five years ago in Eastern Europe suffering a food shortage. Alas, it’s not a shortage of […]

Copenhagen: Can you pass the Danish test?

March 27, 2007


by tim anderson If there is one thing that can be said about the current government in Denmark, it's that they are becoming rather predictable. Needing the proudly xenophobic/racist Dansk Folkeparti to prop up their minority/coalition government, the government has developed a nasty little habit of throwing their support behind various proposals propagating the idea of 'Danishness' (thereby helping to ward off perceived threats to whatever it is that this so-called 'Danishness' is...).

Copenhagen: Riots in the streets

March 25, 2007


  by tim anderson News reporters in Copenhagen, and in particular TV2 News – Denmark’s 24-hour news channel – recently had what was probably their biggest news week for several years. It all began with a police raid of the Ungdomhus (‘The Youth House’) in Nørrebro in Copenhagen on March 1, which succeeded in clearing […]

Copenhagen: The woman who didn’t want to be Princess anymore

February 23, 2007


by sabine behrman Princess Alexandra, Queen Margrethe’s ex-daughter-in-law, has decided to marry her boyfriend on March3, thus leaving the royal family for good and be reduced to a lowly Countess of Frederiksborg. She’ll lose the last of her privileges, but not her annual alimony of appr. € 250.000. However, she will have to pay about […]

Copenhagen: Digging into the underground music scene

February 13, 2007


by tim anderson Digging deeply into Copenhagen’s underground electronic music scene has its rewards. It also has its challenges, since though it’s out there, its extent is relatively limited – particularly the further below the surface you try to get. Please forgive the grainy low-quality mobile phone pictures, though poor, they do capture the atmosphere […]

Copenhagen: Get your skates on

February 1, 2007


by tim anderson I don't think I could come up with a better theme picture to show life in Copenhagen at its best (during the winter months). But the real fun was waking up last Saturday morning and finding a good 10-15 cm of snow had fallen during the night. (Isn't it nice when these days line right up with the weekend!)

Anyway, that gave us a few hours on Saturday to get down to Kongens Nytorv in the center of town, rent some skates and enjoy a couple hours of skating.

Copenhagen: A European paradise?

January 30, 2007


by tim anderson I’ve been running my own blog, The Copenhagen Report, for the past two years now, but as this is my first article for Shortcut, I'll back up and give a short introduction to the city I now call home.