Tuesday January 27th
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  • Paul Kalkbrenner Plays Sónar, Loves Amiina

    Paul Kalkbrenner is without a doubt one of the world’s most popular techno DJs, a legend in his own right. Born in Leipzig, he launched what would become a spectacular career in the world’s techno capital, Berlin, where he still resides. Throughout his career, Paul has produced album after album of hits and bangers, even making his own feature

  • Music For Dark Days

    As Reykjavík society withdraws from the bleak northern winter into a post-Christmas domestic bubble, the city’s cultural calendar looks uncharacteristically bare. But fear not, because for four days in January, there’s an event housed in the warm and airy confines of Harpa, one that uses the darkness to shine the spotlight on the intriguing world

  • The Glacier Tour Is Great (If You’re Not Paranoid)

    “Golden Circle! Langjökull glacier!” Our enthusiastic driver Hjörleifur Kristjánsson, “Hjölli” to us, calls out the day’s destinations as he presents the gigantic truck that will chauffeur us around. His demeanour indicated that the “ooohs,” “aaahs,” and “wows” emitted by the group in response came as no surprise, as he pointed to the extended steps that

  • Women Unprotected As Supreme Court Drops Restraining Orders

    Iceland’s Supreme Court has dropped a restraining order against a man who is suspected of physically abusing his ex-partner and recently confessed to sending graphic sexually explicit videos of her to her work colleagues, reports Vísir. “I was in shock,” said Juliane Ferguson of the verdict. “I thought that the court was allowing him to

  • Woman Rescued From Harbour In Medically Induced Coma

    The woman whose car ended up in Reykjavík Harbour last week and spent 30 minutes in the sea before being pulled out, remains in the ICU in a medically induced coma, reports Vísir. As reported, the unnamed woman was rescued from her sunken car in Reykjavík harbour last Monday and transferred to the National University

  • Cat Burglar Caught! Cats Reunited With Owner

    Metropolitan Police tracked down the pantless cat burglar who stole three Bengal cats last week, reports RÚV. The three stolen Bengal cats have been reunited with their owner, cat breeder Ólafur Sturla Njálsson, who has been using social media to petition for their return since they were taken from his home. The Metropolitan Police –

  • Google Handed Journalists’ Private Emails To The FBI

    As recently disclosed and widely reported, journalist and Wikileaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson is one of the three staff members at Wikileaks, whose email communication Google handed over to the US’ FBI in March 2012, without informing those targeted until Christmas Eve 2014. The search warrant was issued by a federal judge, at the request of

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