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  • Enforcing The Status Quo

    Recently, we covered the story of an opinion piece written by Birgir Örn Guðjónsson – better known to the internet as Biggi the Cop. He’s been a pretty popular figure on social media for his perpetual grin, friendly demeanor and overall charm. Most foreigners I know react to this guy by saying he “doesn’t look

  • Minister’s Phone Data Left Unexamined, Out Of Respect

    Vice State Prosecutor Helgi Magnús Gunnarsson says that data about the former Minister of the Interior’s phone communication was not examined during the police investigation of the Ministry’s leak of confidential documents in November 2013. This was in response to inquiries made by DV. The official says that the Capital Area Police department took this

  • Happening This Weekend November 28-30

    Friday Sun Kil Moon With everything that’s going on today, we don’t blame you for not realising that motherfucking Mark Kozelek is coming to town, and he’s playing a show that you can go to! Don’t just take our word for why you should go, listen to what fellow fan Chris Sea thinks of him. -Fríkirkja at 20:30, 5,900

  • Police Officer Wants Limits On Immigrants’ Right To Privacy

    Police officer Birgir Örn Guðjónsson, colloquially known as Biggi the cop, wrote an article, published in Fréttablaðið/Vísir on Thursday, under a title which may be loosely translated as “The Forbidden Article”. Birgir shares an anecdote about a man “of foreign origin” who, reportedly, would not allow his wife out to party, and claims that this

  • Police Need Machine Guns To Fight Islamic State

    The general police forces need 70 pieces of MP5 submachine guns as soon as possible, 150 soon, and at least 260 such weapons in the long term, to have the upper hand against terrorism, says Jón Bjartmarz, Chief Superintendent at the High Commissioner of the Icelandic Police. Interviewed by RÚV, Jón explained the immediate goal

  • Krómantík

    Sóley’s latest outing, ‘Krómantík’, surprises. The EP departs from her usual pop-tinged songwriting, instead delivering a very short collection of ghostly piano music written for several art projects. It is in essence a multi-soundtrack album, and its title is an appropriate portmanteau that sandwiches together “chromatic” and “romantic.” All of the tracks on this sixteen-minute

  • University of Iceland: A New Linguistic Area

    A new linguistic area has developed at the University of Iceland, where Icelandic and English are used equally, says a professor, as reported by RÚV. The professor adds that this causes problems for a large number of teachers and students, which remain largely unspoken. Even if the majority of courses at the University of Iceland

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