Today

Friday August 1st
This day a year ago?
Currently 12°
  • Culture
    Food

    Great Grandma’s Recipe, With a Kick

    Sceptics of Jungian psychology take note: the collective unconscious is most certainly A Thing here in Iceland. How’s that, you wonder? There are lots of good examples, such as the quickly passé, but briefly passionate fad for Tex-Mex-themed confirmation parties. But more to the point, consider the emergence of Reykjavík’s food truck culture. Less than

  • Mag
    Letters

    Sour Grapes & Stuff

    SOUR GRAPES!!! We stopped in Við Höfnina today for the lunch buffet. We were told that it cost 1690 ISK. A little pricey, but my husband had it anyway. I did not as I did not want to pay that much. My husband a few minutes later (after we were done) talked to a friend

  • Culture
    Track Of Issue

    Track Of Issue: Reykjavíkurdætur

    To those that don’t understand Icelandic, “D.R.U.S.L.A.” (which roughly translates to ‘S.L.U.T.’) may seem just like an upbeat synth-y song with a hip hop-y vibe and a few “bitch” shouts. The lyrics, however, deal with a rather serious topic: slut-shaming and victim-blaming. The message, in typical Reykjavíkurdætur fashion, is that it doesn’t matter how you

  • Mag
    Feature

    News In Brief

    Reykjavík’s streets have seen a lot of marching in the last two weeks. An estimated 11,000 Icelanders participated in the annual SlutWalk which helped to inspire a parliamentary proposal that calls for the improvement of the handling and litigation of sexual assault cases. Earlier in the week 3,000 people attended an anti-war “die in” in

  • Mag
    Editorial

    A Growing Divide?

    It’s that time of year again, when everybody is talking about everybody else’s salary. “Did you see? Grímur Karl Sæmundsen [CEO of the Blue Lagoon] makes 6.2 million per month [645,000 USD per year],” someone will say. “Wow, Davíð Oddsson [Editor of daily newspaper Morgunblaðið and former Prime Minister and head of the Central Bank]

  • News

    Minister Promises Law Against Racial Discrimination

    Welfare Minister Eygló Harðardóttir has announced that, come next fall, the Ministry intends to propose legislation against racial discrimination. This was reported by RÚV. According to RÚV, ‘the notion of equal rights’ will thereby be ‘extended, making it also apply to race and people’s place of origin’. The Minister is quoted as saying that ‘what

  • News

    Icelandic Passenger Fixes Plane

    Disappointed with the delay of his flight from Spain, Icelander Davíð Aron Guðnason decided to take matters into his own hands by fixing the plane’s engine, reports Vísir. There were no flight mechanics available when the delay of Davíð’s plane from Spain to Iceland was announced. It was likely that all 180 passengers would have to

  • News

    No Horse In Our Beef

    A comprehensive round of testing of beef products across Europe has revealed almost no traces of horse meat in Europe beef and none in Iceland, reports Vísir. The European Commission described the results of the testing as encouraging following last year’s horse-meat scandal, in which millions of ready-made beef meals were pulled from supermarket freezers across


  • News

    Interior Minister Scandal Causes Tremors In Parliament

    Members of parliament are sharply divided on how to contend with the news that Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir may have tried to influence the police investigations of her ministry. Shortly after news broke from DV that Hanna Birna had allegedly told then Commissioner of the Capital Area Police Stefán Eiríksson, both in

  • News

    Puffin Hunting “Unsustainable And Unethical”

    Iceland’s puffin population has hit such low numbers that hunting the birds has sparked strong criticism. The Nature Office of South Iceland has released their findings of a detailed puffin census conducted around the country. Of the dozen nestings areas that were inspected, all of them showed a sharp decline in the number of young

  • Mag
    Opinion

    Down To The Dog Den

    Anyone familiar with the vertical structure of just about all workplaces—from old school industries and services to the arts, to the innovation and public sectors—understands the universal logic of The Boss. No matter how pleasant it might feel to fulfil one’s working tasks and hours; irrelevant of how invisible the allegedly inherent antagonism between the

  • Travel

    Merchants’ Weekend Is Here!

    Every year in Iceland, the first weekend in August is dedicated to celebrating Verslunarmannahelgi (“Merchants’ Weekend”), a labour day / bank holiday equivalent. While not everyone is actually a Merchant, every Icelander is encouraged to celebrate like the holiday is their own, with many getting three or four days off work. Though it is traditionally

Latest IssueSee all issues

Grapevine TV

Muck, Post-set Breakdown, Kex Hostel, Kex Block Party, Celestine, Muckman

Post-Set Breakdown: MUCK

Interview by Tómas Gabríel Benjamin
Filmed and edited by Jónatli Guðjónsson
Sound recording and sound mix by Skúli Helgi
B-camera: ...

Q
& A

The Grapevine Store

Buy Awesome Merchandise Here

Advertise with us

Avertise in the Magazine

The Reykjavik Grapevine

Get the Media Kit

Advertise Online

Grapevine.is

Get the Media Kit