Tuesday January 27th
This day a year ago?
  • 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

  • Happy Syriza, Greece!

    Syriza won! Meanwhile, in Iceland, nothing worth mentioning seems currently up for debates. If debates don’t exist, we have to invent them. Morgunblaðið and some other media seem to be seriously concerned about the existence of single parents, as a social hazard. I don’t believe anyone responsible for such writing is actually, him or herself,

  • I Love The Smell Of Planning In The Morning

    Sónar Reykjavík has this morning released the full schedule for the 2015 event, which features a total of 68 artists spread across three days. So if you’re planning on a tightly-planned festival experience spent marching between the stages to catch 15 minutes of everything on show, then you can get to work on your route

  • Sandra Kolstad Unveils Iceland-Inspired Video

    Berlin-based Norwegian pop artist Sandra Kolstad has released a very fancy video for her new single My Yellow Heart, shot late last year right here in Iceland. It shows Sandra galloping and running across what looks like Heiðmörk and Solheimasandur, with avalanches, eruptions, rising sparks and all kinds of cinematic trickery thrown in for good

  • Ground Zero

    ZEN Ring the bells! Ring the repetitive alarms—the irresistibly itching reminders of circular memories! Pull the triggers! Ignite the fuzes of colourful calorie bombs—the highly explosive redeemers of repressive histories! Entrepreneurs of all progressive Lebensraums, reunite! Artfully insert your edgy index fingers into the generous soil! May infinite amounts of holy bread and healing circuses

  • Selfie Nation

    “The untamed, distant and cool Iceland” “A few reasons why Iceland is the best place in the world” Those are random headlines I spotted on Icelandic news sites the day I wrote this article. Both stories report on articles that appeared in the foreign media. On any given day over the past five years or

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