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    So What’s This Naming Law I Keep Hearing About?

    Harriet Cardew, the adorable ten-year-old daughter of an Englishman and an Icelandic woman, has been in the world news lately because the Icelandic National Registry refused to approve a passport for her because it does not approve of the name Harriet. Nor did it much care for her brother being called Duncan. In fact, the

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    Welcome To ATP Iceland

    Thank you, Iceland, for allowing All Tomorrow’s Parties (ATP) to return to the land of ice and snow for a second year. Last year was a great start, with the likes of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Thee Oh Sees and Thurston Moore, and this year is even more extensive with a fantastic line

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    The Last Emperor Of Atlantis Was An Icelander

    Karl Kerulf Einarsson, aka Dunganon, aka the Duke of St. Kilda, aka Emperor Cormorant XII of Atlantis, was both an artist and a poet, but his most remarkable creation was himself…or I should say his various selves. Born in 1897 near Seyðisfjörður in eastern Iceland, Karl moved with his family to the Faroe Islands when

  • Culture

    Horse Manoeuvre

    Benedikt Erlingsson’s theatrical debut is a mosaic of several stories that centre on people’s colourful relationships with their horses. The film, ‘Of Horses And Men,’ which came out in late August of last year, has received glowing reviews from critics and it has picked up several awards on the festival circuit, such as the Kutxa-New

  • News

    Naming Committee: Sorry, Not Sorry

    The chairperson of Iceland’s naming committee, Ágústa Þorbergsdóttir, has said that the committee is here to stay–and that should it be dismantled, the development of names in Iceland could go down a dark path, reports RÚV. Ágústa said that without the naming committee people would begin to name their children letters, like, ‘S’, or give their

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    Seriously, Stay Away From Katla

    Tourists and tour companies are ignoring instructions from the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management, the police and scientists to steer clear of Mýrdalsjökull and Sólheimajökull which border and cover Katla, reports RÚV. As reported, although there are no indications of an eruption, the area is considered dangerous. This is not only due to glacial flooding

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    Sigur Rós: Too Sexy For Google

    Google has been pressuring at least one music website to censor album art considered “sexually explicit”, including the cover for Sigur Rós’ Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust. The Independent reports that popular music website Drowned in Sound (DiS) has been told by Google that they must censor or remove “sexually explicit” album art

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    “Paris Of The North” Receives Glowing Review

    ScreenDaily says the Icelandic film “must be a contender for a major award and will be a regular feature at other international film festivals.” A review of Paris Of The North (París norðursins) was featured in today’s ScreenDaily, and the verdict is highly positive: “The wonderfully – and often beautifully – bleak landscape contrasts perfectly


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    Foreigners Charged More For Domestic Flights

    Eagle Air charges hire rates for domestic flights that are purchased through their English language website. Eagle Air’s director says it is “not unnatural” for tourists to pay more than locals for the same services. Eagle Air (or Flugfélagið Ernir) has two websites: one in English and the other in Icelandic. How much a person

  • Culture
    Live Reviews

    PHOTOS: Neil Young & Crazy Horse

    Righteous rockers Neil Young & Crazy Horse kicked off ATP Iceland with a special gig at Laugardalshöllin. It was the first time Neil has played in Iceland, and he also debuted a brand new song called, “Who’s Gonna Stand Up And Save The Earth.” Iceland’s own Mugison was a fitting choice to open and set

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    Music

    5 Picks For ATP Iceland!

    This year’s line-up at ATP Iceland is definitely one of the best that the festival has had in the last few years, with top headlining acts such as Mogwai, Portishead, Interpol and the mighty Swans performing. But what of the other bands on the bill you need to watch? Well here’s my lowdown on some

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    Opinion

    We’re Here, We’re Skyr

    This summer, as we mark the centennial of a war that entangled many of the world’s countries in horrific bloodshed, the world’s most peaceful nation has been dragged into a very different kind of war, an ugly war besmeared with thick, creamy carnage and leaving behind a trail of plastic detritus—Iceland has become implicated in

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