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Icelandic Police Forced To Pay Damages To Protesters They Spied On And Libelled Against

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Yesterday, in Reykjavík District Court, the Icelandic government admitted fault and paid damages to two protesters targeted by an infamous…

Iceland’s Own Paris Commune: The House At Vatnsstígur 4

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If you walk up Laugavegur on a summer day, as you pass the gate that blocks downtown car traffic, you…

Grapevine Airwaves Super Review: Thursday

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Airwaves day 2: more drunk, more concerts, and more madness. Everybody agreed that one band ruled them all and we…

Vakan: Icelanders Encouraging The Youth Vote In A Novel Way

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Parliamentary elections will be held in Iceland this Saturday, and one group is encouraging young people to take a selfie…

The Seal Ghost Of Xmas Present: Eyrbyggja Saga RECAP

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Firstly, there are some things you need to know about the Sagas. There are fuckloads of them. There are so…

BEYOND NORMAL THINKING: The Possibilities And Impossibilities Of Kaupthinking

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By Snorri Páll Jónsson Úlfhildarson A popular 19th century murder-ballad entitled “Banks Of The Ohio” relays a story of the…

Sour Grapes and Stuff: Issue 3, 2014

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From: Jacob Kruse <krusja03@luther.edu> To: [The Icelandic Association of Chicago] To the Icelandic Association of Chicago: Hello, my name is…

Rabbits Reaching Too Far

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The City of Reykjavík is being pressured by municipalities in the Capital Area to take action against rabbits trespassing by…

Received Restitution For Arrest

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The Icelandic government was sentenced today to pay damages to frequent Grapevine contributor Snorri Páll Jónsson Úlfhildarson for an arrest…

Not The Knee-Jerk Reaction – Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl on Illska

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Raised in Iceland by Lithuanian parents, Agnes is a history student writing her thesis on today’s right wing populism and…

My KEXPORT Adventure

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Icelandic reggae? Why not? Icelandic hip hop? You know it’s going to be good. At least, I do now. If…

News In Brief: Late July Edition

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The downtown nightclub Nasa came back into the news, with the future of the building that housed it undergoing more…

The Power Of The Unsaid

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In Grapevine’s last issue, Kári Túlinius poses a question that he then attempts to answer: “What became of the far…

When Two Become One

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Those who are yet to give up on Icelandic media cannot have avoided noticing one Kristján Már Unnarsson, a news…

Shoot Teenagers and Fight Environmentalists

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In a very short time the discourse following last week’s right-wing terrorist attacks in Norway reached both absurd and scary…

Should Icelanders Be Ashamed Of Themselves?

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After the publication of the SIC report, there was a near unanimous agreement in Icelandic society that it was not…

The First Step Away From Segregation

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Words are weapons. Controlling language—the meaning of words, which words exist and which do not—is the ruling powers’ fundamental premise…

More Artists Announced For Airwaves

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A press release from the organisers of Iceland Airwaves has established the addition of even more acts confirmed for this…

Reykjavík Nine: A Statement Regarding The Ruling

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The ruling of Reykjavík’s District Court is a sentence for the sake of appearances. It is not at all in…

Off Duty Police Allegedly Harrass Reykjavik Nine Defendants

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DV is reporting that a group of off-duty policemen followed one of the Reykjavík Nine into a bar and harrassed…

Charges Pressed Twenty Months After The Fact

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Snorri Páll Jónsson, one of the Reykjavík Nine, and Sunneva Weisshappel, were in court this morning for charges pressed against…