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The Magic Happens When You’re Playing: The Rise Of Ágústa Eva

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“As I’m getting older, with more experience from life, I’m also getting more passionate about changing the world for the…

Iceland Airwaves Reveals Their Full Line-Up

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Listen up, fellow music nerds: Iceland Airwaves is right around the corner. From November 6 to November 9, you can…

Nerds Of EVE Online Lose Minds Over Change In Chat Function

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Remember in the first season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ when the Vulcans gained the ability to fly undetected by comms…

Nerds Of EVE Online Decimated By NPC Drifters

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Last week, the nerds of the MMORPG EVE Online were shocked by a surprise attack—no, not of heart disease from…

War Of The Nerds: Iceland Has Belugas In The House!

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So, Iceland has belugas now. We endeavoured to fly them over from China in the middle of June and they…

War Of The Nerds: The Odd Battle Of The Roundabouts

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Let’s just be honest about it: roundabouts are nightmarish and confusing structures. It’s like a saddening metaphor for the pointless…

War Of The Nerds: In Eve Online, A Betrayal

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Can you put a price on friendship? Eve Online player Samantha Myth did. On a whim, he spent 16 months…

Downtown Reykjavik Streets Pedestrian-And-Bicycle Only From Now Until October

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For the eighth year running, several downtown streets will, in whole or in part, be closed to car traffic through…

Palestinian Group Urges Hatari To Withdraw From Eurovision

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The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is urging Hatari to withdraw from Eurovision in…

The Stones Speak: X-Men Star Tómas Lemarquis Talks ‘The Rock Of Ages’

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Tómas Lemarquis opens his front door, smiling broadly. Tanned, wiry, and wearing a bold red sweater, he cuts a striking…

War of the Nerds: The shadow war on Laugavegur

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There is trouble brewing, trouble that hides under the dust of Laugavegur, under the ever-flowing groups of tourists, behind the…

Best Of Reykjavík 2019: Best Record Store

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Icelandic style and design has escalated in scope over recent years, with an ensuing explosion of local stores. While high…

War Of The Nerds: Iceland Solves the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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If there is something holier than Christmas in Iceland, it would probably be Eurovision. Our readers know this. Icelanders go…

Albums Of The Year: Our Critics’ Music Picks Of 2018

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Deliberating over the Grapevine’s Music Awards is a difficult process—for every winner that we hand a medal to, there are…

War Of The Nerds: Iceland Vs. Iceland

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Remember that time you got drunk and copyrighted the word ‘Macedonia’ and then got super rich by suing every history…

War Of The Nerds: Grab Your Flogger And Latex, Weirdos

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The BDSM community has oft been misunderstood. Those not associated probably just think of badly written love interests like Christian…

War Of The Nerds: The Shawarma Struggle

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So your girlfriend just left you, your friends found cooler ones, you have a Rudolph sized pimple on your nose,…

War Of The Nerds: The Hound Hating HOA

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When people hear the word “asshole,” most think of Homeowners Associations. Iceland requires them for apartment buildings, and don’t worry,…

War Of The Nerds: Flower Power Or Flower Killer?

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Iceland isn’t exactly well-known for its lush vegetation and diverse flora. I mean, it’s mainly moss, some puny trees, and…

War Of The Nerds: The Icelandic Horse Minefield

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Picture a huge Lord of the Rings fan. They’re so into the books or movies or whatever that they decide…

War Of The Nerds: More Like Fortnótt!

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In the ‘War Of The Nerds’ column, we usually dive into a of sordid tale of drama involving a specific…