Back to the Frou Frou-ture: Imogen Heap and Guy Sigsworth Reunite in Reykjavík

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In early October, the stars aligned to grace Reykjavík with a performance by the elusive electropop band Frou Frou. Composed…

What’s The Matter, Don’t You Speak Greek?: Anne Carson Returns To Reykjavík

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Literary fame is a finicky kind of fame. A writer can have raving reviews in the New York Times, The…

When You’re Estranged: Reykjavík’s Special Edition Drag Mag

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Estranged is a new, mobile magazine project by local photographer Kaspars Bekeris and Matthias Boyer. You might know the work…

Sónar Warm Up: Atonal Noise, Berlin Electro & Proper Techno

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Our writers went into the breach last night to check out the warm-up night for Sónar Reykjavík 2018. Here’s what…

TOKiMONSTA On Creativity, Travel, And Playing Sónar Reykjavík 2018

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Toki being the Korean word for “rabbit”—and monsta needing no translation—TOKiMONSTA is the project of Korean-American electronic musician Jennifer Lee….

Illumination Station: Light Yourself Up With Lumikura at Listastofan

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“I’m a huge geek about the technical stuff,” says Raphaël Alexandre. He’s describing how he built his very own, unique…

Grapevine Music Awards: Album Of The Year – Högni’s ‘Two Trains’

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Once a year, we at Grapevine honour the best and brightest of the Icelandic music scene by giving out awards…

House Of Strike: The Flying Pink Penis Of Drag

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If you didn’t know, Reykjavík is in the middle of some kind of drag renaissance. In fact, it has grown…

Dans Í Dimmu: Where The Shy Can Let Loose In Total Darkness

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Dans í dimmu (dance in the dark) is a dance event where music is played in a pitch black room…

Saga Recap: The Saga of Ketill Salmon

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To celebrate the return of the world’s favorite fantasy-violence-porn series to its favorite fantasy-violence-porn TV station, I’ve decided to recap…

Recap: The Tale of the Earl’s Poet Þorleifur

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You know this is going to be a good story when the author begins by telling you that it ends…

Saga Recap: The Saga of Bosi And Herrauður

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One thing you should know about the Icelandic sagas is that some of them are not only sexually charged, they’re…

Saga Recap: The Saga Of Grettir The Strong

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This is the saga of Grettir, the grandson of the “bravest and nimblest one-legged man to ever live in Iceland.”…

Saga Recap: The Saga Of Crooked Refur

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This saga starts with a lazy asshole named Refur, which is the Icelandic word for fox. So you probably already…

Saga Recap: The Tale of Þorsteinn Housebaby

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This story starts with a dude called Þorsteinn Housebig. He is so huge that he can barely fit through any…

RECAP: Saga Of Gísli Súrsson

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There are more sex jokes in the sagas than you might guess, and neither jokes about butt-sex nor the literary…

RECAP: The Tale of Shady Halli

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This Old Icelandic story begins and ends with dick jokes, which is totally my type of story. It’s classified as…

RECAP: Saga of Egill Skalla-Grímsson

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This saga starts out with some big, hairy asshole named Kveld-Úlfur (“evening-wolf”), who may or may not be a werewolf….

RECAP: The Dream of Star-Oddi

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So some dude named Oddi, who is a good at astronomy but shitty at poetry, eats a bunch of psychedelic…

The Saga of Hrómundur Gripsson

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I’m gonna skip all the “son of blahblahblahson” bullshit and get straight to the juicy man-meat of this Saga. Okay?…

RECAP: The Saga of Sigurgarður the Valiant

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It’s purely coincidence that “frækna,” the Icelandic word for “valiant,” looks a bit like the English word for “freak” because…

RECAP: Saga of Ragnar Shaggy-Britches

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Listen up because I am about to recap the Saga on which your favorite, wildly inaccurate History Channel drama series,…

What We Talk About When We Talk About Americans

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Listen up, fellow Americans. We need to talk about how you talk. Or we, rather, because I (often reluctantly) am…

RECAP: The Tale of Dumbass-Hrói

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Our summer Saga series has taken us to Norway and Sweden (and will again) but has largely skipped all things…