Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Aloha, Zappa Plays Zappa

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Frank Zappa is one of a select few true legends in the music world. Just the mention of his name…

Hótel holt

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Ah, Hótel Holt. A fancy hotel with an even fancier restaurant and home to what must be the fanciest art…

Shalimar

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Shalimar is a restaurant that several members of the Grapevine staff like to frequent, and its friendly service and authentic…

A big, fat Hummer

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Are you a member of an unpopular political party that’s past its prime? Are you tired of being accused of…

Sudoku Puzzles

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Only grandmothers and losers would be caught dead with a crossword puzzle. You can tell all the other posers it’s…

TREO

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What is Treo, the Icelandic over-the-counter pain relief for almost any ailment. Tooth ach, Treo. Back pain, Treo. Sun burn?…

TapasBarinn

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Tapas, the Spanish delicacy which most people associate with the Mediterranean, seems to be catching on in the decidedly more…

Galbí

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When you arrive at the otherwise fine Korean steakhouse called Galbí, the décor and atmosphere seems somehow less exotic than…

Austur-Indía Félagið

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One of the problems you run into when trying to write a restaurant review is the fact that the best…

PSP for Business

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As I approached a recent interview, and realized that after a lengthy cross-Atlantic flight I would be expected to hold…

So Sue Me

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‘The Nanny State’ is a British turn of phrase, used to describe the general tendency of people in power to…

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

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The Elder Scrolls is a popular series of RPGs (role playing games) set in its own fantasy world, albeit one…

The Immigrant Vote

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The Intercultural Centre, standing directly across from the National Theatre, plays a vital role in Reykjavík’s immigrant community. Their staff…

Battlefield 2

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It may not be the newest release on the market, but Battlefield 2 is one seriously hot game and as…

Retro Radios

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Remember when audio equipment all looked simple, stylish and functional? Tivoli Audio combines the benefits of retro stylishness with up-to-date…

Before They Were Novelists: Preacher and The Sandman

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Garth Ennis and Neil Gaiman don’t write comics, they write novels, childrens books and, gag, plays for Scottish theatre. Before…

Regarding All-Caps E-mail Correspondence

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Sites and organisations like Gagnauga.is and Snarrót may not be large or thriving here in Iceland, and they certainly fight…

Stimulating Company

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Whether you are male or female you can probably get rid of some of that tension from your relationship by…

Indecent Clothes

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If you want to be one of the hip folks this summer, you might want to sport one of Ósama’s…

Hereford Steikhús

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Is it the ribs or the place? For whatever reason, Hereford Steikhús, despite the décor and the most competent staff…

The Homey Restaurant on the Pond

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When you go out to experience fine dining at the steeper end of the price scale, you often find that…

No Blood for Oil! Now, Where Did We Park?

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The 18th of March is the anniversary of Iceland’s declaration of support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. This year,…

Save the Water!

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You may have heard of the new water laws that clogged parliament with filibustering and heated debate for days on…

The Unspeakable Brought to the Living Room

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When the news network NFS was founded late last year, it had a lot to prove. Replacing the newsrooms of…

Out and About

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At 32 years of age, young director Róbert Douglas has already made three feature films. His debut in that field…