Author: Hannah Jane Cohen - The Reykjavik Grapevine

PHOTOS! We Visited Geldingadalir And Found A (Beautiful) Inferno

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On Friday, our team journeyed to the eruption at Geldingallir at night to capture the newest fissures on camera in…

Horror-Scopes: WHAT VOLCANO ARE YOU?

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The Grapevine’s team of amateur astrologists recently read online that people who like astrology also really like personality quizzes. In…

Gods Of Iceland: Jötnar, A Sick af Power Metal Band

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Superpowers: Are giants. Ride wolves. Weaknesses: Veins that run with toxic blood which is fatal to their own kind. Modern…

Artist/Curator/Friend: The Undefinable Relationship Of Emilie Dalum And Michael Richardt

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“For the past half a year, I’ve been writing a lot about what is going on here, who we are…

The Culmination Of Aeons Of Serendipity: Flying To Geldingadalur, Iceland’s Newest Eruption (feat. Plato)

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We really don’t stand a chance, do we? With calm surrender to my fate, these were the words that entered…

The Dawn Of Eydís Evensen: Presenting A Composer And A Whirlwind Emotional Journey

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From the northern Icelandic town of Blönduós emerged 27-year-old composer Eydís Evensen, who burst onto the scene this December with…

Track By Track: ‘Hvítir Hrafnar’ By dady

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dady—formerly Dadykewl—has been on a three-year hiatus since his last effort ‘Klámstjarna’. But thankfully, Iceland’s resident lovestruck, sullen, smooth af…

Stepping Into The Sun: RAKEL Is Here With A Dreamy, Escapist Debut

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“The whole EP is about feeling a little bit unsure of what you’re doing in life,” Rakel Sigurðardóttir says softly….

A Harp, A Human, And A Machine: Úlfur Hansson’s Segulharpa Births A New Sound

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“When it worked and I finally got the string sound working correctly, it was pure magic,” Úlfur Hansson says—a big…

1600 Lives: The 1600 Niðurfelld Nauðgunarmál Project Tackles The Failures Of The Law Through Art

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TW: Discussions of rape and sexual violence. Counting from 1 to 1,600 would take you 26 minutes and 40 seconds….

We Flew Over The New Volcano At Geldingadalur

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Today, we took to the skies with Norðurflug Helicopter Tours to check out the eruption at Geldingadalur from a new…

Hear Ye! The Gospel Of Reykjavík Galleries: Thine Guide To Locale Arte

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Jesus Christ (a figure you might know from art history), there are a lot of new galleries in Reykjavík right…

Austurlands Food Coop Sushi Pop-Up: Just Eat It!

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Remember that landslide in Seyðisfjörður in December? Austurlands Food Coop, the Seyðisjörður initiave that seeks to bring hitherto unavailable fresh…

Fancies: Diana Breckmann

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Diana Breckmann, a…

Sensory Overload: The Delicious Cacophony Of Susan_creamcheese

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Enter the fantasy: You’re on a weirdly positive bath salts trip. It’s the peak of the party and the noise…

Fancies: Anthony Hoang Duy Nguyen

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Anthony Hoang Duy…

Top Five Volcanoes Someone Should Write A Book About: A Symposium By Valur & Hannah Jane

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You would think that a nation that is both as obsessed with literature and as seismically active as Iceland would…

The Reykjavík Tattoo Guide a.k.a. Where To Get Your Grapevine Tattoo

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The last few years have seen a boom of tattoo parlours around Reykjavík. In fact, there’s now so many that…

Huginn’s Artist Playlist: A Mixtape To Make You Feel It All

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Huginn plays those weirdly special easy-going autotune hip-hop jams that kind of work in every situation. It’s actually kind of…

‘Yes, a falling tree makes a sound (and it has a lot to say)’ Serves Up Feminist Queer Insect AI Fantasies

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Imagine a utopian world where gender roles are inconceivable, alien life forms live among us, interplanetary travel is dirt cheap…

The Rules Of A New Dimension: Kristín Morthens’ ‘Gegnumtrekkur’ Exists In Another World

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‘Gegnumtrekkur’—the title of Kristín Morthens’ newest exhibition at Þula—directly translates to ‘the Bernoulli Principle.’ It’s a physics term that describes…

Falafel For The Soul: Chickpea Brings A Homey Touch To The Downtown Dining Scene

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Tucked in next to downtown’s Kronan supermarket lies Chickpea, a new bijoux vegetarian eatery. Walk by too fast and you…

A Tourist, No More: On His Debut Effort, Axel Flóvent Returns Home

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Perhaps Axel Flóvent’s debut album ‘You Stay by the Sea’ is the album 2021 needs, even if it doesn’t know…

Grapevine Playlist: Possimiste, EYJAA, Krummi, Magnús Jóhann & More!

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March has arrived—can you believe it? We don’t! But with a new month brings some new music. Therefore, here’s the…

THE PRESENT IS OVER! Print & Friends Talk The Beauty Of Printmaking & The Virtual World

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As a flicker of light appears at the end of the pandemic tunnel, we sat down with the next generation…