Author: Hannah Jane Cohen - The Reykjavik Grapevine

The Dizzying Cacophonic Beauty Of Davíð Örn Halldórsson

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Arranged on stark white walls, Davíð Örn Halldórsson’s newest exhibition “Ókei, Au pair” at Hverfisgallerí is a blur of poisonous,…

Ölverk Pizza & Brewery Ups The Pizza-And-Beer Game

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Ölverk Pizza & Brewery beckons you in. The Hveragerði hotspot—the chef-d’oeuvre of Laufey Sif Lárusdóttir, her partner and brewmaster Elvar…

GusGus, The Impossible Band: 25 Years Of Intrigue, Drama And Music

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None of this was supposed to happen. GusGus was just supposed to be a short film, not a band. And…

New In Town: The Return Of Flæði

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Flæði is back! The art venue—whose name translates to ‘Flow’—has finally re-opened in a new central Vesturgata spot and we…

Track By Track: ‘My My’ By ROKKY

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ROKKY first burst onto the scene in 2018 with her electro-pop banger “My Lips.” Now, she’s back with her long-awaited…

The Core Of The Winter: Bára Gísladóttir On Her Newest, Most Claustrophobic Release

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“The funny thing is that I wasn’t even planning on releasing this album,” Bára Gísladóttir says, a wide, animated smile…

Les Enfants Terribles: Víkingur Ólafsson Brings Rameau and Debussy To The Harpa Stage

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It’s 1918. World War I rages on as French composer Claude Debussy lies on his deathbed. His last few days…

Coffee & Rave; Rinse & Repeat: Catherine Côté’s Perfect Day

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Montrealer Catherine Côté is Reykjavík’s resident neon nail art queen. First, ooh and aah at her work on Instagram at…

Horror-Scopes: Taurus, You Nasty Witch

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In Horror-Scopes, the Grapevine’s dedicated team of amateur astrologists give you their mystical insights on how to live a long…

Fancies: Countess Malaise

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Countess Malaise (28),…

The Wait Is Over: Ra:tio Drops Their Debut Album ‘DANS’

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Production duo Ra:tio—winner of the ‘One To Watch’ award at the 2020 Grapevine Music Awards—just dropped their first solo album…

Queering The Chaos! Hannah Jane And Andie Sophia’s Editorial

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Pride Month may be in June for some parts of the world, but in Iceland—as in much of Scandinavia—it’s in…

Pride In A Pandemic: Reykjavík Pride Reshapes Itself For 2020

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“Our first decision was that, no matter what, we weren’t going to cancel,” Vilhjálmur “Villi” Ingi Vilhjálmsson, the President of…

Track By Track: ‘Otito’ By snny

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Ivory Coast-born, U.S.-raised, Reykjavík-transplant snny serves up a melange of synthy goodness in his newest EP ‘Otito’. Abidjan “Abidjan” is…

Rebecca Scott Lord, The Lord Of The Flings, Titillates With Her New Celebrity Erotica Anthology

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“You’re sitting here with the world-famous erotic novelist Rebecca Scott Lord,” proclaims the newly-published performance artist-cum-comedian-cum-romance-writer Rebecca Scott Lord the…

Horror-Scopes: Come Out, Capricorn! (PRIDE EDITION!)

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In HorrorScopes, the Grapevine’s dedicated team of amateur astrologists break down your upcoming weeks based on shit like the allegedly-feminine-but-actually-full-of-toxic-atmospheric-vapour…

Fancies: Embla Óðinsdóttir

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Embla Óðinsdóttir (20),…

Travel Like A Tourist: Journeying Through Iceland Like An Icelander

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Presenting: The Ultimate Grapevine Travel Iceland Guide. Scroll down for our favourite places in the north, east, south, west and…

White Hill Tattoo Is Here With A Fringe Pop-Up Parlour

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Oh, you thought just because there’s not much international travel right now that Reykjavík Fringe Festival would be cancelled? WRONG! It’s back…

“Guide To Guiding”: A Fringe Show About When Engagements On Glaciers Become Pedestrian

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Oh, you thought just because there’s not much international travel right now that Reykjavík Fringe Festival would be cancelled? WRONG! It’s back…

‘Opening Up’: A Tale Of Queerness, BDSM, Sex and Self-Acceptance Comes To Fringe

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Oh, you thought just because there’s not much international travel right now that Reykjavík Fringe Festival would be cancelled? WRONG! It’s back…

Flying Through Fringe: “Rebirth” Explores An Unstable World Through The Aerial Arts

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Oh, you thought just because there’s not much international travel right now that Reykjavík Fringe Festival would be cancelled? WRONG! It’s back…

Burlesque Dame Maria Callista Sets The Stage For A Fierce, Elegant Fringe

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Oh, you thought just because there’s not much international travel right now that Reykjavík Fringe Festival would be cancelled? WRONG!…

Arnór Daði Gunnarsson Brings Some Small-Town Comedy To Reykjavík Fringe

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Oh, you thought just because there’s not much international travel right now that Reykjavík Fringe Festival would be cancelled? WRONG!…

Ask A Scientist: How Would Iceland Fare If The Yellowstone Supervolcano Erupted?

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Recently, a large number of earthquakes were detected around the Yellowstone caldera in the United States. While the chances of…