Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

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It’s a shop, a hotel, a bar, a book, a postcode, a mindset, a wasteland and a warzone. It’s the…

Who´s in charge of foreign affairs?

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Having talked to the opposition regarding the governments position on Afghanistan, we tried to get the governments´ point of view….

IF YOU LOVE SOMEONE SET THEM FREE

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Is it noble to kill? Healthy, unpolluted Icelandic rivers have provided years of sport for fishermen here and overseas. It’s…

TIME FOR THE BULLET?

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The film was made almost 15 years ago when farmers had no option but to leave their farms for the…

A MINISTER PLEASE

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The Tourism board pointed out that they have been pleased witht the response to their poster campaigns on the Tube…

GIVE US YOUR DIRTY MONEY AND WE´LL CLEAN IT FOR YOU

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“I see the role of the company to perform pieces that are not part of the mainstream repetoire. We are…

LAXNESS TRANSLATED

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Halldór Laxness writes this description of a grandmother in his book The Fish Can Sing. It is a description which…

THE GRAPES OF VAÐI

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by Valur Gunnarsson In the 1930s, dust storms swept the southern plains of the United States. The “Black Blizzards,” as…

A Very Icelandic Protest

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One evening last summer a banner made out of a sheet was strung between two poles and draped against the…

A Man May Dream

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I asked whether the price was right and received a shrug and look that told me to move on, as…

Northern Delights

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A new book joins the ‘Lost in Iceland’ brigade this year, which has a refreshing take on a area of…

ON THE RIVERBANK WITH BUBBI

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The drugs and drink behind him and an early morning regime of workouts in the boxing gym have produced a…

Here comes Esperanza

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Good and evil, Walt Disney style Greenpeace are no strangers to specious science and emotive argument; the sort that lumps…

NOT ON THE TV

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The other day I sat down to watch the news. We were in the middle of the presidential elections and…

SHOULD THE KING HAVE A CROWN?

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Some background is needed. The position of president is best defined as a paradox. The role was created at the…

ICELANDERS HAD THE GUTS TO LEAD THE WAY.”

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Vigdís Finnbogadóttir became the first woman to be elected a constitutional head of state when she took office in 1980,…

DRINK IS GOOD FOR YOU!

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If you are a visitor reading this piece there’s not much that you would consider out of the ordinary about…

Geysir

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“I’ve given all the good stuff to my believers a little closer to the biblical homelands” said the man with…

THE MEDIA CONTROLS OUR MINDS

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Picture it: Out of a population of two hundred and eighty odd thousand souls, living in approximately one hundred and…

LICENSE APPROVED?

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The walk to Bogi’s office is along wide corridors, covered with black and white photographs. I remark upon these images…

Keflavík, We Have A Problem

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So the summer continued. I had a chance to return to home to spend some days with my boys Jake…