Dirty Holidaze

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December is by far the darkest and spookiest month. It is also the booziest, by far. The overwhelming joy one…

On A Date With: Retro Stefson

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“Do you remember Dudley, Raleigh St. Clair’s test subject in ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’? Well, I think he’s got the same…

How The Academy Underwent A Sex Change

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It’s a beautiful night in February and the multi-coloured freak-of-a-concert hall that is Harpa blinks its fancy lights enthusiastically. Tonight…

RFF N°4

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Something happened a few years back with fashion in Iceland. Maybe it was part of the creative tsunami following the…

PARTY 101

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 Now that the bells have begun ringing your asses back to those classes. Don’t be sad. You gotta stay positive,…

Top 5 After-Hours Hangouts

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It’s an acknowledged and loathed snag, the confusion that takes over during Iceland Airwaves when the concert schedule has been…

Whooping It Up In 2009

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For Icelanders, 2009 was in many ways a god-awful year. Still, there seems to be a hidden link between grim…

Beauty Swift: Generation Revolution

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“This book is meant for enlightened individuals in any age group and in various states of maturity. You can read…

Dirty Holidaze

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It’s no secret that December is the darkest and spookiest month. It is by far also the booziest. The overwhelming…

Art In Sequence, Real-time!

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The Sequences arts festival has been pretty awesome these past few years. It is a unique offspring of the big…

Jacobsen – Friday

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The basement at Jacobsen was fraught with electro-hungry festival attendees when Rabbi Bananas started off the evening line-up in style….

Sódóma – Wednesday

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Led by Icelandic folk star Þórir (of My Summer as a Salvation Soldier, Gavin Portland, Deathmetal Supersquad) , melancholic trio…

Come to Daddi’s! The Lake Mývatn Region Explored Via A Pizza Menu. Yes, A Pizza Menu.

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“Out of the 500.000 tourists that give Icelanders the honour of their presence every year, 80 percent visit this mind-blowing…

SLASH, KILL, BLOOD, GUTS, LOVE, AWESOME

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Finally! The first Icelandic slasher flick! Icelandic films have hitherto been characterized by bleak and gloomy stories of depressed Icelanders…

Why I Don’t Give a Fuck

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The Icesave quarrel, prosecuting the Icelandic racketeers, returning or receiving the IMF loan, joining the EU or any other of…

Power To The Artists!

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Some time ago, rumours started going around town that a nifty new company was preparing to unleash the dawn of…

Seyðisfjörður Reveals Its Private Parts – Art Riot LungA Takes Place For The Tenth Time

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After the Króna reached a new low – vamping up a settlement-style quarantine that imprisoned penniless and puzzled Icelanders in…

Art Mania in the East fjords

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The Annual LungA Fête (abbreviation for the Youth Art Festival in the East) takes place between the 13th and 19th…

101 Tokyo: A Crash Course

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When you reach the ultimate peak of your creativity and come up with an idea so absurd and original that…

We Want You

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Diligent readers of the Reykjavik Grapevine, as well as Reykjavík art enthusiasts, must have witnessed the get-up-and-go attitude at the…

What lurks By The Deep?

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Ísafjörður annually hosts the classical music festival Við Djúpið – an unfailing, classical sibling of the celebrated carnival Aldrei fór…

Laying Off Iceland?

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Oodles of our well-appreciated expats are finding themselves in a god-awful situation these days. As our economy plunges farther and…

A Design For Life

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During the last few weeks, it has undoubtedly been hard to ignore the various (and often minimal) design instalments scattered…

Design March

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A long-weekend design party When Grapevine heard of this we immediately caught up with the alleged operator of the festival,…