Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Five Years Ago

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Hooray! We turned ten this year. For a humble street rag like Grapevine, turning ten is a pretty big deal—we…

IT’S REALLY EASY: JUST DON’T RAPE PEOPLE!

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In the past three months, people across the world have united in a global protest against stereotypical ideas that the…

An Offer You Shouldn’t Refuse

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Galtarviti lighthouse beckonsLocated on the outskirts of Iceland, the Westfjords’ lighthouse Galtarviti has inspired Icelandic musicians, artists and writers for…

Waking Up in Wonderland

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After a two-hour drive from Dublin, a group of Electric Picnicers, myself included, arrived at Stradbally Hall in Laois County…

Sky’s the Limit

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Iceland’s rivers aren’t only perfect for fishing or picturesque to watch. Many times a month, a small group of adventurous…

White-water Fun!

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The boathouse was crowded with people putting on wetsuits when a group of friends and I arrived at Arctic Rafting’s…

Never Underestimate the Power of Play

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Reykjavík based game developing company CCP was founded in June, 1997. In May 2003, the company launched its first Massively Multiplayer…

Getting Spooked

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“We’ll see if the lights work when we’re inside the cave and out of the daylight,” the guide told us…

Investigating The Icelander

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Dublin-based artist Fergal McCarthy is currently staying in Reykjavík for a one-month artist residency. Grapevine met him at his studio,…

Three Years of Fashion

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Last weekend, designer shop The Naked Ape celebrated its three-year anniversary. Owned by designer Sara María Eyþórsdóttir, the shop has…

French Fries and Religious Symbols

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Namita Kapoor exhibits a fusion of Western and Asian cultures“My work is modern, it’s funny but it’s also very spiritual….

Loads of Visual Fun!

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New Rafskinna DVD releasedThe second issue of Rafskinna DVD Magazine was released on July 3, stuffed with all kinds of…

Europe’s Largest National Park Established

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On June 7, after years of preparations, Vatnajökull National Park was formally founded. The park is Europe’s largest national park…

Painting the National Pride

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12 young artists unite for a schizophrenic exhibition in an old stableArtists Davíð Örn Halldórsson and Alexander Zaklynsky bring together…

Buy Icelandic Design Online

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And look cool to all your friendsTo make Icelandic design more accessible to worldwide shoppers, two local pioneers with an eye…

Organ Theme-market

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A new weekend destinationEvery Friday and Saturday this summer, a lively outdoor market will fill the port in front of…

Graduation Exhibition

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1. “‘Góða mamma’ (Mommy Dearest) is an installation and video where a giant ball of yarn is grotesquely placed upon…

Amiina

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Let’s start with the obvious first question. What’s going on with Amiina? María: There are plenty of things. Too many…

Interpreting the Icelandic Psyche

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“My pictures are silent descriptions, staging melancholy, fragility and nobleness of the ordinary life,” says French photographer Thomas Humery. On…

The Faroese Islands

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At the same time local celebrities toasted their victories at the Icelandic Music Awards, Faroese musicians invaded Organ with a…

Ó Restaurant

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Ó Restaurant, located at Hotel Óðinsvé, opened in February after the previous establishment, restaurant Siggi Hall, closed its doors. Ó’s…

The Underground Kids of Ukraine

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“The girl injecting herself in the video was notorious on the streets of Odessa. She was an amazing girl. One…

Art n’ Roll

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Egill Sæbjörnsson is one of Iceland’s leading young artists. For the past nine years, he has been based in German’s…

Anti-racists Unite

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For how long has the Anti-Racist Movement been operating? Since September 2006. That’s when we got permission to found the…

Iceland’s Winter-Sports Capital

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It was already dark when I reached the top of the mountain for one last ride. The weather was calm….