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Last Friday, our latest issue hit the streets. Issue eight, two thousand fourteen. We put great care towards making each and every one of our issues, and this one is no exception. It has a lot of articles and opinion columns and info pieces, as per usual; the idea is to maintain conversation within the community while giving newcomers and short term visitors an entrypoint into that conversation, so that they have the chance to play as big a part in all of this as they wish (and also, remember: conversation. If you have something great to say, say it. To us. And our readers. So that we may discuss. Send a letter or an article or a photo or a whatever.
firstname.lastname@example.org is a fine place to begin.
This issue, you can pick it up from whatever streets you tread (so long as they are in Reykjavík, or any of the smaller Icelandic towns we distribute to), for that physical feel. If you’re not in a position to get a paper version, you can always download the .pdf (right click+save as) and read it off your computer, smartphone or tablet or (lol) Google Glass (or other .pdf reading mechanism), or you can read the whole thing through Issuu (via fancy internet flash technology).
Also, rest assured: all of the articles from this particular issue will make it to www.grapevine.is as web stories and you can read them there and then (and like them and tweet them and stuff, so they’ll ‘go viral’). We eventually upload every word we publish to this website. Rest assured.
(and do know that if you live far away but still long to leaf through an analogue version of Grapevine, we do subscriptions (we only charge for postage costs). To subscribe and get a dashing new Grapevine through your mailslot everytime it’s published, write a letter to email@example.com).
This current issue in part focuses on Icelandic dating and hookup culture, the Icelanders’ love lives. To that end, we have:
- Former GV editor Valur Gunnarsson with a very thorough exposition of his life and times out in the Reykjavík night.
- Performer Margrét Erla Maack’s complaints that hopeful tourists are making her 101 Reykjavík life unbearable.
- An interview with Roosh V., self proclaimed “pickup artist” who wrote a guidebook on how to score in Iceland
- Plus way more articles (!).
And then we have lots of articles about all kinds of other stuff that concerns or potentially concerns people on their way to Iceland, people on their way from Iceland, people who have never been to Iceland but are interested in Iceland nonetheless (and wouldn’t mind going) and people who are indifferent about the whole thing. And then, a lot of listings and notices about interesting concerts, art shows, openings, parties, whatever. Go read it. We worked super hard at putting it all together, and we’re sure you’ll find something in there that you’ll enjoy (and if you find something missing, we’re sure you can rectify that by sending us a note or even an entire article for us to run! We run articles by almost everyone!).
This is the link for you to download our .pdf version! And here below, you can read the whole thing through Issuu!
With love, Your Friends At The Reykjavík Grapevine
PS – Maybe you’re already Facebook friends with The Reykjavík Grapevine, maybe you’re not. Maybe you’re not even on The Facebook Dot Com.
In any case you might have noticed that we are ‘promoting’ this post and a few other posts that we’ve been posting for the past few days. We’ve never actually done that before, paid to advertise our site or our page, since we are staunch believers in organic growth and since we’ve felt that our little community of iconoclasts and Iceland-lovers (who take the bad with the good, who are always down for a discussion) has been prospering greatly without any outside interference or encouragement.
We have always been happy and proud that all our FB and Twitter followers came to us of their own accord, and have engaged in our conversation because they feel like it.
And that we’ve never had to resort to posting targeted glacier porn and aurora smut and supercharged HDR shots to get you guys engaging.
However, as we’re currently creating a new website that we’re really proud of and want everyone to see, we decided to give it a shot to try and get more followers and readers, in the hope that this will eventually translate into advertising revenue which will eventually translate into our being able to pay our writers and photographers and designers something a tad closer to what they deserve.
Hope you are OK with that.
(but if you’re not, you should write us a letter).
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