July 2012

Restaurant review: Kjöt og kúnst in Hveragerði

July 16, 2012

Two evenings ago, EPI headed east to the town of Hveragerði [known to some as “Hurdygurdy”] to check out a restaurant that has been called “Iceland’s best-kept secret” – a place called Kjöt og kúnst. It was so secret, in fact, that I did not know about it until just recently [and I delude myself […]

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The real media scare. Lest we forget.

July 9, 2012

The DV editorial today is about the silencing that takes place in Icelandic society, specifically in the media. It provides a needed refresher of how things were here before the crash, when the media was owned by the oligarchs who went on to virtually bankrupt the country: For example, many ministers from the Independence Party […]

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On the results of Iceland’s presidential election

July 1, 2012

So the outcome of yesterday’s presidential election is now clear. Incumbent President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson came out on top with nearly 53% of the votes. Þóra Arnórsdóttir, his closest competitor, received just over 33%. Voter turnout was 69%. I am disappointed. Very. Back in 2009, after the Kitchenware Revolution and the subsequent collapse of the […]

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