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Björk Nominated for Brit Award

Björk has been nominated for the 2016 Brit Award for Best International Female Solo Artist. Björk is up against Ariana Grande, Courtney Barnett, Lana Del Rey and Meghan Trainor for the prize.

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Uncube Magazine Features Iceland

Iceland plays center role in this year’s first issue of uncube magazine, an online English-language publication based in Berlin focusing on architecture, art and design—and beyond.

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New Year Welcomed with a Blast

Icelanders celebrate the last day of the year with a fancy dinner, often turkey, and with fireworks at midnight. A special sketch comedy show about the year in review is shown on television and watched by almost the entire Icelandic nation.

Björk

Björk’s Vulnicura among Top 10 Albums of 2015

Björk’s album Vulnicura, released in January, is the fifth best album of 2015, according to The Guardian. “Björk laid her heart so bare on her brutal, beautiful ninth album we could hardly listen. But those that persevered found light at the end of a grueling tunnel,” Music...

New Issue of Iceland Review Out

The January-February issue of Iceland Review (0116) magazine is out. We cover Icelandic food producers at London’s Borough Market, the debate on whether to export energy from Iceland to the UK, the new Nature Protection Act, Iceland’s controversial whaling practice and much much more.

The Christmas tree in downtown Reykjavík

Artificial in Real Demand

A poll conducted by MMR reveals that the popularity of artificial Christmas trees is increasing in Iceland. Of those who participated in the poll, 54.9 percent said they intended to use an artificial tree this year, which is a five percent increase from five years ago.

Secret Solstice

Secret Solstice Announces More Acts

A total of 60 acts are now on the bill for the third annual Secret Solstice festival, with heavyweights Deftones, Jamie Jones, Skream, Apollonia, Visionquest and Goldie being added to already-announced names like Of Monsters And Men and Kerri Chandler. The final total of acts for the 2016 event...

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71 Percent Support Separation of Church and State

Supporters of the Pirate Party and Bright Future are most likely to be in favor of the separation of church and state in Iceland, according to the latest pulse of the nation poll by Gallup. Independence Party voters are least likely to be in favor, with 62 percent of respondents saying they...

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