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Now, We Want A Little Lost Foal

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.27.2014 | Parents

Mom Gigja Einarsdottir captured this sweet video of her 4-year-old daughter, Embla, and an unlikely friend -- a lost foal. According to Yahoo! New...

Will the Heart [Park] Beat Go On?

Pam Peterson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Style
Pam Peterson

A community of artists cleaned up what was formerly a derelict abandoned lot, in the center of the main shopping district of Reykjavik. A stage was built, benches and tables were brought in, playground equipment was set up, skateboard ramps were constructed... and, as the park came to life, the crowd gathered.

Sigga Björg Sigurðardóttir at Kling and Bang, Reykjavik

Kari Adelaide | Posted 05.02.2012 | Arts
Kari Adelaide

Her work engages with the expression of human ways, three-dimensional forces, and unearthly things, and her chorus of yellow and crimson-eyed creatures may drink from a poisoned chalice, or deal us clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades.

"Free Speech" Not So Free

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 12.27.2011 | Media
Iris Erlingsdottir

The Reykjavik district court has ruled truth is not a valid defense to libel. Instead, it ruled that newspapers have a duty not to publish statements about private individuals that would tend to damage their reputations even if they are true.

Priorities of Volcanic Proportions (PHOTOS)

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

2010-04-20-Icelandvolcano.jpg It was inevitable. The airlines -- caught between safety and profits -- have chosen profits.

Iceland's Volcano (PHOTOS)

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

Our man-made crises fill our everyday lives, but we ignore natural phenomena at our peril. We lose sight of how detached from our environment we've become, how thin the veneer of civilization really is, and how fragile our bodies and our institutions really are.

The Joke's on Iceland's Political Parties

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

A new political party -- the modestly named The Best Party (Besti Flokkurinn) -- led by comedian Jón Gnarr, has thrown a scare into Iceland's powers-that-be by receiving the most votes in Reykjavik's municipal elections yesterday.

Iceland Losses Its Last Few McDonalds Locations

AP | GUDJON HELGASON and JANE WARDELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — The Big Mac, long a symbol of globalization, has become the latest victim of this tiny island nation's overexposure to the world financial crisis.

Iceland's three McDonald's restaurants – all in the capital Reykjavik – will close next weekend, as the franchise owner gives in to falling profits caused by the collapse in the Icelandic krona.

"The economic situation has just made it too expensive for us," Magnus Ogmundsson, the managing director of Lyst Hr., McDonald's franchise holder in Iceland, told the Associated Press by telephone on Monday.

Lyst was bound by McDonald's requirement that it import all the goods required for its restaurants – from packaging to meat and cheeses – from Germany.

Costs had doubled over the past year because of the fall in the krona and high import tariffs on imported goods, Ogmundsson said, making it impossible for the company to raise prices further and remain competitive with competitors that use locally sourced produce.

Green Shoots Among Iceland's Ruins

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Erlingsdottir

A new generation of entrepreneurs is rising that may lead us, eventually, to a new order, one divorced from the old elite and all the corruption that they thrived on.