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PHOTOS: 5 Views Of Iceland's Cultural Scene

Black Tomato | Posted 04.09.2012 | Travel
Black Tomato

With a unique café and bar culture, top notch cuisine, an effervescent nightlife and a burgeoning music scene, the island nation is an attractive destination for the hip and the outdoorsy.

Gnarr!: Reykjavik's Comic Mayoral Doc Comes to America

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.07.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Mayor Jon Gnarr Kristinsson -- better known as comedian Jon Gnarr -- relaxes in a rocking chair in a comfy sitting chamber, just off the conference room that's part of his suite of offices in Reykjavik City Hall.

"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.

The Bottom Line Case for Zeroing Out Nuclear Weapons

Michael Rose | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Michael Rose

Substantial cuts can be made without endangering our safety and that this would increase the moral authority of the United States while diminishing the threat of proliferation.

Musical Cities Of The World (PHOTOS)

Black Tomato | Posted 10.31.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

Come with us on a creative pilgrimage across the waters to some of the most inspiring musical cities in the world.

Iceland's Beauty in the Spring

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 06.13.2011 | Travel
Howard Steven Friedman

2011-04-13-ice.jpgWe celebrate Iceland's spring thaw with these photos of waterfalls, geysers and craters.

Milestone Birthdays: Where to Go for the Big 40? 50? 60?

Sue Frause | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Sue Frause

While many people like to celebrate their milestone birthdays with a big bash, I've always preferred to fly away from it all. So what to do for my sixtieth?

With Friends Like These...

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

Rather than further damaging its lengthy close relationship with Iceland, it would be best if the United States called off its attack dogs, and instead made an effort to get to know us.

Reykjavik: Still Scandinavia's Coolest Hot Spot

Liza Weisstuch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Liza Weisstuch

It wasn't too long ago when Iceland was something of the prom queen of nations, the envy of countless other countries. Which is precisely why this makes now an ideal time to pay a visit.

10 Amazing Hot Dogs from Around the World (PHOTOS)

Tom Johansmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Tom Johansmeyer

Who has the best hot dog? It's always a tough call. I have fond memories of an oversized stand in Tong Du Chon, South Korea, where I stopped on many a...

Babes on Horseback

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Iris Erlingsdottir

Some people decide to buy Harleys or sports cars, others take skydiving lessons; still others decide they need a new mate. I decided on riding lessons.

Babes on Horseback

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Iris Erlingsdottir

Following my 40th birthday I was seized by a strong urge to do something new and different -- learn something I knew nothing about, even a subject that had never before occurred to me. I decided on riding lessons.

Should Travel Writers Accept Freebies? I Say Yes

Simona Rabinovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Simona Rabinovitch

I rode a teenage elephant through the Thai jungle, partied till dawn from Ibiza to Reykjavik, and joined a Buddhist monk meditation ceremony as thousands of lanterns were released into the sky. Most of these trips were free.

Olafur Eliasson in Iceland

Steven Mesler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Steven Mesler

After visiting, roaming and experiencing all that is Iceland's steampunk wonder, one can only come to the conclusion that it is the Icelandic way: erase and rebuild.

Groundbreaking Speech by Ban Ki-moon on Eve of NPT Review

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

In a Huffington Post exclusive, Peace Action organizers of the "Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World" Conference at Riverside Church -- ...

Causing What It's Meant to Prevent

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig K. Comstock

Can we continue to focus on one crisis at a time (oil in the gulf, trouble in Afghanistan, reform of the financial industry) while assuming that a fragile and complex nuclear system will continue to protect us?

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 Volcano Eruptions: Scientists Fear Second, Larger Incident

AP | GUDJON HELGASON and PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — A volcano in southern Iceland has erupted for the first time in almost 200 years, raising concerns that it could trigger a ...

Iceland Independence Day: We Worship Our God (Mammon) And Die

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

Today on Iceland's Independence Day the national anthem has been a real tear jerker for me, evoking in me a sadness and heartache that my brain usually reserves for funerals.

Iceland's Crisis: What Went Wrong?

Vanity Fair | Michael Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Just after October 6, 2008, when Iceland effectively went bust, I spoke to a man at the International Monetary Fund who had been flown in to Reykjaví...