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News on Iceland continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

20 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

'Dark love letter to Iceland'

Hannah Kent's debut novel, "Burial Rites," re-imagines the doomed, final year of a real person, Agnes MagnAosdA3ttir, the last person to be publicly beheaded in Iceland after she was convicted of murdering two men in 1828.

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21 hrs ago | Iceland Review

Whaling Damages Lamb Exports

In 2013, sales to the United States fell short of the projected 250 tons. This is attributed to the fact that the U.S. chain store Whole Foods stopped advertising Icelandic lamb last year due to Iceland's whaling.

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Related Topix: World News, Arctic Region

Yesterday | Edmonton Journal

Iceland's gold rush: Tourist trade booms, but will it bust?

Alberta's Progressive Conservative caucus says it will finally scrap parts of the provincial Marriage Act that define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, to get in line with federal legislation and public sentiment that wants the rights of gays, lesbian and bisexual Albertans recognized.

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Related Topix: World News, Arctic Region, Travel, Europe Travel, Iceland Travel, Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Canada, Transgender

Yesterday | Iceland Review

Reykjavik Film Festival Revived

The festival is an international cultural event that will be held at Bio Paradis, Reykjavik's arthouse cinema, and several other locations.

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Related Topix: World News

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Withey: Iceland's literary output inspiring

Move over Santa. An invasive species has hopped onto your turf. Yours is no longer the only lap where parents will perch their children for a photo.

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Related Topix: World News, Arctic Region, Travel, Europe Travel, Iceland Travel, Arts, Poetry, Canada, Life, Holidays, Christmas

Time

Iceland's Penis Museum Got a New Specimen - And a Documentary

SigurA ur "Siggi" Hjartarson has something to say about the collection of penis specimens that comprise the Icelandic Phallological Museum: "I hope people realize this is not a joke."

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Related Topix: World News, Arctic Region, Collecting, Life, Hobbies

Metro Weekly

Hi Lo-Fang: Matthew Hemerlein returns to D.C. for a post-Lorde hometown show

Matthew Hemerlein will perform as Lo-Fang at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue next weekend, for a concert not two months since the pop musician's debut at Echostage.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

TrekEarth

Hverfjall

One more point of view on the beautiful Hverfjall crater in the Myvatn lake area in the north of Iceland.

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Related Topix: World News, Arctic Region

Iceland Review

Icelandic Confirmation

Watch an audio slideshow of a Lutheran confirmation, a longstanding tradition in Iceland.

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Related Topix: World News, Arctic Region, Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food

Eater

Proposals: ChefStable and Iceland's KEX Offer Grove Hotel Proposal

Old Town's long-stalled hostel project the Grove Hotel once made many promises: The "Asian-themed" youth hostel was supposed to bring everything from a Lonesome's Pizza brick-and-mortar to a PDX outpost of celebrity chef Eddie Huang's Baohaus to Chinatown.

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The Village Voice

The Final Member Exposes Life at Iceland's Penis Museum

"There is more space in the house now," says the wife of Sigurdur "Siggi" Hjartarson.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Museum of Sex Hosts Teaser Screening of the Final Member Tonight

In Collaboration with Drafthouse Films, Museum of Sex are proud to present a preview screening of THE FINAL MEMBER, a fascinating new documentary about Iceland's Phallus museum.

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Business Journal

Brothers develop portable wind-powered phone charger

The Skajaquoda Trinity's portable wind-power generator's turbine blades and tripod legs fold into the foot-long device prototype, which weighs about four pounds.

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Related Topix: Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, World News

Switched

This Time-Lapse Video Makes Iceland Look Like a Science Fiction Wonderland

You may have already seen this 2012 time-lapse video of Iceland , but dare we say this new video of the Northern lights over Iceland is even better? Shot by photographer Oli Haukur Myradi of Ozzo Photography , this time-lapse video of the Aurora Borealis in Iceland was filmed in the winter of 2014 , and is set to some seriously rockin' jams.

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Iceland Review

Oslo Wants to Nurture Reykjav k Relations Despite Tree Tussle

The mayor of the Norwegian capital, Oslo says he does not want the traditions associated with the so-called Oslo Christmas tree in Reykjavik to die off following a proposal for Reykjavik's main Christmas tree to be felled in Iceland this year, instead of being sent as a gift from Oslo.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Iceland Review

Hannah Kent

A 17-year-old Hannah Kent was walking down a street in the North Iceland town of SauA A rkrA3kur in the late dawn of an Icelandic winter's day.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

TrekEarth

Hverfjall

Here is Hverfjall crater seen from Dimmbuborgir "dark castles" in the east of Myvatn lake in the north of Iceland.

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Mirror.co.uk

Last minute holiday bargains to UK, Spain, Iceland, Turkey, Croatia and Italy

Suffolk from 70pp : A chocolate-themed afternoon tea is included with an overnight break at The Angel Hotel, in the centre of historic Bury St Edmunds.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Museum of Sex to Host Teaser Screening of the Final Member, 4/16

In Collaboration with Drafthouse Films, Museum of Sex are proud to present a preview screening of THE FINAL MEMBER, a fascinating new documentary about Iceland's Phallus museum.

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Related Topix: World News, Arctic Region

Examiner.com

Secret Solstice Music Festival adds 50 More Acts to its Already Amazing Line- Up

As we've previously mentioned, Examiner.com will be heading to Iceland this June to bring you exclusive content from what might be the world's most unique music festival: Secret Solstice .

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