Scandinavia’s Horror Renaissance and the Global Appeal of ‘Fakelore’
“Midsommar” and “The Ritual” are steeped in Scandinavian folklore. Or are they?
Why Is Everyone Going to Iceland?
How Reykjavik successfully managed the pandemic and brought tourism back.
The Misogynist Violence of Iceland’s Feminist Paradise
The world’s “best place to be a woman” is far more dangerous than its reputation suggests.
Politics Without Parties
From Poland to Iceland, citizens’ groups are taking matters into their own hands and bringing about genuine political change from outside the party system.
Iceland’s Lessons for the #MeToo Era
The history of successful women’s protests show that mass mobilization is key.
When Ronnie Met Mikhail
On our podcast: As Trump sits down with Putin, we look back at a summit in Reykjavik that helped end the Cold War.
Icelandic Government Collapses Amid Pedophilia Scandal
The Icelandic prime minister’s links to a convicted rapist have once again put the democracy’s accountability to the test.
Iceland’s Historic Baby Boom Comes Nine Months After Surprise Euro Cup 2016 Win
Feel free to do the math.
Iceland’s Hottest New Reality TV Show Is Just a Live Stream of Cats
It's called 'Keeping Up With the Kattarshians.'
Profile in Courage: Iceland’s President Denounces Pineapple As a Pizza Topping
Finally, a world leader brave enough to take a stand.
French Women Walked out of the Office Early to Protest the Pay Gap. What If American Women Did the Same?
What if American women copied their French and Icelandic counterparts and left the office early to prove a point about equal pay?
Report: Norway Now Kills More Whales Than Japan and Iceland Combined
While anti-whaling activists have focused on Japan and Iceland, Norway has outstripped both countries in whale hunting, according to a new report.
We Knew the Panama Papers Would Make a Splash. But in Iceland?
It’s no coincidence that the people of this tiny island nation were the first to punish their leader’s financial misdeeds.
Will the Panama Papers Be a Catalyst for Change?
It’s not about Vladimir Putin’s cronies or crooked billionaires. If real reform is going to come, it’ll have to be based on popular anger at the merely well-off using tax havens to move money.
Let Me Tell You About the Very Rich
The Panama Papers highlight, with painstaking clarity, that austerity is not a shared sacrifice.
It Took Only a Day of Protests for Iceland’s Prime Minister to Resign Over Panama Papers
Iceland's prime minister is the first head of state to resign over the Panama Papers leak.
Something’s Rotten in Iceland, and the Panama Papers Prove It
The Icelandic prime minister is refusing to resign as street protests mount following the release of documents that may implicate him in a corruption scandal.
When Rhode Island Tries to Be Reykjavik
A tourism video intended to promote the American state of Rhode Island accidentally included stock footage from Iceland.