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June 30, 2018

Culture

Trapped Again

Ólafur Darri is a charming, affable man – it really is no wonder how well he takes to the large screen. He oozes warmth as soon as he enters the coffeehouse, his contagious smile giving life to the room. Even though he is one of Iceland’s most successful actors, Ólafur remains humble in his approach to his roles as well as life. In the midst of shooting the second season of Trapped, Ólafur takes a look back on a career which has spanned countless roles. Having conquered the Icelandic acting scene already, Ólafur is just getting started though.

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NATO protest 1949
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Iceland’s Membership in NATO

On March 30, 1949, a large crowd convened behind a school in central Reykjavík. They were protesting the government’s decision to join the North American Treaty Organi¬sation, then in its infancy. Once a sizeable throng had formed, the group marched on Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament. They were met by a group of NATO supporters who had surrounded the parliment building, in¬tending to defend it. A riot erupted between the two groups, who only dispersed after police deployed tear gas. Five days later, NATO was officially formed, with Iceland among its founding members.

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Finally, I Am No One – Surrendering To the Choir

In a recent interview, famed musician and producer Brian Eno talks about how he and his friends have started a vocal group. Eno, having produced many of the biggest pop acts on the planet, such as Coldplay, David Bowie, U2 and Talking Heads, has a habit of inviting the frontmen of the bands he’s working with to join the group for an evening of good food, friendly conversation and singing. What Eno has gone on record to note, however, is that the bigger the star invited, the more trouble it tends to be fitting in with his humble choir.

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