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Iceland Review – Born Again

The long awaited summer issue of Iceland ReviewIR 45.02 – is finally out. Dubbed “Born Again,” this issue features unorthodox families, Sara Blask shedding her kit for American artist Spencer Tunick, and a controversial new version of the Bible to be released in Iceland this fall.

Among the Audiofiles, Jonas Moody introduces you to the New York indie trio Blonde Redhead, who seeks musical frontiers in the West Fjords, and Sara Blask chats with Eberg, whose hit “Inside Your Head” debuted Mac’s iPhone commercial during this year’s Oscars.

Eliza Reid speaks with Iceland’s new Foreign Minister Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir about the art of compromise, Iceland’s role on the world stage and her feminist roots. Other interviewees include Goldman Prize winner Orri Vigfússon, who won the heralded prize this spring for his crusade to save the North Atlantic wild salmon, and controversial cartoonist Hugleikur Dagsson, who has caught the eye of publishing giants Penguin and HarperCollins.

Contributing writer Greg Bocquet checks the status of the immigrant situation in Iceland with his feature “The Many Colors of the Blue Collar,” evaluating whether the natives are ready to embrace this onslaught of diversity.

Sara Blask speaks with Virgin mogul Richard Branson about the latest item on his environmental agenda, a documentary filmed on Canada’s Baffin Island. Photo essays include contributing photographer’s Áslaug Snorradóttir’s “Fruits de la Mer,” and IR‘s own Páll Stefánsson’s photo essay, which offers a glimpse of his favorite day of the year, the blue twilight of the summer solstice.

A special supplement, “Pure Energy,” is also included in this latest issue of IR, which serves as a guide to the Reykjavík capital area’s many activities, sights and initiatives that make Iceland’s capital region such a vibrant place.

Click here to flip through a selection of pages from the new issue.

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