Iceland

Locally-filmed The Predator, a mommy blogger’s Simple Favor and bad blood Under the Tree

Also Nicolas Cage really flips out over Mandy and The Cakemaker romances his lover’s widow
Why BC’s future should be a geothermal one. Photo by Lydur Skulason via Flick

Why BC’s future should be a geothermal one

If BC leaders took a trip to Reykjavik in Iceland, they could learn how the city benefits from the largest district heating system in the world.

Male bonding thrives in The Expendables 3, The Trip to Italy and Land Ho

And watch for an oddball rock and roll story in Frank.

Of Monsters and Men Erupts at The Orpheum

I kind of have a thing for Europe. Specifically Scandinavia and the Nordic countries. The bands and musicians that come from that area seem to have a greater appreciation for music (so do the fans)...

"Rock snot" from B.C. congesting rivers world-wide in growing environmental threat

Algae from Nanaimo area threatening ecosystems, experts say.

Would Gregor Robertson do this?

So, Reykjavík elected a joke party to city council and wound up with a mayor, Jón Gnarr, who is a famous comedian in Iceland. By most accounts, the Besti flokkurinn (the Best Party) won as a big f-...

Volcanic eruptions don't freak Icelanders out

But a volatile economy and weird banking practices do. Read more about Icelandic culture, community, and the ongoing relationship between the people and the Eyjafjallajökull eruption---the nation's l

Volcanic disruptions come home to Iceland

As airline disruptions come home to Iceland, VO blogger Stephanie Orford gets stranded in a small town, along with a pack of rumpled air travelers. But at least there're hot dogs, Orford reports. And