Stúdentablaðið recommends

Food

Popcorn has been popular in Iceland for years.  So far there’s only been two types in stores, specifically salted or cheesy popcorn.  But the Icelandic popcorn culture has been perking up in the last few months.  Luxury popped corn is now widely available in groceries around Iceland, and that’s cause for celebration.  The flavors are countless; caramel, marshmallow and chili, to name a few.

Movie

The Lobster by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos is critically acclaimed, and has received a respectable amount of awards, one of them being the jury award at Cannes Film Festival 2015. The Lobster depicts a dystopian earth in the near future, and a city where single people are forced to find a mate within 45 days, or else be turned into animals.

Book

Few of us probably realize how much of our thoughts and perception of everyday objects are inaccurate.  How we know what isn’t so: The fallibility of human reason in everyday life, by Thomas Gilovich, explains how misconceptions arise and how they lead to people taking non-scientific facts, like homeopathy and parapsychology, as truth.

Documentary

Vegetarians and vegans alike are praising Cowspiracy: The Sustainable Secret, a documentary that depicts the horrible environmental impact of agriculture, and the consumption of its products.  It can be maintained that this documentary will be, or has already been, a big influence in people’s consumption the world over, seeing as many people find it difficult to keep eating meat after seeing it.

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