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Exploring the Ocean with ‘Blue Planet II’ Producer Jonathan Smith

For the series’ third episode, “Coral Reefs,” which Smith produced, viewers are taken to the Coral Triangle in Raja Ampat in Southeast Asia, and reefs in Australia, the Bahamas, and French Polynesia, to observe biodiversity in coral on different parts of the planet. Smith talked to us about chasing stories of clownfish in Borneo, his … Continued

Icelandic Composer Sóley Gives Us a Tour of Reykjavik

Made in collaboration with her longtime friend Albert Finnbogason, the compositions shrink and swell through lilting, bittersweet soundscapes (check out one of our favorite tracks, “Pretty Face”). Video by Miwa Sakulrat @ewmiwa on Instagram Sóley studied piano and composing at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts, and played in several indie bands before beginning her solo project. … Continued

Where to Weekend: Akureyri, Iceland

Buttressing the country’s longest fjord, Eyjafjörður, Akureyri is less than 100 kilometers from the arctic circle and a four and a half hour (jaw-droppingly beautiful) drive from Reykjavik, or a quick flight by propeller plane. Video by Miwa Sakulrat @ewmiwa on Instagram Iceland’s second-largest urban area, Akureyri is still a quiet village. Wander the streets at night … Continued