Cymene and Dominic talk about, what else, the future tomorrow will bring. To sprinkle a little comedy on our tragedy, [12:37] Dominic has a chance to catch up with old friend Jón “Houstonsson” Gnarr, famed Icelandic writer, actor, comedian, former mayor of Reykjavík, co-founder of The Best Party, and now part-time Texan. Jón explains why […]
“An Anarchist Icelander Walks Into a Texas University . . . When Jón Gnarr became mayor of Reykjavik, the atheist comedian with no civic service background disrupted the county’s political structure. It caught the attention of the world, and Rice University, which brought him to America to see if his radical ideas could work here. […]
Have a look at our youtube channel for ex-mayor of Reykjavik Jón Gnarr’s keynote talk at the 2015 Cultures of Energy Spring Symposium! Over the next few weeks, we’ll continue to post video of from the panels.
Have a look at this interview with CENHS writer-in-residence Jón Gnarr in the Rice Standard: “Jón Gnarr is a renaissance man of sorts. Before forming the satirical Best Party in Reykjavik, Iceland and serving an extremely successful term as the city’s mayor from 2010 to 2014, he was known primarily as a comedian and punk rock […]
CENHS writer-in-residence Jón Gnarr recently sp0ke to Rice students in Dr. Matthew Scheider-Mayerson’s Environmental Studies class. Roughly two dozen Rice students gathered in Rayzor Hall’s Room 123 on a warm Thursday afternoon in late March to hear from one of Houston’s most famous temporary residents: Jón Gnarr, the Icelandic punk-rock comedian who became mayor of Reykjavík. […]
Join Jón Gnarr and CENHS for the U.S. Premiere of The Man on the Back and two episodes of Naturvaktin. 7pm on Thursday, February 19th at Rice Cinema. Free and open to the public. For more information, please see the event poster:
CENHS is pleased to draw attention to two news articles. The Houston Chronicle covers Jon Gnarr’s imminent stay in Houston here. The Rice Thresher covers last week’s town hall meeting on the future of environmental studies at Rice here.