Ep. #53 – Jón Gnarr

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017
Ep. #53 – Jón Gnarr

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 […]

The ‘Texas Monthly’ on Jon Gnarr’s time in Houston

Posted by on Aug 15, 2015
The ‘Texas Monthly’ on Jon Gnarr’s time in Houston

“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. […]

Jón Gnarr at the Spring Symposium – Bananas in Lava

Posted by on May 2, 2015
Jón Gnarr at the Spring Symposium – Bananas in Lava

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.  

Jón Gnarr in the Rice Standard

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015
Jón Gnarr in the Rice Standard

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 […]

Jón Gnarr in the Rice News – Climate Change is Not a Joke

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015
Jón Gnarr in the Rice News – Climate Change is Not a Joke

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. […]

Jón Gnarr in the Houston News

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015
Jón Gnarr in the Houston News

We’re pleased to announce that CENHS writer-in-residence Jón Gnarr has been making news in the Houston Chronicle and Houstonia Magazine, in articles by Craig Hlavaty and Sarah Rufca!        

Gnarr on Film – A Special Evening with Jón Gnarr at Rice Cinema, February 19th

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015
Gnarr on Film – A Special Evening with Jón Gnarr at Rice Cinema, February 19th

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 in the News – Jon Gnarr and Environmental Studies at Rice

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014
CENHS in the News – Jon Gnarr and Environmental Studies at Rice

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.