The Gist

There’s a Viking on the Delta

The lead singer of the Icelandic band Kaleo found his inspiration in the blues music of the Deep South.

Kaleo performs inside Prihnukagigur Volcano in Iceland in 2015.

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Why are so many music phenoms from Iceland? On The Gist, Kaleo frontman JJ Julius Son says he comes from a “fearless” people. About that: Kaleo recently recorded in a volcano. Their latest album is called A/B.

Plus, Slate’s very own Mallory Ortberg, writer of the Dear Prudence column, tells us how to be an entertaining advice-giver. Ortberg is the author of Texts From Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations With Your Favorite Literary Characters.

In the Spiel, Russia’s Paralympics propaganda.

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