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PHOTOS: New Björk Album Comes With Book

Creative Review | Posted 10.10.2011 | Books

As the world's stock markets look ready to self-combust (causing a global economic meltdown which may see the recession deepen yet further), music-lov...

Bjork Releases New Track, 'Virus'

Posted 10.08.2011 | Home

Bjork-o-philes, open your ears. The latest track off the Icelandic songstress's next album, Biophilia has arrived. "Virus," which consists of simpl...

Von Trier's 'Dancer In The Dark' Turned Into Opera | ZACHARY WOOLFE | Posted 10.01.2011 | Arts

If Sarah Bernhardt's definitive performance in Victorien Sardou's 1887 play "La Tosca" had been available through Netflix, would Puccini ever have bas...

Bjork, Michel Gondry Reunite For 'Crystalline'

Posted 09.25.2011 | Home

We love it when Bjork and Michel Gondry combine their brain power. It just feels so... right. Their working relationship was cemented in 1993 with Bjo...

Bon Iver Covers Bjork's "Who Is It"

Posted 09.24.2011 | Home

This past Friday, Bon Iver kicked off their much-anticipated tour in Milwaukee with a delicate cover of Bjork's song "Who Is It" -- as if concert goer...

Bjork Throws Us A Bone With Another Track

Posted 09.17.2011 | Home

The Bjork gods have thrown us another bone with "Cosmogony," the second track to be released off her upcoming album, Biophilia (which is set to releas...

Temporary Trances: An Interview With GIF Artist Rick Silva

Posted 09.10.2011 | Arts

Via Beautiful/Decay. There's no question that GIFs have had a long history on the Internet. We've been accidentally stumbling upon them for as long a...

Do You Feel Like We Do?: Chats with Peter Frampton, Lenka, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, and William Fitzsimmons

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.05.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Bjork Protests Energy Deal Armed With 47,000 Signatures

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Singer Bjork joined fellow Icelanders in protesting the sale of a geothermal energy company this week, according to a recent Reuters report. In what s...

HuffPost Review: Michael Jackson's Vision, Plus A Conversation With Brazilian Sensation Bebel Gilberto

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This 35-track, triple disc DVD collection is such an important and significant pop-culture package that it might scare your unsuspecting holiday recipient into thinking you're saying something more than merely Happy Whatever.

It's Hip To Be Square, Apparently: Why Mah-Jongg Makes Me Cool

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith C. Carroll

Who knew a little over a year ago, when I was invited to join a small group of women for a regular game of mah-jongg, that we'd be considered "young and hip"?

Q&A: Inhale Director Baltasar Kormakur

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At 44, actor-director Baltasar Kormakur may soon be Iceland's most famous export since Bjork. And now, with his first American film, Inhale, reaching theaters today, his profile could expand.

Axing Art$ And Humanitie$

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Iris Erlingsdottir

"My most heartfelt wish is to be allowed to read Nordic studies at the university, because it is my unwavering belief that doing so will cultivate my ...

London Fashion Week: Alexander McQueen's Memorial & Creative Genius in Jolly Old

Katherine Ensslen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Katherine Ensslen

While the memorial itself felt honest, real, and not too saccharine, it was also larger-than-life, which is nothing less than what we've all come to expect from anything involving McQueen.

Icelandic Director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson: "Filmmaking Is the Greatest Strip-Tease of All"

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

Fridriksson's new film, Mamma Gogo, is a real life tribute to his mother with Alzheimer's, but also to those of us who navigate the rocky road of the mother-child relationship.

The Joys And Dangers Of Drunk Biking | J. DAVID GOODMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ON the matter of bicycling under the influence, Michael Dolan has known both pleasure and pain....

Should Travel Writers Accept Freebies? I Say Yes

Simona Rabinovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Simona Rabinovitch

I rode a teenage elephant through the Thai jungle, partied till dawn from Ibiza to Reykjavik, and joined a Buddhist monk meditation ceremony as thousands of lanterns were released into the sky. Most of these trips were free.

Beijing Hooters Is Nothing to Hoot About

John Wagner Givens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Wagner Givens

Distortion is often present in the foreign media about China. Facts are adjusted or ignored in order to tell a simple story that fits neatly with readers' pre-conceived notions and fears.

'SNL' Takes On The Ash Cloud (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

'SNL' opened the show last night with a sketch dedicated to coverage of the ash caused by Eyjafjallajokull's volcano. The airline-crippling eruption r...

Behind the Scenes with Florence and The Machine: Music Unites Interviews Florence Welch

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

The British band's debut album Lungs has been a huge breakout, spurring buzz in both the U.K. and the U.S.. Delicate and ferocious, Florence and the Machine is pretty with a punch.

Marina Abramovic Answers the $64,000 Question: "How Did I Pee?"

Jane Levere | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jane Levere

Marina Abramovic, the performance artist whose retrospective closed at the MoMA on Memorial Day, last night answered what she said was the number one question about her performance.

Marina Abramovic's 'The Artist Is Present' Closing: Black, White And Bjork (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Artists and art lovers turned up to the closing of Marina Abramovic's "The Artist is Present" hosted by Givenchy at The Museum of Modern Art in NYC la...

Meatless Monday: Money for Nothing? Cheap Food's Hidden Costs

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

As if Bjork isn't enough, there's another reason to love Iceland -- now it's the land without McDonald's. The franchise shuttered last month not as a...

If Only the Uighurs Were Buddhist and China Was Israel

Mona Eltahawy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mona Eltahawy

If these Uighurs were Buddhists, Bjork, Sting, Bono and all those other one-named saviors of the world's poor and oppressed would have held "Free Xinxiang" concerts already.

Smellorama Redux: New and Improved on Manhattan's Upper East Side

Jane Levere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jane Levere

The audience at the Guggenheim will sit in seats outfitted with "scent microphones" that direct scents at each audience member while music supports the scents by helping them "sound".