For the latest issue of Dazed we handed over the controls to Björk in celebration of her new album/app suite/vision of the future, Biophilia. It’s a wild project that encompasses art made out of DNA, Stefano Pilati crystal jumpsuits, magnetic liquid sculptures, MIDI powered organs, ginger wigs, and a beautifully insane machine called the Sharpsichord. There’s even a dude who stands between two huge Tesla coils and makes music by hurling around lightning bolts.
In the middle of the Bronx lies the Paradise Theatre, a vision of beautiful weirdness packed to the rafters with gurning gargoyles, cheeky cherubs, terracotta vases and prancing statues. Built in 1929 to give the inhabitants of one of NYC’s poorest boroughs a fantastical escape from reality, the former cinema was designed to look like an Italian villa twinkling under a night sky.
“I’ve been writing stories since the age of three, although I’ve no idea what they were about. They’ve happily vanished with time. I was brought up in the middle of Norfolk in a dull town. It had a cinema, and very few other cultural activities except the damn church. My parents were religious, and I thought I was too because I would go around praying all the time. It was only some years later I realised it wasn’t faith. It was neurosis. When my sister was born, I happened to have whooping cough.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".