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Björk Week on The Lipster

Jude Rogers, The Lipster, March 2008

BACK IN OCTOBER last year, in the misty early days of The Lipster, I e-mailed Björk's publicist, telling him about the plans for our website, and what a dream it would be to interview Björk for it. I thought I was being fanciful: after all, what globe-straddling pop star would give up her time for a new internet project, no matter how much it shared her ideals and supported her?

In late February, and after a flurry of e-mails about the site's philosophy, plans and intentions, came the answer to that question. Björk liked the sound of what we were trying to do. We could have 90 minutes with her, in New York, for a series of interviews that would be exclusive to us. (Yes, I screamed so loudly that I really hurt my larynx.) The message was clear: Björk, God bless her, believed in The Lipster. And in turn, her act of faith meant we believed in her more than ever.

This interview, conducted on March 10 in Manhattan, has already given us a world exclusive: Björk's first public statement about her controversial comments about Tibet. And this week, in five daily portions, we give you even more: Björk's thoughts on fashion and film, her love of world music, how sick she is of indie boys, and, of all things, why she reckons she should join Manchester United. But first, she tells us how motherhood turned her onto feminism, which for her is the big, beating heart of her last album, Volta.

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