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What goes on strike in the middle of a pandemic? My bloody brain.

It turns out that I was born with something extra in my brain. I’m calling it my ‘Clusterfuck’. Corona was ruled out after a six-inch straw was shoved up my nose against my will – and on a Monday night.

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DAZED & CONFUSED SHORT STORY COMPETITION

Just over two months ago we launched a competition to find the best, undiscovered writing talent. We called it ‘Feed Your Head’.

Inspired by Bjork’s Possibly Maybe, ‘The Ticking Dick’ is writer Lisa Goldapple’s submission. Lisa’s story is based on a brief relationship with ‘Axtor’, an Argentinean artist, fitted with a pacemaker who fantasises about impregnating his love interest with Siamese twins. With a drop intro that made us rewind and read it again, we’d be lying if we said it didn’t make us blush.

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INTERVIEW WITH A VOCOLOGIST

Meet Ian Davidson: Lecturer in Vocals It’s important to love your voice and nurture it. That’s why working with a good vocal instructor is invaluable, because they act as that extra set of ears to help guide you in the right direction. At Institute of the Arts Barcelona, self-confessed “complete vocal geek” Ian Davidson is […]

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YOU CAN TAKE THE GIRL OUT OF MTV, BUT YOU CAN’T TAKE THE EMPTV OUT THE GIRL

In prehistoric times, a pre-blogging world where film was loaded digitally via fingers into SLRs and the word status was used alongside symbol rather than to describe ‘What’s on your mind?’ or ‘What’s happening?’ (aka the Dark Ages of 2003), a self-proclaimed London Meeja Ho bought a one-way ticket to Argentina to travel the globe. She said […]

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REVIEW: COLMADO, BARCELONA

Although the name may translate to “grocery store,” you won’t find bread and butter basics at Colmado.  (That is unless wooden watches, fish-shaped handbags and ukuleles made from candy boxes are your staples). Rest of article published in Shopikon – featuring the world’s unique boutiques. http://www.shopikon.com/s/barcelona/colmado COLMADO C/Brosoli 5 Neighborhood Born Phone +34 931 722 966 Website colmadoshop.tumblr.com Hours Mon-Sat […]

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The World’s Greatest Dancer: Ángel Corella

He’s danced for the Queen and Presidents of America. Yes, that’s Presidents, plural – and now he’s added the Institute of the Arts Barcelona to his resume.

As the American Ballet Theatre’s award-winning Spanish star who once got a fifteen-minute standing ovation for his ‘Swan Lake’ , Ángel built his company Barcelona Ballet in a country with no history of classical ballet. Now internationally famed for his stellar dancing and multiple pirouettes (twenty-four, but who’s counting?), it’s the dancer’s unusually charismatic personality that provokes awe-filled gushes of “He’s so nice!”

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MTV REVIEW: SONAR FESTIVAL 2014

Feel the pulse of the electronic music landscape There were 110,000 people at Sónar in Barcelona this year. We know that because Massive Attack told us – in green LEDs. They also taught us that Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffiths have divorced after 18 years of marriage, and something about Shakira and the new King […]

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MODERNISM, MEDIEVALISM AND MICHELIN STAR MEET UPON THE MED

MERCER HOTEL, BARCELONA It transpires that behind the spires of Barcelona Cathedral and the Catalan capital’s Roman walls stands a hotel with stones older than those of the attention-grabbing basilica – but the Mercer’s attitude is anything but ancient. Listed as a historical monument owing to the gorgeous 1st century walls integrated in its architecture, it was designed by […]

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