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Bjork! Dance! Party!

Bjork! Dance! Party! (photo)

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Simply put, Bjork is amazing. First there was The Sugarcubes with their catchy off beat tunes including 120 Minutes’ staples “Motorcrash” and “Birthday”. Then Bjork branched out on her own and brought us Debut and Post and Vespertine and everything between and after. Her music is haunting, beautifully strange, and it has a good beat and you can dance to it. But Bjork’s talents don’t stop at music.

In 1999 director Lars Von Trier asked Björk to write and produce the musical score for his film Dancer in the Dark. The film, which airs today at 4:30 p.m. ET, revolved Selma who was going blind and struggling to pay for an operation to prevent the same from happening to her son. Bjork was then asked to star as Selma, because in Lars Von Trier’s film world the only way to truly capture the essence of Selma was to have the composer of the music play the character. Bjork agreed and wowed audiences with her subtle and powerful performance. In fact, she won a Best Actress award at Cannes and was nominated for an Academy Award for the song “I’ve Seen It All”, which she performed at the Oscars. (Remember the swan dress? of course you do.) Unfortunately, after the movie, she swore she would never act again because the process was so grueling.

Pour a little out for Selma and Bjork’s prodigious acting skills and slip into your dancing shoes, because we’re having a Bjork! Dance! Party!

From Dancer in the Dark comes “I’ve Seen it All”:

“Big Time Sensuality”:

“It’s Oh So Quiet”:


“Army of Me”:

Dancer in the Dark airs on IFC at 4:30 p.m. ET and Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 8:00 a.m. ET and at 3:30 p.m. ET and Thursday, Dec. 30 at 12:15 p.m. ET

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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