Posts tagged "portlandia"

Here Is “Portlandia” On The Scourge Of The Male Feminist

I have been waiting for "Portlandia" to take on the scourge of male feminists, those seedy, self-assured, "sensitive" dudes who are very eager to show you just how much they "care" about women's rights. As someone who dated a self-proclaimed male feminist who once told me that feminism isn't just a scarf you put o…

By: Megan Reynolds / February 18, 2015

Carrie Brownstein & Fred Armisen Are Our Platonic Friendship Role Models

"I do think that Fred has a very unwavering optimism that is infectious. He’s very kind, very generous, and I think more than anything, Fred says 'yes' ... And I love saying 'yes'. I think it’s an important step in human growth. Just an openness. And if there’s anything that I’ve learned from my friendshi…

By: Claire Hannum / March 14, 2014

The Women Behind “Portlandia”‘s Real Feminist Book Store Are Livetweeting The Super Bowl

Finally, a reason to watch the Super Bowl: the women behind the feminist bookstore in Portland that inspired the one on "Portlandia" will be livetweeting the game "from a feminist perspective" over the @IFCportlandia Twitter account. Maybe the ladies of In Other Words will get a visit from Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein? A feminist…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2014

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: See “Salinger,” Groove To Valerie June & Eat All The Pasta

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 7, 2013

Astrology 101: How To Spot Each Sign … In “Portlandia”

Whether you live in Portland or have seen a few "Portlandia" sketches, you know this city marches to the beat of its own naked bongo drummer. As two lifelong Portlanders, we thought it would be fun to imagine where all the astrological signs fit into the culture of "Portlandia." Is your sign tasting gourmet coffee…

“Portlandia” Is Back And More Yoga-Tastic Than Ever

Namaste, bitches! The third season of "Portlandia" is back, and they've released the first clip! In it, Carrie and Fred play yoga students on a major, uh, journey. The new season features Chloe Sevigny as Fred and Carrie's new roommate, along with the same old group of misfits and weird mayors (Kyle MacLachlan, natch). IFC…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 9, 2012

10 Things About Portland That Are Actually, Genuinely, Non-Ironically Weird

If you've seen "Portlandia," you know that Portland is a weird city. If you live here, you know that people spend a lot of time, money, and energy to maintain that weirdness. The guy wearing a Santa suit and riding a unicycle around the farmer's market, for example, he's trying really hard. I've lived i…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 11, 2012

The Dream Of The 1890s Is Alive In Portland

The new season of "Portlandia" is just as funny as the first -- if not more. In season one, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein noted that Portland is just a little bit stuck in the 1990s. But this season, the pair make fun of Portland's obsession with locavore and artisanal culture, which is exactly like…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 7, 2012

Venn Diagram: Portland Vs. Brooklyn

There's been a heck of a lot of talk about Portland lately, what with the Fred Armisen/Carrie Brownstein show "Portlandia," all about how the city stuck in the '90s with its progressive politics and its locavore restaurants and its whole DIY artisinal cheese vibe. Watching "Portlandia" was a little headsmackingly close to home for me,…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 24, 2012

Even Carrie Brownstein Wants to Make Out With Ryan Gosling

"Well, I mean sometimes when I watch a Ryan Gosling movie ... but it's so sad to say because the line to make out with Ryan Gosling is so long. I’m probably at the back of it. But he’s always on that list. Almost anyone on 'Game of Thrones' that is an adult. Any adult…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 6, 2012

How Carrie Brownstein Chooses Which Hipsters To Mock On “Portlandia”

"I guess that [the things "Portlandia" makes fun of] are ridiculous, but at the same time they’re things that I embrace — it’s a set of behaviors and an ideology that I enact, and that I think many of us sort of perform or follow. But then, at the same time, as you’re doing it,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 4, 2012

“Portlandia” Is Back With An Early Look At An Episode From Season 2!

Super awesome news, kids! "Portlandia" returns to IFC for its second season this Friday, but if that sounds like too long to wait for your favorite hipster satire, no worries! The second episode from this coming season is available early on the show's Facebook page -- and above. This episode -- titled "One Moore Episode"…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 3, 2012

Portlandia: “Come To My Zombie DJ Night, Guys!”

The new season of "Portlandia" starts up in January, but we've got a sneak peek, with this hilarious clip about a dystopian not-too-distant-future where everybody is a DJ. Sounds just like Philadelphia. [IFC]…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 15, 2011

A First Look At Fred Armisen And Carrie Brownstein’s “Portlandia”

I know what I'll be doing Friday, January 21, 2011, at 10:30 p.m. EST: watching "Portlandia," duh. "Saturday Night Live"'s Fred Armisen and Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein will star in this IFC sitcom mocking the too-PC-for-their-own-good residents of Portland, Oregon. Of course, it's not actual Portlanders who are being made fun of, but the types of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 19, 2010