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Carrie Brownstein & Fred Armisen Are Our Platonic Friendship Role Models

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“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 friendship with Fred, it’s just voicing an openness for possibilities and not being afraid of them.”

“Portlandia” co-star and Sleater-Kinney member Carrie Brownstein swears that Fred Armisen has changed her life. Their deep and sometimes confusing bond sounds a lot more rewarding than most Hollywood relationships. Carrie once told Elle magazine that her friendship with Fred is “one of the most intimate, fun­ctional, romantic, but nonsexual relationships we’ve ever had.” Somebody call Harry and Sally — this  pair has figured out the magic formula for a friendship without sex getting in the way. (For what it’s worth, Fred’s ex-wife, “Mad Men” star Elisabeth Moss, called their brief marriage “extremely traumatic and awful and horrible.” So there’s that.) [NYmag.com Vulture] [Image via Getty]

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

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  • 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 can hope! [IFC]
  • Justin Bieber’s private jet was searched after it landed in New Jersey for the Super Bowl because of a strong odor of pot coming from the plane. No drugs were found. [TMZ]
  • Dax Shepard penned a long, thoughtful essay for The Huffington Post about why he believes the children of celebrities should be off-limits to the paparazzi — and how that will start with people boycotting gossip rags. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

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

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, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! Keep reading »

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

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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 coffees or playing the didgeridoo or competing on an anarchist bocce ball team? Read on to find out! Keep reading »

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

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Namaste!

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 is also planning a “Portlandia” holiday special, to air on December 15. That’ll tide you over until the new season begins on Friday, January 4. We’ll be watching. [NYMag.com]

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

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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 in Portland my whole life, and I’ve always found the forced weirdness kind of annoying, because really, there are quite a few things about Portland that are just legitimately, truly, genuinely, non-ironically weird. Here are 10 examples… Keep reading »

The Dream Of The 1890s Is Alive In Portland

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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 life in the 1890s. “Remember when belts didn’t exist yet? Everyone wore suspenders,” says Fred. “People used to carve their own ice cubes?” And now, thanks to Portland, they’re carving their own ice cubes again. [Eater]

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All About "Portlandia"
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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, though, because I live in Brooklyn. And not just any part of Brooklyn — Greenpoint, which is the Polish neighborhood directly to the north of Hipster Ground Zero, Williamsburg. Since Winona lives in Portland, we decided to compare and contrast our two fair cities — after all,”Portlandia” spawned an awful Brooklyn parody called Brokelandia (don’t watch it, it’s truly appalling). The verdict? Well, we’ve got Maggie Gyllenhaal. How you like us now?

Even Carrie Brownstein Wants to Make Out With Ryan Gosling

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“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 or human in “Game of Thrones” would be fair game. Oh, and Melanie Laurent, I think she’s gorgeous. So yeah, Ryan Gosling, the adult cast of ‘Game of Thrones,’ and Melanie Laurent.”

–”Portlandia” writer and star Carrie Brownstein on who she’d like to make out with. Amelia, you have some competition. [I started that line and she is behind me, dammit. -- Editor] [XOJane]

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

Portlandia Season 2!
Check out an episode from the new season! Watch »
Portlandia: DJ Night
A clip from the new season of "Portlandia." Watch »
All About "Portlandia"
Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen get their own show. Read More »
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“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, I think there is an awareness sometimes that probably somewhere, for someone else, there is a bigger battle than, you know, making sure that your fresh pasta is local, or whether or not the ingredients are organic. Keep reading »

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