Portlandia

The Greatest Multi-Taskers in Pop Culture

Presented by Naked Juice

We live in the age of the multi-hyphenate, when kids dream of becoming musician-magicians, moonlighting as librarians. Steve Jobs himself advised us to keep our goals fluid, even if it meant doing something completely different. And he wasn’t the only one. These nine musicians, actors, and artists don’t just roll with the punches, they punch back with even fresher ideas. While we’d like to ask in person about the secrets to their extreme productivity, none of them have slowed down enough to reply — yet. For now, we’ll satisfy our multi-tasking urge with a Naked Juice. If you can’t eat ‘em, drink ‘em! Read on for the greatest multi-taskers in pop culture. … Read More

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A Field Guide to the Subcultures of ‘Portlandia’

It may have lost the zeitgeist, but if there’s one thing Portlandia still does well, it’s naming — and then lampooning — very specific subcultures. Though the show is often pegged as a parody of hipsters, it deserves credit for not only isolating the many different types of human who tend to get lazily grouped under that heading, but also venturing far beyond it. In honor of last night’s Season 5 finale, in which weirdos nearly took the fall for the eco-terrorists’ attack on Bryce and Lisa’s taxidermy shop, we present a field guide to the diverse, bizarre, and familiar subcultures of Portlandia. … Read More

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Paul Reubens (AKA Pee-wee) Is Coming to ‘Portlandia’ This Week

Pee-wee is leaving his Playhouse and traveling to Portland. In a press release, IFC announced that Paul Reubens (a.k.a. Pee-wee… Read More

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Watch: ‘Portlandia’ Spoofs Self-Righteous Male Feminists in Hilarious Clip

IFC’s Portlandia continues its constant and relatively good-natured prodding of Portland’s (and any other predominantly white, liberal American enclave’s)… Read More

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Portland Becomes ‘Portlandia’ By Declaring January 20, 2015 “Decemberists Day”

Today, Portland and Portlandia seem to have become one and the same: the city, which is a real city (

Via… Read More

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‘Broad City’ to Sleater-Kinney: “We Could Not Be a Show Without You Guys”

A true meeting of the feminist minds took place Friday night in the dimly lit basement of New York’s Ace Hotel, when Broad City duo Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer joked about “vag badges” with Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein, and Janet Weiss. To celebrate a great couple of weeks for lovers of woman-powered pop culture — namely, the premiere of Broad City‘s second season last week and tomorrow’s release of Sleater-Kinney’s powerful new album No Cities to Love — NPR got the ladies in a room for a group interview led by Glazer and Jacobson. It was nothing short of inspiring. … Read More

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Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen Work Through a Lot of Issues on Conan

Portlandia writers and stars Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen have big plans for the future. During a memorable Conan appearance… Read More

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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Empires and De-Boots

There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This time, Empire takes 2015 by storm and Jon Stewart discusses the Paris attacks.  … Read More

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The Age of ‘Portlandia’ Is Over

2014 was a horrifying year for global news, from the Ebola crisis to the rise of ISIS to the kidnapping of 276 girls from a school in Nigeria. The domestic news cycle, meanwhile, was dominated by a series of police killings of unarmed black men (and boys), and the demonstrations and outrageous grand jury proceedings that followed them. Meanwhile, this week’s headlines, which include “the worst terrorist attack in Europe since the attacks in London in July of 2005” and the bombing of an NAACP office in Colorado Springs, don’t bode well for 2015. But you wouldn’t know any of this visiting Portland — sorry, Portlandia — where young-at-heart white people of all ages are still keeping the dream of the ’90s alive, five seasons later. … Read More

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All the Strange Things We Learned From Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s Reddit AMA

The new season of Portlandia, the little satire sketch show that could, premieres January 8 on IFC. So, in addition to the traditional press tour, Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, stars and creators of the show, pandered to the young folks and held an AMA (Ask Me Anything) over at Reddit. As with any AMA, it was filled with innocuous questions about favorite restaurants and foods, but, still, there’s some stuff to be gleaned from it: … Read More

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