Carrie Brownstein Finds the Home Within In Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl is a document of self-actualization. These days, most people likely know of author Carrie Brownstein from Portlandia, her creepily-accurate Portland parody sketch show, and might actually be taken aback by how seriously she takes her music criticism. After all, she maintained a music… »10/30/15 4:20pm10/30/15 4:20pm

Sleater-Kinney Returned to the Pacific Northwest & I Cried (A Review)

“There are more books at this show than any other one I’ve worked,” the door guy at the Showbox remarked immediately after checking both mine and my friend Sonya’s bags. We looked at each other and laughed. That pretty much summed up the crowd for the second of three sold-out Sleater-Kinney shows in Seattle—the very… »5/15/15 12:10pm5/15/15 12:10pm

Natasha Lyonne and More Very Cool People Really Want You to Vote

Joan Jett! Tracee Ellis Ross! Carrie Brownstein! A dancing ovary puppet! Everyone you ever thought was cool got together and remixed "Bad Reputation" to help you vote in next week's midterm elections on Nov. 4th. Why? The War on Women rages on and Republicans are trying to stop The Ladies from voting because we … »10/28/14 6:10pm10/28/14 6:10pm

Portlandia's Hilarious NPR Tailgate Is Killing Me Softly

Do you experience anxiety upon realizing that you're almost out of Radiolab podcasts? Does every spring cleaning involve discarding at least three complimentary tote bags? Have you ever had a sex dream about Kai Ryssdal (and are you able to spell Kai Ryssdal's name without Googling it)? Then you, public radio addict,… »1/29/14 1:00pm1/29/14 1:00pm

Portlandia Performs Salt-N-Pepa, Officially Becomes the Best Thing to Happen to Us

Sweet Brownstein! Could the duo behind Portlandia get us anymore pumped for the show's upcoming season? The answer — no doy (yep, I said "doy") — is of course they can, especially if they (joined by Mirah and Thao) close out their premiere party with every person on Earth's favorite song, "Push It" by Salt-N-Pepa.… »1/04/12 5:30pm1/04/12 5:30pm

Guitarist Carrie Brownstein of the late, great Sleater-Kinney tried out Wii music for and found it k
Guitarist Carrie Brownstein of the late, great Sleater-Kinney tried out Wii music »11/19/08 6:15pm11/19/08 6:15pm for and found it kind of…wussy. But not in a bad way! Brownstein says, "For one thing, your Mii (the avatar you create to represent yourself in the game) has mallets instead of hands, a pair of harmless, fingerless spheres...Not…