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May you and Portlandia be very happy together!

Thanks to Portlandia I now know way too much about you guys and your grody inner lives. It's not the show itself — it doesn't have that power. It's your horrifying enthusiasm for the show that has granted me this mirror.
O! Lucky you!
By CHRIS BRAIOTTA  |  February 17, 2012

Wild Flag | Wild Flag

It's not quite a Sleater-Kinney reunion, but those who have missed the band since their 2005 swan song, The Woods , should be thrilled with Wild Flag.
Merge (2011)
By NICK A. ZAINO III  |  September 16, 2011
Carrie Brownstein and Wild Flag

Carrie Brownstein waves the Wild Flag

Last December, the Portland Mercury announced that Wild Flag would play the Bunk Bar. Carrie Brownstein -- Wild Flag singer and guitarist, Sleater-Kinney alum, and star of the IFC sit-com Portlandia -- saw the write-up online.
Clean slate
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 04, 2011
OTD favorites Mary Timony, Carrie Brownstein, and Janet Weiss unite to form Wild Flag

OTD favorites Mary Timony, Carrie Brownstein, and Janet Weiss unite to form Wild Flag

 As you may or may not know, we here at OtD have been following the post-Sleater-Kinney moves made by Carrie Brownstein, Janet Weiss, and Corin...
By Ryan Stewart  |  September 23, 2010

Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker to release solo "middle-aged mom record" in October

Thanks to YouTube -- and a recent Carrie Brownstein interview that included the words "Sleater-Kinney reunion" -- we've been thinking a lot lately about what...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 08, 2010

The Funn(k)y Drummer

Johnny Carson was revered for his impeccable comic timing. It was "so precise," wrote one newspaper in his obituary, "that we wouldn't be surprised to find buried in his skull a quartz crystal." And why might that be? Perhaps because Johnny Carson was a
What's the connection between comedy and percussion?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 14, 2009


More different than alike

In 1935, Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) as part of the New Deal’s Works Projects Administration (WPA).
Searching for national identity in State By State: A Panoramic Portrait of America
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 24, 2008

Girls Rock!

The effort was valiant, but the documentary is often a jumble of haphazardly shot footage, with too many interview bites, and sketchy sequences.
An irresistable, haphazard jumble
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 23, 2008

Funny business

“Ashlee Simpson’s new album sold so poorly,” snorted the headline on Yahoo! this past week, that “it was beaten by a comedy album.”
As the AltCom Festival arrives at the Somerville Theatre, we look at the roots of the indie comedy boom.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 07, 2008

Surprisingly good

Leonard Cohen once said that living in England was like living inside a cabbage, a simile I can improve only by adding: an electrified cabbage.
Arctic Monkeys beat the hype
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 13, 2006