May 28, 2014 Issue #49 - February/March 2014 - Portlandia

He fearlessly stares down sociopathic killers and hordes of zombies every week as the crossbow-wielding, motorcycle-riding Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead, but Norman Reedus readily admits that what really makes him nervous is the idea of talking to legendary Dinosaur Jr. frontman J MascisMore

May 02, 2014 Issue #49 - February/March 2014 - Portlandia

Portland is the place where young people go to retire—that's arguably the most widely quoted line from season one of Portlandia. But if that's true, Carrie Brownstein and Stephen Malkmus must be the old-soul exceptions, as both relocated there when they were in their prime early retirement years and have continued working at more or less the same prolific pace.  More

May 01, 2014 Issue #49 - February/March 2014 - Portlandia

"Carrie Brownstein is in my girlfriend's textbook. She was in a band called Sleater-Kinney?" That's the title of a post on the Portlandia fan forum on popular news and entertainment aggregate Reddit, submitted by a fan who was shocked to discover that Brownstein is also a musician of no small significance. More

Apr 30, 2014 Issue #49 - February/March 2014 - Portlandia

For someone so accomplished, Fred Armisen gives the impression that he hasn't thought all that much about why he has become one of the most ubiquitous comedic writers and actors of his generation. More

Apr 29, 2014 Issue #49 - February/March 2014 - Portlandia

When Portlandia debuted in the spring of 2011, it seemed like a longshot for breakout success. Fred Armisen, despite being a nine-year veteran of Saturday Night Live and countless TV and movie cameos, had never been the star of anything, always a brilliant member of an ensemble cast but never the face of a franchise. More

Feb 27, 2014 Web Exclusive

The fourth season of Portlandia starts with a sketch that more or less encapsulates the social critique-mixed-with-absurdity aesthetic of the show. More

Dec 06, 2013 Issue #48 - November/December 2013 - HAIM

We fade in on Dan Harmon and Justin Roilandlongtime friends and collaboratorsto find the pair in a typical garrulous mood. More

Dec 05, 2013 Issue #48 - November/December 2013 - HAIM

Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland are in exuberant form as they discuss Rick and Morty, their latest collaboration, which charts the outlandish, anarchic inter-dimensional adventures of a morally ambiguous scientist and his idiot grandson. Rickvoiced by Roilandcatalyzes the show's humor as he switches between amoral antagonist and endearing protagonist. More

Sep 26, 2013 Issue #47 - September/October 2013 - MGMT

Fans of the TV shows The OfficeExtras, and An Idiot Abroad know that actor/writer Stephen Merchant has a real gift for placing characters in delectably wince-inducing situations and then setting them loose to squirm their way out. More