Aug 06, 2014 Web Exclusive

Seven years since a pair of quickly written songs landed thousands of clicks and an unintended audience on YouTube, prompting them to turn their sweetly foul-mouthed and subversive brand of musical comedy into a genuine live act as Garfunkel and Oates, Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) and Kate Micucci (Oates) have become the most well-known guitar and ukulele players who have tackled their distaste for smug pregnant women, their ignorance on performing handjobs, and the virginal loophole of anal sex.  More

Jul 18, 2014 Web Exclusive

When Seth Gabel first read the script for Salem, he had a good feeling about the show. But he didn't expect the flagship show of the WGN America network to gain such a loyal following in such a short period of time, much like his previous show, Fringe. More

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