Posts Tagged "hipsters"

January 21, 2011

Portlandia: The truth is so funny

How IFC describes their new program, Portlandia:

The 6-part IFC Original short-based comedy series PORTLANDIA, created, written by and starring Fred Armisen (SNL) and Carrie Brownstein (vocalist/guitarist, WILD FLAG, Sleater-Kinney), premieres on IFC Friday, January 21, 2011 at 10:30 PM ET/PT. Each episode’s character-based shorts draw viewers into “Portlandia,” the creators’ dreamy and absurd rendering of Portland, Oregon.

I mean, this clip above, really? Perfect. Also, the best name dropped compilation of things that make me really angry. Handy!

More clips below, or, you can visit the IFC site directly. Carolin, I would love to get your opinion on this one. Particularly since I have never been to Portland. Not that that’s going to stop me from being judgmental. Nothing ever will!

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February 17, 2009


Chip Kidd, editor-at-large for Pantheon, design consultant for The Paris Review since 1995, will be giving a “lecture” at Meredith College this Saturday at 6pm, an AIGA event. If you don’t know who this gentleman is, just take a walk through your  local Barnes and Noble and you’ll see aisles of his work.

Chip Kidd Cover

Or, if you live in NY, you can see lots of the hip young elite carrying around a Burroughs or Sedaris paperback on the morning subway ride. Luckily for you, I’m not here to review the books, just mention the covers. Although I do have to go on one tangent: Kidd designs for The Paris Review. Amazing. Phillip Gourevitch is the editor extrodinaire. Incredible. He wrote a book called “We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families” about the Rwandan Genocide. READ THAT. Then go see Chip Kidd talk about the easier side of life.