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Leaders at Moderna and AstraZeneca, are offering new, rosy predictions about the pandemic's end

An employee at the Vermont Creamery receives a COVID-19 vaccine from the National Guard at a pop-up stand in Websterville, Vermont, on June 29, 2021. Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images Vaccine makers have recently said they think the pandemic will finally end in 2022. A lead scientist behind AstraZeneca's vaccine predicted that the coronavirus will likely become similar to the common cold. See more stories on Insider's business page. Top brass at Moderna and AstraZeneca have recently o...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Cnbc, Erin Schumaker, Sarah Gilbert, Boston Children s Hospital, Gilbert, National Guard, Tampa Florida


St. Vincent talks bringing ‘Daddy’s Home’ to Hollywood Bowl as ‘The Nowhere Inn’ film debuts

“Daddy’s Home,” the sixth studio album from St. Vincent, arrived in May, but Annie Clark, the artist behind the stage name, says it hasn’t felt fully finished until now. “A record doesn’t really feel complete to me until I’ve actually played the songs for people and with people in real-time,” Clark says on a recent phone call. “Because you get to see how the energy in the crowd changes. “You get to see, like, ‘Oh, they’re all singing along to that part,’” she says. “You get to know in a real way...
Tags: Music, Movies, Disney, Beck, Sport, Pink Floyd, Things To Do, Soccer, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, New Orleans, Parliament, St Vincent, Carrie Brownstein, New England, Nine Inch Nails


‘The Nowhere Inn’ Trailer: St. Vincent is Married to the Road

Concert mockumentaries are a rare breed of movie, and The Nowhere Inn looks particularly unique. The trailer for this genre-bending concert film is here, giving us a glimpse at the movie madness real-life friends Annie Clark (a.k.a. St. Vincent) and Carrie Brownstein put together. A Boring Rock Star? The Nowhere Inn is a fake documentary about Clark/St. Vincent, following her backstage as she tours. As she tells us in the trailer, she asked her best friend (Brownstein) to film the docum...
Tags: Movies, Trailers, St Vincent, Road, Carrie Brownstein, Dakota Johnson, Vincent, Annie Clark, Clark, Lynchian, Amy Sedaris, Brownstein, Bill Benz Portlandia, Clark St Vincent, St Vincent Clark, Carrie Brownstein Portlandia Sleater Kinney


Watch The New Trailer For The St. Vincent/Carrie Brownstein Mocumentary The Nowhere Inn

Thus far this year, St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein have both released new albums: Daddy’s Home for St. Vincent, Path Of Wellness for Brownstein’s band Sleater-Kinney. Next month, they’ll release a movie, too. St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein wrote the new mockumentary The Nowhere Inn together, and it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year, just before the pandemic hit. In September, The Nowhere Inn will finally arrive in theaters and on demand. Today, it’s got a new trailer.
Tags: Music, News, St. Vincent, Carrie Brownstein, Brownstein, The Nowhere Inn, Vincent Carrie Brownstein, St Vincent Path Of Wellness


How 1974-era LA transformed music, movies and pop culture in ‘Rock Me On The Water’

Writer Ronald Brownstein had a pop culture epiphany while driving home from a political gathering at producer Norman Lear‘s house. It struck Brownstein that Lear’s groundbreaking shows like “All in the Family” arrived on TV just as movie classics “The Godfather” and “Chinatown” hit theaters and the Los Angeles music scene of Joni Mitchell and the Eagles flourished on the radio and in record stores. It was all here in one place, at one moment. “I remember thinking on the way home, like, wait a mi...
Tags: Books, Music, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Jack Nicholson, La, Norman Lear, Los Angeles, Sport, Cnn, Things To Do, Atlantic, Soccer, Warren Beatty, Nashville


"Democrats have bollixed up every sexual harassment scandal I’ve covered."

"Joe Biden truncated the Hill-Thomas hearings in the name of comity. The Clintons had henchmen smear Lewinsky. Democrats vainly hammered Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh on sexual misconduct, hoping to stop judges they opposed on ideological grounds. Now, some Democrats are feeling regret over forcing out Al Franken, and for all those statements by prominent Democrats about how we must start with the presumption that women are telling the truth — an absurd standard.... 'Probably enough Democ...
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Sexual Harassment, Al Franken, Clintons, Maureen Dowd, Lewinsky, Clarence Thomas, Ann Althouse, Brownstein, Partisanship, Brett Kavanaugh, Ron Brownstein, MeToo, Hill Thomas


Brownstein tapped for Philadelphia COVID vaccine awareness effort

Campaign from local agency will show how vaccinations will help city life return to normal.
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Heart Biopic: ‘Portlandia’ Star Carrie Brownstein Directing Film About the Female-Led Rock Band

Heart, the rock band that rose to popularity in the 1970s and ’80s thanks to its shredding guitar riffs and powerful vocals from sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, is getting the biopic treatment. Carrie Brownstein, the Peabody Award-winning writer and actress who starred alongside Fred Armisen in the comedy series Portlandia, is set to direct the Heart biopic for Amazon Studios. In a recent interview with SiriusXM’s Lyndsey Parker (via THR), Heart co-founder, lead singer, and guitarist Ann Wilson...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Elton John, Anne Hathaway, Heart, Biopics, Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, Seattle, ANN, True Story, Wilson, Rami Malek, Barracuda, Sleater Kinney, Amazon Studios


Classic Punk Rock Sketches from Saturday Night Live, Courtesy of Fred Armisen

Comedian Fred Armisen is best known for his years on Saturday Night Live, his eight seasons of surreal sketch comedy (with Carrie Brownstein) on Portlandia, and his unnerving command of regional accents and impressions. True fans also know that for much of his career he’s also been a musician, primarily a drummer, since college. Starting in high school, he’s been in various bands, including Trenchmouth, the Blue Man Group, and sometimes sitting in with Seth Meyers' house band. So the abo...
Tags: Google, Music, Comedy, College, Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Manchester, Dave Grohl, Dallas, Hitler, Carrie Brownstein, Seth Meyers, Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Maggie, Mussolini


‘Rodeo Queens’ Amazon Series Will Star Dakota Johnson, With Carrie Brownstein Directing

Dakota Johnson is getting back together with the folks at Amazon. The actress will appear in the Amazon comedy series Rodeo Queens, a mockumentary-style show created by I Am Not Okay With This co-creator Christy Hall. The series will follow a group of women vying to be the Rodeo Queen, the “female representatives and ‘face”‘of the sport of rodeo.” Carrie Brownstein, of Sleater-Kinney and Portlandia fame, will direct. According to Collider, Dakota Johnson will star in Rodeo Queens, a new Amaz...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Television, Movies, Casting, Wikipedia, Johnson, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Dakota Johnson, Sleater Kinney, Collider, Brownstein, Elisa Ellis, Christy Hall, Rodeo Queens


Celebrate Governor Polis’s Birthday With Me

On May 14th at 5:30pm, a group of us are going to have a virtual birthday party for Colorado Governor Jared Polis. I’m co-chairing the party with my wife Amy Batchelor, my partner Seth Levine, his wife Greeley Sachs, and our friends Mo and Jennifer Siegel. Congressman Joe Neguse is joining as a special birthday guest as his birthday is the next day. Jared always does a fundraiser on his birthday. This year, it’s for the Colorado COVID Relief Fund. I’m on the executive committee for ...
Tags: Colorado, Trends, Crisis, Kent, Jared, Amy, Xcel Energy, Polis, Mo, Feld, Seth Levine, Ashley Manning, Jared Polis, Brownstein, Amy Batchelor, Joe Neguse


Sanders eked out the lowest winning Democratic primary vote share in New Hampshire in 68 years

The relatively low turnout for Iowa's Democratic caucuses prompted some concerns about Democratic enthusiasm in the 2020 election, but New Hampshire primary voters turned out in force on Tuesday. With nearly 90 percent of precincts reporting, 274,785 people voted in the Democratic primary, above the 253,062 turnout level in 2016 and edging close to the record turnout of 287,527 in 2008, as NBC's Steve Kornacki notes.> With 87% counted, turnout in the NH Dem primary has passed the 2016 le...
Tags: News, Nbc, Atlantic, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire, Iowa, The Washington Post, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Democratic, South Bend Indiana, David Weigel, Steve Kornacki, Brownstein, Dan Hopkins, Ronald Brownstein


Coronavirus Researchers Are Using High-Tech Methods to Predict Where the Virus Might Go Next

As the deadly 2019-nCov coronavirus spreads, raising fears of a worldwide pandemic, researchers and startups are using artificial intelligence and other technologies to predict where the virus might appear next — and even potentially sound the alarm before other new, potentially threatening viruses become public health crises. “What we’re doing currently with Coronavirus is really trying to get an understanding of what’s happening on the ground through as many sources as we can get our hand...
Tags: Asia, News, Cdc, China, Africa, Uncategorized, Toronto, World Health Organization, Khan, Usaid, Hubei, Boston Children s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, University of California Davis, University of Minnesota, Penn State University


How St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein Convinced Dakota Johnson to Make a Cameo in ‘The Nowhere Inn’

“The Nowhere Inn,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, is a music mockumentary that stars Carrie Brownstein, one of the founding members of the rock band Sleater-Kinney. In the film, Brownstein plays the director of a documentary chronicling Annie Clark’s music persona St. Vincent on a fictionalized version of her Masseduction tour, but to […]
Tags: News, Festivals, Carrie Brownstein, St. Vincent, Dakota Johnson, Vincent, Annie Clark, Sleater Kinney, Brownstein


‘The Nowhere Inn’ Review: St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein Tackle the Surreal Side of Fame [Sundance 2020]

On stage, St. Vincent is sexy, mysterious, and seemingly all-powerful. Offstage, though, she’s Annie Clark – and Annie Clark is a bit of a boring nerd. Or so says The Nowhere Inn, a surreal meta-comedy about fame – and what we demand from the famous people we idolize. Framed as both a faux documentary and a narrative film, The Nowhere Inn finds Clark’s best friend Carrie Brownstein, of Sleater-Kinney and Portlandia fame, setting out to make a documentary about St. Vincent on tour. But as Clark ...
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Nintendo, St. Vincent, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, David Lynch, Dakota Johnson, Vincent, Sundance, Annie Clark, Clark, Sleater Kinney


The 12 Best Curb Your Enthusiasm Cameos of All Time

Last October marked 20 years since Curb Your Enthusiasm debuted as an hour-long special that would soon morph into a long-running series. Though there have been multiple hiatuses between seasons — presumably for creator Larry David to mine his anxieties for compelling story arcs— Curb has continually returned to add its own fresh dose of awkwardness to an evolving culture. Throughout its run, Curb has consistently featured notable, often delightful casting of famous faces in shock...
Tags: Hbo, Bob Odenkirk, New York, Television, News, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, New York City, Uncategorized, Fox, David, Broadway, Marilyn Monroe, Colbert, Ricky Gervais, Jon Stewart


Council moves PGE’s central eastside “Mobility Hub” forward

Concept for Mobility Hub at 8th and Stark by ZGF Architects. By this summer there could be a new place in the central eastside where you can stop and grab lunch, surf the web, and charge your e-bike. Today at Portland City Council, plans to redevelop a 10,000 square foot parking lot on the corner of Southeast 8th and Stark into the the region’s first “Mobility Hub” were strongly supported by Mayor Ted Wheeler and three commissioners. Portland City Council unanimously approved an ordinanc...
Tags: Smart City, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Electric Vehicles, Wheeler, Portland, Portland City Council, Ted Wheeler, Portland General Electric, Pge, Jonathan Maus, Brownstein, Green Loop, Chloe Eudaly, Pge Mobility Hub


St. Vincent And Carrie Brownstein Are Making A Tour Comedy

St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein are both great songwriters and larger-than-life guitar heroes, and they have both done a whole lot to bridge the parallel worlds of music and comedy. They're old friends and collaborators, too. Brownstein and her Portlandia partner Fred Armisen worked on St. Vincent's "Laughing With A Mouth Of Blood" … More »
Tags: Music, News, St. Vincent, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Brownstein


The politics and power of nostalgia

The summer exam season is now upon us so let me start this month’s blog with a simple question: ‘What role does nostalgia play in explaining ‘the populist signal’?’ A recent report suggests that the role of nostalgic narratives has become a central element of contemporary politics that tap into (and to some extent fuel) anti-political sentiments amongst the public. Could it be that recent analyses of ‘funnelling frustration’ need to pay equal attention to ‘nurturing nostalgia’? Nostalgic narrati...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, Germany, Donald Trump, Nostalgia, Brexit, Social Sciences, Trump, Britain France, Hochschild, Brownstein, Political Spike with Matthew Flinders, Matthew Flinders, Political Spike, Defending Politics


Watch Kurt Vile Play Carrie Brownstein’s Roadie On Portlandia

Portlandia's final season is currently airing, and Kurt Vile recently appeared during one of the skits, as promised. His cameo was pretty brief: He played Carrie Brownstein's roadie, as part of a joke where Fred Armisen tries out increasingly ridiculous birthday gifts for Brownstein that "capture her love of music." Watch below. [videoembed size="full_width" … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Kurt Vile, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Brownstein, Kurt Vile Play Carrie Brownstein


‘Sweet/Vicious,’ ‘Nashville’ Alums to Lead Carrie Brownstein Comedy Pilot at Hulu

Taylor Dearden and Aubrey Peeples have been cast in the lead roles in Carrie Brownstein’s upcoming Hulu pilot “Search & Destroy,” Variety has learned. The half-hour comedy is loosely based on Brownstein’s memoir “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl” in addition to her experiences as a musician growing up in the Pacific Northwest during the underground […]
Tags: News, Nashville, Carrie Brownstein, Hulu, Pacific Northwest, Aubrey Peeples, Brownstein, Taylor Dearden


March sequel announced; exhibit to open in NYC

Exclusive: Congressman John Lewis' Next Book, Run, Will Pick Up Where Award-Winning March Left Off By Lily Rothman Time.com (February 15 2018): http://time.com/5135822/john-lewis-book-announcement/   OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 6:00 - 9:00PM EXHIBITION DATES: FEBRUARY 28 - JUNE 30, 2018 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC SUGGESTED DONATION $10 Please join us to celebrate t...
Tags: Comics, John Lewis, Jonathan, IDW, Mike Rhode, Brownstein, Lily Rothman, JOHN LIND


Carrie Brownstein Is The 'Unabashed Protagonist' Of Her Own Story

As Portlandia draws to a close, Brownstein reflects on the show's portrayal of "aspirational liberalism" — as well as her years in the riot grrrl scene and its connection to contemporary feminism.(Image credit: Augusta Quirk/IFC)
Tags: News, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Brownstein


Watch Carrie Brownstein Talk About Portlandia, The Bachelor On The Tonight Show

Last night, Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein was a guest on The Tonight Show, which would've been more exciting if she and Jimmy Fallon had said even one word about Sleater-Kinney. (They're apparently working "very slowly" on new music! We'll take it!) Brownstein was there to discuss her IFC sketch-comedy show Portlandia, which is about to … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Jimmy Fallon, Ifc, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Sleater Kinney, Brownstein


Carrie Brownstein Adapting Her Memoir as a Hulu Series

Carrie Brownstein, of Portlandia and Sleater-Kinney fame, will adapt her memoir Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl into a half-hour comedy series for Hulu. Titled Search and Destroy, Brownstein will write and direct the series. This basically means we’re going to be blessed with a Sleater-Kinney TV series, and that’s pretty darn exciting. More info on the Carrie Brownstein TV series below. Carrie Brownstein, one-third of the band Sleater-Kinney, found a whole new form of popularity when she and F...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Adaptation, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Hulu, Pacific Northwest, Sleater Kinney, Greil Marcus, Janet Weiss, Brownstein, Search And Destroy, Carrie Brownstein Adapting Her Memoir, Brownstein Corin Tucker


Sleater-Kinney working on new LP

"Now, just so you know, we’re going to do this very slowly,” Brownstein told Billboard. “It’s an ongoing conversation." Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Music News, Sleater Kinney, Bill Pearis, Brownstein, Comedy News


Portlandia: Watch the Trailer for the 8th and Final Season

IFC releases the trailer for the 8th and final season of Portlandia IFC has released the first trailer for the eighth and final season of Portlandia, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. You can check out the new Portlandia trailer in the player below. It’s time to break out the bird totes and pickle jars. IFC’s Portlandia is returning for an eighth and final season filled with Portland’s most eclectic characters played by comedy mainstays Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. In the al...
Tags: TV, Movies, Dave, Ifc, Portland, TV News, Portland Oregon, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Peter, Cath, Candace, Toni, Nance, Armisen


Watch Carrie Brownstein In The Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9 Trailer

Next month, after being off the air for six years, Curb Your Enthusiasm will return with a new season on HBO. And now that she's had seven seasons of Portlandia to hone her comedy chops, Carrie Brownstein will be practicing them on the highest possible level. Brownstein -- along with people like Bryan Cranston, Jimmy … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Hbo, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Curb your Enthusiasm, Brownstein, Bryan Cranston Jimmy


Brownstein: President's base almost always sticks with the party

If Congressional Republicans are waiting for a clear signal of discontent from the party base before asserting more independence from President Trump, they may be waiting for a long time.
Tags: News, Stories, Trump, Brownstein


Jane Austen’s writing – a reading list

Jane Austen wrote six novels and thousands of letters in her lifetime, creating a formula of social realism, comedic satire, and romance that is still loved today. Her works were originally published anonymously, bringing this now celebrated author little personal renown – with nineteenth century audiences preferring the Romantic and Victorian tropes of Charles Dickens and George Eliot. Since then, literary tastes and opinions have changed dramatically, and many people have written about, interp...
Tags: Books, Featured, History, Reading List, Scholarship, Literature, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Emma, Elizabeth Bennet, Austen, James Tissot, Elizabeth Gaskell, Online products, Brownstein, Pride and Prejudice