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Production Has Wrapped On Steve Buscemi's The Listener Starring Tessa Thompson

Steve Buscemi is predominantly known for his work as an actor, but he's directed over 15 projects since the early 1990s with his latest sounding like his most ambitious yet. His upcoming feature film, "The Listener," has wrapped production in Los Angeles according to an exclusive reveal from Deadline. The film's script comes from Oscar nominee Alessandro Camon ("The Messenger") and stars Tessa Thompson ("Thor: Ragnarok," "Sorry to Bother You," "Men in Black: International") in the film's only on...
Tags: Movies, News, Los Angeles, Steve Buscemi, Portlandia, Jackie, Tessa Thompson, Thompson, Oren Moverman, Beth, Buscemi, Grady, Atlas Industries, Eddie Vaisman, Julia Lebedev, Wren Arthur

Sesame Street: Release Date, Cast, And More

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to "Sesame Street?" The hit children's educational series is getting another feature treatment, this time focusing on what happens when the "Sesame Street" favorites step outside of their neighborhood and enter unfamiliar territory. The project has experienced a number of delays between conflicting schedules and the pandemic, but here's everything you need to know before the film's release. Sesame Street Release Date And Where You Can Watch It Originally se...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Manhattan, Anne Hathaway, Amc Theatres, Warner Bros, Portlandia, Tom, Tim, Eric, Jonathan Krisel, Jim Henson, Mark Gordon, Shawn Levy, Bo Burnham, Warner Bros Pictures Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures

Andy Warhol’s Vibrant, Impractical, Illustrated Cookbook from 1959: A Feast for the Eyes

Gorgeously illustrated cookbooks featuring sumptuous images of fancy desserts and other special occasion food can be quite an intimidating proposition to self-doubting beginners. The recipes themselves are daunting, and as every Great British Baking Show viewer learns, watching the top contestants squirm in advance of co-host Paul Hollywood‘s icy judgment, flavor can’t save an edible creation that fails as art. Andy Warhol’s approach to cookery appears rather more blithe. His 1959 cookbook, Wil...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, Design, Rizzoli, College, New York City, Frankfurt, Food & Drink, New York Times, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Upper East Side, Portlandia, Fdr, Stanford University

Chris Pratt Cast as Voice of Mario for New 'Super Mario Bros' Movie

Newsweek reports: Chris Pratt is in a celebratory mood, following the announcement that he's set to voice lead character Mario in an animated movie adaptation of the enduring video game Super Mario Bros. The Guardians of the Galaxy star joins a star-studded cast in the movie, which includes Charlie Day as his brother Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy [from The Queen's Gambit] as Princess Peach, Keegan-Michael Key [co-creator of Key & Peele] as Toad, and Jack Black as villainous turtle Bowser... Also includ...
Tags: Tech, Nintendo, Mario, Seth Rogen, Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Chris Pratt, Jack Black, Toad, Kotaku, Newsweek, Donkey Kong, Keegan Michael Key, Key Peele, Voice of Mario, Charles Martinet

I grew up in Portland, and I love it. Here's why I'm never moving back, even though I can work from anywhere.

Portland is home to violent protests, tent cities, killer heat waves, and my parents. (That's me in the striped shirt, with my mother and brothers, from a family photo circa 1983.) Dakarai Akil for Insider It was around the time of the second baby that we started to think about where to settle down. For many years my wife and I had pursued the semi-itinerant lifestyle of freelance workers. Place was a liquid commodity. We changed apartments every year or two. The one consistency was the...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Washington, Oregon, Nazis, Berlin, US, Trends, Fbi, Pennsylvania, United States, Portland, New Orleans, Manhattan, Kansas, Fox News

After using Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, and HBO Max for a month, I'm convinced Netflix could lose its crown

Tobias Menzies plays Prince Philip on "The Crown." Sophie Mutevelian / Netflix Hulu and Netflix launched in 2007, but HBO Max and Disney Plus have since joined the fray. For a month, I compared each app's interface, content, and user experience. I loved HBO Max and Disney Plus, and it's clear why as they're biting into Netflix's lead. See more stories on Insider's business page. Netflix launched in 2007 and quickly became a ubiquitous part of household entertainment.It...
Tags: Hbo, News, Nbc, Entertainment, Disney, Trends, Analysis, Netflix, Portlandia, Pixar, Hulu, Skull Island, King Kong, Zack Snyder, Tobias Menzies, Disney Pixar

The Best TV Shows and Movies Leaving Netflix in June 2021

Another month is nearly over and 2021 is disappearing quickly. Also disappearing? Your opportunities to watch the following movies and TV shows on Netflix, because they’ll be exiting the service in a matter of weeks. Check out our list of specific recommendations for the best TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in June 2021, followed by the complete list of shows and films that are vanishing from the streamer’s library. Portlandia It feels like this hilarious sketch show has been on Netfli...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Paris, Showtime, Twin Peaks, Portlandia, Bruce Lee, Henry Cavill, David Lynch, Hannibal, Auschwitz, Lee, Bonnie, Bryan Fuller, Bobby Fischer, Mark Frost

A New York Times Reporter Tries To Learn ‘Podcast Voice’

Alexis Soloski: “It’s recognizable enough that Portlandia and Saturday Night Live can parody it. It suggests intimacy, a rumpled authenticity. Because if someone were faking it, they would, like, definitely cut out the filler words and upspeak. I mean, right? But the most seemingly unstudied performances are often the result of relentless rehearsal and calculation. So I wanted to know how this podcast voice was done. And I wanted to know if I could do it.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, New York Times, Portlandia, Alexis Soloski, 02.25.21

TV Bits: ‘Peanuts’ Holiday Specials, New ‘Saved by the Bell’ Theme, ‘Uno’ Game Show, Snoop Dogg’s ‘Oakandia’,

In this edition of TV Bits, here are some of the small screen stories we’ve got: Peanuts holiday specials will air on TV after all The Movie Show is coming to Syfy to send-up YouTube review shows Rapper Lil Yachty did the new Saved by the Bell theme song A director from the original run of Dexter is returning for the revival Kelsey Grammer and Alec Baldwin have a new series together The card game Uno is somehow getting a game show Snoop Dogg and Vince Vaughn have a new animated series called O...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York, Television, Movies, Nbc, Youtube, Stephen King, Syfy, Showtime, Broadway, Harry Potter, Diana, Tina Fey, Pbs, Portlandia

Upcoming Apple TV+ Musical Comedy to Star Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Armisen, Kristin Chenoweth and Cecily Strong

Apple earlier this year signed a deal for a musical comedy starring "Saturday Night Live" cast member Cecily Strong, and now several other major comedy stars have joined the cast of the still unnamed series. Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Armisen, and Kristin Chenoweth will have roles in the show, according to Variety Keegan-Michael Key is known for "Key and Peele" and "Friends From College," while Fred Armisen has starred in "Portlandia" and "Saturday Night Live." Kristin Chenoweth has been in sev...
Tags: Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Cecily Strong, Kristin Chenoweth, Josh, Melissa, PAUL, LAYTON, Peele, Armisen, Chenoweth, Friends From College, Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus

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

Trump badly miscalculated in Portland – and even he knows it

Trump overestimated how much voters fear ‘antifa’ - and underestimated how terrible his ham-fisted authoritarianism would look Opponents of Donald Trump often describe him as a “political genius” who has a cunning understanding of the anxieties and fears of American society, and is able to create and use crises to his favor. The current standoff in Portland shows, yet again, that this is not the case. While his alleged fight against antifa will satisfy some of his far-right supporters, it increa...
Tags: News, Congress, India, US, America, Spain, Ukraine, Hungary, Portland, Portlandia, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Trump, University Of Georgia, Abraham Lincoln, Floyd

It's not easy being the mayor of Portland.

Liberals riding this tiger are beginning to realize it's getting hungrier.— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) July 23, 2020 You give and give and it's never enough. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Protests, Portland, Portlandia, Andrew Sullivan, Ann Althouse, Things That Won't Work, Andy Ngô

‘Portlandia’ Star Carrie Brownstein Checks Out of Chic Los Feliz Cottage

Critically acclaimed actor/musician and “Portlandia” alum Carrie Brownstein is checking out of her hipster-approved compound in Los Feliz, having listed the property with a $1.849 million ask, a relatively modest bump above the $1.7 million she paid three years ago, back in spring 2017. Located in one of the most prime neighborhood pockets of town, […]
Tags: Los Angeles, Musicians, Compass, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Entertainers, Los Feliz, Chic Los Feliz Cottage

‘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

In Portlandia, police confiscated chickpeas and White Claw

On Friday night, New York Police Commissioner Shea tweeted a photo of a bunch of bicycle repair gear and other commonly handy devices that had been confiscated from protestors, which he referred to as "the tools of criminals bent on causing mayhem & hijacking." At the time, I joked that it was some kind of sequel to the "Bicycle Rights" sketch from Portlandia. I carry every single thing in those photos (except the hammers) in my bicycle messenger at all times, and I've never even had a problem g...
Tags: Post, News, Police, America, Portland, Portlandia, Police Violence, Chickpeas, Garbanzo Beans, Portland Police Department, Militarized Policing, White Claw, Hard Seltzer, White Claws, New York Police Commissioner Shea

It's a great time to ride a bicycle in NYC... and hard to find a bike to buy.

I'm reading "Thinking of Buying a Bike? Get Ready for a Very Long Wait/The United States is facing a shortage of bicycles as anxiety over public transportation and a desire to exercise has sent the demand surging" (NYT):In March, nationwide sales of bicycles, equipment and repair services nearly doubled compared with the same period last year... By the end of April, many stores and distributors had sold out of low-end consumer bikes....In April, New York announced that it would temporarily open ...
Tags: New York, Crime, Law, NYC, New York City, Chicago, United States, Commerce, Portland, Manhattan, Biking, Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Copenhagen, City Life, Ann Althouse

Best US music festivals spring 2020

Hopefully, you’re not yet at the point where you’re going all Portlandia and attending festivals via drone. Because though the heat, crowds, and cost of a major music festival can be a little aggravating, it’s still the only chance to see your entire playlist live in one place, combining it with an epic vacation to a new city or a beachfront paradise. Spring might be even better than summer when it comes to US music festivals, offering cooler weather and bills with a little more variety. Rea...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Texas, Beyonce, Boston, US, Atlanta, Portugal, Liam Gallagher, Music Festivals, Miami, Nashville, Wu Tang, Las Vegas, Napa, Lil Wayne

How to get a job at famous ad agency Wieden and Kennedy, and what applicants should never do, according to insiders

37-year-old independent agency Wieden and Kennedy is famous for its Nike, Facebook, McDonald's, and other ads, and it gets hundreds of applications a week. The agency seeks out people from outside the ad industry, often finding them through nontraditional channels. Executives there said aspiring employees should emphasize their personal passions rather than awards or titles. Click here for more BI Prime stories. With 1,500-plus employees in Portland, Oregon and 7 other offices around the wor...
Tags: New York, London, Instagram, Trends, Nike, Amsterdam, Portland, Starbucks, Portland Oregon, West Coast, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Michael Bloomberg, Kennedy, Business Insider, Sao Paulo Brazil

Insiders reveal how to get a job at Wieden and Kennedy, the famous ad agency behind Nike, Bud Light, and McDonald's

37-year-old independent agency Wieden and Kennedy is known for its ambitious ads for brands like Nike, Facebook, McDonald's, and Old Spice. It's notoriously hard to get a job there, and the agency seeks out people from outside the ad industry, often finding them through nontraditional channels. Executives there said aspiring employees should emphasize their personal passions rather than awards or titles. Click here for more BI Prime stories. With 1,500-plus employees in Portland, Oregon and ...
Tags: New York, London, Instagram, Trends, Nike, Amsterdam, Portland, Starbucks, Portland Oregon, West Coast, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Michael Bloomberg, Kennedy, Business Insider, McDonald

CS Interview: Timmy Failure Cast From the Red Carpet Premiere!

CS Interview: The cast and crew of Timmy Failure from the red carpet premiere! Disney held the world premiere of the upcoming film adaptation of the children’s book series Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, and got the opportunity to attend the premiere and chat with some of the cast and crew of the project, including author and co-writer Stephan Pastis! RELATED: Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made Review The film is set in Portland, Oregon, which production designer Phillip M...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Interview, Disney, Portland, Portland Oregon, Portlandia, Mccarthy, Extras, Tom, Timmy, Tom McCarthy, Messina, Kei, Jim Whitaker

Portland company launches ‘Roselandia’ e-bike

Behold the Roselandia! (Photos: Rose City Recumbents) A local recumbent expert wants to bring relaxed, comfy, fun riding to the masses. Rose City Recumbents has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a manufacturing run of their unique “Roselandia” electric bike. The first drawing of the design was created just over two years ago on the floor of Rose City’s shop on Southeast Powell and 37th. Now shop co-owner Jonathan Garcia says he’s ready to take the finished product to the nex...
Tags: Business, Sport, Taiwan, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Kickstarter, Portlandia, Garcia, Rose City, Jonathan Garcia, SRAM, Jonathan Maus, Bafang, Taipei Cycle Show, Southeast Powell

‘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

W+K’s New Travel Portland Ads Reveal More of the City’s Quirks

While Portlandia pushed Portland's weirdness into the public perception, the city isn't all doughnuts, beer and naked bike rides--although those are things that the city is known for. Many aspects of Portlandia are obviously exaggerated, but one thing Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein absolutely nailed were the city's ubiquitous thrift shops. While the most recognizable...
Tags: Travel, General, Advertising, Portland, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Fred Armisen, AdFreak

Carrie Brownstein and St. Vincent on Their Sundance-Bound Movie ‘Nowhere Inn’

As bizarre as much of the new film “Nowhere Inn” is, cowriters and costars St. Vincent — aka Annie Clark — and Carrie Brownstein are on somewhat familiar ground when it comes to playing with rock-star/media archetypes in deadpan fashion. They’d previously had satirical fun with some weirdly comedic short films they made to promote […]
Tags: Features, St. Vincent, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Sundance film festival, Annie Clark, Music for Screens

Joni Mitchell, Billie Eilish, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ honored at 2020 NAMM TEC awards

The NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, or simply TEC Awards, is a mixed bag, as it recognizes the top companies and individuals in several categories for their latest innovations or other creative works. On Saturday night, during the 35th ceremony at the Hilton Anaheim, The Ventures guitarist Don Wilson and legendary folk singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell were given prestigious honors while music newcomer Billie Eilish, Marvel’s Spider-Man and “Game of Thrones” also all walked away wit...
Tags: Music, Sport, River, Things To Do, Soccer, Hawaii, Paris, Paul Mccartney, Herbie Hancock, Venice, Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Joni Mitchell, Mitchell, Concerts, Yamaha

Bryan Furuness's Playlist for His Novel "Do Not Go on"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Bryan Furuness's novel Do Not Go on is a literary thriller both engaging and surprising. Philip Graham wrote of the book: "Do Not Go on, the new novel by Bryan Furuness, goes deep...
Tags: Music, Indiana, David, Portland, Kate, Portlandia, Macklemore, Ana, Michelle, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Logan, Philip Graham, Aesop Rock, Moreau, Deli, Gen X

Woman explains why she hates living in her tiny house

I'm attracted to the idea of tiny houses, but after reading Adele Peters' essay about how much she hates living in one, my enthusiasm is diminished. She lives in a 240-square foot house (which is large, by tiny house standards) in Oakland and says that getting a vacuum cleaner out of the closet or even something out of a kitchen drawer "often involves a Tetris-like game of moving multiple other things out of the way." She says her experience often reminds her of the Portlandia episode about tiny...
Tags: Video, News, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Oakland, Tiny House, Armisen, Adele Peters

Jon Stewart’s Irresistible Adds Natasha Lyonne

Jon Stewart’s Irresistible adds Natasha Lyonne Jon Stewart has already assembled an ensemble cast for his next directorial effort, political drama Irresistible, and he has expanded the roster with the addition of Natasha Lyonne, star of the acclaimed Netflix sci-fi black comedy Russian Doll, according to Variety. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; go...
Tags: Orange Is The New Black, Hbo, Movies, Amc, Netflix, Ifc, Amy Poehler, Davis, Jon Stewart, Jason Reitman, Portlandia, Natasha Lyonne, Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, New Black, Denis Villeneuve

Carrie Brownstein on How Portlandia Launched Her Branded Content Career

A Swiss Army knife has nothing on Carrie Brownstein. For music fans, she's the guitarist for the seminal rock band Sleater-Kinney. The rest of the world got to know her intimately over eight seasons of Portlandia as one of the series' stars, writers and producers. The sketch comedy show that skewered the Pacific Northwest city's...
Tags: Advertising, Magazine, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Pacific Northwest, Swiss Army, Sleater Kinney, Leadership & Talent