BY Amy Carlberg in Boob Tube on Apr 02, 2014 |
With the event of more female-centric TV programs like Broad City and Girls, more often than usual we find ourselves yelling passionately at the screen, "Yes! Yes! That's exactly how it is!" That's the power of representation, and the reason it matters. Individuals who never feel kinship with what they see in media can wind up with a nasty sense of isolation. Seeing people with whom I can identify represented on TV makes me feel more comfortable with myself in ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Boob Tube on Feb 14, 2014 |
Ahh, Valentine’s Day — that 24-hour block designed to sell greeting cards, indicate the lonely and breed competition in healthy relationships. I love flowers and candlelit dinners as much as the next pair of pants, but we can all agree on the somewhat forced aspect of a holiday that first calls to mind overcrowded restaurants and cheap plush teddy bears. The brouhaha is enough to make you wanna take your celebration (or, demolition...) inside. ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Feminizzle on Oct 28, 2013 |
Who doesn't secretly dream of owning their own bookshop? Rows of yellowing volumes filled with harrowing tales, a pastel sundress for every day of the week, a grumpy Ron Swanson-esque cat on the windowsill...It would be like living in a Joanna Newsom music video.
Finally, the chance to make that asbestos-filled dream a reality has arrived! The owners of Chicago's Women and Children First, one of the last independent feminist bookstores in the United States, are ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith in Boob Tube on Sep 18, 2012 |
You should watch this hilarious promo for actress/director/producer Penny Marshall’s new (and very real) memoir, My Mother Was Nuts--but don't blame us if you break a rib laughing.
Fred Armisen dresses in drag to play the amazing Ms. Marshall (who we interview in the upcoming issue of BUST!).This isn’t the first time Fred and Penny have teamed up to make us giggle. Marshall guest-starred in the second season of Portlandia, which Armisen ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole in Boob Tube on Aug 22, 2012 |
Put an Oscar-nominated actress on it! Super-talented style icon, actress, and former BUST cover girl Chloë Sevigny is set to guest star on Portlandia's upcoming season. She’ll be playing Fred and Carrie’s roommate, and though we don’t know any further details about the role, it'll no doubt be hilarious. Maybe as a high-fashion hippie with a penchant for composting and a love of rigid recycling policies? Sevigny has appeared in too many ... Read More
BY Intern Ariana in Boob Tube on Jun 27, 2012 |
If you’re lucky enough to live in the fabulous city of Portland, you could experience a perk other than having an adult-sleep away camp in the works for your fair city. The hit IFC show Portlandia is looking for season three extras. Call your oldest relative, because they’re looking for “everybody and their grandma” according to the call sheet. Portland’s bustling “hiking trails, backyard sustainable organic farms and basement ... Read More
Today is the day when my personal favorite and BUST-featured deadpan actress extraordinaire was born: Aubrey Plaza. In honor of her day of birth, here's a playlist of clips that detail what I think Aubrey's doing on her birthday.
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First, Aubrey is probably going to receive a lot of gifts from other people. But if there's one lesson that her show Parks and Recreation taught us, it's this: treat yo ... Read More
We love Portlandia, so we were tickled by the new Entertainment Weekly-exclusive short Portlandia: Deam of the 1890s. I wonder how they get through their takes, 'cause I can't hold back the laugh-tears. I especially love Fred Armisen's faux-bearded face in this one, and Carrie is as hilarious as ever. This could easily apply to Brooklyn, too. Go ahead, watch: It's as if President McKinley never got assassinated.
'Portlandia': Go back to the 1890s ... Read More
BY Molly Simms in Boob Tube on Jan 06, 2012 |
Last night, the BUST staffers had a Ladies Night Out at the premiere party for Portlandia’s season 2. We have huge TV crushes on the IFC hit, and the second season way exceeded our expectations. The two new eps we watched at the party were packed with delightfully insane jokes, new characters (FYI, “We can pickle that!” is the new “Put a bird on it!”), and old pals like the aggressive bike messenger and feminist-bookstore owners. The blowout was held at ... Read More
BY Intern Courtney in Boob Tube on Nov 29, 2011 |
Fred Armisen of SNL (and virtually every indie comedy film or TV show of the last 10 years) will be doing NYC in-store appearances on December 4th and 5th to promote the release of Portlandia: Season One on DVD and Blu-Ray. The stellar IFC comedy series, which stars Fred and Sleater Kinney's Carrie Brownstein, will be out in stores on December 6.
We're obsessed with Portlandia (which lovingly skewers Portland, Oregon) and its recurring characters, like the ... Read More