The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012 | 31 Jan 2013 // 5:10 PM

From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.


Piercing the Shell of Portland's Hype | 22 Jul 2012 // 6:15 PM

As America’s pop culture boomtown, Portland may be held hostage to its own ever-expanding clichés. Or not.


Place and Satire in 'Portlandia' | 15 Jul 2013 // 11:10 PM

The genius behind Portlandia is its gentle lampooning of a very specific population that still manages to be accessible to those who live outside the limits of the Portland metropolitan area.

Excuse Me, This Is Usually Our Spot: 'Portlandia: Season Two' | 25 Sep 2012 // 6:15 PM

Although much of what makes Portlandia so funny is its specificity, it still manages to point out types that are somewhat familiar and identifiable, regardless of geography.


'Portlandia' The Tour: 20 January 2012 - Brooklyn, NY | 25 Jan 2012 // 1:00 AM

Television comes to life on stage in similar surroundings.

TV Highpoints and Lowpoints of 2010-2011... Number 8 | 28 Jul 2011 // 1:30 AM

The Onion News Network didn't break any new ground, but it treaded over old ground so deftly to make the format seem completely fresh. Portlandia was another matter entirely.


‘Portlandia’ boosters wryly seek Emmy nomination | 22 Jun 2012 // 4:35 AM

LOS ANGELES — The heavy-duty Emmy “for your consideration” onslaught is in full, garish swing. Network and cable outlets are pulling out all the stops, weighing

'Portlandia,' premiering Friday on IFC | 21 Jan 2011 // 1:55 AM

LOS ANGELES — In "Portlandia," a funny and charming new six-episode, single-camera sketch comedy from IFC, Fred Armisen, of "Saturday Night Live," and Carrie Brownstein, formerly

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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