UK series Black Mirror is being lauded as the first show that really tells the truth about our dystopian tech destiny. But the best critique of technology in today's culture is not this science fiction import. For the most scathing commentary on the high-tech world we've designed for ourselves, you have to watch …
Aww, tiny houses! Tiny apartments. Micro-living. So cute! And green! What could go wrong!?
All those fake feminist bookstores are spelling trouble for Portland's real feminist bookstores, infectious diseases are threatening our public transit riders, and Frank Gehry keeps puking Fruit Loops all over our cultural institutions. It's all this week in What's Ruining Our Cities!
It's basically a Portlandia sketch: What if a city held a rally to save a building in trouble and no one came? As part of our series Preservation Battle, we look at significant structures at a crossroads, and today we're examining Portland, Oregon's very-endangered—yet almost-universally-hated—Portland Building.
I'm from Portland and I hate Portlandia. But this clip from the latest episode is by far the most accurate thing Brownstein and Armisen have ever come up with and it has nothing to do with Portland.
We all love Kickstarter. We all also hate Kickstarter. Especially when it's for your friend's band. They're all the frigging same. "So stoked to be working with this person you've never heard of on this song that you don't like!"
[Scrolling through Wikipedia] You know, I never realized there were so many celebrity cameos in Portlandia...ooh Aimee Mann was in one; I haven't heard her in a while [opens Spotify]. Oh an email about dinner tonight! [opens Mail]; that reminds me I need to text Jim the address [reaches for phone, whilst opening…
Although this clip from Portlandia feels very targeted at T-Mobile in particular, the other cellphone providers are pretty similar. If you've tried to sign up for a cellphone plan in stores, you'll understand their plight.