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Kumail goes to Portland’s Voodoo Doughnuts

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[Spoiler Alert: You’re going to want doughnuts when you finish watching this installment of Kumail Tours Portlandia]

Whenever people head to Portland, they first go pick up Portlandia: A Guide for Visitors and then they head straight to Voodoo Doughnuts. When the now world-famous doughnut shop was started by local legend and former mayoral candidate Tres Shannon, they had weird hours and even weirder doughnut flavors. Like, really weird. Like Nyquil-filled doughnut weird. While the FDA put the kibosh on that particular concoction, Voodoo Doughnut there are still a lot of crazy, delicious and crazy delicious doughnuts to try. Watch as Kumail and Portlandia extra extraordinaire Henry sit down with Tres to try all the doughnuts and be sure to tune in for a brand new episode of Portlandia on Friday at 10/9c:

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Portlandia airs on IFC on Fridays at 10/9c

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Spirit Guide

Check Out the Spirit Awards Nominees for Best Male and Female Leads

Catch the 2016 Spirit Awards live Feb. 27th at 5P ET/2P PT on IFC.

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From Jason Segel’s somber character study of author David Foster Wallace, to Brie Larson’s devastating portrayal of a mother in captivity, the 2016 Spirit Awards nominees for Best Male and Female Leads represent the finest in the year of film acting. Take a look at the Best Male and Female Leads in action, presented by Jaguar.

Best Male Lead 

Christopher Abbott, James White
Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation
Ben Mendelsohn, Mississippi Grind
Jason Segel, The End of the Tour
Koudous Seihon, Mediterranea

Watch more Male Lead nominee videos here.

Best Female Lead 

Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Bel Powley, The Diary of A Teenage Girl
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Tangerine

Watch more Female Lead nominee videos here.

The dream of the 1890s is alive: Portlandia goes steampunk

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As you may recall, the Dream of the 1890s is alive in Portland. So obviously the residents of Portlandia are really into steampunk, which, in case you don’t know, Wikipedia helpfully defines as “a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century.” Yeah, the dream of the 1890s is alive with the added kick of a brass steam engine.

Whether you’re a fan of the gnome race in World of War Craft, prone to watching “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” over and over again, or have Will Smith’s “Wild Wild West” on repeat, steampunk has a lot to offer. Especially, if you don’t have a job. When steampunks aren’t re-enacting their favorite airship adventures, they are going to conventions (well, the steampunks that inhabit the world of Portlandia at least). Here’s Carrie getting ready for her big day at the steampunk convention with real members of the Rose City Steampunk Society, appropriately attired:

Watch as Portlandia tackles the steampunk world in this clip from last Friday’s episode and be sure to tune in for a brand new episode as season three continues on Friday at 10/9c:

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He’s making furniture now on Portlandia, airing tonight at 10/9c

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Last season Portlandia introduced the catchy song “She’s Making Jewelry Now” about a woman who had given up her day job, cashed out her 401k and followed her bead-filled dream to start making jewelry. Now, because we believe in gender equality and because we know that the desire to make something with your hands is universal, we introduce a man who is following a vision quest to its logical conclusion: homemade, hand-crafted, artisanal furniture. That’s right, he’s making furniture now. Watch as Fred Armisen picks up a power saw, chisel and Shop Vac and puts hand to wood to craft furniture the old-fashioned way. It’s the Dream of the 1890s, but it’s also just one man’s dream.

Watch the clip now and be sure to tune in for a new episode of Portlandia as season three continues Friday at 10/9c:

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Want the latest news from Portlandia? Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter@ifcPortlandia and use the hashtag #portlandia.

Portlandia airs on IFC on Fridays at 10/9c

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