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Sean and Yoko

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Yoko Ono has re-formed her Plastic Ono Band, the 40 year old project she first started with John Lennon. This time her main collaborator is their son, Sean Lennon, though it’s far from the first time they’ve made music together. Other players include Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto and Japanese pop hero Cornelius. The album’s called Between My Head and the Sky and it’s received incredible reviews, somewhat to my surprise.

[Sean and Yoko. Photo by Jeff Gentner/Getty Images]

Unlike most, I’ve always dug her wild vocals-as-instruments because they’re punk as hell – first wooed by her jam with the Dirty Mac when I heard one of the 1968 recordings. I’m less attuned to the dance floor and remix versions of her stuff, which to me sounds like being on bad acid in a windowless room with a soft rock version of the Orb’s “Little Fluffy Clouds” playing on repeat. I’d like to walk by that room and laugh/shake my head at how jacked the teenager are, but then keep on going.

But yeah, dig this interview where Yoko tells a touching dream story about Sean and how he’s the same age as John was when they were together.

If you can get out to Reykjavík, Iceland this weekend, check out Yoko’s lighting of the Imagine Peace Tower and a memorial concert for John Lennon.

And feast on this footage of the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, 1968. Why everyone is wearing those idiot snuggie blankets I cannot say, but it damages my understanding about how “cool” that event was. Still, Yoko and the Dirty Mac are the jam.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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