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Carrie Brownstein Is Hitting the Road For the Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl Book Tour

Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Greta Gerwig- Photo Credit: Augusta Quirk/IFC

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Portlandia star and co-creator Carrie Brownstein is hitting the road and traveling to cities across the U.S. and Canada to talk about her new memoir, Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl, out October 27th. (Pre-order it here!)

The tour also kicks off on October 27th, when Carrie will talk to Roots drummer Questlove in Brooklyn (a.k.a. the Portland of New York City) about her memoir, which documents her experiences growing up in the Pacific Northwest and starting the pioneering rock band Sleater-Kinney. 11 cities have been announced for the tour and Carrie will talk about the book with an exciting list of actors, comedians, critics, and musicians including Amy Poehler, her Transparent co-star Gaby Hoffman, SNL star Aidy Bryant and many more. She will answer audience questions, too, but please remember what happened with Paul Simon on Portlandia. You don’t want to be like Kath and Dave.

If you haven’t already pre-ordered the book, you’ll get a signed copy of Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl when you buy a ticket to see Carrie on her tour.

Check out the full list of tour dates and guests (yes, there’s a stop in Portland) below. And click here for additional information and for links to each venue’s ticket page.

BROOKLYN, NY – OCTOBER 27

WORD Bookstore at Saint Vitus Bar

In conversation with Questlove

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 28

Barnes & Noble Union Square

In conversation with Gaby Hoffman

PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 29

Philadelphia Free Library at The Merriam Theater

In conversation with Aidy Bryant

CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 30

Pitchfork at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

In conversation with Jessica Hopper

AUSTIN, TX – NOVEMBER 1

BookPeople at Central Presbyterian Church

In conversation with Liz Lambert

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 3

Vroman’s Bookstore at Pasadena Presbyterian

In conversation with Amy Poehler

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – NOVEMBER 4

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

In conversation with Dave Eggers

PORTLAND, OR – NOVEMBER 5

Powell’s Books at The Newmark Theatre

In conversation with a Special Guest TBA

SEATTLE, WA – NOVEMBER 6

Elliott Bay Book Company at The Neptune Theater

In conversation with Maria Semple

MONTREAL, CANADA – NOVEMBER 16

Drawn & Quarterly at The Rialto Theatre

In conversation with Jessica Hopper

TORONTO, CANADA – NOVEMBER 17

Toronto Public Library’s Appel Salon

In conversation with Johanna Schneller

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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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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…

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Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.

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Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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