1. Just announced! Lena Dunham will join us in October in conversation with Carrie Brownstein. Tickets are on sale now! http://powells.us/1qDZd3t

  2. It was a byaaaaaaay kind of day.

  3. aer0mancer:

    I can’t… I can’t reach it. #portlandia #powells #pdx (at Powell’s City of Books)

    "It’s a top-selling author. Do we want that in here?" (http://youtu.be/Ohk-Ey01c9k)

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  4. storyboard:

    Carrie Brownstein Is Your Tumblr Dreamcrush

    She was a 90s riot grrrl, hung out with Kurt Cobain, and had a music blog on NPR. She worked briefly at an ad agency (Portland-based, of course) before she decided to write comedy; in Portlandia, the IFC sketch comedy series she co-created — now wrapping up its third season — she plays a feminist bookstore owner, new age helicopter mom, kinky greaser, newspaper blog editor, and, of course, herself (alongside creative partner Fred Armisen). Now she’s got a new band, Wild Flag. And a shitload of blogs devoted to her every move.

    In real life, though, Carrie Brownstein isn’t quite so different from the fans who adore her. She once cried because she loved Madonna. She had a crush on Danny from New Kids on the Block. She wrote fan letters and plastered rock posters on her teenage bedroom wall. Portlandia, she says, is like its own version of a fan ballad — an ode to the endearing absurdities of her Pacific Northwest home. On the eve of tomorrow’s season finale, Brownstein talks fandom, emoticons, and what was so great about the 90s.

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  5. “You can never underestimate that moment of somebody explaining your life to you, something you thought was inexplicable, through music.” - Carrie Brownstein

  6. ifc:

    Portlandia: A Guide for Visitors is out now!

    Although the 11/20 Powell’s event with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein is sold out, you can preorder a signed copy of the Portlandia book here: http://www.powells.com/biblio/7-9781455520589-42

  7. On Friday, October 19, join Powell’s Books and Literary Arts in welcoming David Byrne and Carrie Brownstein for an evening of conversation about music and Byrne’s new book, How Music Works.

    For more information and to buy tickets, click here.