Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen have gone on some
memorable dates. They’ve investigated the life history of a free-range
chicken they were about to consume, fled zombie hordes of moonlighting
Plus: A bonus Q&A with Wayne Coyne. (Spoiler: No talk of Native American headdresses.)
Earlier this year, the Flaming Lips released a series of videos on Funny Or Die in which they “sold out,” licensing the band name for a Michael Bay-directed film, a tie-in chapstick and e-cigarettes. It was all a big April Fool’s prank, but as the Lips took the stage at Waterfront Park on Sunday, surrounded by banners emblazoned with the AT&T logo and ads for the MLS All-Star Game, the joke ...
Food & Drink
Three Portlanders are coming home with James Beard Awards, the lofty culinary prize named after Portland-born chef James Beard that held its awards ceremony last night.Naomi Pomeroy of Beast and Expatriate takes home the prize for Best Chef Northwest. Pomeroy, a four-time nominee, said upon accepting the Northwest chef prize, “I feel like I’m taking this award home for everybody in the ...
Put these videos in your eyes and…uh…see 'em! Red Fang, "Blood Like Cream"Good to know that no matter how big stoner-metal kings get Red Fang, they remain Portland as fuck. The video for the catchiest (head)banger off third album Whales & Leeches is another Whitey McConnaughy special, staging a Shaun of the Dead style throw-down between zombies and pub-dwelling miscreants (played ...
In late-’70s England, there wasn’t a more fearsome creature
prowling the streets of London than Ian Rubbish. The levels of bile
pumping through his spleen made Johnny Rotten look like Mr. Bean
Movies & Television
This week Portlandia aired a sketch set at the Portland Tribune, which was actually filmed inside Willamette Week's office in Northwest Portland.So what’s all that crap scattered around? Don't worry, we know you're dying to know. We're stoked that our stuff is on national television, even if most of us were deemed unfit for camera. WW explains with this annotated catalog of every ...
Why he loves living here, and why Portlandia plays it safe.
When Fred Armisen became a Portland resident about a year
ago, he chose a place to live not too different from the kind you’d
expect for a New Yorker. Last spring, the actor and co-creator of th
Last night, in advance of his brief stopover in Portland for a fundraising event at the Oregon Convention Center at noon today, President Barack Obama did not get on the phone with Willamette Week.Instead, Portlandia star and SNL's resident Obama impersonator Fred Armisen granted WW a brief but wide-ranging interview on the President's behalf. The interview touches on lonely Republicans, the case against ...
Movies & Television
Who cares about the Emmys? Am I right, Portland? We don't even own televisions here! We're all much too busy with intellectual pursuits like reading our neighbor's unpublished autobiographical graphic novel and participating in physical activities such as unicycle jousting to devote time to things as frivolous as sitcoms, serial dramas, reality programs and whatever the hell Hemingway and Gellhorn ...