21 4 / 2014

jessandlen:

galentines:

So you wanna learn more about Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, the adorable best friend comedy ladies who have a new show called Playing House that premieres on USA Network that happens to be their first original comedy series and please watch it at 10pm/9c on April 29th and tell all your friends to do it too? GOOD. Chances are, you’ve seen Lennon and/or Jess without knowing it, whether it be from their plentiful parts in all your favorite comedy shows and films or Jessica’s Marshalls commercials (you know they make you want to save on big brands). This post will catch you up on Jessica and Lennon’s awesome work and friendship so you can be all caught up for the premiere of Playing House!Twitter - @lennonparham​ @jessica_stclair @playinghouseusa
Best Friends ForeverSadly only 6 episodes before cancellation, BFF is the best primer for Jessica and Lennon’s brand of relatable, warm comedy. Jessica moves back in with best friend Lennon despite Lennon’s live-in boyfriend Joe. Hijinks ensue, Queenetta will win your heart, you will ship Jessica and Rav. + Full series streaming on NBC.comPodcasts On Comedy Bang! Bang!, Jessica St. Clair brings us Marissa Wompler, Earwolf’s enthusiastic teenage intern who immediately threw on the cans and womped it up into our hearts. While Marissa has been around CBB for a while, her episodes with Lennon’s Charlotte Listler - Marissa’s strange STARs program teacher - are required listening.+ Comedy Bang Bang #154 - Finger Guns+ Earwolf Presents #19 - Christmas Womptacular + Comedy Bang Bang #220 - 4 Paydays & A Baby+ Comedy Bang Bang #238 - Marissa Wompler’s Birthday Pool Party LIVE+ Comedy Bang Bang #282 - Wompster’s UniversityOn Improv4Humans, Jess and Len joined Jason Mantzoukas for an episode with what Matt Besser calls “perfect chemistry” - I laughed myself to tears in public listening to this, so beware.+ #42 - Quadruple Mix-In+ #42.5 - Bonus Cut: Childhood RivalryOn How Did This Get Made?, Jess and Len watch The Adventures of Pluto Nash and Jessica is confused literally to the point of tears. + #34 - The Adventures of Pluto NashWhile not taped together like the other podcasts in this post, Jessica and Lennon’s episodes of You Made It Weird and The JV Club will teach you all you need to know about both women. Whether you’re looking for discussion of Anne of Green Gables or the musical Chess or advice on how to make it in comedy, look no farther. + You Made It Weird #101 - Jessica St. Clair+ You Made It Weird #140 - Lennon Parham+ The JV Club #8 - Jessica St. Clair+ The JV Club #85 - Lennon Parham YoutubeWatch tons of promos and cute videos from Jess and Len on Playing House’s Youtube channel!+ PlayingHouseUSA
>Did I miss something important? Let me know! Expect this to be updated as the gals do more podcasts and things to gear up for Playing House!

Jess & Len PRIMER by our sweet friend Caitlin!

Seriously, H. and I tore through all six eps of their last show. Cannot WAIT for this one.

jessandlen:

galentines:

So you wanna learn more about Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, the adorable best friend comedy ladies who have a new show called Playing House that premieres on USA Network that happens to be their first original comedy series and please watch it at 10pm/9c on April 29th and tell all your friends to do it too? GOOD. Chances are, you’ve seen Lennon and/or Jess without knowing it, whether it be from their plentiful parts in all your favorite comedy shows and films or Jessica’s Marshalls commercials (you know they make you want to save on big brands). This post will catch you up on Jessica and Lennon’s awesome work and friendship so you can be all caught up for the premiere of Playing House!

Twitter - @lennonparham​ @jessica_stclair @playinghouseusa

Best Friends Forever
Sadly only 6 episodes before cancellation, BFF is the best primer for Jessica and Lennon’s brand of relatable, warm comedy. Jessica moves back in with best friend Lennon despite Lennon’s live-in boyfriend Joe. Hijinks ensue, Queenetta will win your heart, you will ship Jessica and Rav.
+ Full series streaming on NBC.com

Podcasts
On Comedy Bang! Bang!, Jessica St. Clair brings us Marissa Wompler, Earwolf’s enthusiastic teenage intern who immediately threw on the cans and womped it up into our hearts. While Marissa has been around CBB for a while, her episodes with Lennon’s Charlotte Listler - Marissa’s strange STARs program teacher - are required listening.
+ Comedy Bang Bang #154 - Finger Guns
+ Earwolf Presents #19 - Christmas Womptacular
+ Comedy Bang Bang #220 - 4 Paydays & A Baby
+ Comedy Bang Bang #238 - Marissa Wompler’s Birthday Pool Party LIVE
+ Comedy Bang Bang #282 - Wompster’s University

On Improv4Humans, Jess and Len joined Jason Mantzoukas for an episode with what Matt Besser calls “perfect chemistry” - I laughed myself to tears in public listening to this, so beware.
+ #42 - Quadruple Mix-In
+ #42.5 - Bonus Cut: Childhood Rivalry

On How Did This Get Made?, Jess and Len watch The Adventures of Pluto Nash and Jessica is confused literally to the point of tears.
+ #34 - The Adventures of Pluto Nash

While not taped together like the other podcasts in this post, Jessica and Lennon’s episodes of You Made It Weird and The JV Club will teach you all you need to know about both women. Whether you’re looking for discussion of Anne of Green Gables or the musical Chess or advice on how to make it in comedy, look no farther.
+ You Made It Weird #101 - Jessica St. Clair
+ You Made It Weird #140 - Lennon Parham
+ The JV Club #8 - Jessica St. Clair
+ The JV Club #85 - Lennon Parham
 
Youtube
Watch tons of promos and cute videos from Jess and Len on Playing House’s Youtube channel!
+ PlayingHouseUSA

>Did I miss something important? Let me know! Expect this to be updated as the gals do more podcasts and things to gear up for Playing House!

Jess & Len PRIMER by our sweet friend Caitlin!

Seriously, H. and I tore through all six eps of their last show. Cannot WAIT for this one.

16 4 / 2014

lastnightsreading:

Kathleen Hale at Housing Works Bookstore, 4/15/14
Buy the drawing here.

lastnightsreading:

Kathleen Hale at Housing Works Bookstore, 4/15/14

Buy the drawing here.

15 4 / 2014

One day we were shooting “Portlandia” downtown and we went to eat in the lunchroom of this church where they were having an art show. This season’s shoot was really hard; I felt very pushed and challenged, and I was tired and disoriented a lot. I remember sitting down and seeing this painting on a canvas. It said: “If you can, please wake up.” It’s this weird, dark, intense phrase that almost sounded like something like a kid would say to his parents. And that became my mantra for the whole rest of the shoot.
I spent two weeks chasing down the artist— he was the security guard at the building. I told him how much that painting meant to me and how it had really gotten me through the shoot and he said, “I would be happy to sell it to you if it means that much to you.” So about a month ago, I drove over to his house and bought the painting from him.


Carrie Brownstein
Photographs © We Are The Rhoads

(via amyspalding)

15 4 / 2014

The Great Lie (1941)

(Source: frdirector, via halekathleen)

15 4 / 2014

14 4 / 2014

  • 1: You stated in one interview that your first novel, The Basic Eight, was rejected 37 times before being accepted for publication. How did you persevere through those setbacks, and what prompted things to finally end well?
  • 2: I told myself, over and over, that the depressing tumult in which I was living would be regarded, in the rosy prism of memory, as short-lived, bohemian and even somewhat glamorous, and I was more or less right. Of course, I had the advantages of beginning my career during a recession, so every last one of my peers was also failing and flailing, and of living near a very cheap tacqueria with very strong drinks."
  • Hey! I just read this book! And you may be reading my opinion on it VERY SOON (which is my way of saying that I wrote about it in next week's column).

13 4 / 2014

rachelfershleiser:

"That was when I decided to take seriously the person I actually am rather than try to be a person whom others define as serious. Leaving academia to write fiction for children and teenagers was a return to that person I had been — the one who laughed easily, who liked makeup and baking and dance. I stopped being afraid of being thought silly or weak and instead pushed myself to be more than competent at the things I loved best to do. I am true now to what brings me joy and to what I do well — and most of the time, to hell with the rest."
(via E. Lockhart on embracing the young adult inside her - latimes.com)

rachelfershleiser:

"That was when I decided to take seriously the person I actually am rather than try to be a person whom others define as serious. Leaving academia to write fiction for children and teenagers was a return to that person I had been — the one who laughed easily, who liked makeup and baking and dance. I stopped being afraid of being thought silly or weak and instead pushed myself to be more than competent at the things I loved best to do. I am true now to what brings me joy and to what I do well — and most of the time, to hell with the rest."

(via E. Lockhart on embracing the young adult inside her - latimes.com)

13 4 / 2014

le-vicieux:

Iceland by Yury Pustovoy

This looks like my nightmare (no color, sort of murder-y), but I can’t stop staring at it. Living so close to so many people makes this sort of space look amazing. 

le-vicieux:

Iceland by

This looks like my nightmare (no color, sort of murder-y), but I can’t stop staring at it. Living so close to so many people makes this sort of space look amazing. 

(via katiecotugno)

12 4 / 2014

hellogiggles:

TALKING TO EMERY LORD ABOUT FEMINISM, FLAWED CHARACTERS & ‘OPEN ROAD SUMMER’
by Kerry Winfrey
http://ift.tt/1kHE1uJ
I interviewed the lovely Emery Lord for HelloGiggles. Buy Open Road Summer on Tuesday! IT IS SO GOOD. 

hellogiggles:

TALKING TO EMERY LORD ABOUT FEMINISM, FLAWED CHARACTERS & ‘OPEN ROAD SUMMER’

by Kerry Winfrey

http://ift.tt/1kHE1uJ

I interviewed the lovely Emery Lord for HelloGiggles. Buy Open Road Summer on Tuesday! IT IS SO GOOD. 

12 4 / 2014

This is exactly how I talk to my husband. I honestly don’t know how he puts up with me. 

(Source: realdetective, via annetdonahue)