Men’s rights activists praise men in film and Carrie makes a friend in a pointed Portlandia

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Early in Portlandia’s run, the show established a friendly relationship with the local basketball team, as former Trail Blazers star LaMarcus Aldridge proved to be quite an amusing comic foil. Now, with Aldridge in San Antonio, Damian Lillard has taken over as the team’s biggest star, so it makes sense that he would…

Portlandia’s season finale has a lot of ingredients that make up an okay dish

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For a show that gets most of its laughs out of small-scale events—a feminist bookstore, karaoke nights, beach trips, various local businesses opening and closing—Portlandia has a marked taste for the epic in its finales. Beginning with season two’s “Brunch Special,” the season finales of Portlandia depend on raising…

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