Portlandia and Transparent actress, Sleater-Kinney guitarist, NPR contributor, screenwriter and all-around cool person Carrie Brownstein has spent three years working on a deeply personal and revealing memoir. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl is a narrative of Brownstein’s life in music, from ardent fan to her days as a guitarist for Excuse 17 – a pioneering band in the Riot Grrrl scene – to her success as both a comedic performer and rock luminary as Sleater-Kinney rose to the top of the indie-rock world. Hear the story of the dawn of the underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture from one of its founding mothers.
Archive for January, 2016
Tony Award-winning actor and producer Wendell Pierce had leading roles in the HBO series The Wire and Treme and has appeared in feature films including Selma, Ray and Waiting to Exhale. He will star as Clarence Thomas in HBO’s upcoming series Confirmation opposite Karry Washington, who will portray Anita Hill. Since Hurricane Katrina, Pierce has been helping to rebuild the flood-ravaged Pontchartrain Park neighborhood in his native New Orleans. His new memoir The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, A Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken, reminds us of the collaborative potential art has to help heal ourselves, our families and our communities.