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Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A MemoirBy Carrie Brownstein(Riverhead Books) The ’90s were an exciting time for feminism as the riot grrrl movement gave women a voice, both musically and politically. Among the bands of that era with the most staying power was Sleater-Kinney, a group whose skill and inventiveness earned them a devoted following for more than a decade. Read More
  Yesterday in L.A., Carrie Brownstein officiated a wedding. A true Renaissance woman, Brownstein is a riot grrrl goddess in Sleater Kinney, Portlandia star, memoir writer and genuinely hilarious and amazing chick who, in addition to winning our long term love and admiration, is officially certified to tie the knot. According to ABC News, Brownstein was in L.A. Read More
The first time I saw Carrie Brownstein perform, her band, Sleater-Kinney, and my band, Sonic Youth, were both playing the 1997 Bumbershoot festival in Seattle. Watching her on stage, with her flying mop of hair and long arms windmilling in the style of Pete Townshend, I was riveted by her willingness to give it all to the moment. Backstage, her mom told me that Carrie had grown up watching videos of the Who. Read More
Carrie Brownstein, who you may know as Portlandia writer and lead actress, guitarist and singer for Sleater-Kinney, and BUST cover girl, is now adding author to her extremely impressive resume. Brownstein’s memoir Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl is set to be released October 27th. As if we weren’t already totally pumped, yesterday Brownstein announced her book tour dates, and the list of guest interviewers she has lined up for the tour sent all of us here at BUST into excitement overload. Read More
Our love for Carrie Brownstein burns brighter with each passing day. She’s a Sleater Kinney band member, an actress, a feminist, a former BUST cover girl, and a total bookworm. I even have proof! (And more proof! Further proof! Proof beyond the shadow of a doubt!).  So it makes sense she’d curate a reading list for One Grand, a bookstore-inspired project by Aaron Hicklin. Read More
Being a teenager can really suck. There’s going to be times when you don’t feel comfortable with getting advice from anyone, but sticking it out alone isn’t the best idea. A few people were lucky enough to have Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker help them out when that situation arose. In this video from Rookie, the pair answers questions teens have about breakups, first kisses, and unrequited love towards your best friend. As if Carrie and Corin couldn’t be any cooler, they give really great, solid advice. Read More
  Writer, musician, actress, and former BUST covergirl Carrie Brownstein is perhaps our favorite sentient being. And, as a sentient being, she understands you perfectly. Read More
“OK,” says BUST photographer Ramona Rosales to actor/comedian Kumail Nanjiani halfway through their shoot at a bar near his home in L.A. “Now it’s time to bring the sexy.” Raising his extremely expressive eyebrows, the 37-year-old replies, “I thought I was bringing the sexy. That was my 11. Read More
  Vanessa Bayer is at it again: In her show, Sound Advice, Bayer plays media adviser Janessa Slater, who confidently offers misinformed guidance to famous bands. In the most recent episode, Bayer "advises" our lady-loves Sleater Kinney. Check out the below video to see the SNL funny girl defend ex-wife flashers, poorly define the riot grrrl movement, and compare her guests to an all-girl Mystery Team. We promise that if you woke up feeling the mid-week hump (it happens to the best of us), then nothing will cure you faster than watching Sleater Kinney explain that Susan B. Read More
THAT'S RIGHT. Abbi and Ilana met up with Corin, Carrie, and Janet at the Ace Hotel last week for a super sweet Q&A sesh (why oh why were we not in on this one?!). All five ladies are on top of the world right now, between a new season of Broad City and the band's U.S. tour and album (not to mention a little show called Portlandia you may have heard of). Abbi and Ilana checked with the trio about No Cities To Love, their life on the road, and what it's like to constantly be compared with other girl bands. Read More