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Carrie Brownstein is the co-creator, co-writer and co-star of the Peabody Award-winning television show, Portlandia, as well as an author and musician. More about this author >
Carrie Brownstein is the co-creator, co-writer and co-star of the Peabody Award winning television show, Portlandia, as well as an author and musician. She made her television career debut in 2011 with Portlandia, and has received two Emmy nominations in the “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series” category for her work on the series.
She is a member of the critically acclaimed rock band Sleater-Kinney. Brownstein was named one of the top female electric guitarists by Elle, and Rolling Stone magazine lists Sleater-Kinney’s song, “Dig Me Out”—featuring Brownstein’s overdriven riffs—as one of the 50 greatest guitar songs of all time.
Brownstein’s writing has appeared on NPR and in The New York Times, The Believer, Slate, and in numerous book anthologies on music and culture. She is currently working on a memoir for Riverhead Book