Middle East
Fortune struck for these Syrian migrants, but can they make it in California?
Los Angeles Times

OVERRATED: The 'Portlandia' hype

The second season for this IFC sketch comedy series with "Saturday Night Live's" Fred Armisen and Wild Flag's Carrie Brownstein has enjoyed more advance praise than ever, but it needs to deliver more consistency. Most gags merit more knowing nods than laughs, and as tasty as the meat can be skewering the sacred cows of urban hipsterdom, many sketches go on just too long.Danielle Mathias / Associated Press