01/08/2014 11:45 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Carrie Brownstein: 'I Want To Be Present In Everything I Do'

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On Portlandia, Carrie Brownstein demonstrates that with a little persistence, anyone can pickle anything. In real life, the indie-rock star turned music critic turned sketch comedian proves that the same general principle applies to mastering an art form—or a racquet sport.

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