Kat Gardiner

At the age of 13, Kat Gardiner decided to live her life in a way that would lead to the best possible story. She took acid too young. She lost her virginity on a motorcycle. She got married by Elvis. She still shoots film. She now writes for Vice.

Articles by Kat Gardiner

  • Irrelevant Interviews - TacocaT

    This past week, everyone in Portland, Oregon, (including myself) has been experiencing the best thing in the world: extreme global warming. True, in a few years, April and May will probably yield 100-degree weather and cancer. But it's been sunny and a day-drunk 80 degrees for th…

  • Irrelevant Interviews: 'Adult World' Director Scott Coffey

    Scott Coffey’s latest film, 'Adult World,' is opening at the TriBeCa Film Festival today. It stars Emma Roberts as a recent college graduate who wants to be a poet and John Cusack as a grouchy bard named Rat Billings who influenced a generation. She makes him her mentor then find…

  • Olympia’s Grand Jury Resistors Speak

    In a rather harrowing act of modern civil disobedience, Matt Duran and Katherine "Kteeo" Oleknik refused to rat on their friends' political beliefs after being scooped up by the FBI after May Day protests last year in Seattle. They spent five months in prison but were released wh…

  • Irrelevant Interviews: Greer McGettrick of the Mallard

    We met up at a park. The sun was out, and Greer McGettrick squinted into it as I circled her, taking photos. She lamented wearing sunglasses. “I hate pictures of musicians in sunglasses,” she said. I suggested we stand in front of a brick wall, or maybe some railroad tracks. She…

  • Irrelevant Interviews - James Jackson Toth of Wooden Wand

    I hope Wooden Wand is remembered for a long time as being one of the best lyricists of this era of music. I hope from reading this you check out his ghostly melodies and heart-wrenching lyrical delivery. He doesn’t have a pretty voice in a traditional sense. He’s not 23 and makin…

  • Irrelevant Interviews - John Baccigallupi of 'Tape Op' Magazine

    John Baccigallupi has been a huge influence on the side of goodness in music for nearly three decades now: as publisher and one half of 'Tape Op' magazine (the monthly bible for the home recorder and audiophile), as engineer and producer of many amazing albums, and as owner of Sa…

  • Irrelevant Interviews - Jeffrey Lewis

    Irrelevant Interviews is a new column by Portland-based writer and director, Kat Gardiner. Kat used to do this column for the Pacific Northwest weekly, 'Willamette Week,' but now she's doing it for us because we're cooler. Her first interview is with writer, illustrator, and musi…