The 2014 Class Board is putting on a prom, which will be in Alumnae Hall this Saturday at 9 p.m. Prom will 90s-themed, which means there will be many Clarissas and Powerpuff Girls and lots of guys in big t-shirts and pastel hoodies claiming to be extras from Saved By the Bell. The event is free and open to seniors at 9 (and the rest of undergrads after 11—Brown ID required for entry) and the Facebook invite promises a night of 90s music with two cash bars. While you could just sit in your room and watch some Johnny Bravo while streaming a 90s Pandora playlist, this is much better. But seriously, it’s “prom tonight do-do-do-doodoo” [See video above.]
Jam of the Week - Lupe Fiasco – Jonylah Forever
Guns have led to tragedy after tragedy these last few weeks, including the death of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins in Chicago last Tuesday, to whom Lupe pays tribute in this song. Kimani Gray was shot to death by cops in Brooklyn last weekend, and waves of protests have been held in East Flatbush all week, though the media has done an insultingly bad job covering this. Tip of the hat to Lupe for talking about shit that matters.
Mashup/Remix – Blood Orange – Lay Down in Swimming Pools
Your favorite 90s British girl band Sugababes are back… to reinterpret Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools.” I did NOT see that coming. I also did NOT expect it to be this amazing.
Hip-Hop – Awkwafina – NYC B*tche$
So… Since I’m moving back to NY after I graduate, in great probability to Bushwick, I should probably be offended by her “they all live in Bushwick, they all love Bushwick, but I say fuck that shit” but I’m actually just totally honored to live in the same city as this perfect human.
Jam of the Week - Rhye – Open
This song has been around for a while but there’s a new music video. In classic Rhye fashion, the video features a couple dealing with Jonathan Franzen-style bourgeois ennui.
Cover – Azealia Banks – Barely Legal (The Strokes Cover)
I cannnnnnot get over this song. I play it when I’m getting ready for school. I play it when I’m doing homework. It’s simultaneously background noise and the fliest shit in the world. I hope Azealia Banks stops using homophobic language because this secures her place in my heart as an eternal BAMF.
Pop – Perfume – Fake It
The Internet loves Japanese pop-star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and for good reason because she’s the weirdest. But sometimes I want to return to good ol’ uncomplicated J-Pop, and Perfume fills that void perfectly. Plus all three of them are painfully cute and I like seeing them bop around in those little outfits.
Electronic - Haezer – Troublemaker ft. Tumi
There is a strange music video trope of children with superpowers but this is super accurate. I was such a little d-bag in Middle School. If I had Matilda-type powers, I would fuck shit up.
Hip-Hop – J. Cole ft. Miguel – Power Trip
Miguel is impossible. If he is anywhere near a song it immediately gets hot and bothered.
Indie – Tanlines – Not the Same
The music video is INTERACTIVE. Goddamn. I spent a half hour on this in Starbucks. The thirty year old dude next to me thinks I’m crazy.
You may be off meal plan, but you’re never too old for DIY Dunkaroos. Or Go-Gurt. Or Pizza Lunchables. So put on your jean overalls and follow these DIY recipes for your favorite ’90s snacks. We guarantee you will reconnect with your inner child.
Do you ever wake up in the morning wishing you could be a rider on a mission? Still find yourself whistling the tune to “I Need More Allowance” on the way to class? Have no fear, BuzzFeed recently posted a supposed letter from Nickelodeon, which claims that the network has decided to resume production on classic shows such as Rocket Power, Hey Arnold, Doug and more. This may be too good to be true (we’ll have to wait for an official announcement), but wouldn’t it be relief to see new episodes of classic shows on the formerly cartoon-centric network? New Spongebob episodes come about as frequently as the red tide and only thing cartoonish about Nick’s regular lineup these days is Miranda Cosgrove’s impossibly large smile. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that this news is genuine, it’s the only way we’ll be able to forgive the network for All Grown Up. A classical cartoon renaissance would be a triumph for the Nickelodeon Magazine, please generation, which is always looking for more ways to distract itself from vital responsibilities.