Welp, just as you’ve finally resolved to kick off the new year by avoiding sugar and related sweets, here come the Girl Scouts to mess with your resolve. Yes, it’s officially 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season, and it would take a stronger person than us to be able to resist those seductive $5 boxes full of heaven. Time to hit up your nieces or neighbors or coworkers’ kids to see who will be your supplier this year. As previously announced, this year’s lineup will also include the new Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie, which definitely sounds like a winner. We haven’t tasted that one, though, so we can’t really speak to whether the CCCC is worth your five bucks (although we’re leaning toward “yes”). But since we consider ourselves Girl Scout Cookie connoisseurs, here is our, ahem, definitive list of Girl Scout Cookies ranked in order of desirability (names and variety available vary by region). Feel free to contest our choices below: … [Read more...] about Girl Scout Cookie season is here to quash your 2019 resolutions
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There’s something ostentatious about the idea of a supergroup. Supergroups, from Emerson, Lake, & Palmer to Hollywood Vampires, carry this reputation for swaggering confidence and (traditionally) macho bravado. But boygenius, a band formed by three of the most talented rising indie rock stars working right now, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and Julien Baker, is a welcome addition to the dusty supergroup canon. The three artists had long crossed paths on the touring circuit and developed a close friendship. Text threads and several emails later, they decided to form a band and chose the name “boygenius” as an ode to the space-consuming men they’d encountered often in music, those born with an unmovable (and arguably unearned) confidence about their art. Posing on the cover as a tribute to Crosby, Stills & Nash, the group seems to be winking at you with their own self-mythologizing. In spring 2018, Dacus, Bridgers, and Baker headed to Los Angeles to … [Read more...] about Indie Rock Supergroup boygenius on Sad Girl Stereotypes and Not Treating Art Like a Product
On Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, Fast and Furious star Paul Walker died in a fiery Porsche Carrera GT crash with his friend, Roger Rodas, who was driving. It was sudden and heartbreaking, a death that was especially felt in the car community. Five years later, I Am Paul Walker premieres this weekend, a documentary that seeks to immortalize the actor’s life and his accomplishments. The film does this, but also curiously ignores the major controversy surrounding his relationships with underage girls. After news of the actor’s death broke, the Daily Mail and In Touch Weekly both ran features of how Walker’s current girlfriend, Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell, was coping with her loss. Both of them noted that the pair began a relationship while she was 16 and he was 33. And before Pilchard-Gosnell, Walker had dated another woman, Aubrianna Atwell, while she was allegedly 16 as well. It’s an aspect of Walker’s life that isn’t readily discussed—especially in … [Read more...] about When Are We Going to Address How Paul Walker Had Relationships With Underage Girls?
When the mood strikes to watch a feel-good show about the glamour and charm of teenaged girl friendship, absolutely do not watch Asobi Asobase. Stay far away from it. If you want a good laugh at the expense of some gruesome brats, it’s entirely ideal. If you want to see three teen girls revealing themselves to be hilarious brats, this is the show for you. Middle schoolers can be bored, petty monsters, and comedy anime Asobi Asobase plays that up to high heaven that aspect. It’s a crude and gleefully entertaining hilarious new show about three young girls who seem quite sweet at first glance; they form a “pastimers club” for playing low-stakes games like thumb wars, but soon, these games bring out the girls’ rotten sides. Kids can be pretty shitty when they’re desperate to entertain themselves, and that shittiness is comedic gold. The show starts with a saccharine introduction in which the girls frolic in a garden. Smash cut to them in a … [Read more...] about A Good Anime About Bad Girls
Y/N is a guide to the week’s music releases based on our highly scientific, non-subjective Yes/No rating system. No, don’t like it: Rita Ora, Charli XCX, Cardi B & Bebe Rexha, “Girls” — When Rita Ora teased the release of this anthem over the past week, I was hoping for a nice, delectable summer banger, but this is more like the song you play after everyone’s left the house party and there’s a bunch of beer cans laying around haphazard. This ode to sexual curiosity basically takes Katy Perry’s “I kiss girls” template and adds a few more people. Unfortunately, it’s uninspiring from the jump when Rita Ora sings, “Her name is Lara/We learned a lot ah.” Cardi’s inclusion doesn’t make it any more interesting ah. -Clover Hope I like it, like it, like it, like it?: GOT 7, “The New Era” — GOT7 is one of the biggest K-Pop boy bands on the planet, a septet that usually reserves … [Read more...] about Rita Ora’s All-Star ‘Girls’ Anthem Is a Bust, But Charlie Puth Gives Us Sweet, Sweet Harmony