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They ask big questions:
Most Princeton students seem to only go out to Nassau Street on special occasions. The locally owned restaurants are often pricey, and why go out to dinner in the first place when we have so much free food on campus? These concerns are certainly valid, and making regular ventures to Nassau Street can be a hassle or slowly siphon money out of your wallet.
After skyrocketing to fame in the 1990s and weathering quite a scandal in the early 2000s, in recent years, Brad Pitt has been settling comfortably into the role of one of the esteemed elder statesmen of film. Lately he’s been talked about more for his red carpet appearances with his humanitarian wife and their brood, than for the films those appearances are promoting. Brad Pitt is undeniably a fixture of American pop culture (a glamorous, golden-haired fixture) but the question is, as always, can he act?
This week, the second dose of the meningitis vaccine is available to undergrad students in Frist. I cannot underemphasize how important, medically and morally, it is that each and every student who is able and eligible receives the dose.
It’s February, which means we’ve reached that time of year when we all laugh cynically at how excited we were for the first snow of winter. With another snowstorm headed our way tonight, it’s fair to say we’ve all had it up to here — literally — with winter. We don’t have a time machine to make spring get here faster, but we do have the power of commiseration. It’s not worth much, but it’s something, I guess.
The second week of classes is almost over, and precepts are now in full swing. To break the monotony of endless discussion of obscure topics, The Prox presents Precept Bingo! Fill this board out during your next precept — mark five in a row and you win! We can’t offer a prize if you yell out “BINGO” in class, but if you do, please have a friend take a video of it. We all want to see that.
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Last weekend, Princeton's Terrace F. Club was visited, for the second time, by the band Snarky Puppy. If you attended the show, you know that it was an awe-inspiring experience. If you were not there, you missed high-fives from Michael League to people in the front row, impromptu percussion battles, and bouncing beach balls. The quarters were quite tight and there was not much space to even bust out your favorite dance movies. Regardless of whether you were gasping for air, or rocking out in the front row, Snarky Puppy definitely brought their talent and passion for music to Princeton. Prior to the show, Intersections staffers (myself and Rachel Klebanov) had the opportunity to discuss a few things with the band's leader, Michael League. The questions ranged from howthe obtuse name of "Snarky Puppy" was acquired to what Michael's personal stance on twerking is. This band is earnest, has a positive energy and we hope they will return to Terrace in the upcoming years!
If you are unable to attend one of these classes, fear not! The Prox brings you four crash-course lessons for free!
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If you want to hear a little bit of a preview of their music, here's a video of Snarky Puppy and Lalah Hathaway performing their Grammy-winning song "Something (Family Dinner)":
"Birth in Reverse" hits all the classic rock grooves while sporting some of the quirk we've come to expect from Ms. Clark - she confronts us inthe opening lyric, "Oh, what an ordinary day / Take out the garbage, masturbate." This literally down-and-dirty vibe can't always be pulled off, but there's something so blase and mundane about it that its realness stands out more than anything else. She knows that you know what she's talking about. But what in hell is a birth in reverse? Regular, daily life is going on as usual (see above), but really beneath that St. Vincent sees something more backwards happening in America. Both the sinister and silly make this asplendid dance track that honestly makes you wish you had her massive mop of bleached-white hair to thrash.
The 1970s are in vogue early in 2014. With American Hustle receiving all those Oscar nominations and the release of Broken Bells’ new album, ‘After the Disco,’ 70s nostalgia is hitting new levels. But labeling Broken Bells’ new album as just disco doesn’t quite do it justice. After all, the album’s title suggests that the music goes beyond the disco, and that’s exactly right—After the Disco is an exciting second installment to the band’s 2010 eponymous album, which saw the release of the hit singles “The High Road,” “The Ghost Inside,” and “October.” The distinction is that this album takes on a postmodern disco flavor, at times evoking the Bee Gees, The Shins, and Depeche Mode, forming a sugary musical concoction all their own.
This fall, I earned an A in orgo, an A in second-year ISC, a B+ in COS 217, and a B in MAT 203. I passed my creative writing (poetry) workshop.
Welcome to the 2nd semester! It is said that this semester has a quicker pace. As we dive in after a week of "relaxation," we'll be recharged and ready to go go go until Lawnparties in May. The next 3 months will fly by, we know it. Here are some energetic, fast-paced tracks to get that heart pumping as you run across campus from class to class or enjoy the *warmer* weather.
“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster”: the opening line of Goodfellas is Martin Scorsese’s “Call me Ishmael.” Now, for the director and the rest of Hollywood, the con artist seems to be the new gangster. Like the mafia boss, the corrupt businessman has become an instant symbol of a lifestyle of wealth, power, and depravity (Patrick Bateman, anyone?). In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the themes of greed and corruption resonate onscreen, especially in three of the best films of last year: David O. Russell’s American Hustle, Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, and Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, all set against the backdrop of white-collar crime. The swindlers in these films are based on, or are a thinly veiled interpretation of, real con artists: Melvin Weinberg in American Hustle, Jordan Belfort in Wolf, and Bernie Madoff in Blue Jasmine.
What sells this strange romance, this strange story, this entire strange universe, is the acting. Phoenix is withdrawn but not weird, full of social anxiety and pain in anticipation of social-anxiety. It's reminiscent of other cinematic introverts searching for something, or someone, to fill the hole they don't want to acknowledge: Ryan Gosling in Lars and the Real Girl,Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Bill Murray in Lost In Translation.Somehow, he achieves a status somewhere between "loner" and "lonely," maneuvering it enough to earn sympathy. He finds his partner in Johansson's warm voice, which is wholeheartedly deserving of the many nominations she's been named for as a Best Actress. She imbues it with depth, portraying the emotions she feels as genuinely as would an actor with a body to manipulate.
All talk of structure, timbre, and texture aside, the music is simply captivating. Songs sweep with wide, bold strokes and are a joy to experience. Surprisingly, even comfortingly, Ben Allison is as accessible as he is multifaceted. Saturday’s concert at Terrace is not one to be missed. It promises a careful combination of preparedness and gutsy risk-taking, leaving something for anyone to enjoy; from the casual listener and the avid jazz fan, to those who just wanna get down.