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I’m typically intimidated by the cool teenagers I cross in New York City, they usually’re out in power in this New York Times Magazine photograph essay. There are plenty of glorious outfits, in addition to some refreshingly un-self-conscious style commentary: When requested what impressed his look, 9-year-old Carl Lindman mentioned “a person in seventh grade.”
1. Ariana’s nostalgia
We have reached the purpose the place even music movies get teasers, and the upcoming video for Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” is producing a variety of chatter. Grande has been posting concerning the many cult teen comedies the video will reference (“Legally Blonde,” “Mean Girls,” “13 Going on 30,” “Bring It On”), and the teaser makes direct comparisons between highschool gossip and the general public’s breathless consideration to her private life.
Charli XCX and Troye Sivan had been equally nostalgic for an age earlier than their time in the video for “1999,” riffing on “Titanic,” ’NSync and more, while Iggy Azalea re-enacted “Clueless” in her video for “Fancy.”
2. ‘SpongeBob’ creator dies
Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of “SpongeBob SquarePants,” has died at 57; he announced last year that he had Lou Gehrig’s disease. Hillenburg worked as a marine biology teacher before creating the show, which has been spun into a Broadway musical, two films and countless internet memes.
3. Roald Dahl gets the Netflix treatment
Netflix has announced it will be making several animated series based on some of Dahl’s most popular books, including “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach” and “Matilda.” They’re going to have a hard time improving upon the perfection of the 1996 film adaptation of “Matilda.”
4. ASAP goes surfer
The upbeat, psychedelic surf-rock foundation of ASAP Rocky’s “Sundress” comes from Tame Impala’s 2010 song “Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind,” writes Jon Pareles. Add some falsetto and the resulting track has definite Beach Boys vibes.
5. Nancy gets hip
Since taking over the “Nancy” comic a few months ago, Olivia Jaimes (a pseudonym) has transformed the venerable strip into a highly meme-able satirical masterpiece. She gave a phone interview to Vulture, in which she promised that, ultimately, “‘Nancy’ is going to become ‘Black Mirror.’”
6. A personal profile
Allison P. Davis’s profile of Lena Dunham for The Cut is impressively balanced, thoughtful and thorough, even if you already feel like you’re at capacity for paying attention to the details of Dunham’s life. (If you’re not, you can now also browse the listing for her $3 million Williamsburg condo.)