Kanye Beats and TikTok Baseball
"in what might be called Merkel-core"
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MATTEA ROACH ENDED HER ‘JEOPARDY!’ STREAK. HER BLAZERS LIVE ON., nyt
As the most high-profile Gen Zer to appear on the show, Roach’s fashion sense reflected her generation, appearing “in what might be called Merkel-core (as in the former chancellor of Germany): Her signature look was bold, boxy blazers.”
AT LONG LAST, A PROM NIGHT TO REMEMBER, texasmonthly
Just an extremely glimpse into Texas teens’ prom night and how much the rite of passage means to them after two years of canceled celebrations.
Given that Garcia was shopping for her dress at David’s Bridal at the moment of the promposal, the lovebirds had already sealed their prom fate. Still, it was an uncharacteristic public act of romance for Rodriguez. “I was pretty nervous, but this is a girl that I really love, so I thought that doing it in public while she’s getting her dress would show her that I really want to go to prom with her,” he says.
WHY HAS EVERYONE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH NETFLIX’S HEARTSTOPPER?, vanityfair
Ted Lasso meets Euphoria, Heartstopper has a rarified 100% rating with critics on Rotten Tomatoes, with viewers streaming it for nearly 24 million hours in the week between April 25 and May 1.
MEET THE SAVANNAH BANANAS, TIKTOK'S FAVORITE BASEBALL TEAM, cnn
Enter the “Harlem Globetrotters of Baseball.” Since its founding in 2016, this Georgia-based Coastal Plain League team has been busting up the sport's unwritten rules, drawing in year after year of sold-out crowds and nearly 2.5 million TikTok followers (a number that rivals most MLB teams).
KID KRONO WROTE MUSIC FOR KANYE WEST BETWEEN CLASSES, nyt
This 17-year-old Williamsburg kid has been making beats for Kanye and EST Gee in between homework and classes — and no one in his life knows. Except for the Times. “I’m not someone who really likes to be a loudmouth,” he said. “But, yeah, I probably should mention what I do to my jazz teacher at least.”
One last thought: