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perspectives of paxson

brown and the east side

This summer I had the pleasure of interning at Providence Media, which distributes four lifestyle magazines all over Rhode Island on a monthly basis. Their content is centered around local lifestyle—new restaurants, small businesses, upcoming events, and interesting people are often the centerpieces of their articles—and is therefore catered toward the local people. One day…


a disparate duo bringing house into the future

Funkinevil, a duo known for zany interpretations of house music, has a tricky time slot as the openers for this Spring Weekend. While organizers want to get the party immediately pumping, they also want to make the starting minutes accessible for stragglers and those still a little too buzzed to know what’s going on. Funkinevil…

michelle ng mind of mind zayne spring weekend

zayn—mind of mine

the first to go solo is the first to struggle

In May of 2014, a video leaked online of One Direction bandmates Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik riding in their tour bus and—gasp!—smoking marijuana. Besides some over-dramatic headlines, a flurry of apologetic tweets, and a couple meltdowns from diehard fans whose beloved faves were suddenly problematic, nothing really noteworthy followed. The only damage done was…

clarisse angkasa tinashe spring weekend


on blunts, dicks, and the greatest performer today

If you’ve been to a party in the last 15 months or so, you’ve probably heard “2 On” and, by extension, Tinashe’s lovely voice as she sings about—what, exactly? What does it mean to get 2 on? It’s a question that you don’t really think about when you’re at the party, but instead when you…


millennial rap, ready to take on the world

Tink’s arguably greatest song is “Ratchet Commandments,” an adaptation of Biggie’s “Ten Crack Commandments” that Tink released in early 2015. It’s got everything you could ask for: clever, incisive lyrics, themes of female empowerment, and a Mean Girls reference (“Y’all can’t sit with us,” she croons in the chorus). Upon first listen, she does sound…