By GABBIE WATTS
At Princeton, we don’t get out much, but we should. And the number reason why we should is Mastoris.
To quote from a local New Jerseyan, Mastoris is the quintessential New Jersey diner experience. Buses full of old timers travel miles down 295 to eat there, and high schoolers rowdy-up the dining rooms. Which are numerous: there is a room with a marble floor terrace, a room styled as a traditional diner with swivel chairs at the bar and checkered tiling, a smokeless smoky barroom with a giant moose head…and then, there are the less-than-exceptional rooms like the one they seated my friend and me. But you can’t have everything. Our room looked like a Holiday Inn lobby with an Ikea painting of a ship on vapid waters and with these huge booths that made it impossible to see any other tables. Carrel-like perhaps? My friend proposed that they were designed so that no one around you could see how much food you ordered and actually ate. Which was a disgusting amount. No shame. Continue reading
By MAX GOLLIN
Ever owned a Gameboy? If so, unless your mom forced you to keep the volume off, you’ve probably heard chiptunes before. Also known as 8-bit music, chiptunes are songs made with the actual sound chips from old-school videogame consoles or computers. In fact, many modern 8-bit artists use real Gameboys or Nintendo consoles as part of their production equipment. 8-Bit music isn’t just a niche interest though. Chiptunes are having an increasingly large influence on popular culture — their retro-videogame style appears in shows like Adventure Time and even pop music like Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok.” Even if none of this sounds like your cup of tea, anyone with a taste for electronic music, retro sounds, or even rock will find something to love in the genre. Hit the jump for a nifty playlist of exemplary chiptunes and some of my recommendations. Continue reading
By GABBIE WATTS
More like, Oz the Worst Movie Ever Made. But, let’s be real, I shouldn’t have expected anything much out of it. It was the same concept as the 2010 Alice in Wonderland, which, too, was the worst movie ever made.
Hit the jump for a list of the many flaws of Oz the Great and Powerful. Continue reading
By RACHEL KLEBANOV
So spring break came and went…now what? On to the next one — summer is (sort of) on its way. Here’s to the rest of the spring semester: this random compilation of songs will be helping me stay pumped through the next six or so weeks. Hopefully they can help you out too in this last push. Afraid of heights? Conquer them by reaching Higher Ground. Remember to Express Yourself, it helps deal with your F**ckin’ Problems. Continue reading