Molly Ringwald: Where Rap Music And Jewish Literature Meet

Above, a video that Adidas made at a recent recording session with Detroit rap star Danny Brown and Rhode Island-born producer Araabmuzik. They’re recording a song called “Molly Ringwald,” named for the beloved star of “The Facts of Life” and so many John Hughes movies in the ’80s. (And also probably sort-of for ecstasy, which is increasingly known as “molly” in hip-hop circles.) It came out good. And Molly Ringwald will be narrating the audiobook version of Awl pal Jami Attenberg’s forthcoming novel, The Middlesteins—which Kirkus recently declared a “sharp-tongued, sweet-natured masterpiece of Jewish family life.”