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You Know You’re a Molly if…: As far as cloying Monica Hesse topics go, American Girls dolls are way less annoying than, you know, transplanted New Yorkers who hate paying sales tax on newspapers, but I at least was able to make it through the latter article. Her American Girls anthropology in today’s WaPo Style lost me at the phrase “Cult of Molly.”

You Know You’re a Rockist if…: The Washington Post‘s music critics give their top five albums of the year, so far. The only record to appear on more than one list? Yuck, by Yuck. Says Allison Stewart: “The best Superchunk album of the year.”

You Know It’s the Caribbean Carnival if…: Well, if Beenie Man’s pumping through the sound system. In time for tomorrow’s D.C. Caribbean Carnival parade along Georgia Avenue, TBD’s Sarah Godfrey points to an event-themed mixtape. More on the parade later today.

Today on Arts Desk: The skinny on Dino Jr.’s nostalgia fest, Gaia moves on up to the Corcoran, chillwave for dummies.