Category Archives: talkinboutmygeneration

Why adolescence lingers… why love stabilizes

From Why You Truly Never Leave High School New science on its corrosive, traumatizing effects. By Jennifer Senior, New York Magazine, January 20, 2013 Not everyone feels the sustained, melancholic presence of a high-school shadow self. There are some people who … Continue reading

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A (critical) look back at SATC

DIFFICULT WOMEN: How “Sex and the City” lost its good name BY EMILY NUSSBAUM, New Yorker, July 29, 2013 When people talk about the rise of great TV, they inevitably credit one show, “The Sopranos.” Even before James Gandolfini’s death, the … Continue reading

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Tout le monde est très “Brooklyn”

Brooklyn: The Brand By STEPHEN METCALF, T Magazine, New York Times, March 17, 2013 How the borough — with its local, back-to-the-basics lifestyle — morphed from landmass to global phenomenon. BETWEEN BROOKLYN’S heavy-industrial past and the slinging of its first craft cocktail, … Continue reading

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New young-adulthood

Trendspotting: New Adult by Sarah Wethern, yalsa.ala.org, February 21, 2013   Let’s face it, teens today can’t see their futures as easy. On top of their everyday pressures — struggling with new feelings for some peers, maintaining grades, exploring their own interests … Continue reading

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Where are the complex heroines?

From Joss Whedon 22/08/13 Entertainment Weekly interview: We also prodded Whedon, who pioneered the modern teenage vampire saga with The WB’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for how he felt about the Twilight films and The CW’s The Vampire Diaries. “A small part of you is … Continue reading

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Through the eyes of a Bling Ring-era teen

Memoirs of a Valley Girl Malcontent by Katie J.M. Baker, jezebel.com, May 29, 2013 One August afternoon when I was fourteen, my friend and I somehow acquired enough cash to rent a white stretch limo for an afternoon to drive … Continue reading

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A prof’s observation of the Millennial college experience

I don’t hate millennials anymore! So they don’t know John Hughes or the Cure or have a generational identity. This Gen Xer now sympathizes with Gen Y BY JENNIE-REBECCA FALCETTA, Salon.com, May 25, 2013 Like many of my colleagues in the … Continue reading

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I Don’t Wanna Wait

TV Surveillance: Dawson’s Creek by Cory Barker, November 10, 2010 Perhaps more so than any other genre, teen dramas exist in a very specific moment that can tell us things about the how, what, when, where and why they came to … Continue reading

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Teenagers, a late-90s obsession

Desperate to Seem 16 by Lynn Hirschberg, New York Times, September 5, 1999 The most popular actresses on television today are very young and brunet. There is Katie Holmes, who stars as a high-schooler on “Dawson’s Creek,” and Jennifer Love … Continue reading

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Where’s the next generation of Buffys?

We need more vampire slayers – just not more Buffys by Charlie Jane Anders, io9.com, November 29, 2010 Warner Bros. had half the right idea with their Buffy the Vampire Slayer remake. It’s about time somebody picked up the baton Joss Whedon dropped … Continue reading

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