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What Makes a Millennial?

The defining boundaries and problematic categorizations carried by our culture's treatment of the label "millennial."

The Kids Aren’t Alright

A crucial new work of generational analysis explores how society turned millennials into human capital.

Why Generational Thinking Isn't Bull

Reflections on Pavement, Nirvana, the very meaning of history, and the end of neoliberalism.
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End the Generation Wars

Lazy assumptions about young and old cloud our politics.
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It’s Time to Stop Talking About “Generations”

From boomers to zoomers, the concept gets social history all wrong.
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Historicizing Dystopia: Suburban Fantastic Media and White Millennial Childhood

On the nostalgic and technophobic motives of the recent boom in suburban fantastic media.
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Defining the ’90s Music Canon

Which songs will future generations use to characterize the decade?

Y2K @ 20

For millennials, Y2K felt like an apocalypse. Twenty years later, we’re still anxious.

The Fleecing of Millennials

Their incomes are flat. Their wealth is down. And Washington is aggravating future threats.

The NYT Says We’re Forgetting About the Holocaust

History suggests otherwise.
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Heritage 2000

Some years wield such power that you must comply with them.
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All Dolled Up

How American Girl transformed the doll world—and why millennials love it so.
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My Generation

Anthem for a forgotten cohort.

The Best Way to Explain the G.O.P. Is Found in the W.W.E.

Kayfabe — the knowledge that pro wrestling is fake — has a long history in American entertainment. It also explains something deep about G.O.P. politics now.
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Life Can Be Different: 10 Years Ago, Occupy Wall Street Changed the World

The movement launched a generation of leftist activists –and gave them a vision of real change.

Which Generation Controls the Senate?

A visual breakdown of the U.S. Senate by age.
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The Children of 9/11 Are About to Vote

What the youngest cohort of American voters thinks about politics, fear and the potential of the country they’ve grown up in.

Welcome to the Radical Suburbs

We all know the stereotypes. But what about the suburbs of utopians and renegades?

The Watergate Class of ’74 Has Valuable Lessons for Freshman Democrats

For starters, keep it local.

Holocaust Is Fading from Memory, Survey Finds

31% of Americans and 41% of millennials believe that two million or fewer Jews were killed in the Holocaust.