Category Archives: Generation Y

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May 24, 2017

Thanksgiving in May

By Brett Yates Earlier this month, in anticipation of Mother’s Day, Facebook introduced a seventh reaction emoji: the controversial “purple flower,” signifying thankfulness. In fact, it was a reintroduction, this…

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May 18, 2017

Brought to you by Blue Apron

By Brett Yates Do you listen to podcasts? If so, have you noticed that pretty much every advertisement-supported podcast is funded by the same set of sponsors? These, in no…

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May 3, 2017

Talking it out over a beer

By Brett Yates Out of all the political debates you’ve ever had over drinks at a bar, how many of them, in retrospect, do you think were worth your time?…

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April 26, 2017

Ski movies: “Cold Prey” (2006)

By Brett Yates The title of this piece notwithstanding, “Cold Prey” is not technically a skiing movie; it’s a snowboarding movie, insofar as it concerns sports at all. More importantly,…

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April 12, 2017

Ski movies: “Downhill Racer” (1969)

By Brett Yates Editor’s note: The following is the first in a short series of reviews of mostly older films whose narratives prominently feature skiing and ski resorts. The opening…

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March 29, 2017

The family that skis together

By Brett Yates During the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Neil Gorsuch, the federal appellate judge from Colorado, Republicans strove to give Donald Trump’s nominee opportunity to present himself as…