Generation Y

Art therapy
Generation Y
May 6, 2016

Art therapy

So far, the Internet-intellectual music criticism addressing the politics of Beyoncé’s new visual album “Lemonade”—an R&B confession of marital discord that attempts to locate, within its narrative of the spiritual-psychological consequences of infidelity, a counterintuitive yet interrelated locus of black feminist empowerment—has coexisted in equal…

True wins
Generation Y
April 27, 2016

True wins

Last week I wrote an NBA-related article about the league’s shift toward conference parity and, at the end of the piece, I speculated that the regression of the Western Conference was one of the reasons the Golden State Warriors were able to achieve a record-setting…

The return of the East
Generation Y
April 20, 2016

The return of the East

In case you hate basketball enough to have ignored the NBA so completely as to have missed this, in which case you probably shouldn’t actually read this particular column—the big storyline in the NBA this season was the Golden State Warriors, who broke the…

Live from anywhere
Generation Y
April 13, 2016

Live from anywhere

There’s a new feature on Facebook that allows users to broadcast live video. Within the usual Facebook content parameters, the subjects of these videos can be anything, but so far, most of the broadcasters have turned their cameras onto themselves, creating video streams that…

The Pivot Questionnaire
Generation Y
April 6, 2016

The Pivot Questionnaire

Have you ever watched that Bravo show “Inside the Actors Studio,” where, during every episode, the host James Lipton ritualistically asks his interviewee the same series of artfully banal personal questions—clearly idiotic but boosted into respectability by their French provenance (their origin being the journalist…

After Brussels
Generation Y
March 30, 2016

After Brussels

Following last week’s terrorist attack in Brussels, Hillary Clinton tweeted sentiments of solidarity, resolve, and anti-Islamophobia, as well as an info-graphic displaying her three-point “plan to defeat ISIS” in Syria and Iraq.

Bernie Sanders expressed his condolences to the people of Brussels, stating that this…

Skeuomorphic television
Generation Y
March 23, 2016

Skeuomorphic television

A “skeuomorph” is a design feature transferred from a traditional object to a newer iteration of the same device for the purpose of continuity of appearance rather than utility. Technically obsolete details once intrinsic to the construction of the object in question will often…

The True North, strong and free
Generation Y
March 16, 2016

The True North, strong and free

Do you know someone who goes around claiming that, if Donald Trump is elected president, he’ll move to Canada in protest?

This will never happen—first, because Donald Trump will never be the president; and second, because even if Trump did win the general…

Your worst babysitter
Generation Y
March 9, 2016

Your worst babysitter

Has there ever been a time more plagued by pop-culture nostalgia than the present moment? Our new TV shows, increasingly, are old TV shows: not remakes or “reimaginings,” which typically carry the challenging novelty of all-new casts and new characters responding in contemporary style to…

Last year’s top ten movies
Generation Y
March 2, 2016

Last year’s top ten movies

By the time this column reaches you, reader, the 88th Academy Awards will have come and gone, and you’ll barely be able to remember what happened. But as I write this, the Oscars are still a couple of days away, and both the professional and…