Category Archives: Generation Y

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September 14, 2016

Local news

Since August, the same sports-journalism scandal has occurred twice. First, an Internet firestorm arose when The Chicago Tribune tweeted the following: “Wife of a Bears’ lineman wins a bronze medal…

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September 7, 2016

Into the vacuum

On Aug. 31, at the American Legion’s national convention in Cincinnati, Hillary Clinton gave a 35-minute speech that I wish I could quote in its entirety. Its subject was the…

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August 31, 2016

The art of the film list

In August, the musician Frank Ocean self-distributed a 366-page zine called “Boys Don’t Cry.” Alongside photography and poetry, the zine (an album release tie-in) made room for an unannotated list…

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August 24, 2016

Quit gawking

People in their late 20s and early 30s are able to determine which of their peers are attempting to become “real adults” by checking for an array of telltale signs:…

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August 18, 2016

“Second Amendment people”

By implicitly encouraging “the Second Amendment people” to assassinate presidential rival Hillary Clinton—lest she appoint Supreme Court justices who would take away their right to bear arms—Donald Trump has produced…

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August 10, 2016

The ethics of punching people

It was reported last week that George Zimmerman, the infamous neighborhood watch coordinator who was acquitted of second-degree murder in 2013, was punched in the face inside a bar in…

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August 3, 2016

The hero Gotham deserves

Because the bloated incoherent March blockbuster “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” was the worst Batman movie in history, and because DC Films has saddled us with Zack Snyder’s increasingly…

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July 27, 2016

Faking change

By Brett Yates On July 21, from the stage at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, the libertarian billionaire Peter Thiel proclaimed before a crowd of fellow Donald Trump supporters that…

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July 21, 2016

(One of) the greatest

When Tim Duncan announced his retirement from basketball in characteristically low-key fashion on July 11, sportswriters launched into the appropriate rhapsodies about the five-time NBA champion’s mastery in the post,…