Tag Archives: Bret Yates

Generation Y
November 8, 2017

Improper nouns

In late 2017, we all still have days where we wake up and the realization hits us afresh that the only thing separating millions of innocents from nuclear devastation is…

Generation Y
August 23, 2017

Good things for bad people

By Brett Yates This month, following social media pressure upon their employers, two workers in the San Francisco Bay Area were fired for holding opinions widely deemed abhorrent. The first…

Generation Y
August 16, 2017

Spill your guts

By Bret Yates In July, the Boston Globe published an article about the painter Helen Frankenthaler that contained the following sentence: “Frankenthaler’s effects are more visceral, more buzzy and demanding,…

Generation Y
August 10, 2017

Save it forever

By Bret Yates Some weeks ago I mentioned here, offhand, that I expected to hate the new “Spider-Man: Homecoming” movie, which was turned out to be totally wrong; I saw…

Gen Y: Lemonade power rankings
Generation Y
May 23, 2016

Gen Y: Lemonade power rankings

Summer is rapidly approaching—well, technically, at the normal speed—and, thus, lemonade season, too, is just around the corner. For my money, fresh homemade lemonade is possibly the world’s best-tasting beverage…

Making the bed
Generation Y
February 26, 2015

Making the bed

Do you make your bed in the morning? And if not, do you think you’re a terrible human being? I myself do not make the bed. Since I don’t enjoy…