Here Comes the Night: Death in the 60s

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Jesse Kornbluth reflects on the inevitability (or not) of death with humor and grace.

When Did Sex in Fiction Get So Unsexy?

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Mark Brand on the decline of quality, sex, and quality sex in mass market fiction.

The Way Millennials Give, and Why it Should Concern Us

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Millenials give to charity in dramatically different ways than their predecessors.

Birthday Thanks

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Wayne Johnson just celebrated his 60th birthday and is ready to pass on all the life lessons he has learned along the way. If only he could remember them.

Robert F. Kennedy and Me

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On the 45th anniversary of his death, Deborah A. Lott describes the reaction to the assassination of Bobby Kennedy: in the Ambassador Hotel where he was scheduled to speak, and in the days and years after.

On Turning 40

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Have the Baby Boomers ruined aging for the rest of us?

We Are All Pussy Riot, We Are All Waiting To Happen

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Pussy Riot’s battle in Russia has revitalized the political backbone of the punk community, but it has also transcended punk.

“The number 1 thing hurting women [...] this millennium is unregulated crony capitalism.”

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This is a comment by Max on the post “Top 10 Worst Things to Happen to Women This Millennium”.

“I’m old enough to remember pollution so bad that you couldn’t hang your laundry outside.”

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This comment was from JP McMahon on the post by Jake DiMare “Boomers Beware: How Do You Want to Be Remembered?”

Boomers Beware: How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

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Jake DiMare throws down harsh criticisms and strong recommendations to those Americans born between 1945 and 1964.

Men, Mentoring, and Macho Mythology

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Ken Solin believes that between rage and silence lies emotional health, and suggests that those men who have figured it out mentor those who have not.

1929, 1941, 2001. On coming of age and hope, despite all

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My daughter is coming of age in a society struggling to overcome its own shortsightedness, greed, and failure. But in her eyes, I see no condemnation and no angst for the future.

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I feel like this is what I see in the mirror some days.

The last time you looked in the mirror, what did you see?

Just Say Yes: The Greatest Generation on Crack

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Are we ready for the new face of addiction in America? Behold, the baby boomers.

Down and Out?

Millenials casually confront tough job market from the comfort of their parents’ living room.