Posts Tagged: millennials
Millennials may love their listicles, memes, and Internet kitsch, but they also love books. A new Pew study has shown the Millennials are more likely to read than older generations. And all those books are fodder for less serious content, like spoof rap videos, with books as their muse....more
Marina Keegan died in a car accident just five days after she graduated from Yale University. But her writing lives on, and lends an empathetic voice to the often tedious discussions of millennials. From her posthumous essay, “Song for the special,” in Salon:
Every generation thinks it’s special — my grandparents because they remember World War II, my parents because of discos and the moon.
There have been a lot of hand-wringing thinkpieces about Millennials in the media, but most of them are just wordy ways to say, “Kids these days.” As Mike Dang points out, these thinkpieces also fail to take race into account, which is a pretty big oversight considering Millennials constitute “the most ethnically and racially diverse cohort of youth in the nation’s history.”
Many Asian Americans are expected to regularly send money to their parents, sometimes even the entirety of their first paycheck....more
“Millennials can’t grow up,” or so Brooke Donatone writes in an article that contemplates narcissism, depression, and the notion that “30 is the new 18.”
Donatone considers factors that might be contributing to the postponement of adulthood: longer life spans, the sluggish economy, and helicopter parents....more