"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell
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We don’t need sunglasses. We need to take the blinders off.

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Born between 1944 and 1953: the Blank Generation.

John Carpenter directs Ice Cube in Ghosts of Mars

Few cultural scraps are as redolent of lo-fi VHS genre pleasures than a movie trailer with JOHN CARPENTER’s (born 1948) name above the title and his own analog synth score. Carpenter’s breakthrough was Dark Star (1974), a wiseass repudiation of 2001: A Space Odyssey’s intergalactic awe. Bits of the movie’s code can be discerned in […]

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The oldest Boomers turn 65 this year, and the youngest turn 56. By now, they’ve partially relinquished their collective death grip on the best jobs — though not the best lifestyles, which they’ll always enjoy. So why do we continue to live in the Boomers’ world? This summer, for example, we’re all required to watch […]