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Born between 1944 and 1953: the Blank Generation.

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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 […]

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JONATHAN RICHMAN (born 1951) sings to us exactly as we speak to ourselves. And besides, without him poor Affection would sit there standing in the corner, saying to itself, “I wish someone would give me something to do.” *** On his or her birthday, HiLobrow irregularly pays tribute to one of our high-, low-, no-, […]

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HiLobrow.com thanks Mimi Lipson, David Smay, Peggy Nelson, and Tor Aarestad for these shoutouts to high-, low-, no-, and hilobrow heroes born on the following dates. Click here for more HILO birthdays. Starting next week, we’ll be structuring these birthday posts differently. Stay tuned! MAY 13 Rest in peace, BEA ARTHUR (1922–2009). She was intelligent, […]