There have been so many great Gen-X articles published recently, I feel compelled to bring back a relic from 2008: The Blue Plate Special. It was the corny-name for a weekly round-up of the latest news articles and blog posts. Hardly anyone was writing anything about Generation X back then and content was hard to come by. That has not been the case over the last few weeks. So, I wanted to pass along the following links for your reading pleasure.
- The New Midlife Crisis for Gen-X Women by Ada Calhoun
- Basically Dead: A Gen Xer contemplates mortality, burial, and decay by Meghan Daum
- What Was Life Like Before Social Media by Erika Sauter
- Generation Xers Have The Most Gen X Response To Being Left Off The List by Ed Mazza
- The return of vintage style by Emily Ludwa (Nice Generation Z affection for her parents’ Gen-X Generation)
- 2020 electorate will be least white, most diverse ever by Benjy Sarlin
- Generation X takes over in the Sunshine State by Sarah Rumpf
I posted all these articles the blog’s Facebook community. If you haven’t joined yet, I invite you to do so today! Thank you!
Another cool thing I came across just today was Meredith Salenger’s tweet about the death of Albert Finney. Finney died today at the age of 82. Salenger shared that he was the first star she met on her first film, Annie. (That is, the Annie of our generation, which is the one that came out in 1982.) Here are the pictures she posted.
I thought about cleaning the photo up by straightening it out, etc., but I actually love the medium-tack adhesive running diagonally across the page. It adds a time element to the image that Gen-Xers understand. By the way, those were the worst albums. Over time, that adhesive hardens and the print can’t be removed from the album. Eventually, it hydrolyzes the paper and can bleach the photographic emlusion. I have so many great pictures stuck in these types of albums.