18 to Party is an independent coming-of-age film billed as a love letter to Generation X. A 2019 film-festival favorite, it will be released in theaters on November 6. 18 To Party Synopsis It’s 1984 and outside a small-town nightclub, a group of 8th graders gather, grappling with a spate of recent suicides, UFO sightings, […]
An MTV documentary that was a 2019 Tribeca Film Festival favorite, is set to air Tuesday night on A&E. What would Gen-X look like without MTV? My last years at home with my parents were spent stealing every moment of TV time I could get just to see my favorite music videos: Nikita by Elton […]
What if Anne Frank had kept a vlog instead of a diary? In search of a new way to reach Generation Z with Anne Frank’s story, the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam developed a 15-episode online video series based on Anne’s letters to Kitty. The imaginative production was released to YouTube ahead of schedule in light […]
Stranger Things stars Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, and Dacre Montgomery review some of the most popular fads from the 80s in the following video. They take a look at Cabbage Patch Kids, Transformers, Walkmen and the Atari 2600 among other things. Are you a fan of Stranger Things? The first season of the American science fiction-horror […]
It’s Skip Day! The official, unofficial Gen-X holiday. As we announced last year, June 5, 1985, was the actual day Ferris Bueller took off. So, take the day off, Xers! And if you can’t miss work, by all means, skip the drama everywhere you go!
“Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only […]
Consummate Gen-X bad boy Christian Slater will narrate Generation X on National Geographic. Yea! I’ve written about our lost generation of latchkey kids now in midlife for about nine years, so I’m pretty stoked about this news. You may recall that National Geographic did a special on the 1980s in 2013. They didn’t mention Generation […]