August 15, 1994 |
Twenty-five years after Woodstock, the festival's most evocative image remains a young couple photographed while huddled tenderly in a blanket. The emerging symbol of Woodstock '94 is a starker one: the Mud People. Eager to assert their individuality in an ocean of anonymous concert-goers, about 200 fans early in the weekend began frolicking in cold, gooey mud.
June 14, 2013 |
"Being a writer and a Texan," Larry McMurtry wrote in the late 1960s, "is an amusing fate. " What he was addressing was the shift, in the years after World War II, "from the land to the cities" and what he saw as "the dying of … the rural, pastoral way of life. " How was one to write about a place where the old myths (the cowboy, the ranch, the open plain) lingered, even as they were superseded by the new? The solution, McMurtry decided, was to zero in on this new Texas, to write about, and from, the cities, to leave the past in its place.
April 20, 1998 |
Numerous pundits have explored the contributions and shortcomings of baby boomers and even Gen-Xers. But the real movers and shakers of tomorrow, according to author Don Tapscott, are members of the Net Generation.
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May 19, 2000 |
Working with older clients is certainly nothing new to computer expert Jacob Zacuto. He was, after all, a mere 10th-grader when he launched his own Internet network consulting company. But nothing prepared Zacuto for what he found when he signed on to help create a Web site for doctors and hospitals. The brain behind this dot-com is 85 years old.
April 28, 1993 |
Their names are Oblivious Child, Agnostic w/o a Cause, Will Work for Pay, and Spent the 60s on a Slip and Slide. Their favorite topics include "Home Sweet Shoebox," "The Revolting Yuppie Excess I Witnessed Today" and that perennial favorite, "Wage Slave, Slacker, or What?" For nearly a year now, they've been ragging on baby boomers and commiserating over their own putative impoverishment. They come from all over the country. Most of them have never met.
July 20, 2013 |
Every generation, it seems, has its own favorite coming-of-age movies. And though tastes change, as does the definition of "coming of age" - including everyone from preteens to young adults in their 20s - these five films are among the ones that have stood the test of time and inspired generations of filmgoers. "American Graffiti. " George Lucas' 1973 ode to cars and cruising set in a small California town in the 1960s. Its cinematic style defined a new kind of American naturalism, and its celebration of youthful aspirations - and dashed dreams - made a lasting impact.
April 27, 2012 |
In the Louisiana parish that was home to generations of my family, people lived hard lives as field hands or sharecroppers, laboring from "can see in the morning" to "can't see at night. " They hoed and picked cotton, corn, peas and other crops; they understood the planting cycle; they ate locally grown fruits and vegetables without ever visiting a supermarket. Long before the terms "eco-friendly" and "environmentalism" came into vogue, generations of Americans embraced the principles of recycle, reuse, reduce without ever naming them.
April 27, 1986
Does anyone really care if the Rolling Stones tour again? Yes: their agents, managers, record company execs and all the leeches who want jackets saying, "Stones-Summer Tour, '86--Oldies, Not Moldies"--and several generations of fans. JIM AND HILDA BARRETT Seal Beach
April 13, 1986 |
"The Book of Abraham" comes to us from France in a lucid translation, and with high praise from Le Monde and Le Matin. At first glance, it would appear that Marek Halter has set himself an impossible task: to dramatize the life story of one family over a period of 2,000 years, in a direct line of descent.