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Neil Gaiman’s “Make Good Art” Speech Is Now the “Make Good Art” Book

Remember the University of the Arts commencement speech that went viral last May? “Make Good Art,” as it became known, was delivered by English author Neil […]

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Texts from Spring Fling: Behold Penn’s Drunkest Secrets

For three years now, Penn’s gossip-ish blog Under the Button, has published drunken student texts sent during Spring Fling, and in the week immediately following […]

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Gay Marriage, Millennials, and Why Bill Kristol Is Dead Wrong

As a millennial, the thing I remember most from my childhood is Pokémon cards. Everyone had them, and in enormous supply. But that didn’t lessen […]

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Which Goosebumps Books Should Inspire the New Movie?

Last week, when I read that a Goosebumps movie was in the works, potentially under the direction of Rob Letterman, of Monsters vs. Aliens and […]

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These 14 Colleges Nabbed the Best 2013 Commencement Speakers

I smiled and clapped quietly to myself when Penn announced its 2013 commencement speaker a couple days ago: Vice President Joe Biden. Joe Biden! What […]

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No One’s Feeling the Dow Boom, Least of All Millennials

Perhaps Biggie said it best back in 1997: “The more money we come across, the more problems we see.” Well, OK, his back up singers […]

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PA High Schoolers Suspended For Particularly Lewd “Harlem Shake” Video

Today in Harlem Shake news: 13 high school kids from Brownsville, PA, south of Pittsburgh, have been suspended for creating their own edition of the […]

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I Keep Watching Girls Because it Keeps Making Me So Uncomfortable

  I finally sat down and watched the most recent, much-discussed episode of Girls last night. I’ve been putting it off, not because I don’t […]

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Kai the Homeless Hitchhiker Is the Hero Millennials Need

“Before I say anything else, I want to say no matter what you’ve done, you deserve respect, even if you make mistakes. You’re lovable and […]

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“Generation Light”: The Brave New World of Not Owning Stuff

One of those ubiquitous articles about the death of print journalism—this one from Editor & Publisher, written by “new media consultant” Alan D. Mutter—has introduced […]

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Penn Only Bothers to Consider 1 of 7 College Essays Submitted by Applicants

Sirens sounded this week for college-bound high-schoolers tinkering away at college application essays. The Common Application Board of Directors announced that students would no longer […]

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Sorry, You’re Probably Not the Geek You Claim to Be

How far the now-mighty geek has come. Formerly a term for a circus performer who would bite the heads off chickens and eat bugs, “geek” […]

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Infographic: What a Philadelphia Geek (and Geek-ette) Looks Like

The winter of Temple Alumni Magazine introduced us to the archetypal Philadelphia tech geek. All that was missing, Technically Philly wrote, was a beard and […]

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When Will Middle-Aged People Stop Telling Millennials the Internet Is the Devil?

In the latest installment of the Atlantic‘s series on our doomed generation (see August’s “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” and May’s “Is Facebook […]

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Millennials: 23 Years Old. Depressed. Hooked on Cat Videos.

It used to be that when people were down and out, they’d hit a smoky bar for a while, and drown their sorrows in a […]