Meet the "Partisan Generation" That Gave You LSD, Conan, and Joseph…

With the recent death of Albert Hofmann, the inventor of LSD, it's a perfect time to travel back in time and assess how Hofmann's generation helped shape their future — in other words, our present day. Luckily the Boston Globe's Joshua Glenn is here to help you sort it all out. In a recent post on his Brainiac blog,… » 5/01/08 8:20am 5/01/08 8:20am

The Net Generation Loves Entrepreneurialism, MySpace, and Columbine

Were you born between 1974-83? Do you have implanted pop cultural memories of The O.C., Jackass, Britney Spears, online social networks, and high school shooters? Joshua Glenn, who spins the brilliant Brainiac blog at the Boston Globe, has just written an intriguing essay that explores the Net Generation as a glorious… » 3/19/08 8:40am 3/19/08 8:40am

The Five Marks of Clintonian Science Fiction

When the movie Independence Day aired in theaters in summer 1996, audiences always cheered when aliens blew up the White House. Finally a journalist asked the White House Press Secretary about this strange audience response, and he replied that people were cheering because "they knew that the president had gotten to… » 1/10/08 9:15am 1/10/08 9:15am