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  • Green Mountain hoop dreams

    Columns  > Generation Y

    The NBA Playoffs are still going, and I'm still thinking about basketball. Did you know that there's only one state in the country in which not a single NBA player, from any point in the league's history, was born? Can you g ...

  • Others must fail

    Columns  > Generation Y

    Gore Vidal once said, "It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail." He said it at the funeral of another writer; I can't find the exact context of the quotation, but I can imagine. What he said is true for everyone, in t ...

  • Young, rich and unfabulous

    Columns  > Generation Y

    Back in 2002, there was a movie called "Orange County" that seemed at the time to epitomize Hollywood nepotism: it was a moderately amusing teen comedy about wannabe-writer, played by Colin Hanks (son of Tom Hanks), and his ...

  • Perspective: The Hunger Games and other teen movies

    Columns  > Generation Y

    There are thirteen incomplete sentences on the first two pages of "The Hunger Games," the young-adult novel that inspired the film of the same name, which itself has inspired enough people to head to their local movie theate ...

  • Pop 10: The decade in chart-toppers

    Columns  > Generation Y

    For some reason, I can always remember the year in which a movie came out - I can do this even for classic movies, made eons before my birth - but I can never remember in which year a particular song appeared. This is a li ...

  • Spring cleaning: Musings with a smile

    Columns  > Generation Y

    Spring is starting, the sun is shining, and the skiing is top-notch. I'm too happy to complain at length about anything in particular, so here are five random little thoughts I've recently had: 1. Why are St. Patrick's Day ...

  • The case against ‘The Artist’

    Columns  > Generation Y

    "The Artist," which won the Academy Award for Best Picture on Sunday night, has received extravagant praise since its debut in Cannes last May, and it's easy to see why: it's as charming as any romcom, yet its central idea a ...

  • A Belated Cinematic Top Ten for 2011

    Columns  > Generation Y

    The Oscars are coming up, which means that it's time for us to start thinking about how much better our taste in movies is than the Academy's. Since 2009, the Academy has put forth nine or ten Best Picture nominees instead o ...

  • Your other entertainment options Feb. 5

    Columns  > Generation Y

    This year's Super Bowl, which pairs the East Rutherford Giants against the Foxborough Patriots, should be a pretty big deal in Killington - Vermonters tend to cheer for the Pats, but there are also a huge number of folks wit ...

  • The iPhone and I

    Columns  > Generation Y

    About a month and a half ago, I bought an iPhone 4S. I upgraded from a Samsung SCH-a870, which is one of those old clamshells that's only half a step more advanced than the brick-phone that Zack Morris used to carry around o ...

  • R.I.P., Hitch

    Columns  > Generation Y

    A British American author and journalist died after a career that spanned more than four decades A couple of whiskey-soaked weeks have passed, and the clouds of grief have cleared well enough to allow me, finally, to remini ...

  • Christmas across the globe

    Columns  > Generation Y

    Christmas is pretty popular, and not just among right-wing evangelicals. It's celebrated around the world, on all seven continents (especially Antarctica, which is where all the really cool Christmas parties are happening th ...

  • Pumpkin Drinker

    Columns  > Generation Y

    I've never eaten raw, unseasoned pumpkin - because that would be disgusting - but at times, while carving jack-o'-lanterns, I've been almost curious enough to try it. Without the cinnamon and nutmeg, would pumpkin really be ...

  • A visit to Wall Street post-occupation

    Columns  > Generation Y

    The day after Thanksgiving, I visited Zuccotti Park for the first time. I did so as a tourist, not as a real protester - I was in New York City with my girlfriend, celebrating my birthday, cornily enough. Although I wondered ...

  • Yearbook

    Columns  > Generation Y

    I've just passed the one-year mark in my Facebook membership, and still I have only 136 friends. This is a pitiful sum - really, a source of ceaseless embarrassment - so if any of you readers out there want to 'friend' me an ...

  • Don’t You Just Hate Stuff?

    Columns  > Generation Y

    I don't know if you watched the legendary Andy Rooney's farewell segment on the October 2 edition of "60 Minutes," but in case you missed the 92-year-old essayist's touching retirement speech, I've taken the time to transcri ...