baby boomers

Tommy Chong on “Dancing with the Stars” is Selling Weed to My Mom

Tommy Chong on “Dancing with the Stars” is Selling Weed to My Mom

“Tommy Chong is in the semi-finals! I think he’s the oldest contestant to make it this far,” my mother said breathlessly over the phone earlier this week. “You’d never know he’s a smoker.” She’s right. He is the oldest dancer to progress this far, and he doesn’t seem to be out of breath on stage. […]

I Am A Hipster And Not Ashamed

I Am A Hipster And Not Ashamed

I’ve recently come to terms with the label “hipster.” It happened one day when I was sitting on the window ledge of my apartment in the Mission district of San Francisco, smoking pot named after a revolutionary and eating a burrito I paid cash for. Across the street, the café I always avoided because it […]

Education Is A Right, Not A Commodity

Education Is A Right, Not A Commodity

PHOTO: Students peacefully protesting in solidarity with the Occupy Movement are pepper sprayed by University Police at the University of California at Davis. November 18, 2011 All around the country, traditionally “bad” neighborhoods have been gentrifying, but not because of any government policy—because an entire generation is being priced out of the middle class. This […]

Baby Boom Goes the Dynamite

Baby Boom Goes the Dynamite

I’m beginning to have a problem with the Baby Boomers. Beginning might be a soft term; I have had a problem with the Baby Boomers for a while. What I’m beginning to understand is what my problem is exactly. As part of a young generation swimming in the wake of a lot of messed-up decades, […]