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Millennials, right? They seem to be everywhere—on television, in movies, on the radio, in magazines... even on the streets. Even there. More than anywhere else, though, Millennials seem to constantly be turning up in that most popular form of media: the trend piece. Nary a week goes by without some sort of Millennial-based essay, unless, of course, it's one centered around hipsters, which is really just media-code for Millennials anyway. But has all this...
What do Millennials want? It's a question that's launched a thousand trend pieces, and while we generally think trend pieces are bullshit and laden with gross generalizations, we also know that we can't dismiss them all out of hand, because there is the potential to learn something sometimes. (Maybe?) Nothing is trendier right now than Millennials, so it's been hard to ignore the multitudes of articles centering around this benighted generation, many of which...
Over the weekend, the New York Times asked the question, "Does Sharon Tate Hold a Clue to the 'Mad Men' Finale?" Simply put, the answer is "no, because she's dead."* So, case closed? Unfortunately, no, because Alex Williams of the Times did not think the question so easy to dismiss, and instead wrote a thousand-plus-word trend piece about a woman who was brutally murdered almost 45 years ago. Trend journalism, you guys. Is there anything...
Yesterday evening, the Associated Press published an article entitled "Street Art and Trendy Cafes in Bushwick, Brooklyn." Like all of AP's pieces, this one may be (and already has been) republished in over 1,400 other publications in the United States. In other words, a lot of people are going to read it. Here are some choice quotes from said article, presented without comment. The opening line: "For the last few years, a neighborhood called Williamsburg has been...

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