Listen to Pop Culture Happy Hour Stephen Thompson and I are joined this week by our blog siblings Gene Demby and Kat Chow of NPR's Code Switch, which always puts us in an upbeat and playful mood. Fittingly, we take a couple of listener questions this week about youth and play. First, is it possible to be too old for youth culture? We approach this from a couple of angles: can you be too old for the content itself?
Being John Shuster: The Curling Skip Takes It On The ChinJohn Shuster started curling in 1997. In 2003, his team finished first at the U.S. national championships and then eighth at the world championships. Think about where you were six years ago and what you were doing. Imagine that you had taken up a sport that year. Imagine that you were now on a team playing at the world championships. Oh, and three years from now, you will be an Olympic bronze medalist.
'Everything Sucks!' Goes Back To The '90s For Love, Friendship And HonestyIt's one delight of doing a lot of TV criticism: Some shows really sneak up on you. It's just so much fun when it happens. The new Netflix series Everything Sucks! starts off feeling a little like a monster-less Stranger Things, but with slightly older kids and set in 1996 instead of the '80s.
But whether you're leaving the windows open and creating a sicker environment than most, or whether you're just not investing in enough remediation, I don't care. We need to get better, either way. And we have to address the whole city, wherever we stand within it.
This is *my* building, *my* house, these are the people I work with and I don't especially care whether they're worse off next door or better off. Make me -- make us all -- well. And as citizens, we work on the city as well.
To me, living in an entire culture that has harassment issues is like living in a polluted city. If you're working in a building where you're sick, there's no point in arguing about whether your building did anything wrong or whether it's just how the city is.
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