Reading Time: 5 minutes Gen Z is the least Christian generation in American history, and as they come into their own, their influence is reshaping culture and politics. The era of the religious right is drawing to a close.
Gen Z Rising
What would you put in a pentagram to summon a Boomer?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Reddit user Colm-Sonny-Larry posed the question What would you put in a pentagram to summon a Boomer? on the subreddit WhitePeopleofTwitter and some of the answers are hilarious and cut to the quick. Here are a few of the answers. A good boomer? A DVD of George Carlin’s stand up A bad boomer? An autographed […]
‘What Happens to a College Student’s Religion,’ 94 years later
Reading Time: 9 minutes What does it mean for John Dietrich in 1929 to be analyzing the same reactionary religious sentiment that we see today? And what exactly happens to a college student’s religion?
Andrew Tate gets burned beyond recognition
Reading Time: 2 minutes Climate activist Greta Thunberg poured a gallon of gasoline over far-right misogynist Andrew Tate’s Twitter account recently and lit it on fire. Many of the Twitteratti observed the savage burn say it was well deserved. In some ways, the exchange is similar to the game show Jeopardy. Greta answered, “Who is low dick energy?” succinctly. […]
Introducing LA’s newest secular youth group
Reading Time: 4 minutes When I was a teen, there is nothing I would have loved more than to be in a secular youth group. I wasn’t in a religious youth group, but from what I’ve heard, I didn’t miss much besides purity culture, bad Christian rock music, and suppressed teen hormones. But what if there was a youth […]
Niece of Iran’s Supreme Leader arrested: ‘Stop any dealing with this regime’
Reading Time: 3 minutes Well-known human rights activist and niece to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on the world to “stop any dealing with this regime” following her arrest last Wednesday. In a video statement shared by her brother via Twitter, Farideh Moradkhani called on foreign governments to cut all ties with Iran over the recent […]
Could Friendsgiving be the new normal for Millennials and Gen Z?
Reading Time: 2 minutes In school, we were taught that Thanksgiving is about friendship, helping your neighbors, and gratitude. History class casually glossed over the element of betrayal, focusing only on the good things. For some, the holiday season can still be characterized this way: highlight the good and ignore the bad, at least for one day. Now that […]
What we talk about when we talk about hijab—a view from Tehran
Reading Time: 9 minutes Like all people called to witness the unraveling of history as it happens, I am plagued more than anything by anxiety, a child of uncertainty. The tidy parade of events in history books belies the fact that those living through it do not know how their chapter will end. Will the chaos in Iran breed anything but further chaos? Will everything fall apart?
The deep playlist of Generation Z
Reading Time: 5 minutes I started teaching college music courses in 1991. I was 28, just five years out of college myself. On the first day of my music appreciation class, I asked the students to name a few songs or bands that they liked to listen to, that they found interesting. There was some Nirvana, Nirvana was big […]
Young progressives have every right to feel disaffected. They should vote anyway.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The party leaders are ancient. They’ve been in charge of the White House and Congress for almost two years but haven’t delivered. They bring butter knives to political fights with a rival party that wields AR-15s. So it seems from the vantage point of many young progressive citizens, and it’s more than understandable that they’re […]