Hey folks. I'm having some hang ups lately about arriving "late" to some areas of culture and life. I'm also still in a "phase" where I am reaching out, establishing new social circles, and attempting to validate a sense of self(I just* turned 24).
Largely, I am wondering if any Mefites happen to recall stories of success, especially on a grand scale, of folks who pursued passions academic or not, a wee bit later in life and still fought/worked/finessed a means of becoming successful/happy/prolific in their fields or passions - especially after a means of difficult time or trauma. Super inspiration, please? Motive to keep going, work harder, even if you feel like you've been pretty beaten up/down and out for a little while? Stories of life-changing occurrences or pick-ups in character/pace, in a positive/radical/tremendous way? [more inside]
posted by thewolfandewe
on Jul 17, 2013 -
Why has there been no new youth subculture since 1998? 1960s had hippies, '70s had disco and punk, '80s had hip hop and goth, '90s had grunge. And yet kids and twenty-somthings have been wearing trucker caps and ironic sunglasses for 15 years now. What happened?
posted by four panels
on Nov 10, 2012 -
"You mean Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings?" I'm looking for a modern equivalent to this phrase, meant to express the youthful ignorance of history, even very significant history. Especially when such ignorance surfaces in a way that's jarring to folks who were there. [more inside]
posted by Myself
on Jan 29, 2011 -
What are some arts/culture organizations (or individual artists) in Southern California that produce film, video art, radio, sound art, criticism, etc.
that are run by or work with young people, exclusively or primarily? [more inside]
posted by colinmarshall
on Mar 25, 2009 -
Cultural diversity, youth, and the arts/creative industries - where do I start looking for resources? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Aug 27, 2008 -
While I was in Stockholm, Sweden this past August, I witnessed an odd youth event at a park. Can someone please help me figure out what event it was? [more inside]
posted by muddgirl
on Dec 5, 2006 -