Illustration: Pablo Delcan

Gen X Is Having a (Very Gen X) Moment

Why the opt-out generation should reject its nostalgia bath

Some demographic disclosures: I was born in 1977, two weeks before Star Wars came out. I turned 42 in May. I am a late-edge member of the age cohort commonly known as Generation X. Sometimes the word “xennial” is used to describe people like me and my proximate-age peers, but I can’t use that word…