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Friday, Mar 19, 2010
by PopMatters Staff
by Zach Baron
Slate (18 March 2010)

“Five years ago, Jack Shafer wrote an essay in these pages asking a mischievous question: How will we know when baby boomers have lost control of American popular culture? “Sooner or later,” Shafer predicted, “the post-boomers will give them the necessary nudge, push, and shove to sweep their rotting culture from the scene, and references to Beatles tracks will become as irrelevant as references to Mills Brothers songs.” The question was, when? “What post-boomer reference in a mass-media headline or TV commercial will signal the cultural coup?”“


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