Laura Miller

Laura Miller co-founded and worked there as an editor and staff writer for 20 years. She is the editor of the modern classic The Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Authors. Her work has also appeared in many other influential publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker, and the Guardian.

Laura Miller on Gen Jones :
In her November 13, 2022 column in Slate, she wrote that the musician Prince had transformed “into a purple Rorschach blot for the late boomer/early Gen X cohort sometimes known as Generation Jones. These were people who came into their young adulthood in the mid-1980s, a time when prancing around in lingerie and a brocade bolero jacket with your hair teased up into an oversize pompadour was all the rage. Prince, one of the few people who could carry off this look, preached an orgiastic abandon in opposition to the staid “family values” of the Reagan-era establishment.”

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