Here’s to the end of this issue. And here’s to the end of the decade.
The 2010s Are Toast
Story Stephanie Wilson
Three cheers to the end of the decade. And what a decade it was. We don’t like to dwell on the past, but as the saying goes (although who said it first is up for debate): It’s ok to look back at your past, just don’t stare.
And you should definitely
glimpse at this list we’ve compiled of random things that happened in the last 10 years.
2010: Justin Bieber is discovered
2011: “I’m tired of pretending I’m not special. I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total bitchin’ rock star from Mars” is said by Charlie Sheen, who also decribes himself as a warlock with tiger blood, on the Today show.
2012: The world does not end, as the Mayan calendar predicted.
2013: “Selfie,” “FOMO,” and “twerk” added to the Oxford online dictionary.
2014: Beyoncé’s sister Solange starts swinging at Jay-Z in an elevator after the Met Gala, inspiring the “Flawless Remix” lyrics “Of course, sometimes shit go down when it’s a billion dollars on an elevator.”
2015: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s
Hamilton is the hottest-selling ticket on Broadway.
2016: The US did not elect its first
2017: #metoo enters the lexicon.
2018: Voter turnout in the midterm
elections is the highest in a century.
2019: Two Fyre Festival documentaries drop the same week, and no one can get enough. Rumors of a series, a memoir, and more are still swirling.
Now let’s get on with the 2020s already. The future so bright, we gotta wear shades.