Shaun Scott is a Seattle-based writer and historian. He is the author of the book Millennials and the Moments That Made Us: A Cultural History of the U.S. from 1982-Present (Zero Books, 2018). His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and Jacobin Magazine.

Recent Articles

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Millennial Provocateur Michael Hobbes

Millennial scholar Shaun Scott talks with the author of the immaculately researched and impeccably designed article "Generation Screwed."

Altering the Inevitable

On the face of it, it may seem as if Seattle is rushing robustly into a new age. But underneath the bustle, the development, the cranes in the sky, there’s a sense of inevitability that corrodes our civic agency.
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The Material Foundations of Sexual Harassment

Any feminism based in capitalism ends up centering women of privilege.
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The Prison Poetry of Meek Mill

In 2017 America, a judge with a grudge can consign a Black millionaire to a cage on a whim.
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She’s the Boss

After helping to inspire the #carefreeblackgirl trend, Stasia Irons is evolving on her own.
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Q&A with Stand-up Comedian Dwayne Kennedy

The stand-up veteran tackles politics, race and social norms at the Rendezvous this weekend, with Hari Kondabalu opening.
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The Political Economy of Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey’s 'Lust for Life' is the latest iteration of ruin porn.

F*ck Living Rich and Dying Broke

The Power Summit brings Black brilliance—cultural, political, financial—to SAM.
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White Womanhood at the Movies

Three new films offer a broad—and discouraging—take on white American femininity.
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New York’s Neoliberal Turn

Where jazz once modeled mid-century capitalism’s embrace of collaboration, rap—with its celebration of individual wealth accumulation at all costs—is the representative musical tributary of neoliberalism.
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This Shit Is Real

As municipal elections loom, it's time for liberal Seattle to put up or shut up.