Carmen Electra holding her workout dvd cover against filtered images of her mid-workout.
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Welcome to “How I Got Radicalized,” a series from GEN that tells the story of a cultural moment that made you drastically rethink how society works.

In the teen movies of the 2000s, the kids always seemed to be drinking at house parties (on weeknights!), necking with boys (on weeknights!)…


A photo of Lane Kim from Gilmore Girls.
Photo: Warner Bros. Television

The first time Lane Kim of Gilmore Girls falls in love, it’s with an instrument.

Lane lets out a soft “oh my” when she sees it — a sparkling red drum set with gold cymbals — and beams with pleasure when invited to sit on the stool by the crotchety…

Naureen Khan


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