Magazine October 4, 2010, Issue

The Teat Eternal

A shopper carrying bags takes the escalator at the Pentagon City Shopping Mall in Arlington, Va., September 15, 2009. (Mike Theiler/Reuters)

The New York Times Sunday magazine is where you find nice glossy ads for expensive consumer goods alongside 10,000-word stories on why expensive consumer goods do not make us happy. You often suspect the piece could veer off into Latin halfway through, and no one would notice, except for a few who’d write peevish letters about inaccurate declension. The Internet abbreviation for these pieces is tl/dr: “too long, didn’t read.” Or so the twentysomethings like to say.

As it happens, twentysomethings were the recent subject of a Sunday-mag study, subtitled “Why are so many people in their 20s taking so long

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