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What Really Happened To the Class of '93

Genre: Nonfiction; Author: Chris Colin

”We…came of age together at a very particular time,” former Salon.com editor Colin writes of his Alexandria, Va., high school class. ”From Rodney King to O.J. to Monica to the Boom to butterfly ballots to 9/11 to the war in Iraq, the last ten years accomplished a cumulative strangeness unlike anything ever seen in America.” As Colin gleans his peers’ tales over drinks and, in one case, within a monastery, what emerges is a smart and engaging, if slightly overindulgent where-are-they-now: the white antiestablishment activist who teaches at an all-black school; the lanky geek who’s learned to be comfortable in his (now her) own skin; the supersmart homecoming queen who, after a stint at the World Bank and business school, has no clue what to do next. There’s no comeuppance or explosive drama, but this voyeurism is hard to resist.

Originally posted May 14 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT

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