Tag: grunge

In praise of miserable women: a tribute to Elizabeth Wurtzel

The original cover to Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel. Elizabeth has long hair and light skin. She is shown staring blankly. It reads "Young and depressed in America".

A far cry from the escapist and hedonistic tendencies of the 1980s–hair metal, hip-hop, music television, gaudy clothing in gauche dayglo colors–the 1990s made it clear that everyone was miserable and it wasn’t going away anytime soon. Misery in the early ’90s was viable, in part, because it was very, very lucrative. Corporations like Sony […]