Motherless Brooklyn, Fatherless Los Angeles

Reihan: here’s another social shift through which we can analyze ‘the trouble with indie rock’ — this one not post-Reagan but mid-Reagan: divorce. It’d be fascinating to see if the empirics justify my suspicion that exceedingly large numbers of indie rockers and their fans are kids/adults who went through their parents’ divorce. I also suspect that lots others are functionally alienated from their families, sometimes deliberately. Williamsburg and Silver Lake as tragically hip orphanages: discuss?