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Generation X’ed Out

Towards the end of today’s front page LA Times examination of how the Recession is impacting the nation’s bewildered twentysomethings, author Don Lee shares the most chilling of his feature article’s quoted statistics. As a result of the disappearance of young affluence, the Census mark of adults who are married, at 52%, is the lowest it has been in more than a century.

Explains Mark Mather, a D.C. demographer:

“Marriage is becoming more and more for those who can afford it. These kinds of social changes tend to be glacial, but they’re happening quickly.”

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Four Vie For 2009 Thurber Prize|FBDC Founding Editor Graff Takes Over Washingtonian|NYT Columnist Buys New Home|Us Weekly Thrives|Economist Sells Single Copies In U.K.

GalleyCat: The organizers of the Thurber Prize for American Humor couldn’t narrow their short list down to the usual three candidates — so this year there are four authors competing for the $5,000 prize: Sloane Crosley, Ian Frazier, Don Lee and Laurie Notaro.

FishbowlDC: FBDC’s founding editor Garrett Graff has been named editor of Washingtonian.

Observer: New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has purchased a $1.7 million three-bed on Riverside Drive.

WWD: For the first time, Us Weekly‘s Web site has surpassed People.com in number of unique visitors. The magazine seems to be getting along fine since longtime editor Janice Min‘s departure: acting EiC Michael Steele‘s first issue sold 1.1 million copies on newsstands.

Guardian: You can now buy single copies of The Economist in the U.K.