When Blink-182’s “What’s My Age Again?” hit the airwaves in 1999, I was 10 years old. Mark Hoppus’s lamentation that “no one likes you when you’re 23” was a cheeky,...

Driving the city by night, I catch sight of only the occasional porch strung with twinkling lights. It is, after all, the end of January: another Christmas, another New Year’s...