Mall Culture in the 1980s

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The latest season of the hit Netflix show Stranger Things showcases one of the hallmarks of the 1980s- America’s fascination with the mall. The ’80s was the time when America abandoned Mom and Pop stores en masse for the siren song of indoor fountains, Orange Julius and the endless spring of climate-controlled shopping year-round. Those days have… Continue reading Mall Culture in the 1980s

NSYNC – How They Got Their Name & Other Fun Facts

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NSYNC was an iconic American boy band formed in Orlando, Florida in 1995. Consisting of Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, and Lance Bass, NSYNC has received a host of Grammy Award nominations, as well as performed at the Super Bowl, the Olympics, and the World Series. The super-popular band has also recorded… Continue reading NSYNC – How They Got Their Name & Other Fun Facts

Just in Time for the Netflix Movie: Relive the Glory Days of Mötley Crüe

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Ah, Mötley Crüe: ’80s band extraordinaire, symbol of debauchery and good hair. Crüe is so famous for their on- and off-stage antics that Netflix just released a documentary on the band based on the 2006 book The Dirt. The Netflix film shows the band in all their hard-living glory. We invite you to go watch the… Continue reading Just in Time for the Netflix Movie: Relive the Glory Days of Mötley Crüe

Whatever Happened to the World’s Fair?

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The World’s Fair. A huge, international showcase of the science, technology, art, and culture of hundreds of world nations. You’ve probably seen it in movies, from Meet Me in St. Louis to Iron Man 2 (rebranded as the “Stark Expo”). But when was the last time you paid any attention to the real thing? When did this centuries-long tradition become… Continue reading Whatever Happened to the World’s Fair?

3 Child Stars Who Managed to Become Successful Adult Actors

It’s no secret that Hollywood has a unique way of chewing up and spitting out child stars, often leaving them shells of their former selves. At best, many of our favorite child stars have been left with a rough past that they don’t like to talk about. And at worst? Well, some never quite end… Continue reading 3 Child Stars Who Managed to Become Successful Adult Actors

MTV and the Birth of the Music Video

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Can you remember a time without MTV? Can you remember a time when MTV only played music videos? These questions may seem to be digging into ancient history, but really, we just need to go back to the ’80s. For a whole generation of young people, MTV defined youth culture, and there is no doubt… Continue reading MTV and the Birth of the Music Video

The Life and Times of Freddy Mercury

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One of the greatest rock vocalists of all time, Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the glam rock band Queen, is back in the spotlight. The smash hit film Bohemian Rhapsody won the 2019 Golden Globe for best drama movie, and its star, Rami Malek, took home the Golden Globe for best actor for his portrayal of… Continue reading The Life and Times of Freddy Mercury

A Short History of 80s Glam Metal

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Mötley Crüe. Ratt. Whitesnake. Bon Jovi. These bands rocked the MTV generation more than any other, and helped make the Glam Metal of the 1980s indivisible from the culture of that decade. Let’s take a look back at the music, the clothes and the HAIR that helped characterize this slice of music history. What Was… Continue reading A Short History of 80s Glam Metal

Whatever Happened to Macaulay Culkin?

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If you’re an 80s or 90s kid, you can almost certainly visualize the iconic, Edvard Munch “Scream” face of Macaulay Culkin after trying his Dad’s aftershave. Cute as a button, sly as a fox, Culkin stole a lot of hearts in Home Alone, and even received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor for his work in… Continue reading Whatever Happened to Macaulay Culkin?

What Your Favorite 90s Childhood Stars Are Up To Today

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The 90s was a decade that took the box office by storm. From this period came some of our most beloved movies and television shows that many of us can recite word-for-word. It wasn’t just adult actors who captivated our hearts though, as child stars stole the screen and delivered unforgettable performances as well. If… Continue reading What Your Favorite 90s Childhood Stars Are Up To Today