Posts tagged "80s"

Watch Kevin Bacon Talk To Millennials About The 80′s

Kevin Bacon is one of my favorite actors of all time because he never takes himself too seriously and, let’s face it, he’s still adorable. Millennials, sit back and enjoy as Kevin…

Claire Hannum | March 12, 2014 - 9:30 am

I Can’t Stop Watching This 1988 Chi Phi Frat Video

Back in 1988, the members of the University of Southern California chapter of Chi Phi Fraternity put together a promotional rap video to attract new members to their fraternity’s ranks.

Julie Gerstein | August 21, 2013 - 10:20 am

“All American High” Is A Real-Life “Fast Times At Ridgemont High”

Teen movies from the ’80s are basically the winter of our discontent. Why wasn’t high school that cool when we were slogging through 11th grade? The 1987 documentary “All American High” takes…

Julie Gerstein | August 19, 2013 - 2:30 pm

TV Talk Show Flashback: All The Punks, Goths & Club Kids Your Parents Were Afraid You Might Become

Talk shows in the ’80s and early ’90s were obsessed with sussing out the latest subculture and parading it on display for the entire world to gawk at. Whether goth,…

Julie Gerstein | February 20, 2013 - 10:00 am

London’s Victoria & Albert Museum Plans Show On ’80s Club Kids

Back in August when I was in London for the Olympics, my friends and I were treated to a special tour of the Victoria & Albert’s collection of British evening…

Julie Gerstein | December 23, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Video Flashback: Fancy Wants You To “Slice Me Nice”

Whoa guys, how come nobody ever told me about Fancy? I consider myself something of a connoisseur of crappy ’80s bands, and somehow I have totally missed Fancy, which is…

Julie Gerstein | May 26, 2012 - 4:00 pm

A Totally Awkward ’80s Ad For Coffee

Coffee! It’s the completely safe stimulant of choice of marathon runners, football players … and the band Heart. This totally bizarre ’80s commercial from the National Coffee Association tries to…

Julie Gerstein | February 3, 2012 - 9:40 am

Florence + The Machine Get “Addicted To Love”

Florence + the Machine’s cover of “Addicted to Love” has been a regular on, oh, pretty much every mix CD I’ve made in the past six months. Something about Florence…

Kate Torgovnick/ | September 27, 2010 - 2:40 pm

The Best Dance. Evah.

You know a man with no shirt, but suspenders and a jacket, knows what he’s doing … especially on the dance floor. [GBH]…

Simcha | July 15, 2010 - 5:40 pm

’80s Shave Cuts Are Hot Again?

The thing about fashion comebacks is that they’re always fleeting and transitory—after all, causing change is as easy as taking off your clothes. This is a good thing, for if…

Leonora Epstein | June 17, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Jessica Stam Works It Out. In Stilettos.

We are forever looking for ways to make working out less painfully boring, but we must begrudgingly admit that V magazine and Jessica Stam beat us to the punch with…

Lily Q | August 27, 2009 - 7:40 pm

Style Steal: Old-School Paula Abdul

I once found myself in an elevator with Paula Abdul. And we got it on.


But she did say that she loved my…

Lily Q | August 6, 2009 - 4:50 pm

Stop Trying to Make Scrunchies Happen, American Apparel

We’ve kept silent while Dov Charney has screwed around with fashion.

We put up with the pervy advertisements.

We put up with Charney masturbating in front of

Jessica Wakeman | June 3, 2009 - 1:45 pm

TMI: Mother/Daughter Douches

The holiday season is filled with so many awkward family moments. Like, “Oh, pajamas. They’re, um… pink!” Or, “It’s a good thing Grandpa switched his prostate meds.” It…

Simcha | January 5, 2009 - 7:30 pm

Flashback: So 80’s Pantyhose

Fall is what I like to call pantyhose season. Nothing makes me feel more ladylike than silk, er synthetic, stockings. When it gets cold enough to wear them,…

Simcha | October 12, 2008 - 2:00 pm

Crave: iPod Boombox

We’re suckers for anything that reminds us of our ’80s childhood, like this boombox iPod dock. Do you remember boomboxes? It was a really big deal when my older sister…

Catherine Strawn | May 22, 2008 - 5:30 pm