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Back In The Day: We Love Butterfly Clips

What: Butterfly clips

When we wore it: Late ’90s

Why we hate them: Because we never had enough, obviously.

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Amazing Time-Waster/Obsession: The ’90s Button

Sorry, but my productivity just went to zero because I’m going to spend the rest of the afternoon pressing the tiny David Hasselhoff button on my new favorite website, The ’90s Button. Click on the Hasselhoff icon, and a fresh ’90s video will get served up directly to you. So far, I’ve watched vids from… More »


Uncle Jesse Is Getting His “Full House” Band Back Together

This Friday is a big day for early-’90s nostalgia buffs, “Full House” fans, and John Stamos fangirls (and fanboys!), because Uncle Jesse’s fictional band, Jesse and the Rippers, is making a comeback. Stamos hinted at the news by posting a video on Instagram of him and the guys singing the “Full House” theme song. “Never… More »


Back In The Day: We Love Jean Skirts

What: Jean Skirts

When We Wore Them: Early 2000s

Why We Hate Them: Literally no reason, their inflated prices were totally warranted.

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Back In The Day: We Love Yin Yangs

What: Yin Yangs

When we wore it: mid to late ’90s

Why we hate them: We feel like it’s a little backwards to use the word “hate” for these stylish messengers of peace. But we will bring up some troubling questions like, why were the literally everywhere? And where did they… More »


Back In The Day: We Love Bandannas

What it is: The almighty bandanna.

When we wore it: Strong throughout the ’90s.

Why we hate it: The bandana made us all go through somewhat of an identity crisis. I mean, were we badass rappers like Tupac, or dirty rock stars like Axl Rose? And what were we to think… More »


16 Things We Miss About Our Mall Rat Days

When I was 13, I didn’t have the option of purchasing my Units separates on Ebay or getting the new Red Hot Chili Peppers cassette tape on iTunes or finding a way to live stream the latest NC-17 film on my laptop. If I wanted a lava lamp or a new glamour shot or an… More »


Back In The Day: We Love Power Beads

Who doesn’t love summoning up memories of those hideous, yet magnificent trends from our freckle-faced youth? Every week, we’ll muse over a fashion item that our former selves eagerly donned in order to sit with the cool kids at lunch. There’s nothing wrong with a little nostalgia every now and then, right? 

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The 9 Most Totally Awesome ’80s Workout Videos

Let’s travel back to a time when aerobics was a lifestyle and spandex was a religion. When there was no shame in wearing a fashion belt as an exercising accoutrement, and there was a fine line between working out and making a soft core porn. Man, the ’80s were awesome. We’ve collected of our favorite… More »


Watch This: All Of 1999 Compressed Into 10 Minutes

It’s been a really long time since I’ve thought about the song “If You Steal My Sunshine,” the movie “Bicentennial Man” (shudder), or the Y2K scare, but this video forced me to confront all those 1999 memories–and many more–in exactly 10 minutes. Before you hit play, be warned that side effects may include involuntarily singing… More »


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, punk, club kid or something in between, shows like Phil Donahue, Maury Povitch and Ricki Lake steadily trotted out what they considered “freaks.” Take this… More »


Where Do You Get The Freshest Books? The Li-Ber-Ry, Duh

Check out this amazing library rap video from 1985, featuring three of the cutest tweens rapping about their love for the library. Sure, they might not pronounce the word correctly — like, at all — but you still have to applaud their dedication to checking out “the freshest books.” Their rap was a part of… More »


Boy Band Orgy: Boyz II Men, New Kids On The Block, And 98 Degrees Are Going On Tour Together

Yes, you read the headline right. No, this is not a drill. Yes, this is real life. No, you’re not dreaming. Three of the most amazing boy bands of yesteryear are joining forces for a summer tour. On yesterday’s episode of the “The View,” the New Kids On The Block made the bombshell announcement that… More »


Tavi Gevinson, On Being Your Own Kind Of Feminist

“When I started Rookie, there were a lot of girls like me who had fashion blogs and loved getting dressed up and thinking about appearance, not in a stressful women’s magazine way, but in a creative way. I can understand how some feminists who’ve fought against things like style or beauty defining all women might feel… More »


Catch An ’80s Dance Party Fever

There’s a special place in my heart for late ’70s and early ’80s dance party shows. The more local and cable access-y, the better. So I’m especially fond of this clip from Detroit-area dance show, “The Scene,” featuring one of the first ever Detroit techno hits, “Sharevari,” by A Number of Names. This clip is… More »


“Girl Meets World” And 10 Other ’90s Sitcom Spinoffs We’d Like To See

Have you heard the glorious news? Disney has commissioned a pilot from “Boy Meets World” creator Michael Jacobs for a spinoff called “Girl Meets World.” The best part? Rumor has it that Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel (aka Cory and Topanga) will be reuniting to play the main character’s parents. So awesome, right? These new… More »


Watch Tom Hanks Perform A Slam Poem About “Full House”

That title says it all, right? Just hit play. You won’t be sorry. [YouTube via Laughing Squid] … More »


20 Non-Horror Movies That Are Absolutely Terrifying

I never watch horror movies because I am a total scaredy-cat and it doesn’t take much to give me serious nightmares (I slept in my brother’s room for six months after seeing “Scream” in middle school). But over the years I’ve found that even if you avoid the horror genre altogether, there are plenty of… More »


What Was The Worst Meal Your Parents Used To Make?

This is Dan Toombs, but you might know him as The Curry Guy, because every single night for the past year, he’s made his family dinner using curry. Chicken korma, tandoori masala, and less traditional recipes like currywurst and curry-spiced turkey Christmas turkey, you name it–if it involves curry, he’s probably cooked it. As soon… More »


5 Fashion Swaps To Do With Your Mom

Whether you grew up with a cool mom or not, chances are your mom’s got something vintage and amazing worth stealing in her closet. The nostalgic nature of fashion means that we’re always looking back, even as we’re looking forward — so if you keep stuff in your wardrobe long enough, eventually it’ll be cool… More »