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A Latina By Any Other Name

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 12.21.2016 | Latino Voices
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

A Latina by any other name would still be a Latina. That means a Latina with the last name O'Briant which sure sounds Irish can still be a Latina. Con...

Why Campus Technology Was Better in the 1970s

Peter Mandel | Posted 12.05.2016 | Education
Peter Mandel

Sophomore slump. Even the phrase sounds wet and flat. It won't stop raining and sleeting and snowing. Your dorm smells like mold. And unlike just a ...

5 Things We Did As Children In The 1970s That Kids Today Don't Do

James Baxley | Posted 11.27.2016 | Fifty
James Baxley

II grew up in the 70s and it was great. I had more freedom as a kid then than most kids have today.

Who Was Still Alive When You Were Born?

Peter Reynosa | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Peter Reynosa

Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons, The Old Guitarist, 1903-1904, by Pablo Picasso What famous person was still alive when you were born? And wh...

Encino Man

Bryan Behar | Posted 10.26.2016 | Comedy
Bryan Behar

By no grand design, the last two books I've read--Philip Roth's American Pastoral and Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run--while disparate in tone and con...

That Moment When You Meet Your Idol And Make A Complete Ass Out Of Yourself

Sherry Caris | Posted 09.13.2016 | Comedy
Sherry Caris

After reading a great story about Fleetwood Mac by Abby Norman, I was reminded of my own experience with the band that ended in a wicked case of self-loathing and regret on my part and a hint of awkwardness on theirs.

7 Reasons I'm Grateful I Was a '70s Kid

Lori Ferraro | Posted 09.08.2016 | Fifty
Lori Ferraro

I’m a certified nut for nostalgia and I recognize that in myself; a toy, a song, television show or a glimpse of anything ever made in a ceramics cl...

Lesbian Lives in Summertime

Brandon Judell | Posted 08.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Brandon Judell

Summertime also supplies a considerably important history lesson on how the Women's Rights Movement was intertwined with the battle against homophobia.

A Look Back At The Good, The Bad And The Ugly -- The First Day Of School Outfit

Lori Ferraro | Posted 08.16.2016 | Women
Lori Ferraro

It’s back to school time ― even if you don’t have kids surely you know this based on a few things: The back to school aisle has been up at Targ...

Epic David Bowie Story: Hot Pants and Mystery Dust (VIDEO)

Mike Edison | Posted 06.14.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Edison

It's true - the girl that took me to see David Bowie in 1978 was wearing overalls and no shirt. It truly was a different time. Wide open. It felt like...

HBO's "The Deuce" Captures Vintage NYC

Nana Karlsson-Ofori | Posted 05.18.2016 | Entertainment
Nana Karlsson-Ofori

This article originally appeared on in September 2015 Earlier this month the uptown NYC neighborhood of Washington Heights was tran...

A Love Letter to Letters -- Remembering the Mail

Lori Ferraro | Posted 04.28.2016 | Women
Lori Ferraro

Remember that feeling of excitement as a kid when Mom or Dad said these three words: "You've got mail!" Nowadays, those three words make me think about bills I need to pay, crap catalogs I need to recycle and Meg Ryan smirking at Tom Hanks.

Why It's Important to Tell Our Stories

Jeffrey Roach | Posted 03.30.2017 | Queer Voices
Jeffrey Roach

Between the years I spent as that closeted teenager and what my friend and funnyman Bob Smith refers to as a practicing homosexual, I turned to movies, television, and books for some clue as to what my life might look like. What I found wasn't particularly encouraging.

Stereo in the '70's: The Last Days of Analog

Tom Cramer | Posted 03.04.2017 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

It all started with a transistor radio hidden under my pillow, listening to WLS and WCFL AM through the single monaural earpiece when I was supposed t...

Real Vinyl: In The Studio With Dylan, Jagger, Sinatra and More

Glenn Berger, PhD | Posted 02.24.2017 | Entertainment
Glenn Berger, PhD

The new HBO series, Vinyl, produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, brings back to life the legendary New York music scene of the 1970s. I was luc...

Politically Charged Photos From The '70s Show A Different America

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.25.2016 | Arts

"This book tells our story," photographer Ken Light wrote on his Kickstarter campaign last year. "It shows how I saw America and the actions of my gen...

Searching for Detroit and Los Angeles

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.09.2017 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

While we may be booming as a city with tens of construction cranes dotting the downtown skyline, it is the thousands of tents of the homeless on the sidewalks and freeway overpasses that have me concerned.

Dear Diary, I'm 7 and on a Diet

Lori Ferraro | Posted 02.02.2017 | Women
Lori Ferraro

Ever since I was little I've always loved writing in my diaries. I have a stack of them, from childhood through college. Boys, school, boys, music, ...

5 TV Shows From the 70s That Stood the Test of Time

James Baxley | Posted 01.29.2017 | Fifty
James Baxley

Even the stars on television were of a different caliber than the stars today. There were actors such as Ron Howard, Gary Coleman, Henry Winkler, and Penny Marshall. They didn't need a sex tape to get the attention of America. They had talent, timing, and charisma.

Panic in Detroit: We Loved You Ziggy Stardust!

Omo Misha | Posted 01.25.2017 | Detroit
Omo Misha

When David Bowie showed up and captured us in song, we knew we had found a brother from another mother.

5 Things You Did In The 70s That You Could Never Do Today

James Baxley | Posted 01.02.2017 | Fifty
James Baxley

There are five things that you could do in the '70s that you could never, ever get away with today because they are so despicable, at least to "p.c." police, they would have you arrested and Child Protective Services would take your children away... probably.

5 Ways Christmas In The 1970s Ruled

James Baxley | Posted 12.21.2016 | Fifty
James Baxley

Christmas is a little different for each generation; you can always hear a crazy uncle with a scotch in his hand talking about how, 'Christmas when I was growing up was yada, yada, yada.' I swore when I was growing up that I would never be like that.

Five Reasons to Sail Into By The Sea

Greg Archer | Posted 11.13.2016 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Oh, to be back in the 1970s when opportunities to experience real cinema were more frequent and the likes of Paramount Pictures studio chief Robert Ev...

The 7 Facts that Surprised Me about Gay Life in the '70s

Jim Downs | Posted 11.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Downs

From bookstores to bathhouses to bars, gay people in the 1970s often did not look for the approval of straight people, and they did their own thing.

Miles Ahead

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.15.2016 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

If you're looking for a conventional bio-film, you'll be disappointed. If you want to get inside the head of the ingenious, erratic, enigmatic high priest of jazz, fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride. Actor/writer/director Don Cheadle's drama Miles Ahead is jazzed.