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Ski Fashion Throughout the Years: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Liftopia | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

In Norway, skis have long been an integral part of rural farm communities, allowing people to navigate in the harsh winter snow. The word "skíð" in Norwegian literally means, "split piece of wood."

The Teenage Diary -- The Original Blog

Lori Ferraro | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Lori Ferraro

I painstakingly wrote out the lyrics to a Richard Marx song -- what is more dramatic than that? NOTHING.

Nirvana or the Disenchantment of Love in the Life of a Seminarian

Benjamin Brenkert | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Benjamin Brenkert

By the time I was 18, I realized that I had a rather strong libido, but I also discerned that God was calling me to be a Roman Catholic priest. That's a bummer, too strong sex drive and wanting to be a priest, who takes a vow of celibacy!

I On Exceptional Living: Nikki Haskell's Newest Project -- Flashback To The Future

Irene Michaels | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
Irene Michaels

Nikki's newest project, Flashback To The Future, will incorporate classic footage with new interviews, parties, and fabulous fun. She's on a mission to make old things new and take us all along for the journey. How will she do it?

Indy vs. Vader - What are the Best Adventure Movies of the 1980s?

Culturalist | Posted 05.11.2015 | Entertainment
Culturalist

Make your list now! Culturalist.com is the place to shape, share and debate your opinions on anything and everything through Top 10 lists. Want to jo...

8 Things I Wish I Could Tell My '80s 8th Grade Self

Lori Ferraro | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Lori Ferraro

If he won't hold your hand, acknowledge you in the halls or even look at you at school, but he likes to make out with you after school in the orange grove... he's probably not that into you.

Legendary No Wave Performer Lydia Lunch Returns to New York with So Real It Hurts at the Howl! Happening Gallery, May 8 to June 5

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Christopher Lee Nutter

Since 1977 Lydia Lunch has been offending sensibilities with her relentless and unfiltered challenges to sex, gender, politics, religion, war, technology, consumerism, the arts, the media .... you name it, no institution has been spared.

Conversation With Allan MacDonell Regarding His New Memoir Punk Elegies

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 04.29.2015 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

Punk Elegies chronicles that wonderful period when punk was an experimental trip that could have become anything before the a**hole jocks came from Huntington Beach and ruined it.

Ruining Romance: The '80s Rock Power Ballad

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.29.2015 | Entertainment
Sheila Moeschen

The summer I was 13, Kerry Flanagan and I took turns sleeping over at each other's houses. We stayed up all night playing Rummy 500 and listening to Rock101, the local rock station. It was the late-1980s, the high holy days of hair metal, dudes in spandex, and girls in music videos.

What It Looks Like When a Kindergartner Illustrates '80s Songs

Lori Ferraro | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

We always have '80s music on in the house, and Sam always sits at the kitchen table with his crayons, markers, paints and paper. Soon, he started to draw more songs

10 Totally Rad Retro Looks For Today's Technology

Posted 04.27.2015 | Technology

Enormous mobile phones, Atari and VCRs were all considered on trend or even high tech when they were first introduced to consumers. Today they’re th...

10 Snacks From The '80s That My Kids Will Never Enjoy

Beau Coffron | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Beau Coffron

As a kid, these are the tasty (and terribly unhealthy) treats I remember that ruled the decade. It's probably better for everyone that they are gone, but there's a small part of me that wishes my kids could have experienced the 80's treats that I did.

Tinder In The 1980s Would Have Been So Awesome!

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.13.2015 | Comedy

Retro video maker Squirrel Monkey imagines Tinder launching in the 1980s -- it's right-arrow key worthy. The dating app is contained in a floppy di...

Go Back Inside a Video Store...One Last Time

Matthew Chojnacki | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
Matthew Chojnacki

This nostalgic trip is superbly captured in Thomas Hodge's new ode to the videocassette era, VHS Video Cover Art, which contains over 240 full-scale video sleeves according to genre, just like an actual video store.

How Many of These TED Talks From the '80s Do You Remember?

Melissa Sher | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Melissa Sher

Dancing raisins want to teach the rest of us about a good night's sleep. Why this hairdresser thinks everyone needs a perm.

On William Friedkin's Cruising, 35 Years On

Nathan Smith | Posted 04.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Smith

The film had a storyline that can only be described as salacious and lurid. The narrative naturally beguiled my 16-year-old closeted self, and added to my own internet cruising for doses of gay culture before regularly deleting the browsing history.

The Agency Vince Built: Chicago Entrepeneur and Family's Five Decades in Travel Industry

Steve Karras | Posted 04.23.2015 | Chicago
Steve Karras

Conenna's son John, now the President of Venus Travel recalls the hardworking father who tirelessly kept long hours.

How Can You Be the Best Dungeon Master in Dungeons and Dragons 4e?

Quora | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

Dungeons & Dragons is a social contract, everyone comes to the table with certain expectations and when they don't meet is when you run into problems. Some people expect the DM to dominate the narrative, some people expect to have a lot of agency in where the plot goes, conflicts arise when everyone's expectations don't match up.

Thirty Years of Thundercats: Five Things You Don't Know About the Cartoon

Chris Barnes | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Barnes

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the ThunderCats television show debuting on television. Along with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, G.I. Joe and The Transformers, the series and its accompanying toy line were popular with boys (and their cool sisters) who grew up in the 1980s.

11 Ways Skiing Was Totally Different in the '80s

Thrillist | Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

If you stop to think about it, the '80s really were America's heyday.

Why Thrash Metal Now?

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 03.02.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

Retro-cycles are now a normal part of pop culture and have been for sometime. It is well documented that it's traced to the emergence of 1950's youth culture and their post WWII expendable income. You wait 20 years and there it is again. Lately Tupac and Kurt Cobian are commonplace, but you see that already.

Gorgeous... Again

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 02.07.2015 | Books
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

He saw past our bargain eyeliner and supermarket shampoo and conditioner and understood that we're all princesses wanting to escape from our dormant lives.

AIDS: The Early Years

Leon Acord | Posted 02.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Leon Acord

I can barely remember a time before AIDS. I graduated high school in May 1981 at age 17. The day after graduation, I moved to Indianapolis to escape both farm life and parents unable to handle an out son. When I got there, I was shocked not only to discover so many others like me.

Farewell to Little Pete's

Daron Hagen | Posted 12.31.2014 | Arts
Daron Hagen

A wrecking ball is set to fly through Little Pete's. Progress commands that a 300-room hotel must take the place of the parking ramp at 219 South 17th Street in whose corner nestles one of Center City Philadelphia's treasures.

My Mrs. Robinson Wore a Silver Bikini

Kevin B. Morrow | Posted 12.17.2014 | Fifty
Kevin B. Morrow

Anyone reading this post should know who Mrs. Robinson is from the movie The Graduate. I refuse to even give an IMDB link. If you truly don't know, do your own google search or check Netflix.