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Remember Their Names: World AIDS Day 2016

Bruce Ward | Posted 12.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Bruce Ward

It has been three decades since that photograph was snapped in the blazing Fire Island sun. I am powerless to bring any of those friends back. But I must remember their names. They must not be forgotten.

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...

We're Just Burnin' Doin' the Neutron Dance with Shyboy and Allee Willis

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.13.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

In November 1983, The Pointer Sisters released their most successful album, Break Out, which spawned four Top Ten singles, won two Grammy Awards, and ...

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...

Yes on M: Transit is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.05.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Here's a grateful shoutout to ULI Los Angeles. As usual, at today's ULI Los Angeles Planning for Transit conference, I learned something new. Thanks ...

Repainting the world of Rainbow Brite®

Kenyth Mogan | Posted 09.06.2016 | Home
Kenyth Mogan

Lately I've found myself in need of some color and happiness as earlier this month, I lost someone very close to me. In this person's absence I have found myself returning to the things that have brought me comfort over the years and one of the main sources of that comfort is Hallmark's Rainbow Brite property.

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...

Every Major 80's Movie Homage in Netflix's Stranger Things

ScreenCraft | Posted 08.01.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Music Flashback: 'Take Me Home' By Phil Collins Is The Best 12-Inch Remix Ever Released

Daryl Deino | Posted 06.30.2016 | Entertainment
Daryl Deino

Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images If you are old enough to grow up in the 1980s, you probably remember having a song from an album you love releas...

A New Yorker In Goa

Todd Greenwood | Posted 06.17.2016 | Travel
Todd Greenwood

Goa: it is more than a convenient crossword puzzle answer. Tucked into the West Coast of the Indian subcontinent, the tiny state is a former outpost of those seafaring people - the Portuguese. It was once known as the "Rome of the East" (Rome, minus pasta and Popes).

In Praise of Buckaroo Banzai: Past, Future and Extra-Dimensional

Zachariah Ezer | Posted 06.17.2016 | Entertainment
Zachariah Ezer

Buckaroo Banzai is ridiculous. He has too many jobs, too many friends, and way too much in common with other fictional characters in his genre, but the film walked a line between sincerity and self-parody that found its way into the hearts of millions on home video after the movie failed to find a theatrical audience.

Bask In The Glory Of This Hourlong, Mind-Bending '80s Movie Mashup

The Huffington Post | Oliver Noble | Posted 06.10.2016 | Entertainment

From the moment “Megaplex” begins, with a seizure warning, you know it’s going to be a good time.Hulk Hogan! Tina Turner! Michael Jackson … Sk...

A Return to 1980's Scare Tactic Parenting: YOU'LL DIE!!

Nicole Johnson | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Nicole Johnson

As a mother trying to parent in the 21st century, I do my best to warn my kids of the dangers out there in the world. Today with the advent of a digital network that connects the entire world in seconds, our new reality is a cozy place where people (even the dangerous sort) have access to our children.

Slasher Movies, Catholic Guilt And Friday The 13th

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.13.2016 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

On May 9, 1980, the movie 'Friday the 13th' was released. I was 15-years-old, and you had to be 17 to get into an R-rated film.

Vintage Photos Give A Glimpse Into Hispanic New Mexican Life In The '80s

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 05.11.2016 | Latino Voices

Kevin Bubriski was 26 years old when he arrived in New Mexico in 1981. The Massachusetts native had spent three years in Nepal with the Peace Corps an...

Thank U Prince, for Saving My Life in High School

Brent Almond | Posted 05.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brent Almond

It wasn't until Prince's death, as I relived his music's impact at various times in my life, that I placed that night in the midst of those dark months of bullying and hopelessness.

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.

Nothing Compares 2 U: Reflecting on Prince One Week Later

Karen J. Francis | Posted 04.28.2016 | Black Voices
Karen J. Francis

People use the phrase "larger than life" idiomatically -- but with Prince, it was a factual data point. If you saw him live, you sensed it. If you watched his incredible Super Bowl performance, you felt it.

I'm Grieving Prince, and That's OK

Lori Ferraro | Posted 04.22.2016 | Women
Lori Ferraro

Today I'm still upset. I'm still in shock. As I hugged another coworker who stopped to comfort me (my work is pretty great) I thanked her and let her know that while some may see it as weird or silly to cry over a musician's death...a strangers death, that he was no stranger to me.

Say What?: Phrases We Used Growing Up in the '80s

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 03.11.2017 | Parents
Christy Heitger-Ewing

I didn't even realize I was still using a phrase that originated during my teen years, but yes, I did say this often. When the kids dump cat food all over the floor and then step over the mess instead of cleaning it up, I yelp, "I'm so sure!"

This Dude Thinks The 80s Were the Worst and He's Wrong

Outspeak | Posted 02.19.2017 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

Big hair, big movies, big bands, and big innovation. What's not to love about the 80s? Well, Practical Folks figure it was one of the worst decades in history.

Snowdown: A Drunken Mid-winter Festival in Durango, Colorado

James Orndorf | Posted 02.01.2017 | College
James Orndorf

Snowdown, now in its 38th year is one of the Colorado state's largest winter festivals. Founded in 1979 in Durango, Snowdown was created as town ...

Die Hard 2 and Bad Boys Screenwriter Talks About the Heyday of Screenwriting in the 80s and 90s!

ScreenCraft | Posted 01.26.2017 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

A Big-Hearted Sci-Fi Treasure Hunt and a Rollicking Love Letter to the '80s

Off The Shelf | Posted 01.25.2017 | Home
Off The Shelf

Ready Player One isn't just a book about video games--it's a hilarious, rollicking joyride through '80s pop culture featuring a big-hearted protagonist that you can't help but root for and his epic quest for fame, wealth, and love.

Steves' Pet Peeves

Rick Steves | Posted 01.21.2017 | Travel
Rick Steves

While a key to happy travels certainly is a positive attitude, I do have my pet peeves while traveling in Europe. Just between you and me, here are a few things that I do not find really great.