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

James Orndorf | Posted 02.01.2016 | 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 01.26.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

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

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

Off The Shelf | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
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 01.21.2016 | 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.

Will the Next David Bowie Please Put on a Dress?

Suzanne Grieco Mattaboni | Posted 01.21.2016 | Entertainment
Suzanne Grieco Mattaboni

I'm in a state of mourning, and for more than just the loss of a music icon (or two) this month. I'm stricken by the fact that there is no one to succ...

8 Great Things From The '80s That I'm Keeping Alive For My Kids

Lori Ferraro | Posted 01.05.2016 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

Boys, you will thank me later for your vast knowledge of good... dare I say great... music.

The 12 Steps to Becoming an '80s Action Star

Playboy.com | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment
Playboy.com

Today's action stars just don't have the same feel of the ones we had in the '80s. Back then it was serious business. You weren't going to be in some YouTube parody video. You were going to blow up bad guys and you were going to insult them from beyond the grave with a straight-faced pun. Are you looking to become a star of the '80s yourself? Here are 12 simple steps that will have you on your way to stopping terrorism and kissing hot babes in no time!

Young, Bored and Freshly Licensed to Drive

Brian Moody | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Brian Moody

I'm partly to blame for the "No Cruising" ordinance Sacramento, California, enacted in 1988. I was reminded of this as soon as I fired up the 2015 D...

Remember Their Names: World AIDS Day 2015

Bruce Ward | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bruce Ward

During a recent half-hearted attempt to organize my life, I discovered a shoebox filled with old photographs. In one of them, four friends are lying contentedly on the soft sand of the Pines beach at Fire Island. The year is 1985. A decade later, I would be the only one remaining.

Disco's Out... Murder's In!

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 11.29.2015 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

It's easy to forget these days that punk used to be scary. It's true. Punk's original nihilism freaked out everyone from the squares to the hippies. Over time, some of that nihilism has been whitewashed with revisionist histories, rendering something more PC for TV.

If Back to the Future Passed the Bechdel Test

Mindi Westhoff | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women
Mindi Westhoff

Lovers of the Back to the Future franchise, like me, desperately want at least one film in the trilogy to pass all three parts of the Bechdel test: That two or more named women have a conversation, and they discuss something other than men.

Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer 30th Anniversary

Kenyth Mogan | Posted 11.16.2015 | Arts
Kenyth Mogan

On November 15th, 1985 Hallmark Card's beloved character, Rainbow Brite, lit up the big-screen in her first feature-length film; Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer. Produced by DIC Entertainment the film was distributed by Warner Brothers and followed three very successful television specials that also helped promote a line of dolls by Mattel.

25 Development Facts Behind the Back to the Future Trilogy

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.22.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

As the 30th Anniversary of the original Back to the Future is being celebrated, we look back at the surprising facts and trivia surrounding the eventual franchise that has stood the test of time.

Did I Tell You I'm Going to the Madonna Concert?

Lori Ferraro | Posted 10.15.2015 | Women
Lori Ferraro

I am going to see Madonna in concert this Saturday night. Now I am well aware that some of you will be excited for me, and some of you will roll your eyes. For me this concert will be epic. Legendary. Mind blowing. I may explode in a pile of lace gloves, layered belts, crucifixes and gummy bracelets -- if you see all that stuff lying in a pile on the sidewalk Sunday morning, it's probably me.

Rock Hudson: The Shot Heard 'Round the World

Bruce Ward | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bruce Ward

The shock of this revelation was many-fold: AIDS was considered to be a gay disease, and here was the fantasy he-man -- a likable, non-threatening Hollywood action figure, admired by men and lusted after by women, proclaiming that he was gay.

Reflecting on Art and AIDS While Awaiting Grace Jones

Charlie Vázquez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlie Vázquez

We arrived and it was clear -- by the bold signage on the street-facing windows -- that we'd be surrounded by Picassos, Basquiats and Warhols for the evening, not to mention a lively mix of queer downtown nightclub celebrities, veteran rock stars and young artists dreaming of gracing the surrounding walls one day.

How to Think About Modi's Visit to Silicon Valley

Priya Satia | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics
Priya Satia

The Indian community of Silicon Valley is preparing to welcome Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with open arms next week, in a route stop that has outshined the PM's ultimate U.S. destination -- his meeting with President Obama.

MTV Generation Must-See Documentary: Quiet Riot "Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back"

Lori Ferraro | Posted 09.15.2015 | Arts
Lori Ferraro

Having grown up in the Eighties I am fortunate to consider myself part of the MTV Generation. From the second that rocket ship was set into space, that astronaut planted that flag on the moon, that guitar riff played in the background, I was hooked.

Psych! The Outrageous Shopping Adventure of a Modern Valley Girl

Lisa Gastaldo | Posted 08.28.2015 | Comedy
Lisa Gastaldo

Staring at the Gap Kids-clad child, I pondered what will be his shopping community. Will it be valley, or carny, or some new society? Perhaps it will be a hub of vending machines devoid of all human contact. A wave of chocolate-chip.

21 Beauty Products That Every '80s Kid Remembers

Allure | Posted 08.28.2015 | Style
Allure

If you spent your childhood watching Alf with your E.T. doll while dreaming of one day being as cool as Molly Ringwald, then be prepared to travel back in time (no DeLorean needed) with these totally tubular '80s beauty products.

Raise the Boombox: 6.5 Ways to Bring the 80s to Work

Jack Stahlmann | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Jack Stahlmann

Movies from the 1980s have so many iconic moments; I'm a sucker and will gladly sit through the commercials just to watch them on cable. And the other night it hit me that we could learn a lot from movies made three decades ago.

A Love Letter to My 1980s Mall

Lori Ferraro | Posted 08.13.2015 | Women
Lori Ferraro

It pains me to say it out loud, but I think malls are dying -- and not the quick and easy way, or in their sleep. But slow, painful, gasping for their last breath kind of deaths.

Whatchu Talkin Bout Willis? 10 Reasons Why Life Was Better #BackInTheEighties‪ ‬

Eric Wallace | Posted 08.11.2015 | Comedy
Eric Wallace

Everything was better #BackInTheEighties‪. Well, besides the Internet, nobody wants dial up to make a comeback so the 80's can keep that one. But as far as I'm concerned, everything else was better.

6 Reasons '80s Childhoods Weren't As Great As We Think

Mandy Waysman | Posted 08.10.2015 | Parents
Mandy Waysman

All right, so maybe if you got past the attacking trees, snakes, arctic swim lessons and broken bones, it wasn't that bad. But some great thing all parents should add to their childrearing arsenals today? I don't think so.

Here's What MTV Was Really Like In The '80s

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.29.2015 | OWN

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