There was no shortage of media celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Larry Clark's iconic film Kids. The film marked what many, including cast member Jonny Abrahams, who went on to find success as an actor and DJ, calls the film one of the last to "show the real New York. Not the Hollywood version."
So while we are reliving the vida loca, here are a few other things that Americas should welcome back from the greatest decade to make this world a better place to live in. As if!
The door policy of "Dress a Mess, Get in for Less" ensured that anyone in outlandish costumes or drag would be guaranteed cheap admission. And a regular "Promenade" event allowed anyone in any fancy mode of dress to climb up on stage and strut their stuff.
Anyone pretty much under the age of 30 would most likely be as Clueless as Cher Horowitz to the anger management, chair throwing Jerry Springer-like memories that may indeed indicate that I may be almost 40.
As a whole, baby boomers came of age during the early 1950s through the late 1970s. Let's take a glance at boomers' lives through a kaleidoscope of defining social moments.
Every business leader should feel better after learning two things about Steve Jobs.
Consider this your Thursday afternoon pick-me-up. Yesterday, Dior announced Johnny Depp as the new face of a yet-to-be-released fragrance.
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."
Mackintosh Braun, a Portland-based "electro-pop" group composed of Ian Mackintosh and Ben Braun, are causing quite the stir. And not just in Portland. The band is growing their fan base in a big way. (This girl included!)
As our situations in politics, climate change, global diplomacy, and social discrimination continue to grow more complex and embittered, sometimes our only refuge is looking back at the '90s, a simpler time. This is especially true in the context of feminism.
Yes, these contemporary films may be brilliant and present a diverse range of multi-layered gay characters, but they often focus on the monogamous, family-oriented love stories we typically see in mainstream heterosexual narratives. The queercore, rebellious spirit of New Queer Cinema films has slowly become overshadowed by the "ideal" of domesticity and conformity.
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.
First, let's cover the technical issues. It's verbose, combines the worst of both worlds between static and dynamic typing by having a hobbled but extremely clunky type system, and mandates running on a VM that has a macroscopic startup time (not an issue for long-running servers, but painful for command-line applications).
Historically, MAM was always something of a pioneer. William T. Evans, the Montclair civic leader who chaired the commission that led to the museum's founding, pledged 36 American paintings for a new gallery in 1909.
Where on earth would I acquire jelly high heels, floral denim skirts, butterfly clips, or a choker necklace?
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.