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What Was So Great About A Gen X Childhood?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Daniel Cubias

I'm here to tell you that growing up the way we did was not a long-term favor or blessed accomplishment. Let me be clear that I don't blame my parents. No, my disdain for nostalgia has more to do with cold, hard facts and unpleasant anecdotes than personal issues.

Quotes We Love From The Breakfast Club

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Remember the great John Hughes film The Breakfast Club, in which five high school students (labeled as "the brain, the athlete, the basketcase, the princess and the criminal") are forced to peacefully coexist in Saturday detention?

Live These '80s Movie Scenes in Chicago

Orbitz.com | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

At the film's core beats an optimistic heart, inspiring slackers and desk-anchored professionals alike to get outside and, even if for one day. With the help of this guide, you too can call in sick for the day and check out the same Chicago locations that Ferris and his crew visited.

Junk Culture: Chats With OMD's Andy McCluskey, The Crests' JT Carter and Todd Valentine, Plus Michael Des Barres and Gloom Baloon Exlcusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"It's an interesting album in the OMD timeline because its immediate predecessor, whilst now being considered to be our ultimate artistic conceptual masterpiece, managed to lose us ninety percent of our record buying audience at the time."

A John Hughes Guide to Movie Filming Locations in Chicago

Roadtrippers | Posted 04.14.2015 | Chicago
Roadtrippers

Part of what makes his movies so awesome is how authentic they are-- which probably has something to do with the fact that he wrote his movies to take place in the suburbs where he grew up, just outside Chicago.

Woman's Family Killed Ex-Husband Over Child Custody Dispute: Cops

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 01.29.2015 | Crime

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A woman and her family lured her estranged husband to their home by offering to let him see his children, then beat him in...

Molly Ringwald: Flirting at the Café Carlyle

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"I'm an actress," exclaims Molly Ringwald on opening night of her Café Carlyle cabaret act, as if we could forget. Playful, she suggested we forego f...

How To Parent, According To 'The Breakfast Club'

Jacqueline Wilson | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Jacqueline Wilson

I'm serious, every single thing you deal with in parenting can be solved with something that was said in that movie. It's like all parenting roads lead to The Breakfast Club.

50 Highest-grossing Chicago Movies

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.23.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Not only are movies filmed in Illinois entertaining, they also boost the economy. To satisfy your movie cravings, we found the 100 highest-grossing movies filmed in the Chicago area, according to IMDb.

My Favorite Year: The Pop Culture Peak That Was 1984

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Thirty years ago! Scary! Yet inspiring. (Certainly most millennials I encounter are ripping off that era as fast as their iPad-laden hands can grab.) For your pleasure and edification, I was there (and then), and I reflect.

Top 10 Love Lessons of Sixteen Candles

Em & Lo | Posted 07.12.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

This week marks the 30th (!) anniversary of Sixteen Candles, one of the greatest teen movies of all time (right next to John Hughes' other classic, The Breakfast Club).

A Road Trip in Honor of Sixteen Candles' 30th Birthday

Roadtrippers | Posted 07.04.2014 | Entertainment
Roadtrippers

Sixteen Candles premiered May 4, 1984. Today is it's 30th birthday. So, Happy Birthday, Samantha. The John Hughes teen classic was his ...

Mike Ryan

Remembering The Late Harold Ramis

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 02.24.2014 | Entertainment

The first thing I saw online about Harold Ramis' death was Jason Reitman’s tweet, comparing the loss of Ramis to that of losing a Beatle. Which, yea...

Molly Ringwald Remembers 'Mortifying' First Meeting With John Hughes

OWN | Posted 02.18.2014 | OWN

Molly Ringwald has been called the greatest teen star of all time, appearing in '80s film classics such as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and...

Here's Every 'Home Alone' Booby Trap Ever!

The Huffington Post | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 12.23.2013 | Comedy

We can all agree that Kevin McCallister was one very sadistic child, a character trait no doubt caused by his parent's obscene lack of responsibility....

When You Think About It, 'Home Alone' Is Pretty F***ed Up

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.27.2013 | Comedy

How has "Home Alone" been right in front of our faces for the last 20+ years and we've never seen that it's actually "a family film about Stand Your G...

Music: The Amazing Return of The Rave-Ups' Jimmer Podrasky

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

NOTE: I belong to a group of film buffs called the IRAs who gather annually to vote on their favorite movies of the year. Many of these people I see o...

Music: Don't You Forget About Simple Minds

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Here was Simple Minds, the biggest rock band to ever come out of Scotland. But if circumstances had been slightly different, they might be playing Madison Square Gardens or a football arena rather than a famed but smaller venue.

Risky Business: Management Wisdom Gleaned From 80s Movies

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Gregg S. Lipman

In the ten years since I co-founded a brand agency, I've often been asked, "Who or what is your greatest professional influence?" And while I'd love to say something intellectual, the truth is, much of the wisdom I refer to on a daily basis comes from the comedic films of the 1980s.

REMAKE

Posted 04.18.2013 | Entertainment

What would you little maniacs like to do first? Well, here's hoping the answer is remake "Weird Science." Deadline.com reports that Universal is plann...

What 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' Taught My Autistic Son

Priscilla Gilman | Posted 06.09.2013 | Parents
Priscilla Gilman

As I drove Benj to his school, I thought about the poignancy of showing this particular movie to a group of children who struggle with making and sustaining peer relationships, telling and understanding jokes, coloring outside the lines -- all the things Ferris Bueller does so effortlessly.

Except Sometimes: Chatting with Molly Ringwald

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Allie Pohl, Ideal Woman (Video)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Allie Pohl says, "I have always been interested in why we follow certain cultural trends. For example, the concept of body hair and hair removal. Why do we remove it from some places and add it to others?" Pohl uses irony in her 24 waist, 36 butt, porcelain torsos.

Happy Birthday John Hughes: The Voice of My So-Called 'Lost Generation'

David Aronchick | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
David Aronchick

For a solid decade, Hughes could do no wrong. Regardless of the commercial success (or lack thereof) of his films, Hughes created a series of classics that an entire generation took ownership of, from The Breakfast Club to 16 Candles to Weird Science.

Hey Girl... Happy Valentine's Day

Jen M.L. | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents
Jen M.L.

I spent many a Valentine's Day home alone wishing someone would spend his allowance on a ridiculously over-sized teddy bear holding a plush heart that I could perch in the corner of my room as a constant reminder that someone loved me. I've written a letter to that girl.