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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 02.24.2015 | 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 02.12.2015 | 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.

15 Life Lessons From Teen Movies (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.18.2012 | Teen

When navigating the high school social landscape, there are some important rules that every teenager needs to know. And although there may not be a Su...

The Awkward Days of High School

Leah Singer | Posted 09.10.2012 | Women
Leah Singer

We all felt like we needed to fit into a category à la The Breakfast Club; that we were the outsider looking in from Some Kind of Wonderful.

Molly Ringwald: 'I Drink The Blood Of Kristen Stewart'

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 04.26.2012 | Entertainment

How has '80s star -- everyone's former teenage crush -- Molly Ringwald managed to only get better with age? She drinks Kristen Stewart's blood, of cou...