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Nostalgia

This Is What The Oscars Looked Like 30 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 02.22.2017 | Entertainment

The 89th annual Academy Awards are fast approaching, and as we love to do, HuffPost is taking a look back at a past Oscar ceremony. The year was 1987....

10 Years Later, Britney's Head-Shaving Moment Is Still Unforgettable

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 02.17.2017 | Entertainment

The world had already been watching Britney Spears unravel for years when she walked into a hair salon in Tarzana, California, a decade ago and shaved...

One Of The Most Iconic 'Dirty Dancing' Lines Was A Throwaway

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 02.07.2017 | Entertainment

You might have had the time of your life watching “Dirty Dancing” at any point in its 30-year history — but did you know the story behind one of...

Living In The Time Of Trump

Bryan Behar | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics
Bryan Behar

I am tremendously nostalgic for the America of 3 weeks ago. It seems like a lifetime ago, as if it were something out of a history book. It feels like a national Brigadoon-- we can't even be sure it ever really happened.

A Lisa Frank Movie Is Coming And Our '90s Baby Selves Are Screaming

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.19.2017 | Arts

History has proven that the film industry can whittle a movie out of pretty much anything ― a board game, an amusement part ride, those spunky dolls...

On MLK Day, Progress or Nostalgia?

Steven Conn | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics
Steven Conn

You don't need me to remind you of the bitter irony. Today we mark the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. At the end of the week we say goodbye ...

Why Does The 'Unfortunate Events' Kid Look Exactly Like Harry Potter?

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 01.11.2017 | Entertainment

In the early 2000s, when I was in fourth grade, a classmate claimed to have found a book that was ripping off Harry Potter. He showed me the first boo...

The Real-Life Inspiration Behind The Iconic Line 'Show Me The Money'

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 01.11.2017 | Entertainment

In 2005, the American Film Institute (AFI) decided that the line “Show me the money!” from the 1996 movie “Jerry Maguire” was the 25th best mo...

A Letter To My High School Years

Thomas Kuegler | Posted 01.10.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Kuegler

I walked through my old high school today. It was kind of like playing an old video game where you suddenly remember the levels and maps and bosses al...

This Is What The Golden Globe Awards Looked Like 20 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 01.09.2017 | Entertainment

With the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards just around the corner, we’re feeling a little nostalgic for the ceremony’s past. To get ourselves in th...

The Time Nelson Mandela Cuddled And Fell In Love With The Spice Girls

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 01.06.2017 | Entertainment

The Spice Girls single “Wannabe” debuted in the U.S. 20 years ago this week. Here is a look back at an unlikely encounter the group had with South...

Here's What Happened To Sam's Daughter From 'Lord Of The Rings'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.05.2017 | Entertainment

When it comes to “Lord of The Rings,” we all remember Sean Astin as Samwise Gamgee. He’s your Sam. Don’t you know your Sam? Yeah, we ...

This Twisted Theory Will Change How You Look At Donkey In 'Shrek'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.25.2017 | Entertainment

The “Shrek” movies are like onions. They’ve got layers. But the more you peel the layers back, the more unprepared you are for what’s there. F...

Why Nostalgia Makes Us Happy... And Healthy

Healthline | Posted 12.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Healthline

There is nothing like the holidays to bring about feelings of nostalgia. Traditions, memories, music, and more. It’s what “’Tis the Season” is...

The Ghosts -- Both Welcome And Not So Welcome -- That Linger In My House

Eva Moon | Posted 11.19.2016 | Fifty
Eva Moon

Given enough time, almost any house will collect ghosts. My house has plenty, even though I'm not one for hanging onto the past. Usually they creep in silently, like dust bunnies under the bed: When you see them, you know they must have been there for a long time, but you never catch them coming in the door.

Tori Amos Remembers A Visit From The Ghost Of John Lennon

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 11.18.2016 | Entertainment

If you’re a woman or a queer man who came of age in the mid ‘90s, there’s a pretty good chance you worshipped at the piano bench of Tori Amos at...

On the Privilege of White Evangelical Nostalgia

Bradley B. Onishi | Posted 11.16.2016 | Religion
Bradley B. Onishi

Like most people, I have spent the last week trying to figure out how America elected Donald Trump as its 45th president. In the wake of the election ...

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...

What This Older Man Will Never Forget About Sixth Grade

Richard Abrons | Posted 10.11.2016 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

Sixth grade was a very good year for me. Top of the Lower School at Riverdale Country Day. For sports in the spring we had a baseball league. I was captain of one of the teams, which I named the St. Louis Cardinals, beloved by me ever since they won the world series in 1934.

Sarah Jessica Parker's 'Sex And The City' Theory Changes Everything

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 10.07.2016 | Entertainment

Have you ever noticed “Sex and the City” is kind of all about Carrie? And not just in a she’s-the-main-character kind of way. All of the storyli...

Backstreet Boys Finally Confirm The Most Famous Legend About Them

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 12.13.2016 | Entertainment

The last year of the last century was a great one to be a Backstreet Boy. In 1999, the boy band sold nearly 9.5 million copies of their album “Mille...

The Sentimental Journey I Went On At My High School Reunion

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 09.30.2016 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

High school can evoke bad memories, of cliques and hormone-infused drama, of memorizing World War I dates, of diagramming sentences and conjugating Latin verbs and struggling through Calculus. Of being plagued by self-doubt and wanting desperately to fit in.

The Biggest 'Sixth Sense' Mystery May Finally Be Solved

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.23.2016 | Entertainment

“The Sixth Sense” gave us one of the greatest twist endings of all time. But, like a ghost, it has been haunting us with one major unanswered ques...

Benjamin Lowder: Words and Deeds

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 09.08.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Benjamin Lowder: Babel "My definition of the universe is the aggregate of all humanity's conscious and aggregate communicating experiences." -- Buckm...

7 Reasons I'm Grateful I Was a '70s Kid

Lori Ferraro | Posted 09.08.2016 | Fifty
Lori Ferraro

I’m a certified nut for nostalgia and I recognize that in myself; a toy, a song, television show or a glimpse of anything ever made in a ceramics cl...