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Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 05.28.2013 | Books

You Are One Of Them by Elliott Holt $26.95, Penguin Press Published May 30th 2013 What is it about? The author's website describes it as "a haun...

Looking for David Addison

Claudia Zelevansky | Posted 06.30.2013 | TV
Claudia Zelevansky

David Addison was my most serious boyfriend of the fantasy variety. I had a warm-up flirtation with a few others -- namely Remington Steel, whom my mother loved and who was exceptionally handsome. I liked Alex P. Keaton, in all his sweet contrarian nature.

Maggie's Martyrs: Mapping Lady Thatcher's Legacy

Kevin Childs | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
Kevin Childs

What is it about women and power? The furor around Lady Thatcher's death and funeral once again magnifies how we respond to powerful women.

Girls Still Just Wanna Have Fun: At 30, Cyndi Lauper's Feminist Anthem Endures

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Cyndi danced, whirled and crooned a song that was not about boys at all (not primarily at least), but about a girl's right to celebrate her Self. Suddenly, I didn't feel like such a disaster.

In The GOP's Wildest Dreams...

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

Republican politicians are apparently not the only ones to wax nostalgic about the presidency of Ronald Reagan. According to a new poll by Kelton Rese...

Pocket Rockers Are Not Vibrators, But We Still Loved Them (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 04.04.2013 | Women

Tell me I'm not alone in recalling one of the best items in the toy box of late-'80s childhood: the Pocket Rocker. I came across this commercial from ...

Songs Crush: March

Maureen Elinzano | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment
Maureen Elinzano

Oh March. This month is about Easter and it being almost spring. It's about discovering new songs and listening to old ones too, right?

The Relic From Our Youth I'm So Glad We Kept

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 05.08.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I met my husband in the early 1980s while we were in college. He was a DJ at the campus radio station and sometimes I would visit him during his shows. I can remember just how he looked sitting at the microphone flanked by two turntables and surrounded by four walls of albums.

TAZER UP! Jack Hues from Wang Chung on Music, the '80s & Their New Recording

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 04.19.2013 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

One half of Wang Chung discusses being "abducted by the '80s," teaching composition at a University, writing the music for a 1980s crime drama, leading a jazz quartet and, of course, the new album, Tazer Up!

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.

All The Heinous Glory Of The 80s... In One Video

Posted 01.22.2013 | Arts

The '80s were real and this epic supercut titled "Memorex" is here to prove it. From Smash TV, the brave minds who brought you "Skinemax," comes a...

Children Of The 80s Bedroom Essentials

Chris Barnes | Posted 02.19.2013 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

With the holidays in full swing, that means my nostalgia is too. And it's not for being a teenager in the late 90s or just graduating college in the early oughts. I'm talking about full-fledged 80s nostalgia.

10 Love Lessons You Can Learn From the '80s

Nico Lang | Posted 01.26.2013 | Women
Nico Lang

This is the '80s, and girls aren't like Sandy in Grease, ditching their poodle skirts to impress some guy. No. You're like Molly Ringwald, and guys like you for just doing you.

The Reagan-O'Neill Myth of Bipartisan Social Security Reform

Daniel Marans | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Daniel Marans

As far as 80s trends go, the resurgent popularity of Ronald Reagan and Tip O'Neill rivals that of skinny jeans and Members Only jackets. But were Reagan and O'Neill really as chummy as some people would have us believe?

Juice Newton: Still The Queen of Hearts in San Francisco

Greg Archer | Posted 01.12.2013 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

Five-time Grammy-nominated performer Juice Newton, whose hits "Angel of the Morning" and, of course, "Queen of Hearts," found her celebrity soaring back in the '80s, is rooted in folk music and some '60s pop and rock.

Muse Talks Pink Floyd Inspired Tour

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.11.2012 | Entertainment

Muse is flexing its creative muscle with the stage design for its upcoming international tour, resulting in a colorful mix of aliens, kung-fu and, yes...

Danielle Cadet

Are These The New 'Crack Babies'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Danielle Cadet | Posted 09.04.2012 | Black Voices

Once again, images of squirming infants struggling to hold on to their first minutes of life and stories of newborns shaking from withdrawal in neonat...

Seventies Rockers, Bloggers: The True Voices of Their Times

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 10.30.2012 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Bloggers have become some of the least-censored cultural voice of our time, much like musicians were to the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

A Francophile Is Born

Leigh Flayton | Posted 10.27.2012 | Women
Leigh Flayton

In late summer 1981, an incredible rumor spread among the kids in my small Long Island town: Our seventh grade class was getting a French exchange student that year.

LOOK: 30 Years Of Cheesy Diet Coke Ads Aimed At Women

TrèsSugar | Posted 08.08.2012 | Women

Since Diet Coke was introduced in 1982 — exactly 30 years ago tomorrow, Aug. 9 — we've seen all kinds of commercials for the light soda targeting ...

80s Fitness Icons: Where Are They Now?

Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living

By Jené Luciani for Shape.com Let's get physical! That famous Olivia Newton John song from the 80s wasn't just a smash pop hit, it was a mantra fo...

New York Never Sleeps Because Noel Ashman Won't Let It! (PHOTOS)

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 09.11.2012 | New York
Alexandra Holzer

"People don't go out anymore like they use too" Noel Ashman explains. "Clubs have segregated into smaller venues where you'll have the ones for people of Fashion, The Hipsters, Celebrities and so forth."

Gritty 80s NYC Moments

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts

Isa Brito came to New York in 1984 with a Kodak Instamatic and $200. Her photographs from her early New York days went on display last night at the Mi...

ReThink Review: Rock of Ages - Remembrance of Hair Bands Past

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.15.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

There were some things in Rock of Ages I really liked, but there were also things that were annoying or just plain weird. But what's weirdest is that what I liked and what I didn't like were often the same things.