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30 Years After 'Smalltown Boy', Out Singer Jimmy Somerville Readies Dream Disco Album

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 11.05.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Though it's taken three decades, Jimmy Somerville is finally ready to realize his musical dreams. As he celebrates the 30th anniversary of massive breakthrough "Smalltown Boy," the singer prepares to unveil an upcoming disco album.

This '80s Conan Video Is Pricelessly Awkward

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.04.2014 | Comedy

With all the big hair, neon and acid-washed jeans, few would question that the '80s were an awkward time, but after this vintage training video featur...

Review: Jody Watley's 'Older, But Not Old' During Yoshi's Show

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.02.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

It's official: Jody Watley is still a thrill! The Grammy-winning sensation performed more than three decades of hits. Stunning in a black sequin pantsuit for most of the 90-minute show, Watley danced, sang and drew the audience in with storytelling perfect for the intimate East Bay venue.

hey Don't Make Music like They Used to (and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves Because We're Afraid of Becoming Irrelevant)

Oren Miller | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Oren Miller

When the first crappy music makes it into our house, I will sit my kids down, play the entire Pink Floyd discography, then The Beatles, then Simon & Garfunkel. And Bjork. And Death Cab for Cutie. And Arcade Fire. Then The Velvet Underground. Then Talking Heads.

Kevin Bacon Explains The '80s To Millennials, Blockbuster, White Pages And All

Posted 03.12.2014 | Celebrity

Kevin Bacon has had it with Millennials' disregard for the '80s. In a faux PSA for Mashable at Austin's SXSW festival, Bacon explains exactly why '80s...

If 'Star Wars' Was Japanese

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.30.2013 | Comedy

We all know that "Star Wars" has plenty of Japanese influence, from borrowing its plot from Kurosawa films to the name "Obi-Wan Kenobi." But the folks...

Ari and Emma: When Harry Met Sally Outtakes (VIDEO)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 02.25.2014 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

This couple did not make the cut. An elderly Eastern European couple tell their sad and cryptic tale of love at first sight in the Old Country. The producer interviewing them tries to keep it light and romantic... against all odds.

PHOTOS: '80s Hair That Is So Bad It's Good

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 12.05.2013 | Style

'80s hair was fried, processed, chemically-treated, not to mention, big. But that didn't stop us from copying the outrageous hairstyles worn by pop st...

Oh, The Sh*t We Said in the 80s

Posted 10.02.2013 | Comedy

"Here's five dollars for gas!" "Check the encyclopedia!" "Mom, how do you spell Google?" Those are just a few phrases that we said in the eighties ...

Late Night Then And Now

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 08.29.2013 | Comedy

Bill Murray is stopping by David Letterman's show for the 20th anniversary of "Late Show" at CBS this evening. Why is this significant? Back in 1982, ...

Forgotten Celebrity Friendships Of The '80s

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 08.23.2013 | Celebrity

Many young starlets of the '80s have gone on to become bigger stars in the following decades. Back when teased hair and shoulder pads ruled the tabloi...

10 Signs You're Over 50 (As Told Through GIFs)

Posted 08.07.2013 | Fifty

Every time you reach for your keys, you're like: Trying to name a song in the Top 10 is like: When 20-somethings talk about dating and coll...

WATCH: Is This What College Was Like In The '80s?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.10.2013 | College

Boom boxes, Pac-Man arcade games, men in short shorts. Is this what college was like in the 1980s? This retro video supposedly documents what life ...

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.

WATCH If 'The Walking Dead' Were An '80s Sitcom

Posted 02.04.2013 | Comedy

The '80s were a golden age of landmark, influential television: "Cheers," "Hill Street Blues," "The Walking Dead." What? You don't remember "The Wa...

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.

Your Favorite Celebrities Weren't Always So Stylish

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

While Demi Moore, Brooke Shields and Julia Roberts may grace our weekly Best-Dressed lists and Look Of The Day columns now, they weren't always so sty...

Awkward Family Photos: The '80s Edition

Mike Bender | Posted 08.10.2012 | Home
Mike Bender

The '80s-- it was a time of ripped sweatshirts, big hair, bangles and acid-washed jeans. And looking back now, it was also a time of glorious and awesome family awkwardness.

The Last Dance: Donna Summer (1948-2012)

Howard Barbanel | Posted 07.17.2012 | Entertainment
Howard Barbanel

All she asked "is that you dance with me," and dance we did. Donna Summer, the voice of an era, gone at 63.

WATCH: Top Nostalgic '80s Songs

Posted 10.09.2011 | Arts

Songs running the gamut from Madonna's pop anthems to Public Enemy's political rhymes make the 1980s an undeniably great decade for music. Here at Huf...

WATCH: 'The Office' As An 80s Sitcom

Posted 08.14.2011 | Comedy

If there's one thing people love more than NBC's comedy lineup, it's 80's nostalgia. YouTuber benny2700 has found the perfect way to combine them both...

Happy to Be "Irrelevant"

Stephanie Dolgoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Dolgoff

The '80s were when I was in high school and college, when, like every raw and angsty adolescent, I felt on some level that Simon LeBon and Natalie Merchant and even Ozzy Osbourne were living inside my head.

When The Closet Isn't a Closet: A Periodic History Of Personal Discretion

Mark Olmsted | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Olmsted

I went to school in the 70s, worked on Wall Street in the 80s, and went to prison in 2004. These experiences constitute six of the last 32 years. For 20 percent of my life as a gay man, I hid my sexuality.

Revenge of Gen-X: What Movies About the 80s Mean

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In case you needed proof that Hollywood is dominated by and aimed at people in their 30s and early 40s, look at all the movies about the 1980s currently on screens.

My Friend Ian Browde's Right Brain Reflections

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

With the election of Barack Obama as U.S. president, the world has entered a new economic context, "social or community capitalism," which will become our paradigm by 2015 - 2020.