Field of Dreams and Nostalgia’s Magic Waters
Nov11

Field of Dreams and Nostalgia’s Magic Waters

By Mark Dursin The end of the Major League Baseball season got my thinking about last June, when I went back in time. When my wife had asked me what I wanted to do for Father’s Day, I was initially stumped. Then I found out that a local theater was showing Field of Dreams, to commemorate the film’s 30th anniversary, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  I mean… spending Father’s Day watching on the big screen a classic...

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The “Fire” Still Burns: A “We Didn’t Start the Fire” 30th-Anniversary Quiz
Oct07

The “Fire” Still Burns: A “We Didn’t Start the Fire” 30th-Anniversary Quiz

By Mark Dursin Thirty years ago, in late September 1989, Billy Joel released “We Didn’t Start the Fire”— to the delight of high school social studies teachers and the disgust (eventually) of Billy Joel himself. The song— Billy Joel’s rapid-fire recollection of world events from 1949 (the year he was born) to 1989– set the Billboard charts ablaze, finally reaching the No 1 spot in December; in fact, it ended up being Joel’s final No. 1...

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Janet Jackson Makes Her Way To Vegas
Aug10

Janet Jackson Makes Her Way To Vegas

Janet Jackson, is taking over the Las Vegas Strip with her headlining residency Metamorphosis beginning Friday, May 17 at Park Theater at Park MGM resort. Metamorphosis peels back the layers of the immensely private life of Janet Jackson, sharing her transformation from a young girl with issues of self-esteem to global icon. The centerpiece of the show, will be Janet herself,  electrifying visuals, explosive dance numbers,...

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Pop Culture Past: Top 5 Teen Magazines of the 80s

According to Quartz, 95% of people under 25 years have read a print or digital magazine within the past six months. This indicates that teen magazines are still trendy today as they were in the 20th century. What comes into your mind about the 80s? The Sylvester Stallone movies or the famous bold hairstyles and silhouettes? Well, it was a time of teen fashion, music, hair, and celebrity culture-the youth never ran short of vibe. Back...

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5 Best Gambling Movies from the 1980s
Oct21

5 Best Gambling Movies from the 1980s

Do movies about gambling invoke images of Las Vegas in your mind? I bet you’d be surprised to learn that Australia is the biggest gambling country in the world.  Why then are very few gambling movies set down under? While the answer to that question is better directed at movie producers, one thing is certain…gambling movies are a popular genre.  Who doesn’t love to watch Hollywood actors lay it all on the line and...

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80s Nostalgia: The Winning Formula
Aug23

80s Nostalgia: The Winning Formula

80s nostalgia is littered throughout films from the 90s-today. There is this winning formula that it provides and there have been a number of shows/films that are proof of that. 80s Nostalgia: The Winning Formula One big standout is Stranger Things and in a recent article, the exploration of how 80s nostalgia endures makes plenty of sense out of this seemingly winning formula. “We’ve all seen a resurgence of interest in the...

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‘Riverdale’ 80s-Set Episode is in The Works
Aug13

‘Riverdale’ 80s-Set Episode is in The Works

The CW network isn’t just reviving pop culture from the 80s, it’s also going to bring the 80s to one of its most recent hits. In a new report, we have learned that a Riverdale 80s-set episode is in the works. Riverdale is the new hit that is based on characters from the Archie comics. ‘Riverdale’ 80s-Set Episode is in The Works While the show is taking a much different approach when it comes to the storyline on...

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80s Wins Best Pop Music Sound Over the 90s
Aug09

80s Wins Best Pop Music Sound Over the 90s

When it comes to producing pop hits, the 80s seems to be quite the giant. After putting the two decades against one another, a recent report claimed that the 80s wins when it comes to producing the better pop hits, when compared to the hits of the 90s. 80s Wins Best Pop Music Sound Over the 90s “While there is much love and respect for Nirvana and Mariah Carey and Garth Brooks and Green Day (and very little for the Backstreet...

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80s Toys Kids Today Need to Know
Jul24

80s Toys Kids Today Need to Know

When it comes to the nostalgia driven 80s, it’s not just fashion and pop culture that drives it. There are a number of 80s toys kids today need to know and a recent article highlighted a couple of awesome ones for sure. 80s Toys Kids Today Need to Know “Millennial moms and dads who are expecting their first child have plans to keep Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood and Sesame Street on as background noise in their...

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Arstechnica Tests Today’s Youth on 80s Tech
May23

Arstechnica Tests Today’s Youth on 80s Tech

There is nothing more hilarious that trying to watch today’s youth figure out 80s music and pop culture. So we thought. Arstechnica tested some of today’s youth on 80s tech we all know and love. The results? Pure comedy and something you’ll definitely love. “It’s fascinating watching the kids confront tech that was commonplace when I was their age. Actually, by the time I turned ten, it was 1988 and CDs...

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The Best Things to Do in 2019: Top Modern-Day Attractions That Weren’t Around in the 80’s
May11

The Best Things to Do in 2019: Top Modern-Day Attractions That Weren’t Around in the 80’s

Got free time this weekend? Don’t waste it on old-fashioned ideas from the 1980s! Those days are gone and there are many amazing things to do in 2019! Not sure where to start? We’re here to help. Check out our list here of some of the most fun things to do today: 1. Online Multiplayer Games Want to know one thing the 1980s never had? People in that era never got to enjoy high-speed internet! This means they never got to...

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The 1987 Ferrari F40 Will Always Live On
May09

The 1987 Ferrari F40 Will Always Live On

Ask all car enthusiasts to name a car that truly stuck out in the 80s aside from DeLoreans, Fieros and American muscle cars. If they don’t mention the Ferrari F40 then something is terribly wrong. Not only did it stand out but it can still turn heads. The 1987 Ferrari F40 Will Always Live On Not only is the Ferrari F40 one of the sleekest Ferrari’s ever invented, it was also one of the boldest designs the company had ever...

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Like Totally 80s: All About 80s Bangs
May09

Like Totally 80s: All About 80s Bangs

  The hair of the 80s was big and 80s bangs were big, too. Plus, the styles were practically endless. You could have stick straight up bangs, curly bangs, or flat bangs. Anything goes for the bangs of the 80s and this look back at all the looks will show you just tha. Barely There Bangs These bangs were easy because they were your hair, just cut into a few strands and left to their own devices. Wispy and full of life, these bangs...

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198X Puts A Spin on 80s 8-Bit Games
May08

198X Puts A Spin on 80s 8-Bit Games

A new gaming epic by the name of 198X is putting a spin on some classic 80s 8-Bit games and we thought that you folks would love it. 198X hails from a Swedish developer who has turned some of the classic 8-Bit games we loved into an entire story. 198X Puts A Spin on 80s 8-Bit Games “Swedish developer Hi-Bit Studios describes 198X as an ‘arcade epic’ and ‘a coming-of-age story told through multiple games and...

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Rock and Wrestling Connection Quiz
Apr06

Rock and Wrestling Connection Quiz

With WrestleMania almost here, we decided to test your knowledge on the rock and wrestling connection. Let’s see just how awesome you wrestling and 80s fans are at finding the answers to some tough questions. Back in the 1980s, Vince McMahon knew he couldn’t conquer the entertainment world just with his band of wrestlers. He needed a tag-team partner– namely, music. So Vince got his wrestlers on MTV. he brought in Cyndi...

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