1980S

Stuff

An Interview with One of the First Australian Doctors to Fight Back Against AIDS

To get a sense of the fear around HIV/AIDS in the 1980s, we spoke to Professor Suzanne Crowe, who co-established Australia's first specialist clinic.
Elfy Scott
7.24.15
Interviews

Here’s Where Your Favorite Punk and Hardcore Bands Lived in the 80s

One blog has compiled Google street views of the addresses of bands reviewed in old issues of ‘Maximum Rock’n’roll.’
Dan Ozzi
5.14.15
AMERICAN OBSESSIONS

The Secret History of Cabbage Patch Kids

The dolls were originally invented by a Kentucky artist named Martha Nelson Thomas, but the design was stolen and transformed into a multibillion-dollar franchise. Martha never saw a penny.
VICE Staff
4.14.15
Le Reve

My Reunion with Christiane F

Brad Elterman reconnects with the mysterious and reclusive Christiane F. for the first time since 1981.
Brad Elterman
3.5.15
CALIFORNIA SOUL

The Life and Sad Demise of a Party Robot

Back in the 1980s, David Leventhal rented out a robot named Casanova to Hollywood parties, but today the bot is rusting away in Agua Dulce, an isolated town north of Los Angeles.
VICE Staff
2.3.15
Photo

Jeannette Montgomery Barron Captured the Energy of New York's 80s Art Scene

"You always romanticise the past, but New York really was a place you could live and work as an artist. That's all changed now."
Russell Dean Stone
1.15.15
Le Reve

Brad Elterman's Photos of Famous Teen Heartthrobs from the 1970s

A lot of hot guys have posed in the LA photographer's living room over the years.
Brad Elterman
1.6.15
Stuff

A History of Antifascists Beating the Shit Out of the National Front

They fought them in pubs; they fought them in the streets; they even fought them in a King's Cross branch of Wimpy.
James Poulter
11.14.14
The Do It Well and Leave Something Witchy Issue

The Final Secret of David Wojnarowicz

Since he died of AIDS, David Wojnarowicz has been the subject of a movie, a biography and an upcoming Whitney retrospective, but he has one last secret-the Magic Box.
Hugh Ryan
11.5.14
Stuff

Remembering Frestonia, the Squatter State That Declared Independence from the UK

Before it became a byword for gentrification, Notting Hill was home to a bunch of weirdos.
Harry Sword, Photos: Tony Sleep
10.28.14
Photo

Studio 54 Still Looks Like the Best Club of All Time

I spoke to photographer Tod Papageorge about his new book on the legendary New York nightspot.
Bruno Bayley
10.20.14
Music

The Raving Crew Who Were Named 'The Most Dangerous People in the UK'

Nottingham's DiY collective had a vision for a new society.
Scott Oliver
8.20.14
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