1980S

pride

Squats, Sex Clubs and Punk: The Lesbian London of the 1980s

We spoke to filmmaker Siobhan Fahey about her life back then, living and partying with a gang of lesbian-separatist punk anarchists.
Amelia Abraham
7.5.17
netherlands

To Save the World, We Must Sue the Baby Boomers

Dutch children might be able to sue their parents for bringing them into this godawful world. Where can I sign up?
Drew Brown
6.6.17
rehab

I Smoked Weed Three Times and Ended Up in Rehab Hell

"It was such shell shock that... it was just like my bowels froze, my brain froze."
Maia Szalavitz
5.15.17
LGBT

Why 1984 Was a Vital Year for British Gay Culture

An interview with Paul Flynn, who's just published a book charting the last 30 years of gay culture in the UK.
Hanna Hanra
4.28.17
Photo

'Mad Max', 'Turkish Delight' and Hot Sausage: Retro Photos of Viennese Cinemas

Enter a world before nachos, wasabi popcorn or Marvel reboots.
Herwig Jobst
10.25.16
Art

It's a 'Roll Call' When an 80s Graffiti Crew Reunites in LA

The graffiti crew K2S reunites years after the West Coast tagging movement began.
Diana Shi
10.23.16
Art

Graffiti Icon Crash Serves Up an Animated One-Two Punch in Chelsea

Culling from pop culture and comic book lore, the Nuyorican artist continues to produce dazzling murals both locally and globally.
Jasmin Hernandez
10.18.16
Features

We Made an Alternative 'Stranger Things' Soundtrack Full of Synth-Heavy, Supernatural Selections

Can't live without your new favourite TV show? Here are some inspired choices to take you back to 1980s Indiana.
James Darton
8.15.16
Stuff

The Rise and Fall of a Motorcycle Club Icon Turned Coke Trafficker

They called him "Robin Hood on a motorcycle," and Leroy Bolden held it down in New Haven until coke got the better of him.
Daniel Shkolnik
7.6.16
Stuff

What We Can Learn from the Satanic Panic of the 1980s

We caught up with the team behind the surprise hit, 'Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s,' about our obsession with the devil.
Robert Dayton
6.28.16
Gaming

Comic Writer Simon Furman Discusses Three Decades of Transformers and ‘Earth Wars’

The most famous of all Transformers writers is on dialogue duty for a new video game. So naturally we needed a word with him.
Mike Diver
6.12.16
High Wire

How Parents Talk to Their Kids About Drugs in 2016

The druggy generation raised on DARE and "Just Say No" in the 1980s is trying a new strategy.
Maia Szalavitz
4.7.16
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