1950s

Art

38' Tall Paintings Lend Glamor to a Dreary Nashville Intersection

Brian Tull’s massive hyperrealistic paintings showcase the artist's nostalgia for his imaginary 1950s.
Francesca Capossela
2.1.17
video

Archival Student Film Takes on Techno-Anxiety Circa 1958

Enjoy: 'Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?'
Michael Byrne
9.17.16
The Photo Issue 2016

Photos of Zombies, Werewolves, and Puritans Made Using a 1950s Monster Makeup Guide

Sue de Beer's work is infused with a sense of the occult, something she attributes to growing up in Salem, Massachusetts.
Sue de Beer
8.15.16
Art

Pop Art Dream Worlds Emerge in Vibrant Collages

Montreal artist Pierre-Paul Pariseau finds the fusion point between elements of surrealism and Pop art imagery.
Nathaniel Ainley
7.6.16
Holy Shit

Mitski’s Video for “Happy” Is Anything But

Think kick-ass feminist noir with a twist.
Noisey Staff
5.23.16
Art

Shag’s New Show Beats the 'Jungle Drums'

The retro-loving artist talks copycats, technology, a near-death experience, and his latest show.
Tanja M. Laden
1.25.16
GAMBLING

The World’s First ‘Food Casino’ Will Let Gamblers Bet With Burgers

Participants will be given a free burger and “chips” with which they can gamble and win even more food. Not casino chips, but actual French fries, or what the Brits refer to as potato “chips.”
Nick Rose
12.7.15
Stuff

What We Can Learn from the Middle East's Mid-Century 'Golden Age'

Many of my family and friends look back on the region's cultural glory days of the 50s and 60s with longing—but that era also contained the seeds of terror, war, and sectarianism.
Sulome Anderson
11.24.15
Film

Talking with Director Todd Haynes about 'Carol,' Lesbian Love, and the Impossibility of Indie Films

We met up with the filmmaker to discuss his new film, an exploration of lesbian love in the homophobic 1950s.
Hugh Ryan
11.20.15
Stuff

Greasy, Hungry, Powerful: What the American Diner Says About America

There's a reason the image of the American diner hasn't changed since the triumphant, deluded 1950s.
Rod Bastanmehr
8.9.15
video

Watch This 1950s Mechanical Mouse Memorize a Maze in Minutes

Claude Shannon, the "founding father" of electronic communications, demonstrates how the mouse works.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.27.15
Stuff

This Is What It's Like to Be Gay in the Countryside

There is an inevitable loneliness and frustration in being the only LGBT person for miles around. But these days a move away to the big city isn't the only option.
Nell Frizzell
2.5.15
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