80's

movies

How 80s Slasher Movies Skewered Fitness Culture

Horror flicks like 'The Toxic Avenger' lambasted the workout culture that has become a fixture of American society thanks to cultish fitness programs, social media gurus, and reality TV.
Sarah Fensom
7.12.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Armie Hammer's Balls Had to Be Digitally Edited Out of 'Call Me By Your Name'

"They were short shorts. What’re you gonna do?"
Drew Schwartz
11.28.17
Features

The Musicians Who Knew We'll Be Cyborgs Soon

How late-70s and early-80s electronic pop from Kraftwerk, Devo, and Young Marble Giants warned us of our post-human future.
Joe Bucciero
7.11.17
exhibit

Keith Haring’s Earliest Posters Go On Display

A retrospective post show documenting the rise and popularity of Haring’s boldly-outlined ‘radiant child.’
Diana Shi
6.11.17
Features

Studio 54's First Month Was Nearly a Disaster

Nicky Siano recalls how the fledging club struggled to fill its dancefloor despite a fabulous opening night.
Nicky Siano
5.17.17
Features

Actress: "My Saving Grace is I Always Try to Put Beauty in My Music"

On his new album 'AZD,' the British producer responds to rumors of his retirement with a complete overhaul of the way he makes music.
Anaïs Duplan
4.19.17
Pop Art

Painter Transforms Celebrity Portraits into Fauvist Fever Dreams

New York artist Robert Otto Epstein churns out vivid, cartoonish portraiture that look lifted from the 80s.
Cailey Rizzo
4.2.17
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Explore Your Dynamic Alpine Sexuality With This New Album and Immersive Art Experience

Artist Jordan Sarah and the people behind Rinsed and The Umbrella release a retro-satirical album and video.
Rachel Kraus
3.29.17
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Smalltown DJs Partner with Broken Social Scene's Lisa Lobsinger on an Escapist New Single

"Erased The Night" is a lush, 80s-indebted collaboration out today on Fool's Gold.
Alexander Iadarola
3.14.17
Dancing VS the State

How Mayor Giuliani Decimated New York City Nightlife

As mayor of NYC from 1994 through 2001, Rudy Giuliani demonized nightlife as our city's bastard child in order to make things safe for tourists and co-op owners.
Michael Musto
3.6.17
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
Film

Artist Actually Huizenga Is the 'Nicer, Female' Mel Gibson

'Heavenly Sin' explores the complexities of female power, agency, and sexuality in Huizenga's trademark retro aesthetic.
Alison Stevenson
10.14.16
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