The 1980s

Culture

Tons of Stars Will Play Singing, Dancing Furries in 'Cats' for Some Reason

This cursed movie-musical is clawing its way into theaters next year.
Kara Weisenstein
11.21.18
Culture

'Basquiat: Rage to Riches' Is the Last Doc We Need on the Iconic Artist

The mythical artist's family comes forward with grounding anecdotes that suggest we should stop searching for an otherworldly man behind the world-shaking art.
Taylor Hosking
9.21.18
Photo

This Photographer Shot Portraits of His Famous Friends in the Tub

From the late 70s to the early 90s, Don Herron photographed downtown New York cult icons in the bath.
Miss Rosen
9.19.18
Photo

This Photographer Shot the Radical Protests That Inspired Occupy

Thirty years ago, Q. Sakamaki began taking photos of the artists and anarchists resisting gentrification in New York City.
Miss Rosen
8.9.18
Art

Rare Ephemera from New York's Storied Era of Renegade Artmaking

These vintage art advertisements were made by artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and Nan Goldin.
Miss Rosen
7.10.18
tv

'The Americans' Is 'The Sopranos' of This Decade

I can't believe more people aren't obsessed with this show.
Kara Weisenstein
5.31.18
Art

Unearthed Art by Teenage Basquiat Inspired This Exciting New Documentary

A trove of early Basquiat works rescued from an East Village bank vault inspired a filmmaker to explore the artist's formative years.
Miss Rosen
5.18.18
open thread

'Stranger Things' Season Two Would be Great if Not For All That Sexism

I am in love with season 2 of ‘Stranger Things.’ Except for that 80s cinema sexism.
Danielle Riendeau
10.31.17
Animation

The Lost 80s Feminist Animation You've Never Seen

In Thatcher-era Britain, Joanna Quin decided film needed more male strippers and female protagonists. The result was 'Girls Night Out.'
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
4.29.17
Gaming

Meet the Artist Who Brought the Game ‘Hotline Miami’ Out of 2D

Niklas Åkerblad discusses hooking up with Dennaton, his work since, and finding a "calm limbo" for Jacket.
Mike Diver
3.14.16
VICE vs Video games

Unstuck in Time: What Video Games Have to Say About the 1980s

From "Vice City" to "The Phantom Pain," games have been looking back at the decade in fascinating ways.
Javy Gwaltney
10.2.15
hulkamania and its discontents

Hulk Hogan, All-American Liar

Even in a sport defined by an open relationship with the truth, Hulk Hogan has distinguished himself as a teller of tall tales. Now they're all he's got left.
Ian Williams
7.9.15
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