ArchiveNostalgia

TV
hallween
Halloween in New England According to ’80s and ’90s Television Specials
TV

Television can tell us a lot about ourselves, our region and our communities here in New England. Most of what it tells us is gibberish but, hey, moving pictures! It’s intellectual candy corn and we are going to eat the whole bag. Here are the big lessons we learned from our seasonal classic TV binge:

Nostalgia
goosebumpzzzz
5 Times ‘Goosebumps’ Stories (Sort of) Happened in Real Life
Nostalgia

As a child, hearing the haunting voice of a mysterious narrator utter the words, “viewers beware, you’re in for a scare,” unleashed a chill down my spine and a paranoid fear of monster blood, vampire neighbors, and psychopathic ventriloquist dolls.  I thought those days were over, but R.L. Stine, like his “Goosebumps” books, can’t be brushed away by time. On September 30, the teen-horror author released “Party Games,” the newest addition to the famed “Fear Street” series. More

Nostalgia
Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 11.16.57 PM
With Limp Bizkit’s Return, a Look at Other Nu-Metal Bands That Stuck Around
Nostalgia

Limp Bizkit is touring again–and one kind of assumes that the nu-metal greats are going to simply appear as remnants of their former selves. While Fred Durst and company may be desperate to recapture their rap-rock glory days, I plan on being on the front and center at their show this Friday, October 10 at House of Blues. Those who may not be impressed by Durst’s caliber of musicianship may be more apt to ask: what happened to the other bands that were spawned around the same time? Are they still making music? And more importantly: are tours on the horizon for any of them? After some intense (Internet) investigation, here are a few bands I managed to unearth. More

twitter chatter
john cusack say anything
Proposed Television Adaptation of ‘Say Anything’ Killed By Single Tweet
twitter chatter

It’s been 25 years since John Cusack lofted a boombox over his head beneath Ione Skye’s window in Cameron Crowe’s “Say Anything,” which means it’s the perfect time to unearth its dead corpse from the VHS graveyard and turn it into an unrecognizable adaptation in a cynical cash grab.
More

Nostalgia
nkotbsb
NKOTB vs. Backstreet Boys: Which is the Ultimate ’90s Boy Band?
Nostalgia

For the mass of ladies (and perhaps the few proud gentlemen) that were diehard boy band followers in the ’80s and ’90s, you’re in luck: Backstreet Boys’ youngest heartthrob Nick Carter and New Kids on the Block veteran Jordan Knight have finally teamed up for their first collaborative album “Nick and Knight.” More

1 comment
Photos
Screen-Shot-2014-09-16-at-3.19.06-PM
Remembering The Beatles’ 1966 Suffolk Downs Concert
Photos

Suffolk Downs, Mohegan Sun, and the city of Revere received disappointing news yesterday when they learned that their proposal to build a resort casino at the racetrack lost to the Wynn casino that has been proposed for Everett. As a result, COO Chip Tuttle has announced that the track will end of a 79-year legacy of racing and will be forced to shut down. More