Oh the '90s...those long nights filled with countless episodes of "Clarissa Explains It All" or re-watching "Space Jam," while wearing any combo of red, blue and white Tommy Hilfiger garb, and jamming to TLC or Nirvana, whatever your 'scene' was back in the day. Yes, in many ways, it was a terrible time for fashion, but for everything lame like fanny packs or 98 Degrees songs, there was something awesome about the '90s, like Surge soda. More
Let’s say you’re the kind of person into clickbait, and maybe you’ve seen a link on "Top Ten Rap Albums You Grinded on Your Middle School Boyfriend To." Or, maybe you’re into nostalgia porn, and you read a piece about hip hop albums turning 20 years old. You feel dated, maybe even a little old, but both entertain you at work. For a moment, you remember a time when gangsta rap was actually dangerous. More
Whenever I drove through the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, my eye always involuntarily gravitated towards the Howard Johnson Motor Lodge nestled between the ballpark and Boylston street. It appealed to me as a gem from another era, a place where I easily imagined interesting characters flooding in and out of its rooms while baseball, bars, and music venues formed a protective shell around its perimeter. More
In the grand scheme of things, 2004 wasn't that long ago. We still live our lives in basically the same way. Many of the cultural mores and conventions of that year still hold today, and we love the products of a decade ago with the same fervor as when they emerged ("Mean Girls"remains the most quoted movie ever). Still, a lot has changed — especially in the arena of fashion. No, the difference isn't as readily available as if we were wearing waistcoats and corsets a decade ago, but the styles have inevitably changed. Take a look at how the trends have shifted from the year that Facebook was invented (yes, really).
Releasing his first single with Island Records yesterday, Nick Jonas made a sharp break from his previous work with the Jonas Brothers, and later The Administration. "Chains" takes the 21-year-old songwriter's sound elsewhere, moving his career yet farther away from the Disney incubator. While Nick seems to be building something viable with "Chains," other Disney Channel stars didn't make the transition so naturally—including Hilary Duff, who also released a new video this week. For every Miley Cyrus, there was an Emily Osment. For every Justin Timberlake, an Orlando Brown. BDCwire revisits the lost stars of the Disney Channel.
MuckRock, a public records information service, has used the Freedom of Information Act to uncover the kind of government documents that make history.
These are not those documents. These are the fun ones. More
It doesn't take your dad's old hippie friend to tell you that music festival culture isn't what it used to be. The large gatherings originated with the vision of microcosmal peace and understanding -sharing a toke here and some love there. The past decade has given way to a new culture fueled by brand names, party drugs, Whole Foods tents, and the same headliners over and over again. It's a sign of the times, nobody's fault really. Conveniently placed in the middle of the original Woodstock and today's Coachella, however, is what I consider to be the most fascinating music event of our time: Woodstock '99. More
Well folks, summer is upon us once again. As Matthew McConaughey says in “True Detective,” “time is a flat circle,” and this philosophical concept certainly holds true to summer jams as well. Just look back at the songs of summer ’04 (a time of personal innocence and naïveté) and then shift your gaze to those of this upcoming summer (a time of crushing and smothering adulthood), and you may want to do a dramatic spit-take. Is the vast expanse of time occurring simultaneously on different planes? Is my iPhone stuck on repeat? Either way, it appears that some trends never die.
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