Articles tagged 1980s

‘The Goldbergs’ Are a Strangely Familiar Family

Even with their boistrous personalities, the Goldbergs are a distinctly ordinary family; that's what makes them both relatable and funny.

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Portrait of a Family in the Throes of Freudian Panic

An electrifying story of deadly obsessions and poisonous pedagogy, Pin captures perfectly the dread and unease of '80s American suburbia.

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‘Maxwell Street Blues’ Is a Toe-Tapping Time Capsule

Viewing Maxwell Street Blues paradoxically stirs simultaneous emotions of melancholy and elation. Much like what happens when singing the blues.

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Ford & Lopatin: Channel Pressure

A work of heroic heritage -- reorganizing an era that is too often dismissed as sterile.

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Colin Hay: The PopMatters Video Interview

The former Men at Work frontman sits down with PopMatters to talk about the passing of his father, adding humor to dramatic songs, and how he wish he got rid of that fluteline all those years ago ...

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‘Hot Tub Time Machine’: Jump In, But Hold Your Nose

If you liked The Hangover, are a fan of any of the leads or enjoy the kind of humor associated with Apatow-style films, Hot Tub Time Machine may be for you.

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1 Sep 2009 // 9:00 PM


A hugely enjoyable blend of humor and agony that captures the confused, painful, but open-ended state of late adolescence.

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My Name is Will: A Novel of Sex Drugs and Shakespeare by Jess Winfield

Have you ever wondered what William Shakespeare would have been like if he had been a graduate student at Santa Cruz in 1986?

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30 Apr 2007 // 1:55 AM

For the better part of two decades, Colin Hay was a man at work. More precisely, he was the leader and principal songwriter of Men

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Black Sabbath: The Dio Years

Ronnie James Dio's tenure in Black Sabbath was brief, but it resulted in some of the greatest songs in heavy metal history.

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Truth, Justin and the American Way #1-5

'70s and '80s nostalgia trend in comics? This series is soaking in it!

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8 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Super Paper Mario

It is Super Paper Mario's quick wit, above all, that makes it such a joy to play.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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