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Wednesday, May 8 2013

When Everything Changed: Memory, Nostalgia and the Tragic Turning Point

Popular culture creates its own nostalgic image of a time period that is both fact and fiction. When combined with the shaky foundations of our own memories, who can really tell what happened? How will pop culture translate the tragic events of today?


Wednesday, January 9 2013

Movie Time Travel and the New Nostalgia

The new nostalgia signals the ultimate rejection of millennial anxiety, postmodernism, irony and the future. It longs for a post-industrial, green world. Of course, that suggests a vague and painful longing for something that never was.


Sunday, August 12 2012

Turn Up That Racket!

I always thought of adolescence as a time to reject my parents’ tastes. So why are my kids into music I listened to at their age?


Tuesday, July 17 2012

I Miss Anticipa-a-a-tion, Which Used to Keepin’ Me Waitin’ Like a Polaroid Picture

A Polaroid picture wasn’t just a gimmick, it was genius and it embodied both instant gratification and a heightened sense of anticipation


Tuesday, November 29 2011

10 Ft Ganja Plant: Shake Up the Place

Roots-reggae stalwarts dish up an impeccable platter of nostalgia.


Wednesday, August 24 2011

OK Go vs. the Muppets


Thursday, June 16 2011

Ford & Lopatin: Channel Pressure

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


Monday, April 4 2011

Beach Fossils: What a Pleasure EP

Beach Fossils are very keen to draw attention to their own supposedly heartfelt sincerity, but how much does it capitulate to today's weirdly fashionable nostalgia overdose?


Thursday, July 15 2010

‘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.


Tuesday, September 1 2009

Adventureland

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


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