Thursday, March 5 2015
More than fetishizing his prizes, the collector fetishizes his own obsessiveness and glorious blindness to the machinations of what non-collectors call “real life”.
Tuesday, November 11 2014
Executive producer Bob Brush and actor Dan Lauria ruminate on The Wonder Years timeless nostalgia.
Tuesday, April 22 2014
The cassette tape is a miniature monument to a lost age of music; a small casket in which to hide memories and last hopes.
Wednesday, May 8 2013
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
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
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
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
Roots-reggae stalwarts dish up an impeccable platter of nostalgia.
Wednesday, August 24 2011
Thursday, June 16 2011
A work of heroic heritage -- reorganizing an era that is too often dismissed as sterile.