Thursday, May 9 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?
Thursday, January 10 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.
Monday, August 13 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?
Wednesday, July 18 2012
A Polaroid picture wasn’t just a gimmick, it was genius and it embodied both instant gratification and a heightened sense of anticipation
Wednesday, November 30 2011
Roots-reggae stalwarts dish up an impeccable platter of nostalgia.
Wednesday, August 24 2011
Friday, June 17 2011
A work of heroic heritage -- reorganizing an era that is too often dismissed as sterile.
Tuesday, April 5 2011
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?
Friday, July 16 2010
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.
Wednesday, September 2 2009
A hugely enjoyable blend of humor and agony that captures the confused, painful, but open-ended state of late adolescence.