July 25, 2024

The Nostalgia Issue

Sept 2023

Entertainment

All Hail Geri Halliwell-Horner

Author and mom of three Ginger Spice opens up about her life now, her new book, and, of course, the Spice Girls.

ByNolan Feeney

It is a truth universally acknowledged that kids today are soft. After all, they will never know the sheer frustration of having to unspool the tape on a cassette; will never hear the AOL dial-up tone in their sleep; will never understand what a rite of passage TGIF and Saturday morning TV was. I was born in 1982; my first cassette tape was Paula Abdul’s Shut Up & Dance (1990), 1993’s Free Willy was my favorite movie (and oh the soundtrack!), and I lived and breathed Family Matters, “California Dreamin’” and Saved By The Bell. In other words, consider yourself lucky if you’re an elder millennial who came of age in the ‘90s.

Which is why I’m so excited to throw it back to a time when spending an hour at Blockbuster picking out a movie was a regular weekend activity. The slate of stories you see above and below are all meant to make you feel major nostalgia for all the pop cultural mega moments from our youths. We had it good.

— Kate Auletta, Editor-In-Chief

Lifestyle

Remember When The Hottest Makeup Item Was Just... Glitter?

I hit the beginnings of adolescence in the late 1990s. I still assume that body glitter is immediately available everywhere.

Shook me all night long

My 3-Year-Old Loves Classic Rock & I'm Not About To Stop Him

Toxic masculinity abounds, but when he sings "knocking me out with those American thighs," I can't help but laugh.

rock out

'Josie and the Pussycats' Is The Lost Millennial Classic

And the soundtrack is genuinely good, too.

Nostalgia

'Waiting To Exhale' Taught Me What It Takes To Be A Mom

The movie helped me reimagine what unconditional love could feel and look like.

Reboot Time?

'Mystic Pizza' Star William R. Moses Is Really Sorry His Character Was Such A Jerk

The veteran actor memorably played Tim, Kat’s older (and very much married) love interest.

never grow up

Everything I Learned About Parenting I Learned From 'Hook'

Nothing but happy thoughts from this film!

vhs ftw

I Can't Believe My Kids Hate My Favorite Childhood Movie

I loved it... they did not.

Throwbacks

27 Baby Names Inspired By ABC's 'TGIF'

🎶🎵Everywhere you look... 🎶🎵

Take Us Back

A Tribute To The Music That Made Us: 8 Unforgettable '90s Movie Soundtrack Moments

Sing it with me: 🎵 Near, far, whereeeeever you are 🎶

Be Kind Please Rewind
Man, I Miss Blockbuster

It was a whole Friday night teen ritual, and I think we should bring it back.

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Fun Facts You Never Knew About The Spice Girls

Photo credit: Josephine Schiele

Photo Credit Josephine Schiele

Photo Credit Josephine Schiele
Photo Credit Josephine Schiele
Photo Credit Josephine Schiele
Photo Credit Josephine Schiele
Photo Credit Josephine Schiele
Photo Credit Josephine Schiele