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Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

Tom Selleck pays tribute to his 'Magnum, P.I.' costar John Hillerman

The actor honors the grand side of "The Great Hildini."

Entertainment | Entertainment

About that one time Quentin Taratino played Elvis on 'The Golden Girls'

It was almost as weird as the Elvis-themed Twilight Zone episode written by George R.R. Martin.

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

12 Fast Facts About ‘Magnum, P.I.’ | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Music | Music

Prince's Epic 'Purple Rain' Tour: An Oral History - Rolling Stone

Members of the Revolution look back on Prince's massive, awe-inspiring 'Purple Rain' tour in our exclusive oral history.

Music | Music

The YouTube generation is listening to . . . cassettes? - The Boston Globe

Today’s young music fans are used to getting what they want to hear anytime anywhere, and their tastes are algorithm-assisted. It’s 2017, and your Sony Walkman needs new batteries. Why? Because cassettes are back.

Cars & Motorcycles | Cars

It's Finally Time for the Chevrolet Fiero

If there's going to be a mid-engined Corvette, there should be an accessible Chevrolet with the same layout.

Entertainment | Entertainment

A Stylish Supercut of Dance Scenes From '80s Movies

The supercut is an infectious celebration of some of the most iconic dance scenes in 1980s movies.

Entertainment | Entertainment

10 Inappropriate 80s Movies Our Parents Let Us Watch

It’s amazing what used to pass under the radar back in the 80s. The PG-13 rating was new and writers were subtle back then, so they managed to sneak a lot of risqué snippets into movies that were seemingly ay for the kids to watch. Here are some su

News | Human Interest Stories

80s Barbie Toys We Dreamed About

Barbie definitely lived in a dream world in the 80s, and it was one that every little girl wanted to join. She had a Dream House, a Dream Store and even her very own Ice Cream Shoppe. When you add up what our parents spent on Barbie’s homes, stores

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

See Photographer Dafydd Jones's Party Photos From the 80s and 90s | Vanity Fair

Jones recently decided to go back through his archive and reprint photos taken for *Tatler* and *Vanity Fair.*

Music | Music

‘Hard to Hold’: 32 years ago | My Rick Springfield crush

Rick Springfield's film debut "Hard to Hold" came out 32 years ago today. I'm pretty sure I know what was on my 14-year-old mind that day. Today we have access to so many interviews via the Internet, but in those days, it was all about the teen

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Growing up in arcades: 1979-1989

  Goddamn, do these photos bring back memories! I mean, this is exactly what it looked like in the ‘70s and ‘80s hanging out at arcades. I never really played the games back then as I wasn’t very good at them, but I did hang out wit

Music | Music

Caught On Tape: Stevie Ray Vaughan Rehearses “Let’s Dance” With David Bowie | Society Of Rock

Serious Moonlight Tour Rehearsals, 1983 Despite David Bowie's generous offer to take him on tour, in 1983 Texas blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan declined the offer just before the start of Bowie's Serious Moonlight Tour in pursuit of his own interests. Ste

Miscellaneous | This is stuff I like

'Pretty in Pink' to Return to Theaters for 30th Anniversary

Re-release will contain bonus footage, including cast discussing alternate ending

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

"The Doors" Sing "Reading Rainbow" Theme (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)

The legendary Jim Morrison (Jimmy Fallon) and The Doors stopped by 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' to cover the

Music | Music

Rick Springfield fandom in the 1980s vs. today | My Rick Springfield crush

Here are some memories from being a teenage Rick Springfield fan in the 1980s: Checking the magazine stand at the neighborhood drugstore to see if the current issue of Tiger Beat, 16 Magazine or Bop was there so I could add another Rick Springfield post

Music | Music

Yes, so much more than 'Jessie's Girl'

There was a great article circulating online this week, which basically said what Rick Springfield fans have known for years, he's really talented and there's so much more to him than

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

This Karate Kid video argues Daniel LaRusso is the movie's villain | EW.com

If you thought the hero of the 1984 film The Karate Kid was Daniel LaRusso, think again. A new video argues that Daniel (Ralph Macchio) is actually the film’s top bully, a “violent sociopath who moves to a California town and begins tormenting a local

Music | Music

‘True story’ behind ‘Jessie’s Girl’ | My Rick Springfield crush

When MTV debuted 34 years ago - on Aug. 1, 1981 - "Jessie's Girl" was the No. 1 song in the country. And for 34 years, music fans everywhere have wondered - "Was there really a Jessie's girl?" This week, Jimmy Kimmel unearthed never-b

Music | Music

30 days till showtime | My Rick Springfield Crush

In 30 days, Rick Springfield will appear on the big screen in his first feature film since “Hard to Hold” in 1984. His film debut didn’t get very good reviews, but at age 14, I didn’t care about things like that – it was Rick Springfield on the big screen and (giggle, giggle) you got to see almost all of him. Plus you got to listen to his newest songs.

Music | Music

A new look for Rick Springfield | My Rick Springfield crush

Last week there was a paparazzi photo posted on Twitter of Rick Springfield "shopping in Beverly Hills." It didn't really look like he was shopping, as he only had his phone in one hand and his keys in the other but that was how it was portraye

Music | Music

The 15 Struggles Of Being A Music Fan In The '80s

The '80s weren't all perms and Rubik's Cubes. So take off the rose-colored aviators and get real ...

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

Jimmy Fallon Went to Bayside High with "Saved By The Bell" Cast - YouTube

While in L.A., Jimmy reminisces about his time at Bayside High with the gang from "Saved By The Bell." Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallo...

Gaming | Gaming

11 Fascinating Facts About Space Invaders

Space Invaders was a flop on its release, and in its early version, had you shooting at planes and people instead...

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

'Dear John Hughes' coming to Chicago, a show celebrating his movies

A multi-media, concert-style show designed to celebrate the movies of the late John Hughes — including such nostalgic titles as “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club,” “Weird Science,”

Science & Technology | Tech

Sony is trying to make the Walkman cool again

Sony's latest take on its classic music player, the ZX2, supports high-resolution audio playback, and is Wi-Fi-, Bluetooth- and NFC-enabled.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Netflix Releasing a New Original Movie Starring… Pee-Wee Herman?

You’re reading that title correctly, we can confirm that an upcoming Netflix original will be a rehash of the 80s children’s show Pee-Wee Herman as a feature film.

Gaming | Gaming

A young boy plays through video game history - Boing Boing

At The Message, BB pal Andy Baio wrote a fantastic piece about the experiment he is running with his ten-year-old son: What happens when a 21st-century kid plays through video game history in chronological order?

Miscellaneous | I Like This

1989, America's malls: The places where nothing — and everything — has changed

In 1989, Michael Galinsky, then a 20-year-old student, took a month to traverse the U.S. Everywhere he went, he documented the same place: the shopping mall. The results are now an archive of a vanished world, simultaneously familiar and foreign, trivial and full of meaning.

Humor | Humor

Kevin Bacon Explains the '80s to Millennials

Awesomeness: Kevin Bacon Explains the '80s to Millennials! Kids today man.

Humor | Humor

Teenagers Just Can't Figure Out the Original NES | Mental Floss

Video game technology has come a long way since the Nintendo Entertainment System debuted in the 1980s, so it's no surprise that the teenagers examining the device in the Fine Brothers' latest React video are kind of bemused by the device. "Is this a projector?" one asks. Game of Thrones' Maise Williams thinks it might be a video player; another guesses that it's a Gameboy 1. "I've played with a PlayStation 2," one girl notes, "but this is as old as it gets for me!"

Gaming | Gaming

Chubby Checker's Lost "Dig Dug" Atari Commercial | Mental Floss

In 1982, Chubby Checker recorded a song about Dig Dug, the classic Atari game.

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

The '80s - Los Angeles magazine

How the 1984 summer Olympics and pop and punk and rap and Melrose Avenue could all happen in one city

Music | Music

U2's 'Bad' Break: 12 Minutes at Live Aid That Made the Band's Career

The complete story behind the historic performance, 29 years ago this week

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff!

8 Items from the 1985 Montgomery Ward’s Catalog We Wish Were Still for Sale

It is true that some of these things can still be found, either old and faded on eBay or earnestly reproduced on specialty sites like The Vermont Country Store. But these products and deserve more; they have timeless appeal that would suit our 21st centur

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

What Old Sharper Image Catalogs Tell Us About American Life in the '80s

These products were all sold in Sharper Image catalogs in the late '80s. Even the fake cellphone antenna.