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  1. Why Holly Hunter’s Performance in Broadcast News Resonates 30 Years LaterOne of the greatest rom-coms of all time is especially fascinating to rewatch in 2017, thanks to its powerhouse of a female lead.
  2. In Praise of ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ and Its Sublimely Ridiculous VideoA blow-by-blow of a video that takes the line “bright eyes” extremely seriously.
  3. still the 80s
    The 50 Best Modern Songs That Sound Like the 1980sMusicians are embracing the sounds of that decade in the same way other artists repurposed the blues, classic ‘60s rock, and ‘70s punk.
  4. still the 80s
    How TV Is Making Us Hear ’80s Music in a Whole New WayThe Americans, Halt and Catch Fire, and Mr. Robot, among others, are all making ‘80s pop and New Wave sound fresh again.
  5. still the 80s
    It’s 2016. Why Are We Still Obsessed With the ’80s?Our cultural fixation on the Duran Duran decade has now officially lasted longer than the decade itself.
  6. chat room
    Stranger Things’ Millie Brown on Playing ElevenAnd why she’s obsessed with Winona Ryder.
  7. vulture lists
    11 TV Families You Wanted to Join If You Were Born in the ’80sWho wouldn’t want hippie parents like Alex P. Keaton’s?
  8. Remember When Movies Used To Be Good? by Justin GeldzahlerMaybe I’m old fashioned, but I remember when the movies used to mean something.  When you saw a film, it was about something. It said things. […]
  9. Watch ’80s Bill Murray Do a Bunch of Tongue Twisters Here’s Bill Murray’s recently-unearthed appearance on an early ‘80s LaserDisc compilation called Fun & Games in which he does a bunch of […]
  10. Watch a 24-Year-Old Marc Maron Do Stand-Up in 1988 The YouTube channel Official Comedy just unearthed this 25-year-old video of Marc Maron performing stand-up in 1988. Still only three or four […]
  11. Jason Bateman Sells NBC an 80s Comedy That Has Nothing to Do with Teen […]Jason Bateman, once the star of 80s comedies like Teen Wolf Too, has sold an 80s comedy of his own to NBC. The prospective show, titled Then […]
  12. They’re Making an ‘ALF’ Movie Because…?What did you expect, Hollywood not to make an ALF movie? Sony has acquired the rights and is developing it to be a part CG-part live action […]
  13. The Lost Projects of John HughesOne of the most prolific comedy filmmakers of all-time, you can’t really compare John Hughes’s dominance of big screen comedy in the 1980s to […]
  14. A Look Back at the 1987 Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship with […] The 1980s were defined by myriad phenomena, and perhaps just below the end of the Cold War in terms of cultural relevance was the growth in […]
  15. Bateman Begins: It’s Your MoveThe Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  16. twitter
    See How Twitter Would Have Looked Twenty Years AgoBack when we were young, Twitter was totally different.
  17. Bill Murray, Steve Martin, and Bugs Bunny: The Looney Tunes 50th […]In the 1970s and 1980s, Warner Bros. did not take great care with its animation legacy. The studio spit out a new, clumsily assembled “special” […]
  18. Grinning From Eyeball to Ear: The Psychic Timebomb of Steampipe AlleyThe “classic” kids show of the days of early television have a curious amount of nostalgic pull, considering they did not flourish for long. I […]
  19. Looking Back at the Terrible Syndicated Sitcoms of the Late 1980sAt the beginning of the 2011 fall TV season, there were 22 live-action sitcoms on the broadcast networks. Twenty-five years ago: there were 37. […]
  20. The Finally Screenings: I Just Watched Ghostbusters For the First TimeI have a terrible secret, one that draws fire from my comedian and non-comedian friends and renders well-delivered quotes and references moot. […]