A Guide to the Dance Music on Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’

Chicago house, hyperpop, classic ’70s disco: The pop star’s new album is a tour through some of the genre’s most well-known touchstones as well as more underground sounds.

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Mike Judge Brings Back ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’

Judge, the creator and voice of the malevolent metalheads, explains why he’s reviving his emblematic 1990s cartoon series in 2022.

#beavis-and-butt-head-tv-program, #content-type-personal-profile, #judge-mike, #mtv-networks, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #paramount-plus, #television

The Rise and Fall of America’s Environmentalist Underground

This year, one of the last fugitives of the Earth Liberation Front pleaded guilty to arson — at a moment when climate activists are again flirting with radical ideas.

#arson, #colorado, #dibee-joseph-mahmoud, #earth-liberation-front, #environment, #fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #gerlach-chelsea-d, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #oregon, #overaker-josephine-s, #terrorism

Too Many American Women Have a Drinking Problem

Our alcohol use has shot up, and our physical and mental health is suffering.

#advertising-and-marketing, #alcohol-abuse, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #united-states, #women-and-girls

Why the Sudden Urge to Reconsider Famous Women?

Pop culture has never been more interested in reclaiming women from the recent past, like Pamela Anderson and Janet Jackson. But not every reclamation succeeds.

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We Aren’t Just Watching the Decline of the Oscars. We’re Watching the End of the Movies.

Why big-screen entertainment is no longer the essential American popular art form.

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The Dark Century: Why Is Liberalism in Decline?

Why our era has grown so ugly.

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Art School Looked Like a Lot of Fun In the ’90s

A homage to a predigital era has popped up, as a crowdsourced art project that lives, paradoxically, on Instagram.

#art, #generation-x, #instagram-inc, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #photography, #rhode-island-school-of-design

Book Review: ‘The Nineties,’ by Chuck Klosterman

The prolific cultural obsessive turns his attention to the twilight of a millennium, when Generation X reluctantly took center stage.

#books-and-literature, #klosterman-chuck, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #the-nineties-a-book-book

Contouring Is Back. It’s Not What You Remember.

A lot of women who once avoided contouring because of its unnatural, made-for-Instagram effect, are now gravitating toward it.

#beauty-concept, #content-type-service, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #skin, #social-media

How Gen Z is Channeling 1990s Fashion

The icons and fashions of the fin de siecle are objects of fascination for those who didn’t experience them the first time around. Here’s what they say about why.

#beckham-victoria, #celebrities, #fashion-and-apparel, #generation-z, #hilton-paris, #moss-kate, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #social-media, #your-feed-fashion

Let’s Look Back on 2021, When We Couldn’t Stop Looking Back

There’s now a thriving cottage industry for content that re-examines the recent past through a contemporary critical lens. Is that a good thing?

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An Auto Show for the Raddest Cars of the ’80s and ’90s

Nostalgia mixes with tape decks and car phones at RADwood events that aim to capture “the essence of a bodacious era.”

#antique-and-classic-cars, #cervantes-art, #generation-x, #millennial-generation, #nineteen-hundred-eighties, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #radwood-llc

Why Is Every Young Person in America Watching ‘The Sopranos’?

The show’s new audience is also seeing something different in it: a parable about a country in terminal decline.

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Biden Versus Centrists Living in the Past

Do centrists realize that 2021 isn’t 1999?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #clinton-bill, #democratic-party, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Rollers Became 2021’s Most Unexpected Hair Tool

With the return of really big hair, a new generation is discovering rollers. Here’s how to master the look.

#hair, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Welcome to the Space Jam, Again

This is a story about the old Space Jam website — from 1996 to infinity.

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Should We Really Embrace ’90s Fashion?

A reader wonders about wearing 1990s trends today.

#content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #millennial-generation, #nineteen-hundred-nineties

‘Kid 90’ and the Days When Even Wild TV Teens Had Privacy

A documentary from Soleil Moon Frye, star of “Punky Brewster,” and a reunion of “The Real World” remind us that Gen X didn’t curate themselves for mass consumption.

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What Was the Vertical Club?

As we listlessly hoist our home dumbbells, let’s take a deep breath and reflect on a lost epicenter of New York City fitness culture.

#exercise, #health-clubs, #new-york-city, #nineteen-hundred-eighties, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #vertical-club

Rush Limbaugh and the Petrification of Conservatism

An extraordinary career for the man, a long defeat for his ideology.

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‘Now and Then’ at 25: Girlhood Finally Taken Seriously

This movie about inseparable tweens and the grown-ups they became was dismissed in 1995. Today it’s cherished by waves of new fans for the weight it gives their stories.

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beabadoobee Made Bedroom Pop. Now She’s Turning Up the Volume.

The 20-year-old singer and songwriter Bea Kristi’s song “Coffee” has reached millions. Now she’s releasing “Fake It Flowers,” an album that puts a new spin on ’90s alt-rock.

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Coronavirus Is Making Us Nostalgic for 1999

So is Michael Flynn. Strange things happen when you spend a couple of months in lockdown.

#fauda-tv-program, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #saturday-night-live-tv-program, #seinfeld-tv-program, #social-media, #sweden, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

For Pop Stars in Their 20s, It’s Totally the ’90s All Over Again

Every two decades or so, the old becomes stylishly new. And now the pop artifacts of the Y2K era — winking futurism, loads of glitter, “TRL”-style videos — are back, with an update.

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