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Photography and sex in Amos Badertscher’s Baltimore

The Baltimore photographer Amos Badertscher has been cataloguing queer lives in his city since the 1960s: male sex workers and their girlfriends, the 1990s Baltimore and Washington club culture, transgender people, crack and heroin addiction, and the impact of AIDS. His is the largest extant photographic record of the short lives of hustlers (male sex workers) that I know of. Though he could by no means be described as famous, Badertscher enjoyed a brief period of academic notice with the public...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, New York, Featured, Washington, US, San Francisco, Chicago, Nikon, New York Public Library, Baltimore, Amos, 1990s, History Center, University of Chicago Library

Junkyard Find: 1992 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas Majestic

Jaguar XJ40s are so plentiful in U-Wrench-It yards that I don’t even notice them as I wander around searching for the elusive Suzuki Equator (no luck there, yet). In fact, none of the Jags I’ve photographed prior to today’s Junkyard Find have been XJ40s, but we’ve got a one-of-121-built super-rarity here in Denver: a genuine […] The post Junkyard Find: 1992 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas Majestic appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Jaguar, Denver, 1990s, 1992, Jags, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, British cars, Vanden Plas, British Car, Luxury Sedan, Luxury Car, Depreciation

Bad Girl Inspiration: Nancy (The Craft)

Oh, to be wickedly bad! The second witch in our Bad Girl Inspiration series is Nancy, from the cult classic '90s film, The Craft. In the film, a young witch, Sarah, starts attending a Catholic school, where she befriends and becomes enemies with a trio of teenage of girls who are obsessed with becoming witches themselves. Nancy is the head of the trio, being the most determined to hone the knowledge and power that witchcraft can give her. Right from the moment Nancy is introduced, there is cert...
Tags: Movies, College, Inspiration, Catholic, Asos, Sarah, Nancy, 1990s, Bad Girl Inspiration, Above Nancy

Mallwave: nostalgic synth music for imaginary and abandoned shopping centers

Mallwave is a microgenre of bedroom electronic music and smooth jazz meant to evoke nostalgia for the vibrant mall scenes of the 1980s and 1990s that many of the music's composers are too young to have experienced or at least remember. Think of Mallwave as a hauntological soundtrack for an Orange Julius-fueled consumer culture where Suncoast, Merry-Go-Round, and Spencer Gifts anchored suburban reality. (Or, in the case of some of the moodier tracks, the kind of muzak that might play in your ...
Tags: Video, Music, News, Shopping, Retail, Electronic Music, Retro, Nostalgia, 1990s, 1980s, Julius, Koenig, Spencer Gifts, Malls, Mallwave, Joe Koenig

This 1996 TV Commercial Predicted What Sports Would Look Like in 2020

What did people of the past think sports would look like in the 21st century? They imagined humans powerlifting an entire ton, hurdles that pop up taller as you move along the track, and swimming relay races with “dolphin style” moves against wave machines. At least that was the idea in this 1996 TV commercial for the…Read more...
Tags: Commercials, Science, 2020, Predictions, 1990s, All Sport

How to Achieve *THIS* High Fashion Trend On a Budget: Belt Bags

This week we’ll see how to get the new and improved "fanny pack" - belt bags!Last week we took the high fashion trend, glitzy boots, and saw how to get the look for ourselves within a budget. We looked at two variations from YSL and Jeremy Scott and found cheaper versions of the $10,000+ runway boots, ranging from $45-$79. This week, we will look at another new trend, belt bags, which are essentially high-end fanny packs for the modern and stylish woman.  HIGH FASHION TREND: BELT BAGS Belt bags ...
Tags: Shopping, College, Bags, Ariana Grande, Prada, Chanel, Belts, Asos, Gucci, Fendi, 1990s, Urban Outfitters, Monki, Jeremy Scott, YSL, Fanny Pack

Junkyard Find: 1999 Ford Contour SVT

Over the decades since the 1960s, the Detroit car companies have tried their best to make dollars selling their Euro-market cars in North America, with varying degrees of success. Ford did tolerably well with the Capri and Fiesta over here, then raked in little American-market income with the Merkur XR4Ti and got bombed, Dresden-style, with Merkur […] The post Junkyard Find: 1999 Ford Contour SVT appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Ford, Autos, North America, Detroit, SVT, Denver, Dresden, 1990s, 1999, Contour, Fiesta, Merkur, Ford Mondeo, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard

YouTube Allows Disney Nerds to Relive Extinct Theme Park Attractions

The Disney nerd community recognized a sad anniversary yesterday. It’s been 20 years since the ride Horizons closed at the Epcot theme park in Walt Disney World. But there was one bright spot. People were able to share home videos of the beloved “extinct attraction” on YouTube.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Walt Disney World, Epcot, 1990s, Epcot Center, Horizons, YouTube Allows Disney Nerds

How to Wear Four of Spring 2019's Hottest Trends

These are about to become your new go-tos. Start thinking ahead! Although Spring still seems like a long way away, the fashion world has already introduced tons of new fashion trends for Spring 2019. With all of the options out there, though, you might be wondering which ones to pay extra attention to, and also how to wear them.So, with that in mind, I've rounded up the top four spring 2019 trends that I think will be some of the hottest of the season. I have also put together an outfit for ea...
Tags: College, Trends, Designers, Spring, Stella Mccartney, Shorts, Gucci, Modern, 1990s, Feathers, 1980s, Chanel Fendi, Kaia Gerber, Tie Dye, Feminine, Tops

'90s Fashion Icons: Alicia Silverstone

The definitive it-girl of the '90s. Here how you can get her style! The rumors are true. '90s style has made its way back into the mainstream, and we've got you covered. There are nine 90s fashion icons you need to know about. Last week, I broke down starlet Jennifer Aniston's '90s style. This week, we're going to look at teen idol Alicia Silverstone.  Alicia Silverstone Biography View the original article to see embedded media. Alicia began working when she was six years old as a model. She l...
Tags: College, Inspiration, View, Jennifer Aniston, Cher, Clueless, Aerosmith, 1990s, Alicia Silverstone, Cher Horowitz, ALICIA, Dove Cameron, Alicia Silverstone Alicia Silverstone, Dove Cameron Alicia, Alicia Cher

"Just in case everyone is getting too carried away with the apparent wonders of the computer age..."

"... Clifford Stoll is here with a warning in 'Silicon Snake Oil: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway.' There may be roadblocks up ahead," cautions Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in a 1995 NYT book review, "Feeling Hornswoggled By the Computer Age," which I stumbled into — I kid you not — because I was searching for the word "hornswoggle" in the NYT archive. Hey, you have your research projects, and I have mine.Anyway, I was up for reading and blogging the review because — 1995! I want to see ...
Tags: Email, Law, Computers, Connecticut, The Future, Postal Service, Clifford Stoll, 1990s, The Web, Stoll, Ann Althouse, Lehmann Haupt, Christopher Lehmann Haupt

Decades Party Outfit Ideas

First, 20th, 40th, 60th, 70th, 80th, 90th, 2000th decade party? Still stumped on the perfect outfit for your favorite era? We've got you covered. Total 1950s vibes over here! For some, a decades party is just another one of those college party themes that requires you to hit up Party City or Amazon to get a solid costume. For others, it’s a night to pretend you live in another era and add your style to the retro look. Maybe you’re a flapper from the '20s, a hippie in the '70s. The possibilitie...
Tags: Amazon, College, Asos, 1940s, 1990s, 1960s, 1980s, 1920s, 1970s, Gatsby, Jackie Kennedy, Party City, Tie Dye, Fashion Tips, 2000s, Decades

'90s Fashion Icons: Jennifer Aniston

Here's how to copy Jennifer's style from 'Friends'! '90s nostalgia is real. Twisted chokers are back in stores. Aladdin is going back to theaters. Netflix just paid $100 million dollars to keep Friends streaming another year. And people can't get enough! To celebrate, we've chosen '90s fashion icons that you need to know about to get on board with this '90s revival. Last week we looked at Hollywood's reigning monarch Julia Roberts. This week, we are a taking a trip to Central Perk and copying t...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, College, Friends, Inspiration, Earth, Julia Roberts, Netflix, Jennifer Aniston, Asos, 1990s, Jen, Golden Globe, Rachel, Jennifer, Rachel Green

'90s Fashion Icons: Julia Roberts

Our favorite "Pretty Woman" never goes out of style. Here's how to get her look! No decade's style is quite as nostalgic for us as the 1990s which is exactly why '90s everything is back in! Over the past few weeks, we've been covering nine fashion icons of the '90s you need to know about if you want to get on board with the '90s trends that are coming back. In case you missed it, last week was all about Liv Tyler, the music video starlet turned decorated movie actress. This time around, it's al...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, College, Inspiration, America, Julia Roberts, 1990s, Roberts, Julia, Liv Tyler, Retro Style, Julia Roberts Julia Roberts, Richard Gere Julia, Ms Roberts, Julia RobertsBritannica

These Are the 9 Key Pieces You Need to Get Kendall Jenner's Style for Yourself

Want to copy Kendall's cool girl style? Here are the items you need in your closet. Kendall Jenner is practically a household name these days, part of the controversial and influential family that dominates the fashion world. As the only Kardashian sister without a child, Kendall has dedicated her time to professional modeling, walking for high-end designers in New York and Paris. As of this writing, Kendall is the highest paid model in the world, thanks to her incredible social media followi...
Tags: New York, College, Inspiration, Paris, Kardashians, Kendall Jenner, Kardashian, Kim, Levi, Jenner, 1990s, Celebrity Fashion, Kendall, Mom jeans, Crop Tops, Red Urban Outfitters

'90s Fashion Icons: Liv Tyler

She's rock royalty and her '90s style is still worth copying today. The ‘90s are back, and we’ve got you covered if you want to channel the decade in your wardrobe, or just learn a little something about its fashion stars. Previously, I listed the nine '90s fashion icons you need to know about, and each week I'm breaking down a new one. Last week, we went over '90s rock icon Gwen Stefani. Today it's all about actress, model, and '90s it-girl Liv Tyler. Liv Tyler Biography View the original art...
Tags: College, New York City, Gwen Stefani, Steven Tyler, Aerosmith, 1990s, Todd Rundgren, Schoolgirl, Steven, Alicia Silverstone, Liv Tyler, LIV, Arwen, Tilly, Fashion Tips, Bebe Buell

Rai #6 - Frank Miller cover

 Frank Miller Rai v1 #6, 1992 - One of six covers for six different Valiant titles, Frank Miller does his own interpretation of the title characters. Although each is rendered in his preferred graphic style of the period, most are also rich and textural. Interestingly, not only were the covers published at the same time, but placed together they form a larger mural-like illustration. [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Superhero, 1990s, Miller, RAI, Frank Miller, Ted Ignacio, MiscPub, Frank Miller Rai

"But the one-hour TV special was such a nonevent of excruciating cliches and non-sexiness that it’s not worth a cultural renovation. It’s a teardown."

"Or we could all just get out of the way and let it rot until it falls down on its own....  You’d think Victoria’s Secret would have made sure this show was exciting and captivating — a sort of good-faith argument in favor of its stubborn commitment to marketing-as-usual. Instead, executives produced a show in which the models paraded down the runway like dusty showgirls blowing kisses and drawing hearts in the air, with one model practically indistinguishable from another... If the show is all ...
Tags: Fashion, TV, Mississippi, Law, America, Victoria, Boredom, Bras, Clinton, 1990s, Oklahoma City, Forrest Gump, Underpants, Ann Althouse, Robin Givhan, Givhan

"What’s novel about 'Friends,' or what must seem so to a certain subset of New York teenagers of whom so much is expected, is the absence among the six central characters of any quality of corrosive ambition."

"The show refuses to take professional life or creative aspirations too seriously. What does Chandler Bing actually do? I was never entirely sure. In the series’ ninth season he is an advertising intern. On 'Girls”' you have writers who are trying to be Mary Karr; on 'Friends' you have actors who want to be on 'Days of Our Lives.' The dreamscape dimension of 'Friends' lies in the way schedules are freed up for fun and shenanigans and talking and rehashing, always. 'In the back of our minds we kn...
Tags: Florida, TV, New York, Law, Friends, White House, Careers, Netflix, Bill Clinton, Girls, Upper West Side, Nostalgia, New York Magazine, 1990s, Monica, Rachel

'90s Fashion Icons: Gwen Stefani

Here's how you can get the No Doubt look! The '90s are back, and over the last few weeks I've been breaking down the nine '90s fashion icons you need to know about if you want to capture decade's look. Last week, we went over '90s television sweetheart Melissa Joan Hart. Today it's all about a tried and true rock diva, Gwen Stefani. View the original article to see embedded media. It was Gwen's brother Eric who started the band No Doubt with his friend John Spence. Eric reached out to his young...
Tags: Hollywood, College, Gwen Stefani, No Doubt, 1990s, Gwen, Eric, Melissa Joan Hart, Tony Kanal, Fashion Tips, John Spence, John Spence Eric, Bralette Lulu, Gwen StefaniBritannica

'90s Fashion Icons: Melissa Joan Hart

AKA Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Here's how you can get her magical style! In case you're new here, let's get you up to speed. Over the last few weeks I've been breaking down the nine '90s fashion icons you need to know about if you want to really rock decade's look. Last week's spotlight was on the stunning singer/dancer/actress/ageless wonder Jennifer Lopez, but this week we're talking about someone with a totally different approach to fashion. Today we're covering our favorite TGIF star and te...
Tags: Hollywood, College, Inspiration, Jennifer Lopez, Salem, Nickelodeon, 1990s, Witch, Melissa, Bloomingdale, Melissa Joan Hart, Clarissa, Sabrina, TV fashion, Melissa Joey, Sabrina Spellman

'90s Fashion Icons: Jennifer Lopez

J-Lo has been setting fashion trends for decades now -- and it all began in the 1990s. Here's how to get her iconic '90s style for yourself. Over the past few weeks, I've been breaking down the nine '90s fashion icons you need to know about if you want to truly understand the decade's look. Last week we took a look at acclaimed actress Winona Ryder. This week I'm breaking down the triple threat that is Jennifer Lopez.  Jennifer Lopez Biography View the original article to see embedded media. J...
Tags: Hollywood, College, Inspiration, Adidas, Jennifer Lopez, Athleisure, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, 1990s, Versace, Golden Globe, Jennifer, Jenny, J Lo, Selena, Winona Ryder, Tilly

'90s Fashion Icons: Winona Ryder

The 'Stranger Things' star has been stealing scenes for decades. Winona Ryder in "Reality Bites" (1994) Over the past few weeks, I've been breaking down the nine '90s fashion icons you need to know about if you want to truly understand the decade's look. This week I'm breaking down another '90s fashion star. We already covered Hollywood royalty Drew Barrymore. Today, it's all about another woman whose career is thriving just as much today as it was back then. I'm talking about the beautiful sc...
Tags: Hollywood, College, Inspiration, Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Asos, 1990s, Joyce, Lydia, Winona, Allen Ginsberg, Winona Ryder, Edward Scissorhands, Stranger Things, Goth, Retro Style

Rare Rides: Justy a Little Subaru, From 1990

Just two Subaru models have graced these Rare Rides pages in times past. The first was a very beige Desert Fox edition of the midsize GL wagon, and the second was a clean example of the very first car Subaru ever offered in the United States: the tiny 360. Today we combine the characteristics of both […] The post Rare Rides: Justy a Little Subaru, From 1990 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, United States, Classic Cars, Editorials, Used Cars, Autos, 4wd, Subaru, 1990s, 1980s, Imports, Subaru Justy, Economy Cars, News Blog, All Wheel Drive, Collector Cars

Junkyard Find: 1999 Acura SLX

Even though we’ve just had two Japanese Junkyard Finds in a row, I’ve been searching for a discarded Acura SLX for so long that I had to share this ’99 in Denver immediately. As the 1990s progressed, it became clear to vehicle manufacturers who did business in North America that they had to sell luxury […] The post Junkyard Find: 1999 Acura SLX appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, SUV, Autos, Truck, Awd, 4wd, Honda, North America, Denver, 1990s, 1999, Acura, Isuzu, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find

'90s Fashion Icons: Drew Barrymore

For the rebel in all of us! The ‘90s are back, and we’ve got you covered if you want to channel the decade in your wardrobe, or just learn a little something about its fashion stars. Previously, I listed the nine '90s fashion icons you need to know about, and this week I'm breaking down the first from that list. Today I'm covering the one, the only, the Hollywood legend Drew Barrymore. Drew Barrymore Biography View the original article to see embedded media. Drew comes from a Hollywood dynasty...
Tags: Hollywood, Leather, College, Inspiration, Drew Barrymore, Elvis, Steven Spielberg, Denim, 1990s, Golden Globe, Drew, Barrymore, Danny Zuko, Gertie, Retro Style, Drew Barrymore Drew Barrymore

Junkyard Find: A 1993 Honda Civic DX Sedan With 323,486 miles

As the owner of a very battered fifth-generation Honda Civic, I’m always aware of examples of Honda’s 1992-1995 subcompact when I spot them during my junkyard travels. I see plenty of these cars with odometers showing better than 300,000 miles, but it has taken a frighteningly wretched-looking one to get me to whip out my […] The post Junkyard Find: A 1993 Honda Civic DX Sedan With 323,486 miles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Honda, Denver, 1990s, 1993, Honda Civic, Civic, High Mileage, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, 1993 Honda Civic, High Mile Cars, High Miles

The Top 9 Fashion Icons of the '90s

You’ve seen them everywhere—overalls, flared jeans, slip dresses. The '90s are officially back in style. All of our favorite celebrities today, from Gigi Hadid to Dua Lipa, have been spotted rocking the '90s revival. And it's not hard to see why. The era is quirky and nostalgic for all of us, but it can also be a great source of style inspiration if you want to try something new (and old)!So let's take a trip back to when TV shows like Friends, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Sabrina the Teena...
Tags: Hollywood, College, Inspiration, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Gwen Stefani, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Lopez, Johnny Depp, Nickelodeon, 1990s, Gigi Hadid, Nyu, Alicia Silverstone, Melissa, Gwen

The 9 Most Iconic ’90s Movie Characters

The 9 Most Iconic ’90s Movie Characters As the last decade of the 20th Century, the 1990s were an interesting time. Computers and the internet weren’t truly mainstream yet. Media wasn’t politically correct or heavily censored. The decadent, egotistical, coke-addled, homophobic 1980s had ended. The nihilistic, gloomy, post-9/11 era hadn’t yet begun. Here are the decade’s most iconic movie characters that reflect this uncertain, transitional phase. 9. Tyler Durden: Fight Club (1999) The ’9...
Tags: Movies, Trainspotting, Tim Burton, Feminism, Beverly Hills, Jane Austen, Jurassic Park, Lists, Cher, Mia, 1990s, Top Ten, Tarantino, Fight Club, Tyler Durden, Wayne

Time Capsule Opened to Reveal Ancient, Mysterious Treasures of 1993

Students at Shenandoah University in Virginia recently opened a time capsule from the ancient, mysterious world of 1993. What did they find inside? Bizarre contraptions like a so-called “cassette tape.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Virginia, Time Capsule, 1990s, Time Capsules, Shenandoah University