'80s Nostalgia

A Lifelong Duran Duran Fangirl's Hunt For Her Dream Interview

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Music
Jennifer Pellegrini

I had it all figured out. I was going to move to New York or L.A., or wherever TB HQ was located, and I was going to stake my claim as the confessor and confidante to the stars. I was going to be besties with the Brat Pack. I was going to go clubbing with the Culture Club. I was going to discuss the literary merits of The Magus with Simon LeBon and be one of the few to know what The Reflex really is. Or not.

Why I Feel Sad For Kids Watching TV Today

Jentzen Michael Shea | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada
Jentzen Michael Shea

TV back then wasn't just about learning to count, the colours and the alphabet. It wasn't about adults in leotards clapping ridiculous patterns at children or household items that live under the sea. TV shows of the 80s taught us manners, etiquette and moral lessons. They taught us to read. A set of fraternal twins taught us to solve problems with science -- and it was cool.

30 Years Later, We Bet You Still Remember Your Cabbage Patch's Name

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada Living

Children of the '80s, get ready to feel old. The Cabbage Patch Kids, those much-coveted adopted dolls that inspired bribery and fistfights among paren...

The Eighties, Vancouver and the Luv-A-Fair: An Excerpt

Kim Clarke Champniss | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music
Kim Clarke Champniss

The Luv-A-Fair was a giant warehouse at the intersection where the red light and gay districts met. The bouncers were tough and mean. There was one incident where a bouncer had not only barred a yahoo from entering the club, but also chased him around the block wielding a bicycle chain.

A Former MuchMusic VJ's '80s Flashback

Kim Clarke Champniss | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music
Kim Clarke Champniss

I got the job with MuchMusic. It's a 24 hour music station that plays videos, sort of like radio on your TV. Do you have such a channel over there in the U.K.? My role is rock and roll newsman for "the nation's music station." It's exciting, intense, aggravating, and glitzy all at once.

Caboodles Are Coming Back

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Style

Remember Caboodles? The colourful and coveted makeup cases that, practically, every woman across North America had in the late 80s/early 90s? Well,...