When the nineties’ heart of whiteness met g-funk, it was the illest — and wackest — of times.
Finding the Soundtrack to My Desert Life
In the ’90s, discovering the music of Friends of Dean Martinez helped Aaron Gilbreath stop running and appreciate life in his native Arizona.
You’ve Reached the Winter of Our Discontent
A half-assed elegy for the Cool-Loser Dream Boy of Gen-X cinema.
We’ve Always Hated Girls Online: A Wayback Machine Investigation
Searching for a teen girl who was once internet famous for her coding skills, a former fan uncovers a story of harassment.
The New Age of Anxiety
W.H. Auden named it 70 years ago, and our latest age of anxiety is one of Xanax, fidget spinners, and constant swiping.
How ‘Austin Powers’ Became the First Cult Hit of the DVD Era
The film, which turned 20 this week, feels incredibly out of step with our dystopian present.
‘Austin Powers’ at 20: A Shagadelic Oral History
On the making of an unexpected cult classic (ill-tempered mutated sea bass included).
Top of the Muffin to You! 25 Great Food Moments in “Seinfeld”
From the chocolate babka to the big salad, Eater serves up 25 favorite food moments from Seinfeld.
One Novelist Remembers Her Moment
The cover was striking: it showed a syringe. On the back cover one character leaned over a table, snorting cocaine. The calls from radio stations began, the advertising spots, the letters, above all the letters. Girls telling me about their first acid trip. Gay guys who’d been thrown out of their houses. Girls in love […]
How Winona Ryder Became the Face of ‘90s Nostalgia
Why can’t we let go of Mermaids-era Winona Ryder? Soraya Roberts at Hazlitt explores the last great pre-internet icon.