Essays Archive

1 Apr 2020

Whatever Happened to the Sundays?

Remember the Sundays, the boot-wearing Smiths wannabees from London, England? At the height of the alternative scene in the 1990s, they were adored by fans all over the world, some of whom carried a huge crush on
27 Mar 2020

The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Cassette

When people think back on the 80s, they’ll think of neon, a Rubik’s cube, leg warmers, big hair, and maybe an artist or two such as Michael Jackson or some nondescript synth-playing new wave band. But for
17 Mar 2020

What’s Wrong with Liking George Michael?

Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, otherwise known as George Michael, was never one to stay in the middle for very often. He was polarizing — men hated him for his good looks, women swooned. but during his 35-year career