Dr. Ruth has interviewed thousands of people about their sex lives — and she says the most common relationship problem hasn’t changed since the 1980s

Courtesy of Amazon Publishing Dr. Ruth Westheimer is a psychosexual therapist. She started the public-radio program “Sexually Speaking” in 1981. Westheimer said too many people have unreasonably high expectations for their relationship and their sex lives — and that hasn’t changed since the 1980s. Westheimer emphasized the importance of being realistic, while still being hopeful. […]

Polaroids of the Colorful Characters in Amsterdam’s Red-Light District Bars During the 1980s

Every city has its own red-light district, but Amsterdam’s is the largest and most popular, brimming with sexy (and sleazy), boozy, and cannabis-filled good times. In 1979, New York City artists Bettie Ringma and Marc H. Miller captured the raucous parties happening in the capital district. Broke and armed with Polaroid cameras, the artists decided […]

Ready Player One trailer: Back to the Future and MORE 1980s nods in Steven Spielberg epic

The near future. Natural resources are depleting and people are spending most of their lives in a virtual reality version of the internet called the Oasis. Based on Ernest Cline’s hit novel, the love letter to 1980s pop culture is getting a film adaptation directed by none other than Spielberg who is surely the perfect […]

The underground story of Cobra, the 1980s’ illicit handmade computer

Enlarge / Mihai Moldovanu tinkers with his beloved Cobra. (credit: Adi Dabu) BUCHAREST, Romania—Mihai Moldovanu grabs the cardboard box with the enthusiasm of a man from the future who’s opening a time capsule. “Maybe it could still work,” he tells me. He dusts it off with his hands. Inside the box rests the computer he […]

The Morning Watch: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ 1980s Trailer, Norm MacDonald Is a Comic Genius & More

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.) In this edition, Thor: Ragnarok gets a trailer remix that makes […]

Superhero Bits: Justice League in the 1980s, Thanos Leads The Avengers, ‘Titans’ Casts Dick Grayson & More

What would the Justice League movie look like if it was made in the 1980s? What is Thanos doing leading The Avengers? Who has been cast to play Dick Grayson on the Titans live-action series? According to tweets, what was the biggest blockbsuter of the summer? What does Patty Jenkins think about the potential Oscar […]

Maybe The Americans is quietly a technophile love letter to the 1980s

The Emmy-nominated showrunners of The Americans, Joel Fields (L) and Joe Weisberg (R), sat down with Ars at ATX Television Fest 2017. One of ’em is a regular reader who enjoys our iOS and macOS reviews (but will revert to a flip phone when the show isn’t in production). (video link) Warning: This post contains […]

19 vintage photos that show what New York City looked like in the 1980s

Janet Delaney The New York City of the 1980s is quite different from the city we know today. Homicides were at near-record highs, the crack epidemic was raging, and NYC had not yet experienced the wave of gentrification that has marked it in modern times. Janet Delaney grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles, but […]

‘Bumblebee’ Movie Will Take Place in the 1980s

An old rumor is confirmed: the first Transformers spinoff, Bumblebee, will take place when the original animated series was airing, the 1980s. Director Travis Knight‘s (Kubo and the Two Strings) prequel won’t be as busy or as large as Michael Bay‘s Transformers movies, either. A few new details have come out about the film, which will star Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen). Below, learn more about […]