Apparently today is “National Lipstick Day.” “National Lipstick Day” is not a real holiday, but it’s a great excuse to look at some vintage cosmetics. Let’s get inspired. »
It’d be hard to argue with the claim that besides all the great characters, and the beautifully written dialogue, the biggest reason Mad Men (coming to a close this Sunday) was a hit was because it was about one our recent favorite decades in American history. Baby boomers, man.
Running a little behind on the seasonal decor? Me too! Don't you worry, though—I've got here in my hot little hands the magazine that's gonna save our bacon, by telling us everything we need to know to throw the perfect all-American Baby Boom-era Christmas celebration: A December 1949 issue of Woman's Home Companion,… »
The dentist chair*, the DMV, Whole Foods at 2pm on Fourth of July. That's a list of places I'd rather be than at that funhouse hell hole known as Disneyland. »
It seems that the days of groupies getting traded between rock bands for $50 and a case of beer weren't left to James Cameron's nostalgic film lens. Professor William T. Bielby has examined the sociological roots of rock groupiedom and its continued pervasiveness in a piece entitled Rock in a Hard Place: Grassroots… »
Guys, are you sick of your J.Crew paisley iPhone cover? Drape it in a rodent, yo. (Apologies to the anti-fur readers, who may not appreciate this quite as much. Remember it was a different time) »
As a few articles from the weekend prove, women who fancy themselves "Modern Pin-Ups" often ignore the realities of the 1950s. (But, yes, the hair was great!) »
If women are leaving science careers in droves, you can't blame the Gilbert company, whose 1958 "Lab Technician Set For Girls" probably gave a lot of budding Marie Curies their first crack at chemistry! Why, you ask, couldn't they just use a regular old "boy's" chemistry set? And why, for that matter, was "lab… »