Woman's 40,000-Tape TV News Archive to Be Digitized For the World

From 1977 to 2012, Marion Stokes recorded television news. In those 35 years, she filled 40,000 tapes with decades of stories big and small, local and national. After her death three years ago, her family decided to donate the strange and culturally significant collection to the Internet Archive, but what then? How… » 8/04/15 1:15pm 8/04/15 1:15pm

Disney Announces Plans to Ruin 'The Little Mermaid'

Good news: Disney is re-releasing The Little Mermaid to theaters. But I'm going to have to stop you before you rush to the nearest bathtub to do your best impression of Ariel doing a half-pushup on a rock while a wave dramatically crashes behind her (unless I'm the only one who used to practice pretending to be Ariel… » 9/12/13 1:40pm 9/12/13 1:40pm

Everything I Know I learned From Pepper Ann

Though I was barely pushing 10 at the tail end of the epic era of Pepper Ann meets Ashley Spinelli, has a drink with Power Puff Girls and potentially breeds Kim Possible, I seriously think that these years were some of the most formative in the development of my sense of self. As a self-identified feminist, I often… » 8/20/13 3:30pm 8/20/13 3:30pm

See You At The Peach Pit! Donna Martin Graduated 20 Years Ago

These days, there is nothing quainter than the idea of being suspended from graduation ceremonies for being drunk, but it (almost) happened to poor Donna on Beverly Hills, 90210 twenty years ago today. For me, the ultimate Donna episode is almost definitely the one where she catches her mother cheating on her father… » 5/11/13 3:30pm 5/11/13 3:30pm

Creator of Pete and Pete 'Amazed' by Passionate Female Fans

Hey, remember the 90s? Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi, the creators of The Adventures of Pete and Pete, did a show in LA earlier this week. They'd already held one in November and one in New York in February. In an interview with the LA Times, Viscardi seemed pleasantly surprised to find that his boy-centric show… » 8/31/12 2:35pm 8/31/12 2:35pm

90210's Brandon Walsh Is Back in School, Shilling Jeans For Kids

Old Navy has jumped on the '90s nostalgia bandwagon with an enthusiasm that would be unfamiliar to an era defined by whatevers and as-ifs. Previously, the company has used Joey Lawrence and Mayim Bialik (A.K.A. Blossom) in their advertisements and now they're continuing their walk down '90s memory lane with a… » 8/06/12 11:20am 8/06/12 11:20am

Will Smith Raps 'Fresh Prince' Theme Song on Graham Norton, Delights Pretty Much Everyone

Regardless of how far we've moved into the new Willenium, Will Smith will always be best known for his role as that West Philly scamp thrown into the lap of luxury in Fresh Prince of Bel Air — a sitcom that now, decades later, is more famous for its theme song than it is any plot twist. Recently Smith was on The… » 5/21/12 10:25am 5/21/12 10:25am

Let's Pour One Out for the Brandy and Monica of Yesteryear, 'Cause They Sure Aren't Coming Back

It's not unusual for people to think back on the music of their middle school years with an inflated level of fondness and nostalgia. Songs are wrapped up in memories of school dances, listening to your walkman on the bus and helping to form an identity that, at least in part, you've carried with you until this very… » 4/10/12 4:45pm 4/10/12 4:45pm