Tag: 80s

Fashion

The new neon and winged eyeshadow

2018 saw the return of the 80’s velvet and corduroy as fashionable fabrics to include in your wardrobe. 2019 is continuing this – Instagram feeds include artistic neon wonders with jet black eyeliner to compliment. Kendell Jenner’s Instagram photo of her with vivid green eyes set others off on the hunt for the boldest looks…

Music

TV made the soundtrack star

You may not even realise it, but a TV soundtrack has the ability to make or break a series. A good one can be the icing on the cake, but if the series is already average at best, a TV soundtrack that fails to compliment the various moods and storylines within, can turn it into…

Music

40 years of indie: enter Mr Shankly

To celebrate 40 years of indie music, Lewis Oxley explores the history of the most British of genres, charting the four decades of indie over three issues. 40 years ago, an undercurrent was gently starting to rumble in the UK music scene. The next generation of youth, facing the torrents of unemployment that marked the…

Global

Forever Toto

Echoing one of the song’s most famous lines, it’s gonna take a lot to take away the sounds of Toto’s ‘Africa’ from the Namib Desert. Artist Max Siedentopf has set up an installation of six speakers with the 1982 hit playing on loop, assisted by solar batteries. He wanted the song to play for eternity…

TV

You Choose – Bandersnatch Review

Is this 80s period piece a step into the future for Netflix? Charlie Brooker’s latest feature-length episode from the anthology series Black Mirror places power and sanity in the hands of the viewer. Within the first couple of minutes you’re asked to make decisions on what you have for breakfast and the music you listen…

Film

Dystopian future in Back to the Future part II

Whilst there were no hoverboards, flying cars, or self-tying shoes in 2015, Back to the Future Part II predicted that a certain rich and powerful character would become an important point of discussion in the future. In this dystopian version of America, one can draw strange and scary comparisons to Trump’s America, and Trump himself….

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