Entertainment | Movies

Daniel Radcliffe Is Playing "Weird" Al Yankovic in a New Biopic | Mental Floss

The Roku Original movie will apparently hold nothing back and depict Yankovic's 'famously depraved lifestyle.'

Cars & Motorcycles | Cars & Motorcycles

The 19 Most Memorable Cars of the 1970s and 1980s

With the good, the bad and the ugly all accounted for, these cars from the 1970s and '80s are burned into our minds.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Calling All Gen Xers: The Illinois State Museum Wants Your Help Curating a New Generation X Exhibit

If you were born during the Gen X years—1965 to 1980—the Illinois State Museum might feature your old Trapper Keeper.

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

Peter Scolari, ‘Bosom Buddies’ and ‘Newhart’ actor, dead at 66

His passing was confirmed by his manager, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, to Fox News on Friday.

Music | Music

Tom Jones Covers Talking Heads "Burning Down the House"--and Burns Down the House (1999)

It was supposedly “the album that finally obliterates the thin line separating arty white pop music and deep black funk,” as David Fricke wrote on the release of Talking Heads’ Speaking in Tongues.

Music | Music News

'Undercover': The Rolling Stones' Dark, Exhilarating Entry Of 1983

Nineteen years, 17 UK studio albums. That was the scorecard for the Stones in November 1983, as they released their new 'Undercover' set.

Entertainment | Celebrities!

Michael J. Fox plans ‘second retirement’ as health declines. More revelations from his book

In "No Time Like the Future," Michael J. Fox opens up about the progression of his Parkinson's disease, painful moments and his message of hope.

Music | Music

From the sharp-edged genre's founding members to the later artists bringing new wave into the present here's a look at new wave

Music | Audio Equipment: SO Cool!

Retro cassette players for people who like it old-school

Cassette tapes are making a comeback, probably because you can’t beat them for making a mixtape or recording the weird things you hear on the radio.

Entertainment | Entertainment

THEN AND NOW: The cast of 'Back to the Future' 35 years later

The first "Back to the Future" movie first hit theaters in July 1985, and starred Michael J. Fox as a teenager who travels back in time.

Music | Music

Summer Soundtrack: 20 Great Songs From the Ultimate '80s Movies

As familiar—even iconic—as many 1980s movies have become in audiences’ minds, there are always a handful that get overlooked, or thankfully rediscovered, thanks to re-releases and anniversaries.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

Casio Is Releasing a Retro-Style, NASA-Themed G-Shock Watch

Just because you’re not headed to the Moon doesn’t mean you can’t flaunt your passion for space exploration.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Back to the Future Screenwriter Weighs in on One of the Film’s Most Notorious Plot Holes | Mental Floss

The fact that Marty's parents don't recognize him at the end of the 'Back to the Future' has been bugging fans for years. But according to the screenwriter, this isn't a plot hole.

Miscellaneous | This is stuff I like

Take a Look: LeVar Burton Will Livestream Readings on Twitter

The former 'Star Trek' star and 'Reading Rainbow' host is taking his popular podcast, 'LeVar Burton Reads,' to Twitter.

Entertainment | Entertainment

7 Things That Don’t Make Sense About Die Hard

I begrudgingly have to admit that, while it is widely considered the finest film in the action genre, Die Hard is not perfect. The 1988 box office smash, which had explosive results for Bruce Willis’ career...

Entertainment | Entertainment

Do Yourself A Favor And Watch David Byrne's Two Stunning SNL Performances

David Byrne performed Talking Heads’ Once in a Lifetime and Toe Jam during Saturday Night Live, hosted by John Mulaney.

Music | Music

The Violent Shootout That Led to Daryl Hall and John Oates Joining Forces

One of the biggest duos in pop music history, Daryl Hall and John Oates first encountered one another during a dance hall riot in 1967 Philadelphia.

Music | Music

Huey Lewis & the News Debuts 'Her Love Is Killin' Me' Video on 'Kimmel'

The video features appearances by Michael Keaton, Jimmy Buffett and Brandon Flowers

Entertainment | Entertainment

Quentin Tarantino: I owe my career to 'The Golden Girls'

The classic 1980s sitcom "The Golden Girls" is legendary for the hilarious antics of Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia. But what about director Quentin Tarantino?

Entertainment | Entertainment

Eddie Money Dead: ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ Singer Was 70 – Variety

Eddie Money, the prolific hitmaker whose songs "Baby Hold On" and "Two Tickets to Paradise" soundtracked the 1980s, has died. He was 70.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Welcome to the Party, Pal: A Die Hard Board Game Exists

John McClane got a machine gun, and now he has a board game. The 1988 action film 'Die Hard' is getting the tabletop game treatment.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

These Vintage Diet and Food Ads From the 80s and 90s Will Actually Shock You

We rounded up the most shocking food and diet ads from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s, so you can see what food trends we’re so glad we put on ice.

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

Eggo waffles take a trip back to the 80s for Stranger Things season three | The Drum

Eggo frozen waffles, the preferred treat of Stranger Things’ Eleven character, are channeling the 80s with retro ads in the lead up to season three of the Netflix series.

Entertainment | Entertainment

A 'Spenser: For Hire' reboot is coming with Mark Wahlberg

Spenser and Hawk are coming back to small screens soon.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Remember When You Could Call the Time?

You still can, and thousands of people do it every day.

Music | Music

The English Beat's Ranking Roger Dies At 56 | Billboard

The English Beat and General Public vocalist Ranking Roger --real name Roger Charlery-- has passed away at the age of 56 after a battle with cancer.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Good news, would-be game show masterminds: ABC is bringing back Press Your Luck 

30 years after it originally went off the air, syndicated game show mainstay Press Your Luck is mostly known for two things: Its irritating, cash-gobbling, Noid wannabe mascot The Whammy, and Michael Larson, the guy who set a long-standing record for game

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

Jan-Michael Vincent Dead: 'Airwolf,' 'The Mechanic' Star Was 73 | Hollywood Reporter

Jan-Michael Vincent, who starred in such action fare as 'The Mechanic,' 'White Line Fever' and TV's 'Airwolf' before a raft of personal problems and illness sent him on a downward spiral, has died. He was 73.

Music | Music

The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s | Pitchfork

Kate Bush, N.W.A., Brian Eno, Madonna, Prince, and the other icons who defined a decade

News | The News

David Horowitz, Legendary Consumer Journalist, Dies at 81

Longtime consumer journalist David Horowitz passed away at age 81, his wife told NBC4.

Music | Music

The Cure Hint at New Album, Share 2019 Tour Dates

In addition to announcing new tour dates, The Cure also said that they're finishing up work on their first new album in over a decade.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

When WWF Wrestling Figures Ruled the '80s | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Music | Music

Two new reissues of the Cars' landmark albums capture a band for whom precision was everything.

An anomic interzone at the nexus of disco and new wave, 1981 needed the Cars more than ever.

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

Night Court Actor Harry Anderson Dead at 65

Actor Harry Anderson was found in his North Carolina home, dead at the age of 65. He was most famous for his roles in Night Court, Cheers, and Dave’s World.

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

They're demolishing the house where Hawaii Five-O's final showdown went down

The house that Jack Lord built is coming down.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

The Overwhelming Emotion of Hearing Toto’s “Africa” Remixed to Sound Like It’s Playing in an Empty Mall | The Ne

Jia Tolentino writes that editing a song to sound like it’s coming from a specific space—such as “Africa,” by Toto, as if it were playing in a mall—fights against the digital isolation of our times.

Entertainment | Entertainment

When The Day After Terrorized 100 Million Viewers With a Vision of Nuclear War | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Music | Music

Back to the ’80s | My Rick Springfield crush

Oh, how I wish I was in Florida preparing to embark on a trip back to that totally tubular time of the 1980s. Yes, the '80s cruise that we heard about last year starts this weekend, with none other than Rick Springfield as its captain. Or host. Let's go w

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Whatever Happened to Generation X?

As they head into middle age, the “slacker” generation of Philadelphians — sandwiched between the never-say-die boomers and the all-about-us millennials — is feeling overlooked, overworked and overwhelmed. But their chill, pragmatic approach to li

Music | Music

The Three Members Of The Smiths Not Named Morrissey Or Marr Teased A New Collaboration

Drummer Mike Joyce took to social media to share an image of his name aligned with bassist Andy Rourke and guitarist Craig Gannon.

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

Tom Selleck pays tribute to his 'Magnum, P.I.' costar John Hillerman

The actor honors the grand side of "The Great Hildini."

Entertainment | Entertainment

About that one time Quentin Taratino played Elvis on 'The Golden Girls'

It was almost as weird as the Elvis-themed Twilight Zone episode written by George R.R. Martin.

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

12 Fast Facts About ‘Magnum, P.I.’ | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Music | Music

Prince's Epic 'Purple Rain' Tour: An Oral History - Rolling Stone

Members of the Revolution look back on Prince's massive, awe-inspiring 'Purple Rain' tour in our exclusive oral history.

Music | Music

The YouTube generation is listening to . . . cassettes? - The Boston Globe

Today’s young music fans are used to getting what they want to hear anytime anywhere, and their tastes are algorithm-assisted. It’s 2017, and your Sony Walkman needs new batteries. Why? Because cassettes are back.

Cars & Motorcycles | Cars

It's Finally Time for the Chevrolet Fiero

If there's going to be a mid-engined Corvette, there should be an accessible Chevrolet with the same layout.

Entertainment | Entertainment

A Stylish Supercut of Dance Scenes From '80s Movies

The supercut is an infectious celebration of some of the most iconic dance scenes in 1980s movies.

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

See Photographer Dafydd Jones's Party Photos From the 80s and 90s | Vanity Fair

Jones recently decided to go back through his archive and reprint photos taken for *Tatler* and *Vanity Fair.*

Music | Music

‘Hard to Hold’: 32 years ago | My Rick Springfield crush

Rick Springfield's film debut "Hard to Hold" came out 32 years ago today. I'm pretty sure I know what was on my 14-year-old mind that day. Today we have access to so many interviews via the Internet, but in those days, it was all about the teen

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Growing up in arcades: 1979-1989

  Goddamn, do these photos bring back memories! I mean, this is exactly what it looked like in the ‘70s and ‘80s hanging out at arcades. I never really played the games back then as I wasn’t very good at them, but I did hang out wit

Music | Music

Caught On Tape: Stevie Ray Vaughan Rehearses “Let’s Dance” With David Bowie | Society Of Rock

Serious Moonlight Tour Rehearsals, 1983 Despite David Bowie's generous offer to take him on tour, in 1983 Texas blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan declined the offer just before the start of Bowie's Serious Moonlight Tour in pursuit of his own interests. Ste

Miscellaneous | This is stuff I like

'Pretty in Pink' to Return to Theaters for 30th Anniversary

Re-release will contain bonus footage, including cast discussing alternate ending

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

"The Doors" Sing "Reading Rainbow" Theme (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)

The legendary Jim Morrison (Jimmy Fallon) and The Doors stopped by 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' to cover the

Music | Music

Rick Springfield fandom in the 1980s vs. today | My Rick Springfield crush

Here are some memories from being a teenage Rick Springfield fan in the 1980s: Checking the magazine stand at the neighborhood drugstore to see if the current issue of Tiger Beat, 16 Magazine or Bop was there so I could add another Rick Springfield post

Music | Music

Yes, so much more than 'Jessie's Girl'

There was a great article circulating online this week, which basically said what Rick Springfield fans have known for years, he's really talented and there's so much more to him than

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

This Karate Kid video argues Daniel LaRusso is the movie's villain | EW.com

If you thought the hero of the 1984 film The Karate Kid was Daniel LaRusso, think again. A new video argues that Daniel (Ralph Macchio) is actually the film’s top bully, a “violent sociopath who moves to a California town and begins tormenting a local

Music | Music

‘True story’ behind ‘Jessie’s Girl’ | My Rick Springfield crush

When MTV debuted 34 years ago - on Aug. 1, 1981 - "Jessie's Girl" was the No. 1 song in the country. And for 34 years, music fans everywhere have wondered - "Was there really a Jessie's girl?" This week, Jimmy Kimmel unearthed never-b

Music | Music

30 days till showtime | My Rick Springfield Crush

In 30 days, Rick Springfield will appear on the big screen in his first feature film since “Hard to Hold” in 1984. His film debut didn’t get very good reviews, but at age 14, I didn’t care about things like that – it was Rick Springfield on the big screen and (giggle, giggle) you got to see almost all of him. Plus you got to listen to his newest songs.

Music | Music

A new look for Rick Springfield | My Rick Springfield crush

Last week there was a paparazzi photo posted on Twitter of Rick Springfield "shopping in Beverly Hills." It didn't really look like he was shopping, as he only had his phone in one hand and his keys in the other but that was how it was portraye

Music | Music

The 15 Struggles Of Being A Music Fan In The '80s

The '80s weren't all perms and Rubik's Cubes. So take off the rose-colored aviators and get real ...

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

Jimmy Fallon Went to Bayside High with "Saved By The Bell" Cast - YouTube

While in L.A., Jimmy reminisces about his time at Bayside High with the gang from "Saved By The Bell." Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallo...

Gaming | Gaming

11 Fascinating Facts About Space Invaders

Space Invaders was a flop on its release, and in its early version, had you shooting at planes and people instead...

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

'Dear John Hughes' coming to Chicago, a show celebrating his movies

A multi-media, concert-style show designed to celebrate the movies of the late John Hughes — including such nostalgic titles as “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club,” “Weird Science,”

Science & Technology | Tech

Sony is trying to make the Walkman cool again

Sony's latest take on its classic music player, the ZX2, supports high-resolution audio playback, and is Wi-Fi-, Bluetooth- and NFC-enabled.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Netflix Releasing a New Original Movie Starring… Pee-Wee Herman?

You’re reading that title correctly, we can confirm that an upcoming Netflix original will be a rehash of the 80s children’s show Pee-Wee Herman as a feature film.

Gaming | Gaming

A young boy plays through video game history - Boing Boing

At The Message, BB pal Andy Baio wrote a fantastic piece about the experiment he is running with his ten-year-old son: What happens when a 21st-century kid plays through video game history in chronological order?

Miscellaneous | I Like This

1989, America's malls: The places where nothing — and everything — has changed

In 1989, Michael Galinsky, then a 20-year-old student, took a month to traverse the U.S. Everywhere he went, he documented the same place: the shopping mall. The results are now an archive of a vanished world, simultaneously familiar and foreign, trivial and full of meaning.

Humor | Humor

Kevin Bacon Explains the '80s to Millennials

Awesomeness: Kevin Bacon Explains the '80s to Millennials! Kids today man.

Humor | Humor

Teenagers Just Can't Figure Out the Original NES | Mental Floss

Video game technology has come a long way since the Nintendo Entertainment System debuted in the 1980s, so it's no surprise that the teenagers examining the device in the Fine Brothers' latest React video are kind of bemused by the device. "Is this a projector?" one asks. Game of Thrones' Maise Williams thinks it might be a video player; another guesses that it's a Gameboy 1. "I've played with a PlayStation 2," one girl notes, "but this is as old as it gets for me!"

Gaming | Gaming

Chubby Checker's Lost "Dig Dug" Atari Commercial | Mental Floss

In 1982, Chubby Checker recorded a song about Dig Dug, the classic Atari game.

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

The '80s - Los Angeles magazine

How the 1984 summer Olympics and pop and punk and rap and Melrose Avenue could all happen in one city

Music | Music

U2's 'Bad' Break: 12 Minutes at Live Aid That Made the Band's Career

The complete story behind the historic performance, 29 years ago this week

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff!

8 Items from the 1985 Montgomery Ward’s Catalog We Wish Were Still for Sale

It is true that some of these things can still be found, either old and faded on eBay or earnestly reproduced on specialty sites like The Vermont Country Store. But these products and deserve more; they have timeless appeal that would suit our 21st centur

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

What Old Sharper Image Catalogs Tell Us About American Life in the '80s

These products were all sold in Sharper Image catalogs in the late '80s. Even the fake cellphone antenna.