Retro Nostalgia to the Max!

Check out these nostalgic articles and essays filled with insightful reflection and thoughtful commentary. 

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

I really thought this was how I was going to live my life forever, just driving in a car, never reaching a destination, never finding a place to sleep, until I just turned old and died, only sustained by ‘Sweet Valley Twins’ paperbacks, with the chalky texture of SweetTarts as my last meal.

Your Next Stop, the Nostalgia Zone

Your Next Stop, the Nostalgia Zone

Every New Year’s Eve, I sit down to watch Syfy’s The Twilight Zone marathon. I’ve tuned in every year since 2000, and rewatching always makes me nostalgic for my younger self. I also love spotting actors of yesteryear who went on to become more well known. Is that William Shatner—aka Star Trek’s...

Siamese Dreamers: A Tale of Love, Loss, and the Smashing Pumpkins

Siamese Dreamers: A Tale of Love, Loss, and the Smashing Pumpkins

Growing up in Mississippi, I had never been to a big concert before, so scoring tickets to see the Smashing Pumpkins’ Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness tour was unbelievable to me. And getting to see them with Brian and John, free from our parents and the confines of our small town…well, let’s just say the world felt bigger than ever before.

The Real World Outside Your Window

The Real World Outside Your Window

While heroes like the X-Men and Black Panther can solve world-spanning problems in one issue, real progress takes decades and comics will continue to shine a light on more of society’s problems.

The Story Behind Jem: An Interview with Christy Marx

The Story Behind Jem: An Interview with Christy Marx

Despite only three short seasons, Jem is an ’80s pop culture powerhouse that owes much of its success to the show’s writer and creative visionary, Christy Marx. With a long career that spans comics, television, video games, and more, the “truly outrageous” Christy Marx graciously took time to answer our burning questions.

Now and Then: ‘Stand by Me’ Revisited

Now and Then: ‘Stand by Me’ Revisited

But when I rewatched ‘Stand by Me’ last year, I fell in love. I reread the novella, I listened to the soundtrack, and I found myself going down Wiki rabbit holes researching TV shows like Wagon Train or Have Gun, Will Travel that were referenced in the film. And this time, the final lines moved me…but there was a different quote that stayed with me. 

Star Wars Unlimited Scratches That Faux Nostalgia Itch

Star Wars Unlimited Scratches That Faux Nostalgia Itch

The Star Wars universe is growing by leaps and bounds into a variety of media and visual approaches. We wanted to ensure that our style afforded ample space to blend all these distinct sources into one unified, yet diverse look, with enough flexibility to allow for even the outliers of Star Wars material to be represented in the game. 

When the Golden Girls Were Environmentalists

When the Golden Girls Were Environmentalists

Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia confronted stereotypes and tackled the tough stuff with their trademark humor. One theme that I see mentioned much less often, though, is when The Golden Girls embraced environmentalism. In fact, their commitment to this timely cause stretches across several episodes and even includes an epic television special.

From Here to Eternia

From Here to Eternia

And every day, I looked at that massive box, with the gorgeous artwork, and said, “This weekend will be the weekend.” But the days once again turned to weeks. And weekend after weekend passed without an assembled Eternia.