1980s

In Pursuit Of The 'Perfect' Christmas

Lucy Nichol | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Nichol

Every single year I try desperately to conjure up the epitome of Christmas. But it's 2016. Santa doesn't exist and the old fashioned paper chains and snow globes I keep stockpiling don't actually have the power to transport me back to a Victorian knees-up with the Fezziwigs.

X-Factor Fright Night Brought Me Nostalgia For 80s And 90s Music

Maria Karvouni | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Maria Karvouni

For me, X-Factor Fright Night was the best night of the competition until now this season. The majority of the songs (5/9) were coming from 90s (3) an...

Pound Store Thatcher And Trump - The Worst Of All 80s Revivals

Will Black | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Will Black

The 80s revival has been gathering momentum in recent years. The way things are going, it is possible that Glastonbury 2017 revellers will be able to see Howard Jones, Shakin' Stevens, Simply Red and Bros.

It Was Acceptable In The '80s

Terry-Ann Kibbles | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK
Terry-Ann Kibbles

When the new Indian family moved in and bought the shop, I was selfishly very happy. As a seven year old, I was over the moon that 'proper' Indians had moved in and my mother and I were no longer the only 'Pakis' in the village. They had two children the around same age as me. They were darker than me, they had Indian names, they were Hindu and they owned a shop.

Ghostbusters

Harry Crawford | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

The sheboot caused uproar before it was even released as the trailer became the most disliked video in YouTube's history. Why? Because the leads were women - underlying sexism strikes again! In light of this, I'm going to try something: I'm going to actually give the film a chance and review it like normal human being. 

Shakin Stevens: Echoes Of Our Times

Patric Morgan | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Patric Morgan

I'd always wanted to sing and I'd stay behind in school after all the other kids had gone home to work on it. I got myself into a few schools shows. After leaving school, I was in a band called Shakin' Stevens and the Sunsets. We'd play at the New Moon Club and there was another one called the Kayak Club during the 1960s.

Stranger Things: 7 Things We're Getting Nostalgic About From The 80's

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Style

Netflix’s Stranger Things isn’t just making us obsessed with Winona Ryder all over again, but is also making us nostalgic for an entire decade. Th...

Bhs Closure: Memories Of A 1980s Saturday Girl

Helen Johnston | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK
Helen Johnston

Having been selected to work in the food department (remember when Bhs sold food?) I also had to don a white paper cap of the old-fashioned nurse's variety. Weirdly we didn't have to tie our hair up under this cap, so it merely sat on top of my head, held in place by two grips. Every week I prayed that nobody I knew would come in and see me dressed like that.

What's In A Name?

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

Getting someone's name right is not rocket science; it just requires a slight amount of observation. Anyone else who has an unusual spelling will know the frustration caused by the folk who simply can't see what's right in front of their face. If I had a pound for every time someone has called me 'Maggie' I'd have holiday home in Tuscany.

The Cost of Our Obsession With Computers and Robots

Jared Joffe | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Tech
Jared Joffe

I've recently been binge watching a show called Halt and Catch Fire. There are many reasons why I'm drawn to it, but perhaps none more so than the fac...

Thatcher, AIDS and Hopelessness: Growing Up Gay in The 1980s and 90s

Lee Williscroft-Ferris | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Williscroft-Ferris

I don't sit around feeling sorry for myself as a result of my experiences of growing up gay in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Indeed, there were other factors in my childhood, entirely unrelated to my sexuality, that exerted negative forces on that period of my life.

Gadzooks Mistress Meaker, Rentaghost Hits 40

Ed Green | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ed Green

Forty years ago this week, hapless newbie ghost Fred Mumford teleported himself into a dustbin, marking the start of Rentaghost. First broadcast on Tuesday 6 January 1976, it became a staple of '70s/80s UK children's TV.

This 80s-Inspired Engagement Shoot Is So Awkward

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you remember a time when perms, Super Mario and high tops were a thing, then you're going to love this. A couple have shared their awkward enga...

25 Things That Happened at My Primary School in the 1980s That Would Never Be Allowed Today

Kate Chapman | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Chapman

Looking back at all the old photos on display reminded me how simple life was back then, and just how different my own school experience is from that of my children. It's inspired me to compile a little list of things that *actually* happened at my primary school in the 1980's - that would never be allowed today, or if they were, I suspect would be severely frowned upon....

Ten Things Our Children Will Sadly Not Experience

Emma Conway | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Parents
Emma Conway

OK so with hindsight our lives were a little bit more unhealthy and risky. But it makes me sad as we were free to be innocent. We could run around outside and eat crap and pretend to be Spuggy from Byker Grove, not some polished American beauty queen...

Warning: This Tribute To Blockbuster May Make You Nostalgic For The '80s

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Comedy

Warning: This tribute to Blockbuster video stores may make you nostalgic for the Eighties. Or at least the art of returning videotapes without getting...

Kids Play With 1980s Mobile Phones And Have No Idea What They Are

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Comedy

30 years is a long, long time in technology. Give a bunch of kids one of the UK's first mobile phones from the 1980s and you get some confused reac...

Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' Fits Perfectly With This Aerobics Video From, Yes, 1989

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Comedy

And your curiously satisfying video of the day is... this one! Remember how Daft Punk's disco-style 'Get Lucky' fitted perfectly over a 1970s video...

Voga: I Try Out the Madonna-Inspired Exercise Class

Julia Richardson | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Julia Richardson

Renata, the instructor, is easily identifiable in with her gaudy Lycra leggings. There are about 15 of us sat on the mats. The group is predominantly female though a handful of guys are dotted around and there is a range of abilities from first-timers like moi, to weekly devotees.

What Does a Free Range Student Look Like? MOOCs, Learning to Be Social, and the Brave New World of Education

Malory Nye | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK
Malory Nye

It was the early 1980s, and I was in my late teens. There were many certainties at that time - Nelson Mandela would never be free, it was only a matte...

Fitness Classes Through The Decades: 30s To 80s

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As you struggle towards the end of January, and very possibly your annual gym-going journey, we thought we'd remind you how good exercise lovers have ...

'Born to Be Wild': The Golden Age of American Rock - Welcome to the Jungle

James Hale | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
James Hale

By the 1980's, mainstream American rock music had moved far away from the protest and revolution of the 1960s and was more concerned with sex, drugs, partying and having a good time. All the time. Hey it was the 80s so it was allowed, apparently.

'2013: The Birth of the New New Man' - A Response to GQ

Jay Nadarajah | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jay Nadarajah

Apparently 60% of men would consider being a stay at home dad. I find that men who were raised by strong career women have more respect for equality than those who weren't. I have friends who have shared six months each of maternity/paternity leave and friends who will argue that it should be a mother's responsibility. In a progressive society, nothing beats equality.

PICTURES: Five-Year-Old's Adorable Drawings Of '80s Songs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Sam is five - and his mother Lori is, by her own admission, obsessed with the 1980s. Sam's first drawing inspired by the '80s music playing in his ...

What the '80s Meant to Me

Andrew Poppy | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Poppy

What were we dancing to back then? Talking Heads' Life During Wartime and Kraftwerk's Computer Love. It sums up a lot. What was I trying to do? To be a composer, musician, artist. To make records like a band or producer would, in the studio but also to be a composer like Stravinsky and Philip Glass - whatever that meant.