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The Retro is an unapologetic celebration of the brilliant, absurd, uneven, culture-shifting '80s and '90s. (With some dips into the '70s and early 2000s as well.)

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Putting the biggest moments of the recent past into context today. Analyzing cultural relevance, long-term effects, and the contrast of the feeling in the moment to the feeling now.

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This isn't just the standard dump of mostly banal "this day in history" factoids you’ll see copy-and-pasted around the Internet. The Retro is originally researched, curated, and culled—and includes commentary and perspective.

Keep up on reboots, relaunches, and throwbacks

Keep up on the head-spinning number of modern reboots of '80s and '90s hits, from TV shows and movies to video games and snacks.

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The Retro is created and written by Sam Greenspan, author and creator of the website 11 Points, and professional pop culture writer for nearly two decades.

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