My First Time Reading Sassy Magazine

Sassy magazine is the badass older sister to today’s honest, insightful publications aimed at teens and young adults. Running from 1988 to 1996, Sassy spoke on topics like virginity to alcoholism to body image. Other publications deemed these subjects too mature and taboo for teens. Sassy served as the feminist …

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Who gets to be 90s nostalgia?

Race, Celebrity and Who Gets to Be 90s Nostalgia

When the 90s seeming reemerged several years ago, people began reflecting on celebrity culture with a great deal of nostalgia. We started seeing public reminiscing for The Rachel Haircut and wishing couples like Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder would just get back together already. With a renewed focus on celebrity, …

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Fiona Apple & the Sexist Critics in the 90s

The year is 1996. Fiona Apple is 18-years-old on the verge of being a household name. Working her babysitting connections, she managed to get her three track demo into the hands of famed publicist, Kathryn Schenker. As they say, the rest is history. Apple’s first performance in Paris drew an …

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Liz Phair: Examining her 90s music and style

I have to admit that I wasn’t aware of Liz Phair until about 2002, when I was a sophomore in high school, long past the heyday of early 90s music. I’m not quite too sure how I stumbled upon her third album whitechocolatespaceegg, which was released in 1998. This album was …

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Hope Floats Style Guide

I recently found myself clicking around on Netflix and stumbled across the 90s movie section. I randomly decided on watching  Hope Floats, a movie I remembered but hadn’t seen in 15 years. OK, it isn’t amazing, it has a 33% rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But the fashion is amazing. …

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