Best Articles & Videos about 1980s on the web

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Read the best 1980s articles from around the internet, or watch the most insightful videos about 1980s from platforms like Youtube, Vimeo or leading publishers like The New York Times, The Atlantic, LA Times, Bloomberg, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal and many more.
The Chaotic Story Of Dexys Midnight Runners & “Come On Eileen”

The Chaotic Story Of Dexys Midnight Runners & “Come On Eileen”

History Videos

When faced with the phrase “One Hit Wonder” Dexys Midnight Runners would be one of the first bands to come to most minds. Their megahit “Come On Eileen” is one of the eternal dancefloor fillers. So who were Dexys Midnight Runners? Why did they go through sixteen members before their worldwide smash?

The Fascinating Story Of McLaren’s Most Iconic F1 Car

The Fascinating Story Of McLaren’s Most Iconic F1 Car

Design History

The McLaren MP4/4 remains Formula 1’s most successful machine, with a 93.8% win ratio that helped Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost storm to victory in 15 out of the 16 races during 1988. In 1988 McLaren had it all, a brilliant cocktail that helped it deliver one of the most dominant cars the sport has ever seen.

Before Tinder, There Was Dateline

Before Tinder, There Was Dateline

Apps Life Tech

Operation Match was a computer dating service started at Harvard in 1965 by two undergraduates, that paired students together for dates for $3 a pop. Students filled in questionnaires which were processed by an IBM 1401 before receiving the names and telephone numbers of their matches in the post.

Work, Protest And Play On The Streets Of Hackney

Work, Protest And Play On The Streets Of Hackney

History Photos

During the 1970s and first half of the 80s photographer Neil Martinson recorded the lives of those who lived and worked in Hackney, east London. At that time, children still played in the street and on old bomb sites yet to be developed.

The Saga Of Punkin’ Donuts

The Saga Of Punkin’ Donuts

Business Long Reads

The Dunkin’ Donuts that used to be at the northwest corner of Belmont and Clark earned its nickname in the 80s and 90s. How a doughnut-shop parking lot became a confluence of Chicago youth subcultures—and what killed it off.

1980s Teenagers And Their Bedroom Walls

1980s Teenagers And Their Bedroom Walls

History Photos

Desire, adoration, safety, identity and escape are all there on the teenager’s bedroom walls. In the 1980s, these teenagers were photographed in their bedrooms – the place where they go to dream.

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

Long Reads Tech

How an insecure, acid-dropping hippie kid reinvented himself as a technological visionary – and changed the world. He rewrote the rules of business, combining Sixties idealism with greed-is-good capitalism. He never did anything first, but he did it best.

What Ever Happened To Waterbeds?

What Ever Happened To Waterbeds?

Business History

After a heyday in the late 1980s in which nearly one out of every four mattresses sold was a waterbed mattress, the industry dried up in the 1990s, leaving behind a sense of unfilled promise and thousands upon thousands of unsold vinyl shells.

Merry Across The Mersey: Tom Wood’s Visions Of Liverpool

Merry Across The Mersey: Tom Wood’s Visions Of Liverpool

Art History Photos

Known affectionately as the ‘photie man’ across Merseyside, Tom Wood worked in the region at a time of great social and political change. From buzzing match days at Anfield to couples snogging during nights out on the Wirral, a new retrospective of his work highlights his bond with the city.

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