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Should we let go of nostalgia?

Nostalgia is defined as a “sentimental longing for the past.” For me, looking back at photos of holidays with friends and family over summer brings up a wealth of bittersweet…

Review: That 90’s Show

I was initially drawn to That 90’s Show by nostalgia for its predecessor, That 70’s Show (1998-2006). I had hoped for a full-fledged reunion starring almost all the old cast.…

What Makes a Halloween Film?

What is the true essence of a Halloween film? What makes a film so intrinsically linked to this time of year? Whilst Halloween is a season to bask in the…

In Retrospect: Frank Ocean’s Nostalgia

★★★ February 16 marks the tenth anniversary of the debut mixtape from Frank Ocean Nostalgia, Ultra. Ocean, whose real name is Christopher Breaux, released the mixtape promotion-less to his Tumblr…

Born in the wrong fashion generation

In these challenging times, it is an unsurprising (if not instinctual) reaction to long for a different reality. Naturally, we find ourselves looking nostalgically to the past and dreaming about…

Fashion nostalgia: the clothes that made me

I hold a lot of memories in my clothes. I can tell you exact outfits that I wore on holiday, jumpers that I would keep for swimming training, t-shirts that…

World War nostalgia related to Brexit is dishonest

Alone against the world, we guarded our island fortress with heroism and stoicism. Six long years of wartime suffering, shortages and existential threat were born without complaint by this hardy,…

Finding solace in nostalgia when making cross continental journies

I attempt at adjusting myself to a comfortable position in my constricted economy class seat. As I somehow manage to make enough room for my legs and rucksack, I realise…