ABC vs Ultravox: Award for the best trench-coat worn by a male singer in a 1980s video

The 1980s are known for big hair, pastel clothing and lots of partying. Yet hardly anyone knows about the 80s penchant for trench coats in music videos.

Now I don’t mind a trench coat, particularly if it’s lemon-colored and tied at the waist in the style of a 1940s movie gangster….

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When the Hunger Games became the Met Gala

When the Hunger Games became the Met Gala

The Hunger Games is a successful movie franchise based on the popular book trilogy written by Suzanne Collins.

The story is set hundreds of years from now in a dystopian future where teenagers from poor districts are forced to kill one another in a ruthless tournament called The Hunger Games.

These…

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How the Mitford sisters and the Kardashians reflect their times

How the Mitford sisters and the Kardashians reflect their times

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nWClSv8TlI

The Mitford sisters were wealthy aristocrats from a quirky 20th century English family.

The Kardashian/Jenner sisters are wealthy American celebrities from a quirky 21st century American family.

Despite the gaps in time and geographical proximity, these two families define their times.

The Kardashians reflect an era defined by an insatiable quest…

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What's popular on Midlifexpress?

What’s popular on Midlifexpress?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiVK41FBq2E

Taylor Kitsch is very popular on Midlifexpress this week.
Taylor Kitsch: What happened to your career? asks why the actor, despite his smouldering good looks and ripped physique, is unable to crack the Hollywood A list.
A follow up story comparing Taylor’s movie choices and Eric Bana’s woeful string of flops, also…

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Pennywise vs The Joker for best killer clown

https://youtu.be/VlLgcczEDTU

Coulrophobia is an irrational fear of clowns.

With the release of IT Chapter 2 and The Joker over the past few weeks it is not hard to see why some people really hate clowns.

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The 1990s on high rotation

The 1990s on high rotation

In the early 90s I worked at Music Television (MTV) in London. 
We had huge televisions bolted above our desks that screened music videos all day, every day.
Office work is dull and one would expect music videos to offer some relief from the tedium.
But not these videos. 
They were selected for high rotation…

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Voltaire salutes you, Pamela Anderson

Voltaire salutes you, Pamela Anderson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87ad4Cv8oJ8

Dear Pamela Anderson,

The French writer Voltaire once noted that “A woman cultivates her mind when her beauty fades.”

This might be sexist but remember Voltaire lived before the French Revolution when women lacked education and all they had was their beauty.

Luckily for us though, Pam, times have changed and Western women…

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The Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth sad story

The Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth sad story

How sad to hear that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have split.

Their marriage lasted eight months.

Late last year pictures of their secret wedding were leaked on the internet: Miley barefoot and dancing to Uptown Funk in her Vivienne Westwood wedding dress and Liam lining up alcohol shots with his brothers….

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