1990s

Who’s Still Wearing Basketball Shorts Under Jeans?

Growing up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in the late ’90s, Antwan Staley’s greatest concern on a school day was how soon he could ball. The…

A Cultural History of the Plumber’s Crack

A comedy staple like slipping on a banana peel or getting a pie in the face, the old plumber’s crack image is something that seems…

‘Face/Off’ Was the Last Original Idea in Hollywood

It’s difficult, in this joyless era, to remember what the heady zenith of the 1990s blockbuster felt like. It was a time before the dour…

What’s the Deal With ‘Seinfeld’ Fanfiction?

You’re either a Seinfeld fan or you’re not — and if you are, you likely know the series by heart. In which case, you’ve probably…