Browsing: Fads

Mad magazine was founded in 1952 by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines, although the magazine’s moronic-looking mascot, Alfred E Neuman (pictured), wasn’t introduced…

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Madchester (so named because it originated in Manchester in the north of England) was the dominant force in British rock during the late 80s and…

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Published in the 1990s, the Magic Eye series consisted of picture books filled with autostereograms. On the face of it, they were psychedelic and colourful…

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The Monster Truck craze was inspired in 1975 by Bob Chandler’s ‘Bigfoot’ – a souped-up Ford with four-foot-high tyres, named after the hairy ape-like creature…

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The term “Moonies” was a popular name for followers of the Unification Church – a religious sect founded by Korean industrialist Sun Myung Moon (pictured)…

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Ms. magazine first appeared in 1972. Edited by noted feminist Gloria Steinem it was radically different from publications such as Good Housekeeping. Steinem said Ms. would not tell you…

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The internet has made porn accessible to everyone these days – but before the web came along, if you wanted to see a pair of…

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“New Age” was a movement of the late 1980s characterised by an emphasis on the holistic view of body and mind, alternative (or complementary) medicines,…

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“New Coke” almost spelt the end for the Coca-Cola empire in 1985. They changed the flavour of Coke and the American public were not having…

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Somewhere between 1993 and 1994, British masculinity was perceived as having spawned a new type, the ‘New Lad’. His media sighting could arguably be traced…

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Oz magazine started in Australia in 1963 and, almost by chance, came to London in 1966. Its radical content of libertarianism, obscenity, pornography and anti-establishment…

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