How Feel-Good Show “The Facts of Life” Tackled a KKK Problem, 35 Years Before Summer 2017

first published on MEDIUM, October 3, 2017, LINK The Facts of Life, similar to a lot of 1980s television, conjures warm-hearted memories of adolescent shenanigans and those same characters learning life lessons after an impassioned sit-down with an elder. Unlike a lot of sitcoms of the decade, The Facts of Life’s cast was pre-teen and teen girls, who were guided by affable matriarch Mrs. Edna Garrett (played … Continue reading How Feel-Good Show “The Facts of Life” Tackled a KKK Problem, 35 Years Before Summer 2017

The Whitney Museum’s “Fast Forward” To ’80s Paintings Was Nostalgia For The Underground Soul

by C.S. Jobson When you think of art, as in paintings, sculptures, and illustrations, from the 1980s, three names come to mind for the general public: Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring. Warhol continued to create artwork for clients and celebrities, including the cover of Diana Ross‘ 1982 album Silk Electric but had delved further into becoming a media and TV personality. He headlined two … Continue reading The Whitney Museum’s “Fast Forward” To ’80s Paintings Was Nostalgia For The Underground Soul

Chuck Berry Was Celebrating Life As An Icon in 1986 and 1987

A part of The Lavish Rebellion Journal’s Look Back at 1987 in 2017 series Chuck Berry died at the “life-well-lived” age of 90 years old on Saturday, March 18, 2017. His name evokes idolatry to most people. Arguably, most people know of him because of his legend and not his illustrious rock ‘n roll catalog. A genre in which he was regarded as a father … Continue reading Chuck Berry Was Celebrating Life As An Icon in 1986 and 1987