Their popularity can’t be explained by the nostalgia of baby boomers or superior sound quality. So what’s going on?
A branding expert explains how this iconic but controversial doll has gone from teenage reject to movie star in 64 years.
During the brainstorming stage of the design process, AI-powered image generation programs can open creative doors that may have otherwise never been accessed.
Smartphone cameras tend to be more advanced than their clunky, point-and-shoot predecessors. But the allure of cameras from the early 2000s reflects a broader search for meaning.
The second-hand market is growing, but not only for economic reasons. Nostalgia and the search for authenticity also play a role in it.
A classics scholar reflects on Greek myths and what they can help us understand about recreating relationships – as a bridge from our past to present selves.
Often sneered at for its avocado bathrooms and flared trousers, the styles and tastes of the 1970s are worth reconsidering for other reasons.
Following the crucifixion of Jesus, it was common for pilgrims to collect dirt and pebbles from Holy Land sites.
Pianos can seem like members of a family; but new homes for them can be hard to find.
Childhood wasn’t more ‘innocent’ or ‘natural’ before digital technologies or the pandemic.
Many Russians hanker for the old USSR, but it has more to do with cultural and economic nostalgia than wanting the old Soviet empire back.
An academic has developed a system to measure how much the golden ratio aligns with the plot elements of our all-time favourite Christmas films.
The sensory importance of touch and nostalgia are some reasons retailers won’t turn the page on paper catalogues.
It may seem odd that we get pleasure from sad songs.
A stage musical adaptation is just the newest addition to the cottage industry which is Round The Twist nostalgia.
Lisa Portolan was 19 when The Secret Life of Us premiered. Stumbling upon the four seasons on Netflix, she anticipated a blissful lockdown TV escape, but instead found nostalgia had a dark side.
Videographers have become an integral part of many Australians’ wedding days – sometimes even screening their video before the day is over.
Where are they now? It’s half a century since Young Talent Times aired on Australian television. It changed its young stars and audiences.
Why did Confederate flags start appearing in the country’s anti-lockdown protests?
Nostalgia is a powerful emotion, but we shouldn’t let it take over our lives.