Nostalgia is a powerful emotion, but we shouldn't let it take over our lives.
Based on the nostalgic yearning for an imaginary past, Kiwiana should be quietly retired in the face of massive social and political change.
The Inspector Morse prequel series reveals a less certain younger detective, finding his feet but not yet set in his ways.
Now streaming on Netflix, Dawson’s Creek brings a carnival of lost 90s moments: the job at the local video store; the grunge-lite clothing. It's welcome relief in a time of Covid.
The return of actors like Karate Kid Ralph Macchio and Bill & Ted's Alex Winter sees them older and wiser. Fewer role revivals remind us of character growth related to womanhood.
JG Farell's novel mocks the delusions and vanity of imperial attitudes that persisted even as the empire collapsed.
'Nostalgic consumption' has been on the rise throughout lockdown bringing us the comfort and certainty of better times. But can we use it to build a more sustainable future?
How did a punchline about bad middle-aged fashion become a trendy must-have for women of all ages?
The Tradwife movement confounding feminist critics is a reaction to our overburdened times.
Zombie TV shows are reboots with the same casts and locations. Seachange is the zombie virus's latest victim but the zeitgeist has moved on and the show's comic tone grates.
Hipsters exhibit a nostalgia for the past that echoes right-leaning political movements around the world.
Being nostalgic about the past is linked to optimism about the future.
As retro video games become more popular, research suggests players could be looking for nostalgia – and the psychological benefits it brings.
In the age of rampant consumerism, there is nonetheless an odd nostalgia for socialist regimes and symbols. What does it mean?
Research on the relationship between mascots and fandom shows just how tricky it is to truly eradicate a mascot from a region's collective identity.
Why is there so much consumer interest in recreating Christmas dinners from the past?
Being misty-eyed about a perfect Christmas past will do you little good.
Stranger Things is re-writing the 'reference' book on homage and intertextuality.
An academic article that asserted the benefits of colonialism caused an outcry and resulted in calls for its removal. A post-colonial expert explains why.
There are two types of nostalgia. One promotes resilience and personal growth, while the other can lead to an obsessive quest to escape the present.