Summer in Australia is often set to the soundtrack of a Test cricket match. That sentimentality can get in the way of seeing cricket for what it is: a hyper-commercial cash machine.
The secular carol doesn’t mention Jesus, angels or wise men, while reminding listeners of what makes them not just American, but human.
An expert explains the subconscious effects of hearing nostalgic music on our shopping behaviour.
Nationalist parties are the most likely to be found dreaming of a glorious past in their campaign literature, especially in central and eastern Europe.
Both bands have remained commercially and culturally significant since the 1960s.
Much of the tourism industry that’s sprung up around Amish areas says more about Americans’ own identity than Amish values, a scholar writes.
As we age, it can be hard to fathom the gap between our younger selves and the bodies we inhabit. Carol Lefevre explores this strange form of homesickness.
Summer is here, together with its host of sun-drenched paraphernalia. One marketing scholar takes a look at our relationship to the emblematic cocktail, Aperol spritz.
Judges called it a profound novel that asks the contemporary question: what happens to us when our memories disappear?
Gen Z’s interest in flip phones is the latest in a series of obsessions young people have for the aesthetic of the 1990s and 2000s.
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.