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The unexpected joy of difficult, problematic movies

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The Clinton years aren’t what we really miss — it’s the power of being older and knowing better

Cuba Gooding Jr., Soleil Moon Frye, and Jared Leto in 1991. Photo: Barry King/Getty Images


Nostalgia drew me in. But the escapism, absurdity, and innocent stupidity of the late 2000s kept me watching.

Photos: Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic/Bobby Bank/WireImage/James Devaney/Getty Images


Photos: Hallmark


Nostalgia, it turns out, has a dark side

To make “A Very Brady Renovation”, HGTV bought the 1959 house used for the exterior shots, gutted the interior, and renovated it to look exactly like the Brady home. Photo courtesy of, and picturing, the author.


Illustration: Pablo Delcan

Why the opt-out generation should reject its nostalgia bath

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