18.9.03

Nostalgia for sale

AlterNet: The Fleecing of the Alternative Nation

I know I'm as guilty as the next child-of-the-'80s for occasionally indulging in nostalgia about the TV shows and music that hummed in the cultural background of my childhood. I was just reminiscing about The A-Team the other day because the main English free-to-air channel is showing reruns on weekday afternoons now. But at least I didn't have A-Team lunchboxes and I certainly wouldn't pay $1,500 for the Eames-style dining chairs and table like the ones on That '70s Show.

I've added Svetlana Boym's The Future of Nostalgia to my growing non-fiction reading list.

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