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How Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Gay, Controversial Music Videos Shaped the ’80s

Frankie Goes to Hollywood was sadly short-lived, but they remain hugely influential in music — and much of that is thanks to their innovative music videos

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Style & Stuff
History of the Action Figure, Part 2: Sometimes Less Really Does Mean More

‘Star Wars’ action figures break all expectations, the industry standard gets smaller and one line moves from action figure to cartoon

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Editors' Picks
This New ‘Jem and the Holograms’ Fan Film Is Truly, Truly, Truly Outrageous

We’re loving the new ‘Jem’ fan film, ‘Truly Outrageous,’ created by people who truly loved and understood the original ’80s cartoon series

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Gayest Episode Ever: That Time on ‘Cheers’ When Diane Pushed Back Against Gay Panic

Diane Chambers takes on heterosexual hysteria in a stellar sitcom episode that has Sam Malone realizing that gay customers are welcome in his bar

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