In the late 1980s, Club Dreamerz on Milwaukee Avenue marked Wicker Park’s transition from old immigrant neighborhood to trendy tech hub.
With the help of festivals like the New Orleans Jazz Fest, Cajun music saw a revival in the 1960s and 70s. Many of the voices from this revival were captured in Les Blank’s poetic J’ai Été Au Bal and Alan Lomax’s more historical Cajun Country.
In 1989, 1.4% of U.S. households had cell phones while 28% had an answering machine. In 2020, there are 1.29 cell phones per person in the U.S. and only 40% of households still have a landline.
Ted Williams was a hall of fame left fielder and a Sears label for certain sporting goods, including bicycles made in Austria by Steyr-Daimler-Puch.
The word “Dude” had a strange historical journey before becoming a popular sign of young male solidarity, and Dudeism is now a serious philosophy inspired by the 1998 film The Big Lebowski.