Mike Breen is a veteran writer and editor with nearly 30 years of experience. He was the longtime music editor and managing editor of Cincinnati altweekly CityBeat and his writing has also appeared in music publications like Spin, Creem and the U.K.’s NME. If you need a ringer for music trivia night, you should definitely call him.
Wait for the Beep! These Answering Machine Songs are Seared Into the Brains of 80s TV Junkies
Once upon a time, if you wanted to talk to someone on the phone and they weren’t in their house and able to hear the […] More
‘The Goonies’ Cast Gets Back Together for Virtual Reunion
In late April, actor Josh Gad launched a new web series called Reunited Apart. Inspired in part by the rise of video chats in the […] More
MTV News Icon Kurt Loder Just Turned… 75?!?!
On May 5, 2020, Kurt Loder, the longtime “anchor” of MTV’s music and pop culture news coverage, turned 75. And the internet was shook. “How […] More
How Many of These 80s Mall Stores Do You Remember?
Though not limited to the era, the 1980s were the glory years for shopping malls. As shown in classic teen movies of the era like […] More
15 Crazy Things That Will Surprise You About ‘Valley Girl’
She’s cool. He’s hot. She’s from the Valley. He’s not. You totally won’t believe #3. More
Steve Wozniak’s “US Festival”: The Biggest Music Fest You Never Heard Of
I just wanted to throw one big party in the middle of nowhere – Steve Wozniak More
The True Story Behind the Rubik’s Cube
One of the most enduring icons of the 1980s is the Rubik’s Cube, a relatively cheap puzzle/toy that captured the imagination of the world in […] More