Like So Many Pop Culture Moments From the 90s, “As If” Was Grafted From the Gays

Upon reviewing the recently released list of Hollywood’s 100 Favorite Movie Quotes, it’s clear that Clueless is the only representative of “the youth” on the list (there ain’t another “teen movie” to be found), and, as such, director Amy Heckerling’s explanation of the classic catch phrase, “As if!” indicates just how influential …

Rachel Green Was the Progenitor of Normcore

While normcore may be attributed to many jeans/flannel/muted color-wearing 90s icons, Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) of Friends was not only a visual manifestation of normcore, but a strong representation of the personality associated with the “blah” nature of a normcore aesthetic. Though Rachel was considered the “fashionable” one of the …

Cake’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll Lifestyle” is One of the Most Salient Pieces of Music Ever Made

When “Rock ‘n’ Roll Lifestyle” first came out, I didn’t understand it. The year was 1993, and I hadn’t even cleared a double digit age. It wasn’t until years later that I would truly understand its significance. It was a precursor to the hipster infiltration, except, instead, lead singer John …