Ode to the mall: On youth, human connection and the art of rebellion
In this melancholic ode to the mall, Los Angeles writer photographer Jenna Putnam revisits scenes from her youth.
What the Baby-Sitters Club Wore (And What It Meant)
Read an excerpt from "We Are the Baby-Sitters Club," a new anthology that explores the lasting impact of Ann M. Martin’s beloved book series.
Leah McSweeney on how the Patricia Field dress she wore in 8th Grade ended up on The Real Housewives of New York
In our first edition of Iconic2Me, Leah McSweeney shares the story of how the Patricia Field dress she wore in 8th Grade ended up on RHONY.
The women of The Hills were the original influencers
15 years since the premiere of the era defining 2000s show, we reflect on its impact on celebrity influencer culture.
’90s erotica and hair accessories: One Millennial’s masturbation origin story
One writer looks back at the humble beginnings of her self love journey, inspired by erotic episodes of the Red Shoe Diaries.
Stylist Wayne Scot Lukas on Janet Jackson’s most iconic wardrobe moments (and malfunctions)
One of Janet Jackson's closest collaborators in the 1990s and 2000s chats about her most iconic looks.
This week in nostalgia history: Tupac Shakur and Keisha Morris’ short-lived marriage
This weeks headlines, Tupac Shakur and Keisha Morris tie the knot in prison and Axl Rose and Erin Everly get hitched in Las Vegas
This week in nostalgia history: The Real Slim Shady revolutionizes rap
This weeks headlines, Eminem releases his iconic single "The Real Slim Shady" and 13 Going on 30 premieres.
The Shania Twain Interview
An extensive quarantine chat about feminism, leopard print and Diva's Live with the Canadian Queen of Country Pop.
This week in nostalgia history: Drew Barrymore flashes Letterman
In this week's headlines, Drew Barrymore flashes Letterman and Ellen DeGeneres comes out on the cover of Time Magazine.
Sharon Stone in Casino, the blueprint for mob wife badassery in film
An ode to Ginger Mckenna, a tour de force showcase of female power at the epicentre of masculinity and excess.
Valley on their nostalgic viral hit, “Like 1999”
Rising band Valley on "Like 1999," the song that blew up TikTok with its odes to Friends, IBM and more '90s staples.
This week in nostalgia history: Mel B and Eddie Murphy’s fraught relationship and the paternity test that ended it
This week's headlines are all about baby drama, from Spice Girl Mel B and Eddie Murphy, to Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe.
@NightOpenings’ guide to the wildest ’90s movie premieres
The viral fashion critic shares his 10 favourite red carpet moments, from the ridiculous to the downright iconic.
This week in nostalgia history: Angelina Jolie kisses her brother, Jennifer Aniston files for divorce and more
This week in wild headlines, Angelina Jolie kisses her brother, Jennifer Aniston files for divorce from Brad Pitt and Halle Berry becomes first black woman to win Best Actress at the Oscars.
Are we repeating 2001 all over again?
The way we cope with disaster by seeking out pop and celebrity culture hasn't changed, but have we?
This week in nostalgia history: The Kim Kardashian sex tape is released
We look back at the release of the Kim Kardashian sex tape in March of 2007, the month that arguably spring-boarded its star to fame.
This week in nostalgia history: Buffy premieres, Lindsay Lohan hits MTV Spring Break and Perez Hilton is born
Lindsay Lohan hits MTV Spring Break (and so does Jessica Simpson), Perez Hilton is born and Buffy the Vampire Slayer premieres.
Omari Douglas on It’s A Sin, the 1980s era drama about AIDS and the euphoric joy of queer love
We interview the rising star on 1980s gay culture, sharing scenes with the legendary Stephen Fry and what clothes he got to keep from set.
Inside Alessia Cara’s childhood time capsule
Before the singer-songwriter was making hit singles, she was collecting Gimp, editing family photos on Picnik and writing short stories.
This week in nostalgia history: Paris Hilton violates probation (again)
The heiress was in trouble with the law, while Victoria and David Beckham welcomed a baby boy.
How Craftcore and a new generation of designers have brought grandma’s knits to the forefront of fashion
An extreme interest in all things crochet, knitting, quilting and the like became fashion’s new subculture when quarantine freed us of the need to dress presentably from the waist-down.
This week in nostalgia history: Kurt and Courtney’s wedding, The Bling Ring strikes, and more
This week dive into the headlines features Kurt and Courtney's wedding, The Bling Ring's heist in the Hollywood Hills and Sex and The City's finale.
The unlikely history of Bratz
We trace a history of Bratz dolls, from their origins in 2001 to today as they thrive online thanks to a vibrant, intersectional online community of fans.
This week in nostalgia history: The Paris Hilton birthday tour, Britney Spears’ shaved head and more
Paris Hilton turns 21, Destiny's Child performs for the last time and Britney Spears shaves her head.
For the love of Mahjong: 6 Chinese-Canadians share nostalgic memories of playing the game
6 Chinese-Canadians reminisce about Mahjong, the treasured traditional game passed down through the generations.
This week in nostalgia history: The Girlfriends finale leaves us wanting, “I’m Too Sexy” Hits #1 and more
The Girlfriends finale leaves us wanting more, Barbie and Ken call it quits and "I'm Too Sexy" Hits #1.
An incomplete ranking of recent TV reboots, from worst to best
From Beverly Hills, 90210, to Charmed and The Hills, we rank the deluge of recent TV reboots.
This week in nostalgia history: Michael Jackson on Oprah, Jodie Sweetin on meth and more
This week's headlines include Michael Jackson's record-breaking interview with Oprah Winfrey and more.
Tomislav: An essay on obsession
Writer Nada Alic details her youth in the Croatian immigrant community and her obsession with boys, specifically Tomislav.
This week in nostalgia history: Drew Barrymore for Playboy, the birth of the Beckhams and more!
This week, we cover Drew Barrymore's bad girl phase, the birth of the Beckham dynasty, Bill Clinton uttering those iconic words and more!
This week in nostalgia history: Dawson’s Creek premieres, Madonna as Evita and more
This week, we cover the Dawson's Creek premiere, an iconic Golden Globe win and a high profile divorce.
This week in nostalgia history: O.J. Simpson’s trial begins, Kate Moss turns 21 and more
This week, we cover some legendary television premieres, Kate Moss’s wild 21st birthday party and the beginning of the most famous trial of the twentieth century.
The Fran Drescher Interview
The queen of our hearts indulges us in an hour-long phone chat about everything from Moschino to her everlasting impact on Millennial women.
This week in nostalgia history: Tonya Harding, Monica Lewinsky and more
Introducing ‘This week in nostalgia history,’ a new weekly column that delves into the wildest nuggets of news from the 90s, 2000s and beyond.
The Twilight Renaissance of 2020, the year it stopped being called lame
A life-long Twihard on how TikTok, Tumblr, COVID-19 and a decade of film criticism has helped the series come into its own.
Elizabeth Berkley on Saved by the Bell, caffeine pills and the legacy of Nomi Malone
Berkley is back roaming the halls of Bayside High for the reboot of Saved by the Bell. In this interview, she discusses everything from Jessie’s caffeine pills moment to her vindication in the cult status of Showgirls.
Celebrities in UGG, a history of the most ubiquitous boot of the 2000s
We recount the rise of the most ubiquitous boot of the 2000s.
3 drag queens on early influences and their journeys to the stage
Yvie Oddly, Yovska and Kendall Gender open their proverbial time capsules and share the influences and experiences central to their careers in drag.
Why Le Chateau closing cuts so deep
Like so many heritage brands before it, Le Chateau failed to save itself in what feels like the most obvious way.
Introducing the wild world of Basenote Bitch’s retro fragrance reviews
Where unhinged fragrance reviews and glorious still-life imagery unite.
Rory Gilmore’s boyfriends, ranked
In honour of the 20th anniversary of Gilmore Girls, we rank 'em from best to worst to barely there.
Millie Sykes on psychic hotline nostalgia and cosplaying Lady Miss Kier
The Australian artist, stylist and drag performer embodies camp glamour to perfection.
An ode to Showgirls, the best movie of the ’90s
Critics weren’t ready in 1995, but that was neither here nor there to a couple of burgeoning pre-teens who wanted into the world of NC-17. 25 years later, we unite in gloriously campy adoration of Nomi Malone.
On Marie Antoinette and the origins of Cottagecore nostalgia
Can you be nostalgic for what you've never experienced? We trace the origins of Cottagecore and the rootless nostalgia movements through history.
An ode to 2000, a year of wild style
In this celebratory photoshoot starring two of Toronto’s rising DJs, we pay homage to the year 2000 with a nostalgic ode that brings many of the year’s most iconic style moments together with Pandora’s memory-making jewels.
Bring It On doesn’t hold up—until the Clovers show up
An analysis of the iconic cheerleading film's highs and lows, 20 years after its release.
Inside Sopranos Out of Context, a Twitter account revisiting the show’s most iconic quotes
In this interview, the college senior behind viral Twitter account @oocsopraonos shares her insights on the show's iconic characters and one-liners.
Swishy Pants Messiah: A fictional tale of teenage love gone… weird
In this fiction piece set in the early 2000s, a 17-year-old narrator second-guesses her relationship with a frisbee golfing, Gadzooks-wearing stoner whose sudden turn towards spirituality leads somewhere she never expected.
What is #FreeBritney?
The fan led movement to “free” Britney Spears from her conservatorship, explained.
Rachael Leigh Cook and Malia Baker on playing Mary-Anne in The Baby-Sitters Club decades apart
In this interview, Rachael Leigh Cook, who originated the role of Mary-Anne in the 1995 film, passes the torch to newcomer Malia Baker.
Canada’s Drag Race queens share their nostalgic journeys to the stage
5 stars of the upcoming Canada’s Drag Race open up their own proverbial time capsules, sharing tales of their early days in the industry and more.
An ongoing time capsule project with photos, art and video that document life in 2020, one of the momentous years in history.
LGBTQ prom stories from 7 different decades
Andrew Moir's heartwarming short documentary, Take Me To Prom, tells LGBTQ stories from 7 different decades.
The best bad movies to watch during quarantine, according to culture writers
7 pop culture critics, writers and Internet icons share their picks for absolutely ridiculous movies that will numb your brain while bringing joy to your days in solitude.
Lucy Hale on flip phones, Bratz dolls and her new show, Katy Keene
We take the star of Katy Keene on a trip down memory lane and chat about her former roles on Pretty Little Liars, The O.C., and more.
A guide to 5 iconic retro celebrity workout videos to do at home
Two friends separated by social distancing review 5 of the most iconic retro celebrity workout videos of the past to do at home (no equipment required).
Introducing the Capsule 98 Collection, now at Hudson’s Bay!
You can now live your ‘90s fantasy full time because the Capsule 98 Collection is available exclusively at Hudson’s Bay in Canada
Deja Vu in a Snowstorm, a love story through the seasons
Los Angeles writer and photographer, Jenna Putnam, weaves nostalgic love stories through the seasons.
Free Printable Valentines Cards: Print, post, share your favourite ‘90s hunks
Introducing Free Printable Valentines Cards courtesy of Capsule 98! Post, story and print, so you can give ‘em out just like we used to in 3rd Grade!
Exclusive Short Film Premiere: Marlowe Granados’s The Leaving Party
In her first short film, Marlowe Granados brings together an array of female-fronted nostalgic film references.
The best movies of 2000, as ranked by critics and Internet icons
Reflecting on 13 iconic films that turn 20 this year, thus making us feel extremely old.
The Day We Moved: Director Tara Aghdashloo reflects on nostalgia and her childhood home in Tehran
Director Tara Aghdashloo reflects on nostalgia and her childhood home in Tehran in a deeply personal essay.
Inside the Capsule 98 Launch Party
We got festive the only way we know how with satin sheets and a retro boudoir photo booth.
Nadia Gohar’s love letter to summer
Time stands still in El Balah, a sleepy beach town on Egypt’s North Coast, where the artist returns to document her youth.
Leighton Meester’s nostalgia involves Kermit the Frog and a forgotten Tamagotchi commercial
The Gossip Girl star joins us for our inaugural nostalgia interview.