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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Shania Twain Interview
An extensive quarantine chat about feminism, leopard print and Diva's Live with the Canadian Queen of Country Pop.
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).
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.
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.
@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.
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.
Tomislav: An essay on obsession
Writer Nada Alic details her youth in the Croatian immigrant community and her obsession with boys, specifically Tomislav.