I’m 30 And, Yes, I Still Shop At Hot Topic

Hot Topic was always more than just a store to me — it was a lifestyle. A lifestyle you could see at any high school in America, a lifestyle that just said NO to labels. It was the only place in the whole wide mall that had positive gay paraphernalia, the only place where it seemed like boundaries didn’t matter.

What Your 90s Pop Culture Obsession Really Means

Daria, the Beavis and Butthead spin-off, was like a cartoon version of My So Called Life. Daria was the symbol of a generation of awkward teen girls who just didn’t get what the fuss was all about. Unlike Beavis and Butthead fans, if you’re still obsessing over Daria more than a decade later, it’s probably due to some hipster nostalgia rather than an inability to move past puberty.