The term New Romantic refers to music, fashion, and the general lifestyle that was the ’80s-glamour counterpoint to punk that first emerged at the very end of the ’70s and continued throughout the next decade. The music and aesthetic celebrated beauty, drama, dandified excess, and feminine-looking style. You can hear the heavy eyeliner and melodrama almost as loudly in the synthesizers in these tracks, which are all about creating a whole new weirdo-chic culture in a time dominated by heavy leather jackets.
HEY, ROOKIES! Next month’s theme is LOST AND FOUND. We’re looking for writing, illustration, photography, video, collage, etc., on things we have lost and times we’ve been found; on being independent vs. asking for help; on solitude, pros and cons; shyness and the conquering of same; misanthropy and empathy and love and how they can coexist. On everything that makes us feel less alone in this world. Here is where to send your stuff. Thank you! ♥♥♥
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