Movies

20 Years Later, Bring It On Still Teaches Us About Cultural Appropriation

The Rancho Carne Toros' innocent "borrowing" is not the same as a mutual “cultural exchange.”

Illustration of 2000s skirt
Illustration of 2000s skirt
Fashion

The 2000s skirt in my closet I just can’t seem to give up

This essay was originally published on November 26th, 2018. My wardrobe these days mostly includes…

Normani performing at The Sweetener World Tour
Normani performing at The Sweetener World Tour
Music

Normani’s nostalgic “Motivation” music video is healing for a Black girl who grew up in the 2000s

Starting when I was 10 years old, I can remember coming home and watching 106…

Destiny's Child in 1999
Destiny's Child in 1999
Music

Destiny’s Child’s The Writing’s On The Wall turned 20. Its songs about honesty and relationships still resonate

Destiny’s Child’s sophomore album, The Writing’s On The Wall, was released on July 27th, 1999….

Collage of Samantha, Charlotte, Carrie, and Miranda from Sex and the City
Collage of Samantha, Charlotte, Carrie, and Miranda from Sex and the City
TV Shows

Watching “Sex and the City” with my mom was our unexpected bonding ritual

Sex and the City premiered on HBO on June 6th, 1998. Late Thursday nights looked…

ennifer Garner filming "13 Going on 30"
ennifer Garner filming "13 Going on 30"
Movies

The unexpected life lesson that 13 Going on 30 taught me

Released in theaters on April 23rd, 2004, rom-com 13 Going on 30 is turning 15….

Collage of the main characters of The O.C. on a green background
Collage of the main characters of The O.C. on a green background
Entertainment

Why The O.C. family tree still confuses me

It’s been over a decade since I watched The O.C. for the very first time…

Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton
News

Paris Hilton recreated that iconic 2006 photo with Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan—with a twist

In delightful/nostalgic news of the day, Paris Hilton just recreated that iconic 2006 car photo with Britney…

That's So Raven promotional photo
That's So Raven promotional photo
Nostalgia

That’s So Raven was groundbreaking for me as an early-’00s Black tween

February is Black History Month. Here, an HG contributor discusses how the plots in That’s…

Aaliyah
Aaliyah
Beauty

Aaliyah’s most memorable style and beauty moments, from oversized vinyl pants to glossy lips

It’s always a sad moment when we lose someone iconic in entertainment. In 2001, when…

coyote ugly
coyote ugly
News

Tyra Banks is down for a Coyote Ugly sequel—and her dream cast is bonkers

Who can forget the iconic 2000 film Coyote Ugly? Coyote Ugly gave Piper Perabo her…

Danielle Savre during Jesse McCartney's "Summerland" cast visit
Danielle Savre during Jesse McCartney's "Summerland" cast visit
Lifestyle

I worked at Hollister on Black Friday in the mid-2000s and lived to tell the tale

As a bored teen in the mid-2000s, my major social activity was meandering around the…

Julia Stiles in 10 Things I Hate About You
Julia Stiles in 10 Things I Hate About You
Movies

These are the 6 best ’90s and ’00s teen movies based on Shakespeare plays

The ’90s and ’00s were a great time for film adaptations of classic literature. It…

Drake
Drake
News

Drake threw a 2000s-themed birthday party, and he even brought back Blockbuster

Drake has been swimming in nostalgia lately—and we’re loving every minute of it. Earlier this…

work it missy elliott
work it missy elliott
Nostalgia

This is the viral “Work It” cover that even Missy Elliott is obsessed with

Missy Elliott’s self-proclaimed “funky white sister” caught the attention of the rap legend when her…

theocsummer
theocsummer
Beauty

Makeup from The O.C. that defined the 2000s, from frosted lips to tightlined eyes

It’s ludicrous to think that The O.C. debuted 15 years ago—it seems like only yesterday…

Tiffany Haddish pimp my ride
Tiffany Haddish pimp my ride
News

Tiffany Haddish was on an episode of Pimp My Ride in 2005, and this clip will fill your nostalgia quota for the day

Everyone in Hollywood has to start somewhere, but we’re always delightfully surprised to learn that…

Picture of Little Italy Movie
Picture of Little Italy Movie
News

Emma Roberts and Hayden Christensen made a rom-com about pizza, and Twitter can’t believe it’s a real movie

There are a lot of movies to look forward to in 2018. Summer movie season…

Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie with Motorola phones
Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie with Motorola phones
News

Nicole Richie recreated her 2000s look for Paper, and our velour tracksuit-wearing inner teens are screaming

If you came of age in the early aughts, it’s very likely you pored over magazines…

britney spears pepsi
britney spears pepsi
News

Britney Spears is the new face of Kenzo, and she’s serving serious early-2000s Pepsi vibes in the ads

Britney Spears is the new face of Kenzo, modeling all sorts of fashion *lewks* for their…