November 1989 Pop Culture: New Kids, Josh Charles & A Cute Baby Boy

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Megan and Kim wind up their guest-co-hosting gigs with a bumper crop of pop culture topics. What Now takes us through The Keeper, “Bettys,” acceptable crush objects Simon de la Brosse and Ethan Hawke, and Unacceptable crush object Leaf Phoenix. We attempt to understand the plot of Nightmare On Elm Street 5 and the appeal of Queen Of Hearts. We celebrate Mike’s extremely correct five-star review of the Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique, and why the youth still know Tears For Fears. Then it’s on to another successful One To Watch pick, and a feature all about every cool late ’80s girl’s object of disdain: New Kids On The Block. Join us as we go through the issue Step By Step!

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00:00:00 It Is November 1989 00:07:15 What Now: All-New Boyfest Edition 00:28:07 Watch It 00:32:38 Listen Up 00:42:24 One To Watch 00:46:00 Feature: Why Are New Kids On The Block So Famous? 00:52:39 Goodbye For Now 00:55:23 Kim Without Borders

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Kim Reed on Twitter
Megan McCafferty on Twitter
Megan on Instagram
The Shaw Festival's Royal George Theatre
The original feature on Paula Cooper in the August 1988 issue
The Keeper
The Preppie Murder on YouTube
When He's Not A Stranger (fka Someone You Know) on YouTube
Better photo of Simon de la Brosse
Momilies on
List of Borders Stores locations, with store numbers
Nightmare On Elm Street Part 5: The Dream Child on HBO Max
The Little Thief on YouTube
Queen Of Hearts on Paramount+
Heavy Petting on Prime Video
"14 Classic Albums That Flopped When They Were Released" at
Excerpt from Michael Diamond and Adam Horowitz's Beastie Boys Book on Vulture
Murder In Mississippi on YouTube
Josh Charles on Twitter
"An Honest Conversation With Josh Charles" at
The Mark And Sarah Talk About Songs podcast
Maurice Starr on Wikipedia
"Jonathan Knight Confirms He's Gay After Being Outed On Bravo Show" at The Hollywood Reporter
Megan's novel The Mall at