Kevin Smokler

Kevin Smokler is the author of “Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to '80s Teen Movies,” out now.

Rick Springfield: From "Jessie's Girl" to "God, the devil and sex" Kevin Smokler
How "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" redefined Thanksgiving Kevin Smokler
"Stranger Things" and the sinister innocence of Reagan's America Kevin Smokler
Doomed to relive high school? Science that says who we were at 16 still defines us Kevin Smokler
Andrew McCarthy stretches his wings: "I do have a strong yearning to escape" Kevin Smokler
"Some Kind of Wonderful" at 30: On the John Hughes film's epic romances — on- and off-camera — that endure Kevin Smokler
When you grow up, your heart doesn't have to die: Kevin Smokler and Jason Diamond on the perfectly imperfect world of John Hughes Kevin Smokler
The psychos down the street: Slaying the suburban slasher flicks of my youth Kevin Smokler
Secrets of the "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" soundtrack: "Oh my God, this song is about Cameron" Kevin Smokler
Ferris Bueller's missing soundtrack: Why we shouldn't mourn what we never had Kevin Smokler
The trouble with Duckie: How "Pretty in Pink’s" most lovable character gave a generation of teenage boys the wrong idea Kevin Smokler
I went "Back to the Future" but nothing was there: How I lost Hill Valley and where I found it Kevin Smokler
We're all "Goonies" in Astoria: Following the lucid dream of the Goondocks, 30 years later Kevin Smokler
There's nothing to do when you're locked in a vacancy: "The Breakfast Club" and the luxurious intimacy of uninterrupted time Kevin Smokler
"A puppet needs to project a personality": The original Muppeteer on how the business has changed Kevin Smokler