Seventeen Magazine Covers That Immortalized 1998 In Pop Culture

15-years-ago in a nutshell: Leo DiCaprio, Leo DiCaprio, LEO!

1. Jan. 1998: A 16-year-old Natalie Portman landed the cover and she posed in a faux fur jacket, of course. Also, they apparently made cool clothes for bigger sizes, but I’m sure the “fat girl” they interviewed told them about it.

Essential absurd quiz of the month: “Do you talk too much?”

2. Feb. 1998: Sarah Michelle Gellar made a shocking revelation: She hates Valentine’s Day!

Essential absurd quiz of the month: “Is it a fling or the real thing?” I’d say it was probably a fling.

3. March 1998: Katie Holmes took us behind the scenes of Dawson’s Creek. Also, Claire Danes talked about LEO! Oh, and some other stuff too.

Essential absurd quiz of the month: “How far would you go for a friend?” I think we can all safely say it depends what we get in return.

4. April 1998: A young Tyra opened up about her bad dates. Plus: 25 life changing things we had to know about Leo.

Essential absurd quiz of the month: None. We were too busy pondering why we love Matt Damon and Ben Affleck!

5. May 1998: OMG… LEO! His bad boy school days and what it is like to kiss him — there was just so much we didn’t learn the month before.

Essential absurd quiz of the month: “Are you psychic?” I’ll answer that for you now: NO.

6. July 1998: They crowned a winner in the Leo look-like contest! Also, you could win that fugly dress.

Essential absurd quiz of the month: None. But they have results to the readers’ poll.

7. Aug. 1998: Ever After was like totally our favorite movie.

Essential absurd quiz of the month: “What’s your style?” Is it more Contempo Casuals or Abercrombie & Fitch?

8. Sept. 1998: Brandy talked about her music and Moesha. But did she also talk about her feud with Monica? The Titanic poster inside is undoubtedly a Leo poster. Also Jewel was in a movie?!

Essential absurd quiz of the month: “How weird is your family?” When you’re 17, the answer is very, with an eye-roll.

9. Oct. 1998: Felicity was the new it girl — really it was her hair. And we learned “how to get over him.” I think they were talking about Leo.

Essential absurd quiz of the month: “Is he crushing back?” You should just ask him.

10. Nov. 1998: We learned there were 50(!) ways to get great hair.

Essential absurd quiz of the month: “Is he worth getting back with?” Naw.

11. Dec. 1998: We meet TV’s Topanga (aka Danielle Fishel). Plus we learned who the worst celebs were.

Essential absurd quiz of the month: No quiz. We had a much more existential question: Who was going to inherit Leo’s throne (and his magical kingdom of Victoria Secret models)?

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