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The World(s) That Video Made

Video Revolutions is a brief, brilliant inquiry into the history of a complex, contested medium.

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2 Oct 2013 // 1:15 AM

Miley, Interrupted: What Happens When Child Stars Grow Up

Attacking Miley Cyrus for no longer being Hannah is missing the point. The stars that we idolize are real human beings, trying to figure out their lives just like everyone else.

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In Defense of Saving the VMAs

A month removed from this year's debacle, it's time to understand that the Video Music Awards are worth reviving, worth enjoying like we did decades ago.

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The Month In Pop Entertainment: August 2013

Here are your pop culture options for end-of-summer fun.

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2013 MTV Video Music Award Nominations Announced

MTV announced the nominees, including Justin Timberlake, Flying Lotus, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more, for their Video Music Awards being held in Brooklyn.

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In Defense of the Marriage Between Music and Television

One wonders if Elvis, the Beatles, the Who, et. al. would have gained such importance had TV not been available.

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‘Maxwell Street Blues’ Is a Toe-Tapping Time Capsule

Viewing Maxwell Street Blues paradoxically stirs simultaneous emotions of melancholy and elation. Much like what happens when singing the blues.

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Smells Like MTV: Music Video and the Rise of Grunge

MTV’s central role in delivering grunge to a national audience in the early 1990s demonstrated the network’s power as a creator and definer of culture, and the reaction of many of grunge’s iconic figures against the video medium revealed the gulf between principle and reality.

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‘Bride Flight’ Is Beautiful but Predictable

Despite its serviceable storyline, Bride Flight is visually sumptuous and the characters are truly endearing.

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Life, Murder and Companionship: Dexter’s Quest for Friendship

Looking back over Dexter’s journey, the need for a trustworthy companion has never been greater. As the character has become more human, the desire for companionship and a normal life has overtaken the necessitation to kill. It has become—in fact always was—the driving force in his life.

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The Return of 120 Minutes

120 Minutes returns to guide us through the alternative/indie/hip-hop/whatever-else universe. But what's a show to do when nothing's as hard to find as it used to be?

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4 Aug 2011 // 12:30 PM

MTV celebrates its 30th birthday but stays forever young

LOS ANGELES — MTV, which used to stand for Music Television but now stands for whatever combination of youth-oriented programming the network is airing at the

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A Riveting Story Is Elevated by Captivating Performances in ‘Barney’s Version’

This is not a romantic comedy as its trailer misleads; rather, it’s a drama that carries us through the defining moments that occur within nearly 40 years of the eponymous character’s life.

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Discover a Hero in ‘Cedar Rapids’

What's at first blush a light-hearted comedy is actually a much more profound tale.

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‘Vanishing of the Bees’ Could Do with More Honey, Less Vinegar

Vanishing of the Bees flits about from topic to topic -- and loses its way.

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Is ‘The Other Woman’ Competing in the Cliché Olympics?

Although The Other Woman has the potential to be socially relevant given today’s blended families, it doesn’t present anything new.

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What Really Happens When You Get ‘Lucky’?

Director Jeffrey Blitz (Spellbound) explores the lives of lottery winners (odds: 1 in 200 million) while looking at Americans' fascination with playing the lottery.

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21 Apr 2011 // 4:04 AM

The Year In TV: November 2010

Continuing our look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in November 2010.

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‘Wild Target’: Moral Ambiguity Without Messy Drool

Thoughtfully drawn characters give audiences something to relate to and laugh at in the offbeat comedy, Wild Target.

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‘Heaven 17 Live at Scala’ Gives Us Those Chilly-Cum-Funky Electronic Tunes

In the early '80s, it was possible for England's postpunk pioneers -- New Romantics, Rude Boys, and assorted other malcontents -- to imagine themselves the center of the media universe.

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Eat to Live: The 35th Anniversary of 'Pac-Man'

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"The story of Pac-Man is the story of America.

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