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Wednesday, October 2 2013

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.


Wednesday, September 25 2013

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.


Thursday, August 8 2013

The Month In Pop Entertainment: August 2013

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


Wednesday, July 17 2013

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.


Tuesday, October 30 2012

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. Those hips wouldn't have been so polarizing, those haircuts wouldn't have been so cutting edge...


Wednesday, November 2 2011

‘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.


Monday, September 26 2011

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.


Monday, September 19 2011

‘Bride Flight’ Is Beautiful but Predictable

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


Wednesday, August 31 2011

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.


Wednesday, August 10 2011

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?


The Year In TV: November 2010 (Mixed Media) [21.Apr.11]
The Year in TV: July 2010 (Mixed Media) [25.Feb.11]
The Year in TV: April 2010 (Mixed Media) [18.Jan.11]
The Year in Music: February 2010 (Mixed Media) [7.Dec.10]
Why I’m Not Watching Jersey Shore (Anymore) (Channel Surfing) [21.Sep.10]
Jackass: The Lost Tapes (Reviews) [29.Oct.09]
The Hills: Season Five (Reviews) [8.Oct.09]
Gaga for Fame (Sound Affects) [28.Jul.09]
Pedro: The Movie (Reviews) [6.Apr.09]
Bromance (Reviews) [27.Jan.09]
MTV Gets Political (News) [7.Jul.08]
Constantines, Clipse, The Gossip… (Mixed Media) [15.Apr.08]
So long, old VHS tapes (News) [13.Feb.08]
American Idol Talent Challenge (Reviews) [20.May.07]
Adventures in Hollyhood (Reviews) [11.Apr.07]
Nirvana Unseen (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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