Thursday, August 28 2014
Video Revolutions is a brief, brilliant inquiry into the history of a complex, contested medium.
Wednesday, October 2 2013
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
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
Here are your pop culture options for end-of-summer fun.
Wednesday, July 17 2013
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
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
Viewing Maxwell Street Blues paradoxically stirs simultaneous emotions of melancholy and elation. Much like what happens when singing the blues.
Monday, September 26 2011
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
Despite its serviceable storyline, Bride Flight is visually sumptuous and the characters are truly endearing.
Wednesday, August 31 2011
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.