Articles tagged mtv

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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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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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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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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‘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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25 Feb 2011 // 4:15 AM

The Year in TV: July 2010

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

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Why the Parents Television Council Is Wrong About ‘Skins’

Yes, Skins is a raw depiction of what teenagers get up to when their parents aren't paying attention, but what exactly makes it a broadcast version of the Apocalypse?

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18 Jan 2011 // 5:30 AM

The Year in TV: April 2010

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

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The Year in Music: February 2010

Let’s continue our look at the biggest events in music, one month at a time, with February 2010.

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Why I’m Not Watching Jersey Shore (Anymore)

The predictability of the cast is their Achilles' heel. Ronnie and Sammi’s weekly dysfunctional hour of make-up/break-up is as expected as Snooki’s alcohol soaked antics and the Situation’s Sunday dinner of sausage and peppers.

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‘The State’s’ ‘Louie’ Character Puts ‘SNL’ to Shame (video)

After years and years of hearing what a lost treasure MTV’s The State was, I was finally granted access through it’s recent addition

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Strictly Global: A Source for Music Videos on Broadcast TV

The kind of show you wished MTV would make.

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The Hills finale airs Tuesday, December 1 at 10PM on MTV. The question, at this point, is whether anyone will be watching it. This intrepid blogger braved the inanity of the most recent season to let you know what has been happening.

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29 Oct 2009 // 8:59 PM

Jackass: The Lost Tapes

The Jackass Boys embody a forward momentum that teeters towards the eradication of all that they can't stand: hypocrisy, condescension, and perhaps worst of all, the dull throbbing boredom of routine.

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The Hills: Season Five

At the end of the day it's all about the bodies, the cars and the clothes, as well as the incredible things that occasionally come out of the cast-members' mouths.

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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