Wednesday, October 31 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...
Tuesday, September 27 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.
Thursday, August 11 2011
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?
Thursday, August 4 2011
Thursday, April 21 2011
Continuing our look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in November 2010.
Thursday, April 14 2011
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.
Friday, February 25 2011
Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in July 2010.
Wednesday, February 9 2011
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?
Tuesday, January 18 2011
Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in April 2010.
Tuesday, December 7 2010
Let’s continue our look at the biggest events in music, one month at a time, with February 2010.