All it took was a trip to the Royal Rumble to see how similar the warped reality of the WWE is to The Kardashians. Or The Real World. Or Duck Dynasty. Or Honey Boo Boo.
11 Feb 2014
A business which makes billions a year can’t stop whining about how illegal downloading, streaming, and Internet radio is sending it to the poor house.
24 Apr 2013
If you want lessons in womanizing, dressing to the nines, or ordering martinis, James Bond is your man. If, however, you’re looking for a review of British music history over the last 50 years, the world’s favorite secret agent has no idea what he’s doing.
29 Jan 2013
One wonders if Elvis, the Beatles, the Who, et. al. would have gained such importance had TV not been available.
30 Oct 2012
Gen X’ers may still want their MTV, but the version they loved is as distant a memory as Valley Girl speak, parachute pants, and leg warmers. Wake up and smell the VEVO.
28 Aug 2012
It's that time of the year, again. Music fans are making their lists of what they hope to find wrapped in pretty paper at Christmas, and music publications are making their lists of what should be on those lists. Now, I have something to say about lists.
22 Nov 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.
26 Sep 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.
13 Apr 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?
09 Feb 2011
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.
21 Sep 2010
A quintessentially '90s show filled with apathy, sarcasm, and pop culture laden dialogue, Daria was the perfect encapsulation of the time period.
16 May 2010
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.
30 Nov 2009
America's Best Dance Crew judge Shane Sparks explains his show's unlikely beginnings, its ongoing significance, and what hopes lie ahead for crew-based hip-hop dancing...
25 Sep 2009
A comparative study of MuchMusic and MTV that examines how each relates to issues and perceptions of gender and nationality, racial diversity, and an overall sense of cultural identity.
16 Jul 2008
Isn't it ironic how the 2007 installment of MTV's celebration of music videos was, in fact, a telling death knell for music videos?
10 Sep 2007
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