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'Famous People' Splashes in the Puddle of a Shallow Pop Star

When our protagonist is calm and reflective in Justin Kuritzkes' Famous People, there's a sense of potential intelligence beneath the shiny surface.

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YouTube to Indie Labels: Pay Up or Get Out

The press is buzzing about YouTube's threat that it will remove content by labels that do not agree to the terms of its forthcoming subscription-based service. Is this good for YouTube?

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Art Is a Lie, Nothing Is Real: An Interview with Bo Burnham

His third standup special was one of his most popular to date, and the 23-year-old Bo Burnham decided to release the entire thing on YouTube for free. In talking with PopMatters, Bo tells us about all the why's of what.

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Daley Pearson Gets Some Strange Phone Calls

Australian writer and director Daley Pearson is funny in all of his creations and conquers every type of comedy he tries.

Music

The Death Knell Sounds Again: The History of Music Industry Whining

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.

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Anatomy of a Viral Smash: Bauuer's 'Harlem Shake'

So are you ready to gouge out your eyes and slice off your ears if forced to endure one more version of “Harlem Shake”? With 700 million views and counting, someone’s paying attention. The question is: What made it into such a viral smash?

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In Defense Keeping It Real, and Live

How long does it take until YouTube clips and streaming festivals overtake the incredible experience of a live concert?

Music

Generation X Wants Its MTV, But It’s a VEVO World Now

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.

Television

Hot YouTube Trend: People Saying Sh*t

Ah the internet. Bottomless pit of knowledge about news past and present, outlet for self-expression, facilitator of human connection, and… mecca of questionably offensive video montage parodies?

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M.I.A's "Bad Girls" Video Debuts on New YouTube Channel Noisey

While we have to wait until summer for M.I.A.'s fourth album to drop, as of Friday, the heart pounding video for Bad Girls is available exclusively on VICE’s new original music channel Noisey, on YouTube.

Television

Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Thursdays

Part four of a primetime look at what the major networks will be offering us, with predictions on what will stick and what will flop.

Games

A Truly '90s Cultural Artifact: 'Goosebumps: Escape From HorrorLand'

Jeff Goldblum and Isabella Rossellini collaborated with Steven Spielberg on a Goosebumps video game and somehow it never became an Internet meme.

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Potential Grammy Nominees for Song of the Year?

This is a look at likely contenders for the Song of the Year, which is a composer/songwriter’s award.

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Owl City Goes Sky Sailing

His lyrics inspire fan-made videos.

Music

Strictly Global: A Source for Music Videos on Broadcast TV

The kind of show you wished MTV would make.

Film

A Ghost Story of Dubious Origins

No matter the vercity of the tale, The Haunting in Connecticut has just enough creep quotient to keep me engaged, especially since I grew up a few miles from the house.

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Combing the Kink Out (video)

Abusive Nappy Ass Hair video on YouTube makes talk radio circuit!

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The New YouTube Game Criticism: An Interview with "moviebob"

"Working on the web is a great motivator...if you screw up and forget that Stanley the Bug Man was the hero in Donkey Kong 3 instead of Mario there's going to be twelve guys all lined up to correct you."

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