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30 Years Ago, MTV Hosted The First VMAs

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The 30th anniversary of MTV's Video Music Awards is coming up on September 14. We look back at that momentous first broadcast of the awards ceremony.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, August 07, 2014

This week in “Thanks, Internet” — infographic violence, a moth's big moment, the real Uncle Sam, This day in TRL, and Lorde's "Royals" takes a rural victory lap.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Flirting with Vomit Edition

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Slate critics Julia Turner, John Swansburg, June Thomas and Aisha Harris discuss the Edgar Wright film "The World's End," Miley Cyrus' performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, and love and terror in amusement parks.

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Soundcheck

John Schaefer Watches The VMAs So You Don't Have To

Monday, August 26, 2013

Last night, Soundcheck host John Schaefer watched MTV's Video Music Awards, and weighs in on Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, 'NSYNC, Bruno Mars and more.

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A Hidden Gem At This Year's MTV VMAs: Duck Sauce's 'It's You'

Friday, August 23, 2013

MTV's Video Music Awards air this Sunday and amongst the most obvious nominees -- Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" -- there are a few hidden gems, including Duck Sauce's "It's You." Director Phillip Andelman give us the lowdown on the video's initial concept and how they made it.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Your Feet Are Killing Me Edition

Saturday, July 13, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the turmoil in Egypt, and the challenges it poses for the Obama administration. They also discuss Eliot Spitzer’s decision to run for office and whether the former New York governor (and Slate contributor) deserves forgiveness. During the cocktail chatter portion of the show, the Gabfesters are joined by special guest Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Mini Goth Dumbo Edition

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Slate critics Dana Stevens, Julia Turner and Stephen Metcalf discuss the MTV show "Catfish," Frank Rich's column on the NSA and privacy, and Dana's tirade against flip flops.

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Soundcheck

MTV’s First VJs Tell All; Pandora Goes Terrestrial; Cristina Pato’s Pipes

Monday, June 17, 2013

In this episode: Sex, drugs and rock and roll – that pretty well sums up the early years at MTV, at least according to some of the station’s earliest on-air personalities. We talk with two of the station’s original VJs – Mark Goodman and Nina Blackwood – about their new oral history called VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave.

Plus: Last week, the online music streaming service Pandora purchased KXMZ 102.7 (“Today’s Best Hits Without the Rap!”), an FM station in Rapid City, South Dakota. Why? We find out from Paul Resnikoff, publisher of the website Digital Music News.

And: Bagpiper Cristina Pato hails from the Celtic nation of Spain. Yes, Spain. The province of Galicia was originally inhabited by Celts, and echoes of Celtic music can still be heard there. Cristina Pato joins us to play live with her band The Migrations.

Plus: an excerpt from Efterklang's Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices in Washington, D.C.

 

Soundcheck

MTV's First VJs Tell All: A Chat With Nina Blackwood And Mark Goodman

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll – that pretty well sums up the early years at MTV, at least according to some of the station’s earliest on-air personalities. Two of the station’s original VJs -- Mark Goodman and Nina Blackwood -- talk about the new oral history, VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave.

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Soundcheck

Pick Three: Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Nas

Monday, July 30, 2012

We get a taste of three new releases from hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar and R&B singers Frank Ocean and Nas, hand-selected by writer, blogger and co-host of the MTV show “Hip Hop POV” Sowmya Krishnamurthy.

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Soundcheck

Rise of the Video Star

Monday, February 20, 2012

The book called “I Want My MTV” chronicles the boom – and bust – of the one-time videocentric cable channel. The “father of MTV,” John Lack (who voiced the opening words of the channel on August 1, 1981: “Ladies and gentleman… rock and roll”), joins us along with co-author Rob Tannenbaum to discuss the channel’s formative days and heady times that led up to the end of MTV’s “Golden Era.”

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, The Erudition is Sick Edition

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the return of MTV’s Beavis and Butthead and then deconstruct the legacy of literary theory. For their final segment, they’re joined by Slate music crit

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Soundcheck

I Wanted My MTV

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

John Schaefer really wanted his MTV.  Or so he thought...

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I Want My MTV: Music Television Turns 30

Monday, August 01, 2011

MTV was born 30 years ago on August 1, 1981 as a scrappy underground music channel, kicking off the age of the music video with “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles. WNYC asked music, television, and pop-culture critics to weigh in on MTV and its role in shaping the American cultural landscape.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, The Bite Is A Gift Edition

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss Dan Kois’s NYT Magazine Riff on “Eating Your Cultural Vegetables,” MTV’s new Twilight­-style series Teen Wolf, and Louis Menand’s recent New Yorker article on “Debating the Value of College

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Features

Bronx Music Man Don Kirshner Dies at 76

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Don Kirshner, the Bronx music publisher, producer and television host who saw promise in musicians who spanned decades and genres, passed away on Monday of heart failure at the age of 76 in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Soundcheck

The ultimate One Hit Wonder

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Video Killed the Radio Hit

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, Toast to the Douchebags Edition

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss round two of the Kanye vs Taylor Swift VMA face-off, the new Robert Rodriguez film Machete and the monetization of sex on Craigslist.

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Features

Thongs Out and Fists Flying, Jersey Shore is Back

Thursday, July 29, 2010

 

After a five month hiatus, the eight 20-somethings who share a house with each other's egos, romantic dramas and hair products are back, and audiences are ready to drop their jaws.

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Studio 360

Art and Advertising with George Lois

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Kurt Andersen and adman George Lois, creator of the “I want my MTV” campaign and many memorable Esquire covers, look at the strange relationship between art and advertising.

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