BET and MTV will air Janelle Monáe's Dirty Computer short film ahead of album release

Janelle Monáe heralded the arrival of her third studio album, Dirty Computer, with a teaser for an accompanying “emotion picture” featuring Afrofuturist themes and her pal Tessa Thompson. The clip has whet the appetite for the 44-minute sci-fi short, just as her gorgeous videos for the singles “Make Me Feel” and…

10 sketches that showcase the wit of MTV’s often-overlooked gem The State

1993 was a time when seemingly every network was trying to get in on the sketch-comedy craze. Saturday Night Live was already an institution at that point, Fox was trying to compete with In Living Color and The Ben Stiller Show, Canada had The Kids In The Hall, and future cult favorites MADtv, The Dana Carvey Show, …

MTV study suggests the #MeToo movement might actually be changing how young men behave

The #MeToo movement—i.e., the concentrated effort to make it clear, mostly to men, just how often women in our society face sexual harassment, assault, and threats to their lives on a disturbingly frequent basis—has been going for a while now, powered in part by recent revelations about the attitudes and behaviors of…

The Beavis And Butt-head Experience sucked, which was pretty cool

In her recent review, Gwen Ihnat argues that Mike Judge’s new Tales From The Tour Bus promises to turn country music skeptics into fans, with Judge’s animated series bridging the divide through the universal appeal of stories about celebrities getting plastered and destroying shit. If true, it certainly wouldn’t be…

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UPDATE: Heather Heyer's mother to present award at the MTV Video Music Awards

This year’s MTV Video Music Awards will have a new category called Best Fight Against The System that is dedicated to socially conscious or politically motivated music—the likely winner this year being “Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)” from The Hamilton Mixtape. Rather than just a way to cash in on the hot trend of…