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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…

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…

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Read This: Proto-troll Tom Green cannot handle modern troll culture

Trolling, as a practice, is as old as discourse itself—you know there were some toga-wearing shitheels calling dialectics “dia-lick-dicks” just to piss off Socrates. But trolling as an art form was arguably popularized in the mainstream by Tom Green, a personality most members of Generation Z have probably never heard…

Let’s imagine what could possibly make the relaunched TRL work

Following massive layoffs to MTV News’ editorial staff and a harrowing intonation of that most feared phrase in online journalism—that is, “pivot to video”—MTV has set its sights on a relaunched TRL. For a generation of viewers, TRL was a cultural juggernaut, a sort of preteen water-cooler show that in large part…