Month: August 2014

The Legend of Korra Was Way Too Real For Nickelodeon

Spoiler ahead if you haven’t seen Book Three of The Legend of Korra There are a couple of things that became clear after last week’s release of The Legend of Korra’s season three finale. First, Book Three: Change was Korra’s best season thus far, and one of the best in Avatar franchise history. Second, this season of Korra was dark. Seriously dark. Third, Nickelodeon,

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The 2014 Emmy Winners List, If The Emmys Weren’t So Boring

Last night, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences reminded everyone watching last night’s Emmy Awards that they are painstakingly predictable, even with the potential to reward some culturally relevant and exciting television this year. I guess we shouldn’t be surprised considering Tatiana Maslany wasn’t even nominated, but still. What’s even more unforgivable is the

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Ariana Grande Inches Closer To Pop Diva Status with “My Everything”

If MTV and Beats By Dre are to be believed, Nickelodeon star turned not-so-elusive chanteuse Ariana Grande IS the second pop coming. The past few months have seen a massive marketing push for the pint-sized singer, going as far as to give her a TRL special (yes, that TRL) and the coveted opening slot at

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Taylor Swift Is Better Than “Shake It Off”

By now, everyone has had time to digest Taylor Swift’s latest designs for pop domination, as if she hadn’t already completed that goal before. Her fifth album 1989 will be out in October, with “Shake It Off” serving as the album’s lead single. It is a catchy, Max Martin-produced ditty that will undoubtedly stay at the top

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The 2014 VMAs Didn’t Suck; It’s 2014 Pop Music That Does

It’s easy to blame last night’s banal VMAs on MTV and their production crew. I mean, no offensive twerking? Surely the network has lost its touch. But that would be too easy, and misses the entire point of the VMAs. What makes the MTV Video Music Awards important is not its celebration of music videos (and

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