Happy birthday MTV

A pop culture behemoth turns 30

Wowsers! Thirty years ago the now-venerable institution that is MTV (which stands for music television) launched. The day was August 1, 1981. I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was ten and we lived on the Left Bank in Paris, where I was raised. My parents had a small black & white television and it was on a corner table by the patio. And I remember very well watching the first music video ... more >


By ALI NADERZAD- This Sunday is a very important day in the life of the thriving though ephemeral pop culture. MTV is hosting its Movie Awards. Noone asked them to, but they will, and we must watch because if nothing else, we get to see which new award name they will come up with, like "Best Summer Movie So Far" or "Best on-screen kiss." In all fairness, however, there is an MTV generation out ... more >