As is the case with any news story that elbows all the others out of the way, the media coverage of Michael Jackson's death has begun to spawn a backlash.
It's impossible to discuss Michael Jackson's legacy without talking about his music videos, those ostentatious short films that elevated the music-video form a little more with every new entry.
With all the chatter and speculation and general hullabaloo surrounding Conan O'Brien's debut on NBC's , it was pretty easy to lose sight of an important detail: this ain't Conan's first rodeo.
By Joshua AlstonBy day's end, we'll have a complete picture of what the broadcast television schedules will look like for fall. The CW, the final network to announce its fall slate, will likely confirm today what's been reported in the Hollywood trades for weeks—Privileged is out, and the Gossip Girl spinoff is probably not happening.
They say there's no fool like an old fool, but to let pop culture tell the story, it's the singing fool who has the most egg on his face. There's Greg Gregson (Chris Lilley), the deluded high school drama teacher in Summer Heights High; his forebear Corky St.
By Joshua Alston Tonight is the live finale of MTV's "Making the Band 4," and if you haven't been watching this season, let me quickly catch you up. There's an R&B singing group called Day26, which was assembled by Sean "Diddy" Combs after a lengthy audition process.
by Joshua AlstonAfter Sarah's brave admission that she digs "Greek," "Lipstick Jungle" and "The Hills," I got to thinking about why smart people make foolish television choices.
by Joshua Alston If you're like me, you have fond memories of being 15. Life was fun and carefree, and there was a seemingly endless road ahead of you that promised adventure, romance and success.
HBO's Mormon polygamy drama, "Big Love," has long been one of those shows that seem to exist theoretically. It's the opposite of a show like "Mad Men" or "Gossip Girl," which are far more talked about than they are actually watched; "Big Love" is a show talked about so little that, until it returns from hiatus, it's easy to forget that people watch it.
You have a friend who is evangelical about "The Wire," who asks you once every two weeks if you were a fan, browbeats you into watching if you weren't, commiserates with you if you were, about how the best television show ever was snuffed out too soon because people were too stupid to appreciate it.
By Joshua Alston Confession: I've never understood scripted reality shows like "Laguna Beach," "The Hills" and, more recently, "The City," MTVs half-plotted, half-improvised dramas about vapid, attractive people.
Why is there a pink teddy bear floating in Walt's swimming pool? And what happened to its eye? Those are among the pressing questions teased in an enigmatic scene in the premiere that will be addressed in Season 2 of AMC's Emmy-winning drama Breaking Bad.