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The Big Hurt: YouTube rap spam
If you read the comments of any major rap video on YouTube, you'll always see some authentic hustle shining through the racist bickering and Illuminati accusations.
| September 14, 2012
Rich Juzwiak, the superman of supercuts, waxes philosophical about his métier
I'm not here to make friends. This pithy phrase tidily encapsulates all the bluster, the stiltedness, the underwhelming drama and overinflated breasts of reality TV.
He’s not there to make friends
| May 04, 2012
Solid, authentic, unmanufactured American clips
Whether you've heard his name or not, Alan Lomax is one of the most prominent cultural influences in US history.
The real YouTube
| April 06, 2012
Countering troubling online queries
If you haven't seen the videos haunting Facebook, Twitter, and the news, then search for "Am I Ugly?" on YouTube.
KIRAH LYNN BROUILLETTE
| March 30, 2012
[strange video alert] This news anchor is really drunk, maybe (probably)
Okay, so, we may not be the most conservative news establishment around but at least nobody on our staff comes to work hamsauced (that we...
| December 08, 2011
Karmin: Still crashing the industry's party
Well, wouldn't you know it, KARMIN aren't wasting their time over there in Hollywoodland: not long after arrival, their first music video debuted on VEVO...
| December 07, 2011
Videos: Selections from the Afghanistan War YouTube Video Fest
To mark the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the U.S. war in Afghanistan on Oct. 7, Phoenix art critic Greg Cook presents the “Afghanistan War YouTube Video Fest,” a screening of videos documenting the conflict.
Scenes from a decade of war
| October 07, 2011
The Urinal does it again; more on Thayer Street; no joke; fun in the Bucket
Phillipe and Jorge were agitated to see the wrap-around over the front section of our September 13 issue of the Urinal, as we had grown quite fond of finding garish stickers in these parts, informing us what local firms would buy our gold or pursue a per
The whole truth?
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| September 16, 2011
Review: Life in a day
Sometimes it seems like universal access to video and the Internet has resulted in just a lot of amateur porn and wearying narcissism.
Amateur filmmakers submit snippets of their lives
| August 05, 2011
[Terrifying Video Alert] Vote Bachmann for Prez 2k12 or little girls will eat your soul
This is probably a joke. We're pretty sure this is a joke. Well, we're hoping it is, in which case, shame on whoever exploited these...
| August 02, 2011
Awesome viral [music] video alert: Dutch couple gets freaky on and around a scooter
If this video (loosely translated: "with Romana on the scooter") proves anything, it's that Dutch people are very attractive and have got some killer dance...
| July 13, 2011
The Big Hurt: Britney, Billy Joel, John Mellencamp, Rebecca Black, and Miley Cyrus weigh the price of fame
BRITNEY SPEARS is being sued for $10 million by the company that helped her score a fragrance deal with Elizabeth Arden. It's claiming that she owes it a 35 percent commission on the sales of her popular scents. This boosts my self-esteem a little — say
Music news in brief
| April 15, 2011
Contrary to popular belief, Republican Governor Paul LePage is not an idiot.
The LePage mantras
| April 08, 2011
Whats on the Internets
Whats On The Internets<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UIabNqGnqn4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> YES, every bone Steven Seagal has broken on film, (skull in
| March 23, 2011
YouTube.com presents ...
YouTube experts take on American cheese.
| March 04, 2011
Web hits Quiet Desperation and Karmaloop are turning Boston into must-see TV
In Boston, there are two nascent examples of Web-video projects getting flipped into legitimate TV deals.
As Seen on PC
| January 28, 2011
Two New Fan-Made Short Films: Half-Life and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Two new fan films hit YouTube this past weekend. The first is a highly anticipated 12-minute fan film based on the video game series Half-Life,...
| January 24, 2011
MIT Kinects with the Future
Here in the future, we don't just have park lights that run on dog poop; we're so advanced that cutting-edge technology occasionally shows up in the toy aisle at Wal-Mart.
Philip K. Dicking Around
| December 17, 2010
The seven-minute YouTube clip begins with five Boston police officers, crowding a Roxbury Community College entranceway, restraining a face-down suspect.
The media might have moved on, but RCC students won't let a case of potential police brutality on campus fade without a fight
| November 26, 2010
The world is watching
You are being watched.
If you don't want the government, big industry, and some 15 year old to know your secrets, you're shit out of luck. And so far no one knows what to do about it.
| September 24, 2010
Review: 9500 Liberty
Arizona bigots didn’t draft and pass their controversial immigration law without a model.
Arizona was not the first
| September 10, 2010
They're raping pop-punkers out here!
As the time-honored adage goes: "you're nobody until someone makes a punk-rock song out of something stupid you said on camera." Or something along those...
| August 27, 2010
Review: Winnebago Man (2009)
Twenty summers ago, in the deep sweat of nowhere Iowa, a hired crew set out to film the lamest sort of low-budget sales video imaginable. But what could have been a mundane if not suicidal assignment spun into accidental comedy, as the star of the infom
Ben Steinbauer and Jack Rebney make their pitch
| July 23, 2010
Enter Die Antwoord
Die Antwoord have hit the sweet spot.
The rap on a South African phenomenon
| July 23, 2010
Bangladeshi government unbans Facebook
In 2009, the government of Bangladesh started a project called Digital Bangladesh. Its premise was simple: that by 2021, Bangladesh (a third world country slightly...
| June 08, 2010
The Big Hurt: Say anything
It’s almost impossible to read a single page of YouTube comments without being confronted by society’s ugliest afflictions: ignorance, pointless fights, horrifying racism, and unfair criticism of Justin Bieber’s haircut.
The week in YouTube comments
| April 09, 2010
Video: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen save the planet!
Now showing on YouTube, the World Wildlife Fund's new thriller, "Everyone turn off your lights on March 27 to show how easy it is to...
| March 11, 2010
Welcome to College Admissions World, where YouTube is cutting edge
Legally Blonde is a way smarter movie than anyone gives it credit. When Reese Witherspoon’s ultra-ditzy, fashion-obsessed character woos the admissions officers at Harvard Law...
| February 25, 2010
A new film looks fondly back on 'the poor man's MTV'
A new film looks fondly back on 'the poor man's MTV'
| February 05, 2010
Weekend in review: Obama rips Coakley, Scott Brown admits larceny, and Talk Soup finds the best-hung weatherman in Boston
Finally: the ass-kicking MARTHA COAKLEY deserves. Delivered not by any actual Democrats, but by Fred Armisen's BARACK OBAMA on Saturday Night Live. Worst. Candidate. Ever....
| January 31, 2010
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