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TC & RED: LIVE

TC & RED: LIVE is the world’s only annual podcast, where our hosts get together once at the end of each year to unwind and discuss the most memorable pieces of music, entertainment, and culture from the year that was.

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A ‘late’ look back: Thanks, Dave

David Letterman with Bill Murray. Photo: CBS

Late night is probably my favourite form of television, and what began that love was watching the Late Show for the very first time in the late ’90s. So, to say that the end of David Letterman’s tenure as host affected me is an understatement.

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‘Jessica Jones’ does the impossible

Photo: Marvel / Netflix

The new series ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ hit Netflix last week to universal critical acclaim. In this review, I’ll tell you why I love this groundbreaking show and what it manages to do that nothing else in the genre has done before.

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A breakthrough for acceptance

Photo: ABC News

I was afraid that the Bruce Jenner interview on 20/20 would be a publicity stunt, but it’s not. This is for real, and it’s so important — I’m serious. In this quick take, my response to the groundbreaking special while watching it on ABC.

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Stephen Colbert’s lasting legacy

Stephen Colbert and Grimmy

After 9 years of The Colbert Report, or 17 years including his time at The Daily Show, the time has come to say farewell to “Stephen Colbert”, an unprecedented character the likes of which we’ve never seen anywhere else in pop culture.

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Lou Reed, taking no prisoners

Lou Reed

The great Lou Reed has died at 71, so let’s remember him the best way I know how, by looking back at his stint hosting an early episode of MTV’s 120 Minutes in 1986. Join in by watching these video clips from the show.

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MTV’s grunge poet laureate

Maggie Estep

I was browsing my own website and I ran across this short spoken word piece by Maggie Estep that aired on MTV back in 1993 as part of a series called “Free Your Mind”, presumably named after the En Vogue song of the same name. It inspired me to write out some thoughts I had about it and the era it came from.

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‘Girls’ shouldn’t tell our stories

Lena Dunham

The talk around ‘Girls’, the HBO series by Lena Dunham that premiered April 15, has been frenetic. I jump on the bandwagon to respond to critics of the show who want it to speak for an entire generation: We should let ‘Girls’ tell its own story.

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“I Wish It Was Christmas Today”

I Wish It Was Christmas Today

Horatio Sanz, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Kattan, and Tracy Morgan first joined together on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 2000 to perform “I Wish It Was Christmas Today”, the best Christmas song ever created in the history of Christmas, or songs. So let us honor this Christmas treat. In this post, every performance of it I could find.

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Date set for 120 Minutes premiere

Logo: MTV2's 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield

It’s official: 120 Minutes is coming back on MTV2, and this time, the name of the series is 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield. The resurrected series will premiere very late (1 a.m.) the night of Saturday, July 30, and will also be available online. Here’s the full text of the press release as published on the MTV Press website.

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