Plastics

This is Benjamin. He’s a little worried about his future… “Ben, what are you doing?” “Well, I would say that I’m just drifting. Here in the pool.” “Why?” “Well, it’s very comfortable just to drift...

Seniority

Yo, so it’s 1:15 in the morning. I’m still on the 29th floor at The MTV. The Grammy Awards are over, though we’re still working on all our wrap ups. Tim Russert’s interview with George Bush is encoring on MSNBC, and I gotta’ say,...

On Pop Stars Kissing

Yes, this is what I do for a living: post images of pop stars kissing. It’s well after five a.m. I’m eating pretzels, drinking Gatorade, listening to Damien Rice, and checking our work over at the MTV News. The city was waking up for the Friday before...

Our Big Moment

The Video Music Awards Opening Act — MTV News’ Big Moment — starts in 26 minutes. In an hour and ten minutes, they’re going to throw to a poll we’re running on the fly. After that, I’ll start breathing. Our in time was 3 p.m. So I...

Suitably Buzzed

Clock’s ticking down to the VMAs, and as I’ve said more than once, I’m a little worried about my lack of worry. As you can probably gather from the deluge of hype, the VMAs are the make-or-break event of the year. A lot’s riding on it for the...