Beyonce and the New Era of Music Videos

Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 11:28 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music "Pretty Hurts" still courtesy Melina Matsoukas Where were you at the stroke of midnight EST on Friday, December 13, 2013? For once, us homebodies were rewarded for our introverted ways, gifted by one of the ultimate extroverts in pop. This generation will remember its exact location and emotion when it first saw Beyoncé's self-titled album. That's right: saw the album. As everyone and their grandma knows by now, Mrs. Carter stealthily released her fifth solo collection... READ MORE

... with a little help from their friends

Monday, September 10, 2012 at 1:02 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music California Wives' "Purple" video used fan art to embellish the visuals. California Wives just released a splashy video for their latest single, "Purple," and it's got fandom written all over it. Or drawn all over it - listeners could submit their artwork via a Sharpie promotion, and the Wives would feature the best in the background. They're one of dozens of bands that are turning to the proletariat for contributions. (And we're not even talking... READ MORE