Is the lyric music video the new face of entertainment?

We’ve already watched the music video evolve. Modern music videos now tend to focus on the celebrity performer rather than the content of the song, and plot-driven videos like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” seemed extinct until Lady GaGa introduced the controversial “Telephone” in 2010. Now it seems that another type of video is entering the music scene —the […]

High music sales for Whitney Houston after death not surprising

With Whitney Houston’s televised funeral just one day away, her music sales remain at an all-time high. Currently, Houston’s The Ultimate Collection holds a top two-album position on iTunes, and the same rings true for Whitney: The Greatest Hits on In fact, the only artist currently outselling Houston is Adele, which, considering the way […]

Administration responds to controversial web series based on USC

James Franco’s new web series “Undergrads,” which the video says will air Thursday at 8 p.m. on, follows the lives of several USC  students. In an interview with MTV, Dave Franco, James Franco’s brother, said he helped film, direct and produce the web series. “This past semester, I was working more behind the camera, […]

Haute Highlights

RISK! — A Storytelling Show  NerdMelt at Meltdown Comics Thursday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. Have you ever wondered about the crazy stories people choose to tell only to their friends? RISK!, a show hosted by comedians Kumail Nanjiani and Pete Holmes, gives you the opportunity to finally hear some of those outrageously hilarious tales […]

Katy Perry poised to break records with new single

She’s taken us up and down California, into outer space and to the greatest Friday night party the world has ever seen. Now, Katy Perry is at it again with her latest single, “The One That Got Away.” The release of this song marks the sixth single from Perry’s record-breaking sophomore effort, Teenage Dream, and […]

Letter to the editor

Fox Sports show insensitive I was recently made aware of an appalling video that was the centerpiece of a Sept. 2, 2011, show called The College Experiment that was produced by Fox Sports. In the show, reporter Bob Oschack made fun of unsuspecting Asian international students at the University of Southern California by asking them […]