Tawny Kitaen, Star of 1980s Music Videos, Dies at 59

Ms. Kitaen gained fame for her carefree spirit and sultry dancing in music videos for bands like Whitesnake and Ratt and her role in the movie “Bachelor Party.”

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‘Kid 90’ and the Days When Even Wild TV Teens Had Privacy

A documentary from Soleil Moon Frye, star of “Punky Brewster,” and a reunion of “The Real World” remind us that Gen X didn’t curate themselves for mass consumption.

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‘The Real World’ Revisited: When Reality Had Bite

The nostalgic reunion series is surprisingly polite. But on a rewatch, the original season is still an eye-opening piece of TV and social history.

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The Original ‘Real World’ Cast Reunites, Older but Still Not Polite

“The Real World Homecoming: New York” brings back the housemates from the inaugural season of the MTV series that set the standards of reality television, for better and for worse.

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Two Filmmakers Write Their Own Love Story

Sasha Jackson remembered passing by Stephen Small-Warner II on a New York subway car, but they didn’t officially meet until years later at Howard University. A collaboration soon began.

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I Was Bullied for Being Arab. Nine Inch Nails Threw Me a Lifeline.

As a teenage girl paralyzed with fear, one of the darkest albums of the 1990s, “The Downward Spiral,” gave me the guts to rebel against my tormentors.

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VMAs Recap: Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, and More

Lady Gaga transported viewers to “Chromatica” (in a mask) at an event that tried to make a virtual collection of performances and speeches appear like a communal celebration.

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How ‘MTV Cribs’ Rewired My Brain, and Maybe Yours Too

The show gave us a giddy peek at the nouveau riche celebrities of the 2000s. It also made “fake it until you make it” the Millennial ethos.

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ViacomCBS Fires Nick Cannon, Citing Anti-Semitic Podcast Remarks

The network said that Mr. Cannon had promoted “hateful speech” during a recent episode of “Cannon’s Class,” his YouTube podcast.

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Michelle Obama and MTV to Host Virtual Prom Celebrations for High School Seniors

The event on May 22 would be the latest high school ritual that students were celebrating online because of social-distancing rules.

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As Cable TV Fades, Fearing ‘the End of Comedy Central’

The network that made the careers of Dave Chappelle, Stephen Colbert and Amy Schumer has laid off top executives while looking to make shows that are cheaper to produce.

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Jodeci’s Unplugged ‘Lately’ Was Its Pinnacle. Andre Harrell Made It Happen.

In 1993, the R&B group performed on an “MTV Unplugged” devoted to Harrell’s Uptown Records. “Lately” was a master class.

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For Pop Stars in Their 20s, It’s Totally the ’90s All Over Again

Every two decades or so, the old becomes stylishly new. And now the pop artifacts of the Y2K era — winking futurism, loads of glitter, “TRL”-style videos — are back, with an update.

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As Reality TV Reunions Go Virtual, What About the Fights?

Castmates, prepare to yell into your Zoom.

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