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The stars of MTV's 'The Hills,' Audrina Patridger (left), Whitney Port, and Lauren Campbell
The stars of MTV's "The Hills," Audrina Partridge (left), Whitney Port, and Lauren Campbell before the reality show's finale April 2. (Jason Decrow/AP) Jason Decrow/AP
Critic's Notebook

Once essential, MTV no longer calls the cultural tune

By Matthew Gilbert
Globe Staff / May 6, 2007

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Is MTV headed for the "What Ever Happened To ? " list, alongside the kids from "Diff'rent Strokes" and Adam and the Ants? Once the Goliath of pop music and youth marketing, once the czar of hip , feeding irony and experimental-film techniques to the masses, MTV has become a cable outlet for booty-driven reality TV. In 2007, some 26 ... (Full article: 1007 words)

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