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The Download Archive

April 9, 2007
YouTube Versus Boob Tube

Viacom aims a $1 billion lawsuit squarely at Google’s very large head, and the search company barely blinks. What are they thinking?

February 23, 2004
What a Show!

After six years of Samantha's Sex and the City exploits, how could the two-second baring of Janet Jackson's breast spark such a culture war?

December 1, 2003
Don't Say Cheese!

With cameraphones suddenly everywhere, all sorts of people are taking pictures that never would have been taken before. Do you know where your image has been?

November 10, 2003
Blog Blog Blog

The New York Weblog explosion has created a new wave of chattering-class grandees. So what if they’re sitting at home in their bathrobes?

November 3, 2003
Punk'd Rocker

Demi’s boy toy Ashton Kutcher would be facing Ben Affleck’s sorry fate if his hit MTV show, now entering its second season, weren’t so subversively brilliant.

October 6, 2003
Their Bodies, Ourselves

Why we like (no, love) to watch plastic surgery on TV.

September 29, 2003
Smooth Operators

From the NBA to the WB, straight men are shaving their body hair—even their pits!—at a time when gay men (and Kate Moss) are letting it all grow out.

September 8, 2003
The Un-Star System

The 10,000 kids who swarmed the Javits Center last week weren't just angling for American Idol-dom. They were rallying against the record industry.

August 25, 2003
Robot Nudity

File sharing seems like something for nothing. But what you give in return is privacy. Now Big Brother, and his extended family, are always watching.

August 18, 2003
The Buysexual Agenda

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is a homo-hetero crossover hit, but is it landmark programming or just a swishy infomercial?