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Willa Paskin

Willa Paskin is a writer based in New York City.

DVD Culture

Fuse’s Video Resurrection

Cable television must be one of the most infinite time-sucks ever created. With over 200 channels there are all the old ways to waste time—movies, gossip, critically abhorred but popular programs—and a slew of new ones, endless nature footage, today’s soap operas tonight, critically acclaimed but cancelled programs. There is also an old way to waste time: music videos, on a new network, Fuse. With five stations, MTV, MTV2, VHI, BET, and CMT, already showing videos sometimes, you would think they were getting enough airplay. "Not so!" cries Fuse, a station whose very existence is predicated on the idea that there just aren’t enough music videos on music television.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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