September 7, 2004 |
Floridians battered by Hurricane Frances emerged from shuttered homes and shelters Monday to face ruined houses, felled trees and lines the length of two football fields for suddenly precious ice, batteries and gasoline. Weakened to a tropical storm but still blowing winds of 65 mph, Frances made its second landfall Monday afternoon south of Tallahassee. It dumped as much as 10 inches of rain and knocked out power in the state's Panhandle before winds dropped to 35 mph.
December 19, 1993 |
Guest shots of actresses, legions of dancers and casts of thousands populate the current crop of music videos. All those clothes come from places as diverse as Barneys New York and, closer to home, Melrose Avenue hip-hop shops. Group Efforts: Forget Frank Sinatra and Elton John and their assorted duets. The hottest act is the unlikely combo of funky divas En Vogue and rap divas Salt-N-Pepa.
September 2, 1993 |
We know videotape deteriorates over time. But, assuming some preservationist soul keeps a cryogenic chamber in chilly operation over the years, what will the kids of the 21st and 22nd centuries learn about our own times when they open that freezer-burned box marked "MTV Video Music Awards nominees, 1993"? Plenty: * From En Vogue's progressive anthem "Free Your Mind" (the most nominated video, with seven nods), future generations will learn that we were very much into tolerance and cleavage.
September 4, 1993 |
Macho Madonna opened the telecast in a tux, straddled by a gal in a teddy. Host Christian Slater confessed he'd had a teen-age crush on ladylike dude Steve Tyler. And once and future cross-dressers RuPaul and Milton Berle were paired as presenters and ended up getting in a bizarre catfight. Yes, it was a landmark year for drag at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards, broadcast from the Universal Amphitheatre on Thursday. Or was it really just a landmark drag?