Heartache And Hope: The Current State Of The One Direction Fandom

One Direction fans describe the state of the fandom as the first year of the band’s hiatus draws to a close

The Breakout Movie Performances Of 2016

From Kate McKinnon’s ghostbusting antics to Royalty Hightower’s cinematic coming-out party, these were the star turns that made us take notice of this year’s emerging talent

The Kids Are All Right: The Best Young TV And Filmmakers Of 2016

From Donald Glover to Anna Rose Holmer, this was a surprisingly good year for the 35-and-under crowd

17 Memes You Couldn’t Escape In 2016

Hold the door, Kermit

From Stranger Things To The Fits, 2016 Was The Year Of The Child Actor

In a year when adults consistently wavered, child actors showed how kids can stay the course

The Year's Biggest Losers: Billy Bush And Huma Abedin

The downfall of 2016's most tragic figures

This Year In ‘Skillset’

Every guest is an expert, and every week they teach you and me a new way to look at the movies

This Year In ‘The Stakes’

‘The Stakes’ is your look at the week’s news without the filler of talking heads and clickbait

This Year In ‘Speed Dial’

Your weekly dive into all the pop-culture news you should be following or leaving behind

This Year In ‘Happy Sad Confused’

Josh Horowitz gets nerdy and intimate with the biggest movie stars and filmmakers on the planet

This Year In ‘Lady Problems’

MTV’s weekly look at how pop culture is treating women. Hint: It is almost always ‘poorly.’

Alarming Frequency: The Year In Noise

Death Grips, Kanye, and BadBadNotGood pointed the way forward in a punishingly loud world

Mitski The Healer

In a year of fear and hopelessness, ‘Puberty 2’ was what we needed

My Super Sweet 2016: The Return Of Early-2000s Fashion

When the apocalypse hits, I’ll be wearing a Juicy sweatsuit

Americana’s Year Of Reckoning

Can the genre evolve fast enough to catch up to today’s American realities?

The Glitch Inside

By corrupting their images, Calvin Harris’s 2016 music videos relieve the tension between technology and memory

The Top 10 Movies Of 2016

From a farting corpse to faith-questioning sausages to a lonely lobster, these are MTV chief film critic Amy Nicholson's picks for the best films of the year

Britney Now, Britney Forever

If she could make it through 2007, we can make it through 2017

12 Social Media Warriors Who Helped Restore Our Faith In 2016

Their tweets, YouTube videos, and ’grams helped make this year suck a little bit less

Kendrick Lamar’s Prophecy

‘Untitled Unmastered’ pulled back the curtain on the creation of a black masterpiece

Rihanna: 2016's Rockstar in Repose

What her tender, flippant, comforting, unnerving album ‘Anti’ meant to 2016

Lady Problems Superlatives: The Winners And Losers Of 2016

After a year of examining how the entertainment industry — and its corresponding culture and constituents — treats women, we present you with the best and worst of Hollywood

Chance The Rapper: Artist Of The Year

In a cynical year, he was our greatest optimist