Is there anything as ephemeral as a New Year’s Eve broadcast? Fifteen minutes after midnight, it’s already irrelevant. Nothing is timeless; everything is designed for max trendiness, like a Forever21 party dress. Which makes footage from previous years downright vertigo-inducing.
This day just got significantly less rockin' — Dick Clark, former host of American Bandstand and longtime New Year's Eve fixture, has died of a heart attack, according to his family. He was 82.