Pop Culture

Breaking down Britney Spears’ confining conservatorship case

Britney Spears hasn’t held control over her own life since 2008.Continue...

Kehlani has created space for fluid, authentic queerness in the R&B world

When I first heard Kehlani’s “Nights Like This,” I immediately noticed the subtle hints that she was singing about a woman. It was the bridge that piqued my interest, when Kehlani sings, “You gon...Continue...

Embracing queer contestants makes for better reality TV

Shows like Too Hot to Handle , The Bachelor , and Love is Blind are inherently spectacles, but their representation—or lack thereof—impacts the way we perceive queer relationships, especially if shows reinforce damaging stereotypes surrounding the LGBTQ2S+ community.Continue...

Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’ is a beautiful, angsty rollercoaster

Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album Sour dropped four months after the release of her hit single, “Drivers License,” and it’s exactly the angsty, angry, and vulnerable experience we didn’t sign up for but undoubtedly needed.Continue...

Billie Eilish’s ‘Vogue’ cover is a celebration of individual expression

A mere six minutes after Billie Eilish posted her cover of British Vogue to Instagram, the image surpassed one million likes.Continue...

Why Paris Hilton is #BreakingCodeSilence

Back in September of 2020, Paris Hilton’s YouTube documentary, This is Paris , gave viewers an inside look at what life is really like for the Hilton heiress. The documentary focused mainly on her movement to speak out against the Troubled Teen Industry, using her platform to bring more awareness to the abuse that happens within the institutions that make up the industry.Continue...

Lil Nas X just stole Christianity’s biggest weapon: fear

For most of my life, I was terrified of going to hell.Continue...

‘Zack Synder’s Justice League’ deserves its second chance

Zack Synder’s Justice League is a reminder that the good guys always win.Continue...

“OK, see you!”: Kim’s Convenience comes to an abrupt end after five seasons

The news that Kim’s Convenience will be ending early took many fans by surprise.Continue...

Is it time to say goodbye to the Grammys?

Like many events over the past year, the 2021 Grammy Awards looked very different—from COVID-19 restrictions to an increased appreciation for female artists, a lot had changed from years prior. Still, the Grammys weren’t different enough.Continue...

YouTubers: sexual assault isn’t a prank

To members of Generation Z, David Dobrik is a household name.Continue...

The magical optimism of children’s television

There comes a time in our lives when we feel we’re supposed to leave children’s media behind.Continue...

Burger King doesn’t care about you, but neither do other marketers

On International Women’s Day this past Monday, Burger King UK tweeted “Women belong in the kitchen.” Its goal was to promote its new culinary scholarships for women. The chain apologized and took down the tweet after public backlash.Continue...

The MCU is finally making strides in women representation

Last week, when I opened Disney+, I was met with a banner promoting Captain Marvel with the caption “Celebrate International Women’s Day.” I was infuriated.Continue...

Taylor Swift is mad, and we should at least respect that anger

Last week, Taylor Swift called out the Netflix series Ginny & Georgia for making a sexist joke at her expense. Unsurprisingly, Swift’s criticism spurred a divisive response online. Some are interpreting it as a #girlboss moment, applauding Swift for her candour. Others think she can’t take a joke.Continue...

The Bachelor’s racism doesn’t end with Chris Harrison

After 19 years of hosting ABC’s The Bachelor , The Bachelorette , and Bachelor in Paradise , Chris Harrison is stepping aside. It’s unknown when or if he will return.Continue...

‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever’ is the perfect romance for pandemic-era dating disappointment

It doesn’t top the original, but the third instalment of the To All the Boys franchise delivers the same comforting, romantic idealism as its predecessors.Continue...

Streaming should be the end of reality TV

If video killed the radio star, then streaming should kill reality television.Continue...

Stop criticizing Olivia Wilde over Harry Styles

Between his androgynous style and ambiguous song lyrics, Harry Styles has always been known as a rule-bender. Recently, however, Styles has gained acclaim for bending a whole new set of rules: those of a younger man dating an older woman.Continue...

We need more nuanced representations of Muslim women

Whenever we talk about representation of a minority group, we always talk about how to do it ‘right’ or ‘wrong.’ It’s no different for Muslim characters—we need them to be perfectly imperfect.Continue...

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