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The Predator earns its name

American Horror Story: Apocalypse succeeds as a comedy without trying to be funny

Eight seasons into the American Horror Story franchise, it’s safe to say that creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have completely lost sight of the show’s initial creative direction.Continue...

The Kissing Booth normalizes potentially abusive behaviour

The Kissing Booth , a popular Netflix original movie released in May, disguises itself as a run-of-the-mill, teen romcom—while carelessly normalizing early warning signs of an abusive relationship.Continue...

Remembering Mac Miller, a selfless rapper

On his song "Small Worlds,” the late Mac Miller summed up his most-prized possessions: "A little space and time."Continue...

As a former high school loser, Sierra Burgess is a Loser gives me hope

In a pivotal scene from Netflix’s newest teen romcom, Sierra Burgess is a Loser , the titular character stands in front of her parents, sobbing.Continue...

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before excels through unique characters

An otherwise standard Netflix rom-com has made waves on social media in recent weeks, and it’s largely a credit to its actors’ character development and relatability.Continue...

Shapovalov vs. Auger-Aliassime a valuable moment for athletes

Midway through the third set of their first-round match at this year’s US Open, Canadian Denis Shapovalov said three words tennis fans rarely hear in the middle of a match. “Are you okay?” Shapovalov asked fellow Canadian opponent, 18-year-old Felix Auger-Alliassime, across the net. Spectators wondered—was that a sign of compassion in the middle of a tennis match?Continue...