Pop Culture

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...

Snapchat Spotlight gives TikTok a run for their money

In the 2010s, Snapchat was one of the defining social media platforms. Popularizing filters, stories, and streaks, Snapchat quickly grew to be one of the favourite social media apps for teens and young adults.Continue...

Justin Timberlake’s Queer ‘allyship’ strips ally of its meaning

Apparently, Justin Timberlake is a Queer ally—who knew?Continue...

Men: Please watch ‘Promising Young Woman’

Promising Young Woman is deeply controversial. I can recognize why: it’s problematic, even dangerous, and has the potential to be deeply triggering for survivors of sexual violence. Still—it’s a triumph.Continue...

Jojo Siwa’s coming-out story is important for children to see

For a long time, I had no idea what JoJo Siwa was famous for. When I heard her name, the images that would spring to mind were over-exaggerated hair bows, pink Converse high tops, and an over-abundance of glitter. This past week, however, she’s stuck in my mind as the happiest celebrity to come out.Continue...

‘Euphoria’s special episodes are beautifully unnecessary

When Euphoria announced two unexpected special episodes last November, there wasn’t much indication of what those episodes would look like.Continue...

‘Fate: The Winx Saga’ does too much with too little

With a mere six-episode season, Fate: The Winx Saga —a teen adaptation of Nickelodeon’s hit Winx Club series—already lacked the space to do much with the vast world it inherited from its predecessor. While it uses the rich Winx world to its advantage, Fate tries to do too much with the little it has.Continue...

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