Pop Culture

Binging while social distancing

As I sit at home in pyjamas and no makeup, sad and annoyed because coronavirus has stolen the best thing about being home—seeing my high school friends—I've found that the only things there are to do include reading books, going on walks, and binging an endless stream of TV shows.Continue...

Unpopular Opinion: Parks and Recreation beats out The Office

Both driven by the talented Michael Schur, The Office and Parks and Recreation (also known as Parks ) are among the most bingeable TV comedies in recent memory.Continue...

BoJack Horseman ends on a bittersweet note

BoJack Horseman ended its run this winter after six seasons. For a show that spent much of its time exploring the titular character’s soul, even after its finale, a major question remains: Is BoJack redeemable?Continue...

Star Trek’s new series reminds me why I’m a fan of the franchise

The day that the new Star Trek series premiered, my grandma called to remind me that it was on at 8 p.m. She didn’t want me to forget and miss it—especially given the franchise’s significance to my family.Continue...

Halsey’s miscarriage story expands the definition of womanhood

Since coming onto the music scene back in 2014, Halsey has proved she’s not afraid to get personal.Continue...

Disney+ wrongly sacrifices inclusivity for image

Like many other Gen-Z women, I was extremely excited when Disney+ announced that it would reboot Lizzie McGuire last August.Continue...

Analyzing the phenomenon of the YA book-to-movie adaptation

Do you remember the delightfully uncomplicated early 2010s, when movie adaptations of popular young adult (YA) dystopian novels dominated the box office?Continue...

I Am Not Okay with This is the superhero origin story we need

Being a teenager can be rough. It’s a time of uncertainty, between changing family dynamics, frighteningly strong emotions, and sexual confusion. Now, add destructive superpowers you don’t know how to control to this laundry list of problems.Continue...

To All the Boys sequel delivers just what its viewers want

To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You is nothing if not charmingly predictable.Continue...

Reflecting on the Disney channel’s problematic past

Like many others, I was quick to subscribe to the streaming service Disney+ when it was released this past November.Continue...

Oscars 2020: Parasite, Jojo Rabbit, and more

After a few years of controversy over the lack of diversity in nominees and award-winners, the 2020 Oscars saw audiences reasonably content with this year’s results.Continue...

Analyzing how to become a TikTok superstar

On Super Bowl Sunday,Sabra Hummus aired the most underwhelming commercial to grace 99.9 million screens.Continue...

Miss Americana reminded me why I love Taylor Swift

I really love Taylor Swift.Continue...

The Pharmacist is more than just a true crime docuseries

The Pharmacist , which became available for streaming on Feb. 5, is the latest true crime docuseries released on Netflix, following popular titles Don’t F*ck with Cats and Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez .Continue...

Saying goodbye to The Good Place

This week, NBC comedy The Good Place moved on to a better place—wink wink, nudge nudge—but only after imparting us with one final philosophical message.Continue...

Our modern obsession with poetry is only growing

Given the recent mainstream popularity of poets like Rupi Kaur, it’s no secret that there’s been a poetry revival over the last few years.Continue...

Twitter shouldn’t be a platform for propagating hate

Two weeks ago, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the US, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent Jaboukie Young-White changed his Twitter name and picture to resemble the FBI’s official profile, and tweeted, “Just because we killed MLK doesn’t mean we can’t miss him.”Continue...

Cheer is the docuseries you need to watch

Netflix’s new docuseries, Cheer , has brought new meaning to the sport of cheerleading. The six-part limited series gives viewers an inside look at the grueling world of competitive cheer.Continue...

Kobe Bryant: A career to remember

On Jan. 26, Kobe Bryant passed away in a California helicopter crash, which also claimed the lives of eight others, including Bryant’s second-oldest daughter, 13-year-old Gianna.Continue...

Unpopular opinion: Better Call Saul is superior to Breaking Bad

When Better Call Saul, a spinoff to the beloved AMC show Breaking Bad based on the secondary character Saul Goodman was announced in 2013, some fans were apprehensive.Continue...

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