Pop Culture

Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” embodies self-love

This weekend was full of drama surrounding Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s fresh breakup.Continue...

Previewing the 2018-19 NBA season

As the days get shorter, and school is filled with more midterms and assignments, it’s easy to be gloomy. However, this time of year gives reason to look up—it marks the NBA’s return.Continue...

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: the feminist Halloween show we’ve been waiting for

If you’re looking for a ‘90s nostalgia fix, Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina won’t do the trick. This adaptation trades high school hijinks and comical mishaps for blood, murder, and satanic madness.Continue...

Three chart-topping rappers face off

This year has been great for rap, which is important because students right now could use a distraction from their semester.Continue...

Reviewing childhood Halloween movies as an adult

Thanks to terrifying costumes and an increased presence of spirits, Halloween is known as the scariest time of the year. However, there’s nothing spookier than realizing you’ve outgrown your favourite holiday.Continue...

Three Halloween costumes that prove you know 2018 pop culture

One of the most underrated benefits of Halloween is the opportunity to show off your proficiency in pop culture. Luckily, this year provided a treasure trove of ridiculous celebrity moments to turn into jaw-dropping costumes.Continue...

The royal wedding of Princess Eugenie showcased celebrity glamour

A lot of people—my peers included—think the royal family doesn’t deserve all the press attention. As someone who woke up before sunrise to make tea and scones for Princess Eugenie’s recent royal wedding, I’m here to tell you the fashion, drama, and romance of the royal family is more entertaining than any season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians .Continue...

A guide to the perfect movies to watch while legally high

This week comes with many blessings: midterms winding down, friends visiting for Homecoming, and, of course, Canada’s legalization of marijuana.Continue...

Kanye West’s politics aren’t personal, they’re his art

Kanye West made headlines last week—even more than usual—after visiting the White House to meet with his current political idol, President Donald Trump.Continue...

Venom is not your typical Marvel movie

Critics and movie-goers alike have slammed the new Marvel antihero movie Venom since it came out last weekend. But the reasons critics found Venom to be disappointing are actually what makes the movie worthwhile.Continue...

A Star is Born is a musical masterpiece

With the massive successes of Hamilton and La La Land , the past few years ushered in a new era of widely-beloved musicals. A Star is Born , starring Lady Gaga and first-time director Bradley Cooper, triumphantly added to this trend last week.Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: Do subtitles help the viewing experience?

If you've ever watched a movie or TV show with me where I've been in control of the device settings, there's a 100 per cent chance it's been accompanied by subtitles.Continue...

Big Mouth’s second season continues reign as TV’s funniest cringe-comedy

When Netflix’s animated comedy series Big Mouth came out with its first season last summer, audiences were surprised by its star-studded cast, bizarre-but-amazing premise, and cringe-...Continue...

'Forever' isn't the TV show you're expecting

The set-up for Forever, Amazon’s newest half-hour comedy starring former SNL powerhouses Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen, is a married couple decides to shake up their annual fishing trip and try skiing. The punchline is a delicate and understated rumination on the value and drawbacks of monogamous relationships.Continue...

Recapping Apple's lackluster iPhone XS and XR reveal

This month, Apple announced a line of new products, including the iPhone XS, XS Max, and a more affordable alternative, the iPhone XR. If the tech giant’s release of new phone models is news to you, you’re not alone—the launch flew largely under the radar, and for good reason.Continue...

What TV shows to watch based on your favourite Queen’s courses

Watching television makes for a great study break, but deciding what to watch can be time consuming. Ironically, your classes may hold the key to your next TV show.Continue...

Five TV shows you should watch this fall

The arrival of fall means we finally get to try out all the new shows coming to television and welcome our old favourites back into our lives.Continue...

The highs, lows, and surprises of the 2018 Emmy Awards

Unlike the shows they honoured, this year’s Emmy Awards didn’t bring any serious drama. However, many deserving shows, actors, writers, and directors were recognized for their hard work with Emmy statuettes.Continue...

The Predator earns its name

Director Shane Black’s decision to hire his friend, a convicted sex offender, as an actor marred the glitz and glamour of the red carpet opening for his film The Predator at TIFF.Continue...

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...

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