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Lamenting One Day at a Time’s cancellation

This past week saw 2019’s most devastating TV casualty to date: Netflix’s One Day at a Time .Continue...

All the messy Kardashian-Jenner cheating drama, explained

If the past couple of weeks have taught us anything, it’s that the world is truly the Kardashian’s and we’re just living in it.Continue...

Captain Marvel shows necessity of female critics for female stories

This past week, Marvel released its newest film, Captain Marvel, with Brie Larson as its titular hero. And while the film’s generated a lot of hype, it’s largely been met with mixed reviews.Continue...

Anticipating 2019’s indie-rock scene

Following a strong year for great alternative music—with new albums from James Blake, Mumford & Sons, and Beck—the stakes for 2019 are high.Continue...

When Kingston becomes a movie set

Queen’s students who spend years exploring Kingston often think they know the city well enough to navigate it blindfolded. Unknowingly, these same students are also likely to have watched a movie, TV show, or music video that’s used Kingston as its chameleonic backdrop.Continue...

Dissecting the appeal of serial killer stories

If you are one of @queensuconfesses’ 12,000 Instagram followers, you probably saw a recent post submitted by a second-year Queen’s Engineering student: “I’d rather wet the bed than go down the hall to use the washroom after watching the Ted Bundy documentaries late at night […] big mistake.”Continue...

'Period. End of Sentence' sheds light on menstrual stigmas

Oscar-winning documentary Period. End of Sentence , now streaming on Netflix,opens on a series of interviews with girls and women from a village in rural India’s Hapur District.Continue...

Russian Doll’s Rebecca Henderson on her biggest Netflix role

Thanks to her portrayal of an authentic lesbian character, Rebecca Henderson’s latest TV role has catapulted her onto the screens—and into the hearts—of viewers everywhere.Continue...

Netflix’s 'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo' makes organization spiritual

“My mission is to spark joy in the world through cleaning.”Continue...

'Big Mouth'’s Valentine’s Day special thrives in messiness

The first two seasons of Big Mouth operated on the understanding that puberty is the most shameful period of our lives, which means we can and should laugh about it.Continue...

Ariana Grande bares her soul in new album 'thank u, next'

Ariana Grande’s new album, thank u, next, dropped last Friday and is full of depth, lyricism, and perfection—to nobody’s surprise.Continue...

What went wrong with Super Bowl LIII?

When I was younger, I hated Sundays because they were when football took over my life.Continue...

Pilot season: TV’s cutthroat hit factory

This May, five networks—NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and The CW—will shut down New York City and tout new shows premiering for the 2019-20 TV season at the Television Upfronts.Continue...

Predicting the 2019 Oscars major award winners

While this year’s Oscars are still a month away, the award ceremony's already found itself clouded in controversy. The show will be hostless for the first time since 1989, leaving the focus solely on the awards for the film industry’s biggest night.Continue...

Netflix’s 'You' promotes a dangerously appealing protagonist

Netflix’s latest thriller-drama, You , is smart, bizarrely compelling, and wildly popular. But the show’s excellence doesn’t excuse how it romanticizes stalking women, whether intended or not.Continue...

Thanks to online players, 'Dungeons & Dragons' makes a comeback

Vintage tabletop game Dungeons & Dragons isn’t fading into obscurity anytime soon.Continue...

BuzzFeed layoffs show its neglect of diverse voices

Last Friday, American news and entertainment platform BuzzFeed began rolling out layoffs which will eventually reduce the company’s staff by 15 per cent.Continue...

The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil is the body-positive celebrity we need

Jameela Jamil is about to be your new favourite badass.Continue...

Netflix’s Sex Education earns its title

Sex scenes in movies and TV have long mystified and fascinated audiences.Continue...

Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened' goes up in flames

A massive marketing campaign of models and influencers extolled the inaugural Fyre Festival’s glamour, promising a weekend of high caliber musicians, gourmet meals, and luxury accommodations.

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