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The Gospel of Kendrick Lamar

The lessons we can learn from Kendrick’s Lamar newest album: ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.

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Met Gala 2022: The Gilded-less and the Glamourless

While Met Gala fashion usually delivers iconic dresses and thematic glamour this year's Met Gala themed “Gilded Glamour” generated a plethora of outfits that lacked… well, the gilded and the glamour.
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‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ headcanons, part five

After Bianca graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an honours degree in economics, she returned to Toronto and reconnected with Drew. Thrilled at the reunion, Audra Torres lent them enough cash to open their very own cell phone kiosk. The business is now expanding, and Drew was recently able to get Bianca the ring she deserved. Alli and Mike Dallas are driving up for the wedding this summer, and there will be a cardboard cut-out of best man Adam Torres.

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‘Bridgerton’ season two is an intoxicating vision of what representation can be

The second season of Bridgerton is illuminated by excruciating chemistry and longing stares—but its nuanced depiction of Kate Sharma sets the screen on fire.Continue...

‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ headcanons, part three

Marco Del Rossi, Class of 2006

Once Marco got his teaching degree from the University of Toronto (UofT), he had a brief stint at Upper Canada College—where...Continue...

‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ headcanons, part one

In my household, the antidote to graduating in six weeks is revisiting Degrassi: The Next Generation. Unbearably Canadian and quintessentially teen, Degrassi is a must-watch, and is even getting an HBO Max reboot soon.Continue...

‘Euphoria’ is haunted by the spectre of Sam Levinson

Euphoria is, at its core, a tremendous piece of art. Its cinematography, soundtrack, and performances are chillingly beautiful, and it’s brought to life a cast of diverse and intricate characters unlike any seen on television before.Continue...

Abhishek, ‘Love is Blind,’ and when misogyny meets internalized racism

This season of Love is Blind comes with considerably more racial diversity than the last. It’s fun to see women of colour on reality television, living out lighthearted narratives that don’t explicitly exploit their trauma.Continue...

The balaclava trend exposes a double standard when it comes to Muslim women

While fashion has taken a keen interest in head coverings, be it through balaclavas or a simple scarf, the implications for Muslim women sporting the same attire are vastly different.Continue...

The Weeknd lets us escape in ‘Dawn FM’

The cover of The Weeknd’s newly released album, Dawn FM , provides the first hint about the themes within. The singer's appearance resembles how most of us feel after going on three years of a global pandemic—tired and aged.

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'West Side Story' rights some wrongs, but not nearly enough

Back in 2017, I ran down the stairs excited to tell my parents a West Side Story remake had been announced. My dad, who exclusively watched Bangladeshi soap operas and American true crime, had no idea what I was talking about.Continue...

Remembering Peter Parker in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

I used to go to this day camp in the summer. It had a tube slide, but I never slid down—I climbed up. I would climb and climb, pretending I was Spider-Man. When my mom came and picked me up at the end of each day, I told her I was Spider-Man and I believed it was true.Continue...

Adele’s ‘30’ is an album I can listen to with my mom

30 reminds me of why I fell in love with Adele in the first place.Continue...

The Astroworld festival disaster is a cautionary tale

Nobody involved with the Astroworld festival disaster is innocent.Continue...

Let’s appreciate Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly’s relationship

Megan Fox is no stranger to mainstream media.Continue...

‘The Activist’ was rightfully cancelled

When I first heard about the launch of a new show called The Activist, I thought it was a joke. Within days of the hosts being announced, a swift firestorm of backlash was catalyzed, and CBS decided to reconfigure the proposed show into a one-time documentary special.Continue...

‘Never Have I Ever’ charms viewers with more nuanced representation in season two

In the second season of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever, impulsive and charming main character Devi Vishwakumar shines, and the ground-breaking Indian American representation that captured our hearts becomes more nuanced.Continue...

Too Hot to Handle’s new season signals our generation’s inability to connect emotionally

Too Hot to Handle ( THTH) strikes back with a new scandalous, sizzling group of contestants once again challenged with fostering emotional connections that go beyond abs and boobs—ooh-la-la.Continue...

Breaking down Britney Spears’ confining conservatorship case

Britney Spears hasn’t held control over her own life since 2008.Continue...

Kehlani has created space for fluid, authentic queerness in the R&B world

When I first heard Kehlani’s “Nights Like This,” I immediately noticed the subtle hints that she was singing about a woman. It was the bridge that piqued my interest, when Kehlani sings, “You gon...Continue...

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