Pop Culture

Chasing Happiness is an honest celebration of brotherhood

In a time when nostalgia sells better than sex, it’s hard to argue that Amazon’s new Jonas Brothers documentary, Chasing Happiness, is anything more than a ploy to sell the band’s reunion album.Continue...

How Kawhi changed Raptors franchise history

This June, the Toronto Raptors pulled a 114-110 win over the Golden State Warriors, making history as Canada’s first NBA champions.Continue...

Relating my trauma to Big Little Lies' honest portrayal

The widely popular HBO series Big Little Lies follows a narrative structure that’s striking, unsettling and unexpected. It offers a refreshing sense of realism amidst shows that often romanticize complex human issues.Continue...

Why Game of Thrones’ final season was anticlimactic

While all eight seasons of Games of Thrones were packed with intrigue, tragedy and soaring triumph—not to mention a fair share of HBO naughtiness—the cultural phenomenon has finally come to an end.Continue...

Screenwriter Zack Stentz on Netflix’s Rim of the World

Netflix’s newest original film puts a fresh spin on a classic genre. Rim of the World, written by Zack Stentz, hit computer screens on May 24, delivering all the right nostalgic 80s sci-fi feels.Continue...

The Last Summer fails to accurately portray the teenage experience

Early in May, Netflix gave us The Last Summer, the platform’s newest star-studded teen rom-com. In the wake of last year’s successful Netflix originals, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Kissing Booth, this film had the chance to be the next iconic film for hopeless romantics. Instead, it missed the mark by miles.Continue...

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile falls short of the truth

Netflix’s newest thriller, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile , will keep you on the edge of your seat. The film explores the crimes of Ted Bundy, the notorious serial killer and necrophile.Continue...

Peaks and pits of 2018-19 pop culture

The 2018-19 year in pop culture has been nothing short of eventful.Continue...

What was the best show of the 2018-19 school year?

The Lifestyle section is full of passionate television lovers who’ve shared their thoughts on various shows across 26 articles this year.Continue...

Ariana Grande’s “MONOPOLY” is just plain fun

Ariana Grande’s penchant for releasing music whenever she feels like it has blessed us with another bop.Continue...

Connecting with peers over anime

When I first started studying at Queen’s last September, everything seemed different coming from Japan—language, culture, customs, and people.Continue...

Film students predict how 'Game of Thrones' will end

On April 14, Game of Thrones ’ eighth and final season will premiere on HBO, and the world will start saying goodbye to the biggest cultural juggernaut of this past decade.Continue...

What went wrong with 'Riverdale'?

I have trouble pinpointing the exact moment I realized Netflix’s teen hit, Riverdale , was no good.Continue...

Previewing the best of Spring TV

Spring has sprung, and with it comes a host of new and old shows to grace our screens.Continue...

Aidy Bryant’s 'Shrill' is the self-love narrative viewers need

Hulu’s Shrill has accomplished more productive dialogue about the modern young woman’s experience in its first season than Girls did in its entire series.Continue...

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...

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