Pop Culture

Breaking down the Super Bowl Halftime Show controversy

You don’t have to be a football fan to know ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick.

The quarterback-turned-activist famously took a knee during the National Anthem in 2016 in protest of racial...Continue...

Ova easy: Why an egg is Instagram's most-liked photo

On Sunday night, over 30 million people tapped their Instagram like buttons to propel a small, orange egg to Internet superstardom. The situation makes no sense, but nonsensical Internet news isn’t anything out of the ordinary by now.Continue...

The global influence of K-pop

In the age of YouTube and Spotify, K-pop (or Korean pop music) has become a global phenomenon that plays a remarkable role in the country’s growing economy.Continue...

Golden Globes falls short with underwhelming award results

When Bohemian Rhapsody won the award for Best Motion Picture—Drama at this past Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, the palpable shock coming from the show’s star-studded crowd summed up how the entire evening had gone.Continue...

Four TV shows you should watch this winter

If you’re like me, you probably took one look at the winter snow and thought, “Wow, I’m not going outside again until spring.”Continue...

Packing our 2018 pop culture time capsule

As 2018 comes to an end, it can be challenging to remember all that’s happened over the past 12 months of pop culture insanity.Continue...

The Prom’s same-sex kiss offers a more inclusive future

Every year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City invites the hottest new Broadway musicals to perform a number that’s broadcast live on national television.Continue...

Emo rap needs to end

Today, emo music dominates pop culture as emo rap: joylessly auto-tuned rap songs about numbing pain with drugs, and often sung by face-tattooed men with more criminal charges than they have hits.Continue...

Netflix's Dogs is a refreshing depiction of the human-pet relationship

If long nights of bingeing true crime shows left you questioning your faith in humanity, you need Netflix's docuseries, Dogs .Continue...

The Old Man and the Gun: a perfect farewell to Robert Redford

A 70-year-old man robbing banks and escaping prison is an unusual swan song. Not for Robert Redford.Continue...

Mumford and Sons bring back the banjo on Delta

Nine years since the release of their debut album, Mumford and Sons have returned to their roots.Continue...

Beautiful Boy’s repetitive plot buoyed by heart-wrenching performances

I entered The Screening Room, this weekend ready to be blown away. After obsessively watching and re-watching Timothée Chalamet’s breakout film, Call Me By Your Name, and following his rise to fame, I had high hopes for the actor’s newest role as a crystal meth addict in Beautiful Boy .Continue...

A Star is Born romanticizes toxic relationships

Although Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born achieved widespread praise for its heart-wrenching story and talented cast, its reaction risks glossing over the conspicuous presence of toxic relationships.Continue...

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...

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