Pop Culture

Inactive content creators have mastered the algorithm—and it’s a waste of time

I scroll through Instagram for a little too long most days, like most of us. It’s easy to get drawn in and addicted, especially when the algorithm caters specifically to your interests.Continue...

Staff picks: Nostalgic movies

Ratatouille (2007)Continue...

‘The Bear’ is grounded, raw television

Don’t let the title fool you— The Bear has little to do with animals.Continue...

‘Dancing with the Stars’ is still a classic

When a Disney+ pop-up ad prompted me to watch the 31st season of Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) two months ago, I was surprised and confused. How could the show I watched years ago—one I used to convince my mom to push my bedtime—still be running?Continue...

‘My Mind & Me’ opens conversation around mental health

Selena Gomez released her new My Mind & Me documentary on Nov. 22, available on Apple TV+ and in select theatres. The phenomenal film details Selena’s upbringing, her life of stardom, and her mental health struggles within the industry.Continue...

We can’t all be 'that girl'

We’ve all seen “that girl”: The flawless, easy, and aesthetically pleasing person on Instagram or TikTok.Continue...

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ brings emotional weight back to the MCU

After releases like Thor: Love and Thunder and Eternals, fans like me have been worried about the direction—or lack thereof—the MCU is taking for future films. That was until I watched Black Panther: Wakanda Forever .Continue...

It Starts With Us doesn’t deliver the drama we expect

After months of anticipation and years of wondering how Lily and Atlas end up together after the end of Colleen Hoover’s hit novel, It Ends With Us , It Starts With Us has finally been released to answer all our questions.Continue...

The merging of online and mainstream fame

Months ago, TikTok star Addison Rae walked the same Met Gala carpet as award-winning actor
Lily James, supermodels Karlie Kloss and Kendall Jenner, and Grammy winner Lizzo. Does Rae meet the same calibre of success to be here?Continue...

‘Reflect’ gives children the body inclusivity we never received

Dear Disney: we’ve found comfort, joy, laughter, and sometimes even sadness in your films, but we didn’t grow up seeing the diversity, inclusivity, or representation we should’ve been consuming as kids.Continue...

Kit Connor didn’t queerbait you

Congrats, internet—once again, you’ve taken things too far.Continue...

Generational divides are arbitrary

If you’re familiar with the Internet, you’ve probably stumbled upon it: an article about 90s fashion trends coming back, or a tweet about boomers being out of touch, or, better yet, a millennial ‘diss track’ bashing Gen Z for the new the trends they’ve created and hold dear.Continue...

Love isn’t blind on ‘Love is Blind’

On another superfluous season of Love is Blind , the show once again fails to prove love is blind.Continue...

Tik Tok filters fuel the fire of self-image issues

Filters used to alter physical appearances have been around on social media for years.Continue...

‘Severance’ warns us about separating work and play

Have you ever wished you could separate your work and social life? Wished the problems from one sector didn’t overlap into the other? What if you could—do you think there would be implications?Continue...

SNL’s Try Guys skit misses the punchline

SNL missed the mark once again by punching down a situation more serious than they realize.Continue...

Hailey and Selena put feud rumours to rest

On Sunday, Hailey Bieber and Selena Gomez were pictured together at the Academy Museum Gala in Los Angeles. After years of the media and fans pitting the two against each other, it was refreshing to see them together as friends.Continue...

White influencers are repackaging BIPOC beauty trends

TikTok beauty trends have surged in popularity alongside the social media platform. The so-called “clean girl aesthetic” and “brownie glazed lip,” for example, have been co-opted by white influencers and their followers, touting a new way to approach one’s look.Continue...

Three must-see festive episodes for this fall holiday

It’s October, the home of two prominent holidays when people get together and celebrate the good things in life: friends, family, and the things that make us jump out of our skin.Continue...

Don’t Worry Darling speaks to society’s obsession with perfection

Olivia Wilde’s new movie, Don’t Worry Darling, has been the talk of social media for weeks now.Continue...

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