Pop Culture

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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What’s Facebook’s status after 2018 scandals?

Not too long ago, the #10YearChallenge would've taken over our newsfeeds for a few days before dropping out of cultural relevancy, as most internet trends do.Continue...

The unsung genius of Missy Elliott

When you hear Missy Elliott’s music on a dance floor, you become flooded with nostalgia and go hard.Continue...

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...

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