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Let's get down to business: the live-action ‘Mulan’ disappoints

Disney’s new live-action Mulan is an overtly white interpretation of Chinese culture and a subpar adaptation of its animated antecedent, disappointing its $200 million production budget—and fans—on both fronts.Continue...

'Patriot Act' was a hilarious, brilliant example of South Asian representation

When I saw Hasan Minhaj’s performance at the White House Correspondence Dinner in 2017, I didn’t know whether to laugh, applaud, or pray for his life while he ripped President Trump apart with comedic brilliance. I did know I was completely captivated by his brutal honesty and perfectly delivered punchlines, and I wanted more.Continue...

The problem with gender reveals doesn’t stop at forest fires

On Canada’s West Coast, smoke from forest fires in California, Oregon, and Washington has drifted up north to create hazy skies and some of the worst air quality British Columbia has ever seen.Continue...

It’s time to tune out from the Ellen Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show returns this week, but in light of recent allegations against Ellen and her team, we shouldn’t tune in.Continue...

How the new Best Picture criteria fits into the Oscars’ diversity problem

In January 2015, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the list of nominees for that year’s Oscars. In the four acting categories, all 20 nominations went to white actors.Continue...

Transitioning to adulthood in leggings and a hoodie

As a child, I hated shopping for clothes.Continue...

If we’re tired of celebrities, what do we need award shows for?

The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards were streamed to our living rooms on Aug. 30. A socially distanced event that had been largely pre-taped, the award show was a new frontier for the entertainment industry in a pandemic-adapted world.Continue...

Putting perspective on a year without exchange

Spain in early autumn is supposed to be sunny and warm.Continue...

On ‘Indian Matchmaking,’ Sima Aunty knows best. Or does she?

Following its premiere on Netflix several weeks ago, Indian Matchmaking has remained a topic of conversation in and surrounding the South Asian community.Continue...

OnlyFans isn’t for Bella Thorne or any other celebrities

In an age when the majority of social media platforms censor sex workers and challenge their livelihood, OnlyFans seemed like a saving grace—that is, until it was exploited by Bella Thorne.Continue...

This September, let’s examine ‘simping’

You’ve probably heard of ‘cuffing season’: in the colder months, the desire to snuggle through the winter with a partner becomes hard to resist, and more and more of your friends start changing their relationship status from ‘single’ to ‘taken.’ Suddenly, your group of friends has diminished to you and that other girl who also has commitment issues and likes to watch The Bachelor .Continue...

‘The Umbrella Academy’ is back with a better apocalypse

The first season of The Umbrella Academy ended with the Hargreeves siblings hurling themselves through space and time in a desperate bid to save themselves—and the world—from a devastating apocalypse.Continue...

Managing my expectations going into this fall semester

If you had asked me a year ago what I thought my third year at university was going to look like, I can promise you I wouldn’t have said “learning in the midst of a global pandemic.”Continue...

Don’t cancel ‘cancel culture’

Cancel culture, like anything else, shouldn’t be exempt from criticism. But in calling for it to disappear, writers are participating in the same trend they were so quick to denounce.Continue...

Queen’s Eats: How to make the most of Kingston patio season

This summer, many of us have been unable to take full advantage of the long-awaited patio season. With only a few months left when it’s truly pleasant to be outside, I explored some safe and fun ways for Queen’s students to take advantage of patio season as we continue to adapt to the ‘new normal.’Continue...

Making the most of a strange summer

2020 has proven to be a year full of surprises—many of them not very good.Continue...

The complexities of race and motherhood scorch the screen in Little Fires Everywhere

I binged all eight episodes of Little Fires Everywhere in two days and marveled at the intelligence and artistry of the show for weeks after.Continue...

How COVID-19 has impacted entertainment

From the onset of the spread of COVID-19 into North America to now, there’s been a stark change in the way the entertainment industry operates.Continue...

An inside look into some of Kingston’s Black-owned businesses

Each fall, Kingston’s businesses open up their doors to thousands of students who travel back to the city for the school year.Continue...

Looking at recent posthumous rap albums: Juice WRLD and Pop Smoke

Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon and Juice WRLD’s Legends Never Die dropped in July of this summer. Both works come after the deaths of their respective artists.Continue...

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