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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...

A guide to the perfect movies to watch while legally high

This week comes with many blessings: midterms winding down, friends visiting for Homecoming, and, of course, Canada’s legalization of marijuana.Continue...

Kanye West’s politics aren’t personal, they’re his art

Kanye West made headlines last week—even more than usual—after visiting the White House to meet with his current political idol, President Donald Trump.Continue...

Venom is not your typical Marvel movie

Critics and movie-goers alike have slammed the new Marvel antihero movie Venom since it came out last weekend. But the reasons critics found Venom to be disappointing are actually what makes the movie worthwhile.Continue...

A Star is Born is a musical masterpiece

With the massive successes of Hamilton and La La Land , the past few years ushered in a new era of widely-beloved musicals. A Star is Born , starring Lady Gaga and first-time director Bradley Cooper, triumphantly added to this trend last week.Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: Do subtitles help the viewing experience?

If you've ever watched a movie or TV show with me where I've been in control of the device settings, there's a 100 per cent chance it's been accompanied by subtitles.Continue...

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