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Why 13 Reasons Why should have ended after its first season

The Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why is one of the most controversial, boundary-pushing television shows on the platform—and perhaps in modern television. But despite its strong first season and talented cast, the series has since proven it should never have continued past its initial 13 episodes.Continue...

Lizzo’s possible Grammy nomination is a win for music industry diversity

Lizzo’s hit empowering song “Truth Hurts” is poised to be nominated for the 2020 Grammys—two years after its initial release.Continue...

Breaking down why we’re obsessed with celebrity relationships

The planet may be dying, Western politics may be at an extremist tipping point, and life-threatening weather may be ripping through the Bahamas, but celebrity breakups somehow still make national headlines.Continue...

Taylor Swift revisits her country-pop roots with Lover

This August, Taylor Swift released her seventh studio album, Lover . Swift returns to her country-pop roots with this latest musical endeavor and reverts to a softer, more cheerful sound than that of her previous studio album, reputation .Continue...

Stranger Things 3 exceeds expectations by keeping true to its roots

More than a year and a half after its last season, Netflix released the third chapter of Stranger Things on July 4, bringing fans back to the 1980s. Season three invites us to once again experience the world of the Upside Down, Eleven’s nosebleeds, and the all-powerful villain, the Mind Flayer.Continue...

The Bachelorette star stands up for bodily autonomy

On a recent episode of reality show The Bachelorette, star Hannah Brown shocked audiences when she announced, “I f—ked in a windmill. And guess what? We did it a second time.”Continue...

Are You the One? is television’s most fantastically fluid dating show

Despite countless reality dating shows focusing on the love, drama, and sex lives of straight people, no show has effectively explored the LGBTQ+ dating experience. Until now.Continue...

Casting Halle Bailey in The Little Mermaid is a splash in the right direction

This July, Disney announced that Black actress and R&B singer Halle Bailey will star as Ariel in its upcoming remake of The Little Mermaid. This decision marks the first time a woman of colour will play a traditionally white heroine in one of Disney's live-action adaptations.Continue...

Gender wage gaps in sports continue to miss the goal

Viewers from around the globe watched in awe on July 7 as the US women’s national soccer team took the World Cup for the second year running, defeating their competitors from the Netherlands. Co-Captain Megan Rapinoe hoisted the cup high and posed proudly for photos as adoring cheers rang out from the stands.Continue...

What the evolution of coming-of-age movies means for representation

North American filmmakers have been trying to capture the quintessential coming-of-age experience since the rise of the teen comedy genre in the 1980s.Continue...

Chasing Happiness is an honest celebration of brotherhood

In a time when nostalgia sells better than sex, it’s hard to argue that Amazon’s new Jonas Brothers documentary, Chasing Happiness, is anything more than a ploy to sell the band’s reunion album.Continue...

How Kawhi changed Raptors franchise history

This June, the Toronto Raptors pulled a 114-110 win over the Golden State Warriors, making history as Canada’s first NBA champions.Continue...

Relating my trauma to Big Little Lies' honest portrayal

The widely popular HBO series Big Little Lies follows a narrative structure that’s striking, unsettling and unexpected. It offers a refreshing sense of realism amidst shows that often romanticize complex human issues.Continue...

Why Game of Thrones’ final season was anticlimactic

While all eight seasons of Games of Thrones were packed with intrigue, tragedy and soaring triumph—not to mention a fair share of HBO naughtiness—the cultural phenomenon has finally come to an end.Continue...

Screenwriter Zack Stentz on Netflix’s Rim of the World

Netflix’s newest original film puts a fresh spin on a classic genre. Rim of the World, written by Zack Stentz, hit computer screens on May 24, delivering all the right nostalgic 80s sci-fi feels.Continue...

The Last Summer fails to accurately portray the teenage experience

Early in May, Netflix gave us The Last Summer, the platform’s newest star-studded teen rom-com. In the wake of last year’s successful Netflix originals, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Kissing Booth, this film had the chance to be the next iconic film for hopeless romantics. Instead, it missed the mark by miles.Continue...

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile falls short of the truth

Netflix’s newest thriller, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile , will keep you on the edge of your seat. The film explores the crimes of Ted Bundy, the notorious serial killer and necrophile.Continue...

Peaks and pits of 2018-19 pop culture

The 2018-19 year in pop culture has been nothing short of eventful.Continue...

What was the best show of the 2018-19 school year?

The Lifestyle section is full of passionate television lovers who’ve shared their thoughts on various shows across 26 articles this year.Continue...

Ariana Grande’s “MONOPOLY” is just plain fun

Ariana Grande’s penchant for releasing music whenever she feels like it has blessed us with another bop.Continue...

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