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The conflicting sides of 'Hamilton'

The much-anticipated Disney+ release of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s mega-hit Hamilton landed in our living rooms amidst a confluence of global, political, and social justice movements.Continue...

Don’t roll the credits on the movie theatre experience

I saw Avengers: Endgame , the highest-grossing film of 2019, in a packed theatre. I'm a casual fan of the Marvel franchise, but I still remember the moment the audience burst into wild cheers when—spoiler alert—Captain America summoned Thor's hammer. It was hard not to be swept up in the excitement of the crowd that showed up that night, which was the whole reason I wanted to be there.Continue...

'365 Days' is alarming, not sexy

Have you been thinking about sitting down to watch 365 Days? My advice: don’t.Continue...

How police television shows contribute to 'copaganda'

Cop media wrongly idealizes the police, regardless of how diverse it gets.Continue...

The ups and downs of 13 Reasons Why’s queer representation

13 Reasons Why wrapped up its run a lot like it started: angering conservative parents and making headlines.Continue...

What we can learn about white celebrity activism from Lea Michele

The death of George Floyd has forced even the most privileged people to confront the realities and persistence of anti-Black racism.Continue...

Harry Potter and the anti-trans author

When authors reveal themselves to be problematic people, it’s difficult for fans of their works to know how they should proceed.

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The Half of It proves breaking down barriers doesn’t happen perfectly

Flawless storytelling and perfect writing isn’t where Netflix’s new film The Half of It draws its success. Its story carves a place for itself as a thoughtfully portrayed LGTBQ+ experience in the messy, dramatic, and sometimes clichéd world of coming-of-age movies.Continue...

How Animal Crossing: New Horizons is helping people through social distancing

For those of us who have been stuck at home for the past two months, the most recent addition to Nintendo’s classic Animal Crossing video game series couldn’t have launched at a better time.

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Never Have I Ever is a hilarious, candid approach to life in high school

As hard as it might be to admit, high school was an awkward time for most of us. Mindy Kaling’s latest TV creation, Never Have I Ever , embraces this awkwardness with open arms.Continue...

The pandemic is exposing the weaknesses of celebrity activism

Celebrities are just like the rest of us—if you discount their privilege and ability to create meaningful change with enviable ease.Continue...

Will Riverdale’s surprisingly strong season finale carry into season five?

Riverdale ’s writing, acting, and musical choices in its most recent season have turned even its most dedicated viewers away. But with change on the horizon in the world of Riverdale , it’s possible the show may be able to save itself from more self-inflicted embarrassment in season five.Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: Is Glee a clever satire?

The first season of Glee is charming but infuriating—it’s the perfect example of how not to do satire.Continue...

Five good things that have happened this year

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to feel like 2020 is an absolute dumpster fire.Continue...

Binging while social distancing

As I sit at home in pyjamas and no makeup, sad and annoyed because coronavirus has stolen the best thing about being home—seeing my high school friends—I've found that the only things there are to do include reading books, going on walks, and binging an endless stream of TV shows.Continue...

Unpopular Opinion: Parks and Recreation beats out The Office

Both driven by the talented Michael Schur, The Office and Parks and Recreation (also known as Parks ) are among the most bingeable TV comedies in recent memory.Continue...

BoJack Horseman ends on a bittersweet note

BoJack Horseman ended its run this winter after six seasons. For a show that spent much of its time exploring the titular character’s soul, even after its finale, a major question remains: Is BoJack redeemable?Continue...

Star Trek’s new series reminds me why I’m a fan of the franchise

The day that the new Star Trek series premiered, my grandma called to remind me that it was on at 8 p.m. She didn’t want me to forget and miss it—especially given the franchise’s significance to my family.Continue...

Halsey’s miscarriage story expands the definition of womanhood

Since coming onto the music scene back in 2014, Halsey has proved she’s not afraid to get personal.Continue...

Disney+ wrongly sacrifices inclusivity for image

Like many other Gen-Z women, I was extremely excited when Disney+ announced that it would reboot Lizzie McGuire last August.Continue...

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