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Machine Gun Kelly’s lyrics de-stigmatize mental health

This article discusses mental illness and suicide and may be triggering for some readers. The Canadian Mental Health Association Crisis Line can be reached at 1-800-875-6213. Continue...

4 LGBTQ+ reads to pick up this June

Pride Month is here, and it’s the perfect time to infuse your summer reading with a little colour. Here are some of my favourite LGBTQ+ reads—plus one on my to-be-read list—that you should pick up this month.Continue...

‘Obi Wan Kenobi’ is a step in the right direction

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars was unencumbered by Disney’s incessant need to pump out as much content as humanly possible.Continue...

‘Heartstopper’ gives Netflix audiences hope for more queer content

With an abundance of heteronormative romance movies and shows dominating Netflix, Heartstopper ’s queer focus is a breath of fresh air.

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3 BIPOC-lead and queer-inclusive shows to binge this summer

With every corner of the internet saturated with new media, it’s hard to parse through it all and find fun, quality shows that promote diverse perspectives.Continue...

Celebrities and Pride Month: the influence of social media

In honour of Pride Month, many celebrities took to social media to celebrate.

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‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ and the genius of the multiverse

Amongst the broad multiplicity of the film’s scenes and themes, the ties between the multiverse and the experiences of immigrants stood out.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” is what it says on the tin: a wonderful cavalcade of colour and sound, paired with acting and directing stellar enough to send the audience on a journey through the multiverse.Continue...

The Gospel of Kendrick Lamar

The lessons we can learn from Kendrick’s Lamar newest album: ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.

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Met Gala 2022: The Gilded-less and the Glamourless

While Met Gala fashion usually delivers iconic dresses and thematic glamour this year's Met Gala themed “Gilded Glamour” generated a plethora of outfits that lacked… well, the gilded and the glamour.
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‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ headcanons, part five

After Bianca graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an honours degree in economics, she returned to Toronto and reconnected with Drew. Thrilled at the reunion, Audra Torres lent them enough cash to open their very own cell phone kiosk. The business is now expanding, and Drew was recently able to get Bianca the ring she deserved. Alli and Mike Dallas are driving up for the wedding this summer, and there will be a cardboard cut-out of best man Adam Torres.

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‘Bridgerton’ season two is an intoxicating vision of what representation can be

The second season of Bridgerton is illuminated by excruciating chemistry and longing stares—but its nuanced depiction of Kate Sharma sets the screen on fire.Continue...

‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ headcanons, part three

Marco Del Rossi, Class of 2006

Once Marco got his teaching degree from the University of Toronto (UofT), he had a brief stint at Upper Canada College—where...Continue...

‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ headcanons, part one

In my household, the antidote to graduating in six weeks is revisiting Degrassi: The Next Generation. Unbearably Canadian and quintessentially teen, Degrassi is a must-watch, and is even getting an HBO Max reboot soon.Continue...

‘Euphoria’ is haunted by the spectre of Sam Levinson

Euphoria is, at its core, a tremendous piece of art. Its cinematography, soundtrack, and performances are chillingly beautiful, and it’s brought to life a cast of diverse and intricate characters unlike any seen on television before.Continue...

Abhishek, ‘Love is Blind,’ and when misogyny meets internalized racism

This season of Love is Blind comes with considerably more racial diversity than the last. It’s fun to see women of colour on reality television, living out lighthearted narratives that don’t explicitly exploit their trauma.Continue...

The balaclava trend exposes a double standard when it comes to Muslim women

While fashion has taken a keen interest in head coverings, be it through balaclavas or a simple scarf, the implications for Muslim women sporting the same attire are vastly different.Continue...

The Weeknd lets us escape in ‘Dawn FM’

The cover of The Weeknd’s newly released album, Dawn FM , provides the first hint about the themes within. The singer's appearance resembles how most of us feel after going on three years of a global pandemic—tired and aged.

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'West Side Story' rights some wrongs, but not nearly enough

Back in 2017, I ran down the stairs excited to tell my parents a West Side Story remake had been announced. My dad, who exclusively watched Bangladeshi soap operas and American true crime, had no idea what I was talking about.Continue...

Remembering Peter Parker in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

I used to go to this day camp in the summer. It had a tube slide, but I never slid down—I climbed up. I would climb and climb, pretending I was Spider-Man. When my mom came and picked me up at the end of each day, I told her I was Spider-Man and I believed it was true.Continue...