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Inappropriate appropriation

Cultural appropriation — and what it looks like — is a good thing to be cognizant of before dressing up this Halloween.Continue...

Packing our 2019 pop culture time capsule

It’s hard enough to remember what we had for breakfast last week, let alone all of the crazy pop culture moments of the past year.Continue...

Apologizing to the women of pop culture

Women in pop culture have always been subject to overwhelming (and, frankly, stupid) criticism for absolutely everything they do.

What follows is a list of women and genderqueer people...Continue...

Fashion and Duration on the red carpet in May 2020

This year’s Met Gala theme has successfully blown me away, just as it does every year I follow the iconic event.Continue...

Film studios shouldn’t profit off dead stars

For someone who died in 1994, legendary British actor Peter Cushing did a remarkable job reprising his role as Grand Moff Tarkin in 2016’s Rogue One . But, of course, it wasn’t really him.Continue...

What the Felicity Huffman admissions scandal reveals about privilege in the education system

I grew up in Oakville, Ontario, a city ranked the best place to live in Canada in 2018. My high school had Smartboards, laptops, tablets, and all the rest. But most importantly, my teachers and counselors gave me the confidence and the tools to make it to Queen’s, launching me on a path toward a successful life and career.Continue...

Sam Smith's non-binary identity deserves respect

While celebrities are most often thought of as figureheads reinforcing rigid standards of beauty and gender roles, they can also use their influence to help normalize less-accepted or misunderstood facets of society. Recently, Sam Smith did exactly that.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...

Students share their most intense celebrity crush moments

While Valentine’s Day typically focuses on love with people we know, one of the strongest romantic connections many of us have is with our celebrity crush.Continue...

The global influence of K-pop

In the age of YouTube and Spotify, K-pop (or Korean pop music) has become a global phenomenon that plays a remarkable role in the country’s growing economy.Continue...

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