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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...

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...

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...

Selena Gomez’s comeback album was worth the wait

With the release of her first full-length album since 2015, Rare , Selena Gomez has delivered an empowering message about loving yourself and removing toxic relationships from your life.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...

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