Cultural commentary

Netflix’s 'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo' makes organization spiritual

“My mission is to spark joy in the world through cleaning.”Continue...

'Big Mouth'’s Valentine’s Day special thrives in messiness

The first two seasons of Big Mouth operated on the understanding that puberty is the most shameful period of our lives, which means we can and should laugh about it.Continue...

Ariana Grande bares her soul in new album 'thank u, next'

Ariana Grande’s new album, thank u, next, dropped last Friday and is full of depth, lyricism, and perfection—to nobody’s surprise.Continue...

The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil is the body-positive celebrity we need

Jameela Jamil is about to be your new favourite badass.Continue...

Emo rap needs to end

Today, emo music dominates pop culture as emo rap: joylessly auto-tuned rap songs about numbing pain with drugs, and often sung by face-tattooed men with more criminal charges than they have hits.Continue...

A Star is Born romanticizes toxic relationships

Although Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born achieved widespread praise for its heart-wrenching story and talented cast, its reaction risks glossing over the conspicuous presence of toxic relationships.Continue...

The royal wedding of Princess Eugenie showcased celebrity glamour

A lot of people—my peers included—think the royal family doesn’t deserve all the press attention. As someone who woke up before sunrise to make tea and scones for Princess Eugenie’s recent royal wedding, I’m here to tell you the fashion, drama, and romance of the royal family is more entertaining than any season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians .Continue...

The Predator earns its name

Director Shane Black’s decision to hire his friend, a convicted sex offender, as an actor marred the glitz and glamour of the red carpet opening for his film The Predator at TIFF.Continue...

A case for realistic female characters

On International Women’s Day, it’s time for us to reevalute what we call a strong female literary character.Continue...

Why I didn't let myself go to Hedley's Kingston concert

Imagine if your hero, idol or celebrity crush was accused of doing something completely hateful and immoral — like committing sexual assault.Continue...

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