Pop Culture

The critical and satirical

The audience laughs as Jon Stewart mocks the outcry against Obama’s latest push for more gun control, but there’s a sober message behind his tone.Continue...

Hooked on the musical revolution

With over 674 million views on YouTube and a number two spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart,
it seems that “Gangnam Style” might be bringing in a new type of pop music.Continue...

The undead rise to the occasion

In case of a zombie apocalypse, Mark Asfar would use a crowbar, useful for opening doors, to
apply blunt force trauma to a zombie head.Continue...

Casting Halle Bailey in The Little Mermaid is a splash in the right direction

This July, Disney announced that Black actress and R&B singer Halle Bailey will star as Ariel in its upcoming remake of The Little Mermaid. This decision marks the first time a woman of colour will play a traditionally white heroine in one of Disney's live-action adaptations.Continue...

The Last Summer fails to accurately portray the teenage experience

Early in May, Netflix gave us The Last Summer, the platform’s newest star-studded teen rom-com. In the wake of last year’s successful Netflix originals, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Kissing Booth, this film had the chance to be the next iconic film for hopeless romantics. Instead, it missed the mark by miles.Continue...

Peaks and pits of 2018-19 pop culture

The 2018-19 year in pop culture has been nothing short of eventful.Continue...

Journal staff’s eighth grade jams

While most of our lives now are wildly different compared to how they were in middle school, one element will always remain the same: the quality of your favourite early 2010s banger.Continue...

Predicting the 2019 Oscars major award winners

While this year’s Oscars are still a month away, the award ceremony's already found itself clouded in controversy. The show will be hostless for the first time since 1989, leaving the focus solely on the awards for the film industry’s biggest night.Continue...

Netflix’s 'You' promotes a dangerously appealing protagonist

Netflix’s latest thriller-drama, You , is smart, bizarrely compelling, and wildly popular. But the show’s excellence doesn’t excuse how it romanticizes stalking women, whether intended or not.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...

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