Pop Culture

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...

Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened' goes up in flames

A massive marketing campaign of models and influencers extolled the inaugural Fyre Festival’s glamour, promising a weekend of high caliber musicians, gourmet meals, and luxury accommodations.

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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...

Four TV shows you should watch this winter

If you’re like me, you probably took one look at the winter snow and thought, “Wow, I’m not going outside again until spring.”Continue...

Packing our 2018 pop culture time capsule

As 2018 comes to an end, it can be challenging to remember all that’s happened over the past 12 months of pop culture insanity.Continue...

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