Pop Culture

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...

You’s second season is somehow scarier than the first

Netflix released the second season of You at the end of December, proving to viewers just how much an attractive white man can get away with in our society.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...

Talking Heads: What news is making you happy right now?

"Raptors are second in the East without Kawhi." Diana Mirsu, ArtSci '22 Continue...

Breaking down the blood-pumping allure of Twilight

This month marks the anniversary of the film Twilight ’s release more than 10 years ago, which sent the world into a frenzy.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...

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