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March 6, 2021
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Streaming service oversaturation

By | Mar 1, 2021

While new services may seem to present an opportunity for innovation and market diversity, the rapidly expanding industry might actually bring about its own downfall.


Political films help viewers to reflect on presidency

By | Feb 25, 2021

With the Trump train derailed for at least a few years, there is time for America to ask itself some important questions. How did we get here? What happened? Where do we go from here?


Webtoons transform into Korean dramas

By | Feb 18, 2021

Webtoons, a form of fun and nifty virtual comics designed to be read on the go, have become a fairly regular part of Western pop culture.


Vogue cover undermines Black trailblazers

By | Feb 4, 2021

Thanks to the December 2020 issue of Vogue, Harry Styles has been deemed the most recent leader in androgyny among male artists.


Picture books promote social progress

By | Dec 10, 2020

Picture books are challenging socially conservative institutions in the hope of creating a new world for all children.


False allies among indie artists create mirage of safe space

By | Dec 3, 2020

What do indie artists, including BØRNS, The Growlers, The Frights, The Buttertones and SWMRS have in common?


Video games offer escapism during pandemic

By | Nov 19, 2020

But even amid all of the uncertainty and fear, some people have found their own way to cope with the dire situation — by playing video games. 


Middle-ground video essayists speak to the average viewer

By | Nov 12, 2020

With anything, there is bound to be a middle ground, and in the video essay world, there are several creators occupying that central place.


Country artists defy genre’s conservative foundations

By | Nov 5, 2020

The culture of country music has always been a conservative one, with the music being rooted in Southern tradition.


Modern films subvert stereotypes of Black characters in horror

By | Oct 29, 2020

Ever heard the quip that the Black guy always dies first? In horror movies, being any sort of ethnic minority, especially Black, is a mark of death.


Trump-era “whistleblowers” make money off books

By | Oct 22, 2020

Bob Woodward, John Bolton and Sarah Huckabee have become pseudo-whistleblowers, publishing books that recount politically damaging backdoor experiences with President Donald Trump.


Nepotism in indie music industry leads to unequal footing

By | Oct 15, 2020

With the rise of the internet making it easier to share music on platforms like YouTube, it seems as though anyone can produce the next hit.