Is The “WAP” Era Bad for Women?

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion stole the show at the 63rd Grammy Awards Sunday night with a controversial performance and the internet has spiraled because of it. The pair’s futuristic strip-club inspired performance of their No. 1 song “WAP” dropped several jaws Sunday, with clips of the artists’ thrusting and twerking moves soon after…

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How My TV Got Me Through the First Year of the Pandemic

When Trolls: World Tour premiered as a premium streaming option last Easter weekend, you would have thought I won tickets to Cannes Film Festival the way I was bouncing around the house at the prospect of a new movie. I might as well have, because both scenarios would’ve ultimately kept me at home anyway for…

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We Need To Talk About This WandaVision Makeup Look

Lipstick color, stylized wigs and nail shape. WandaVision on Disney+ takes audiences on a journey through the decades. One way filmmakers bring each era to life, in addition to meticulous set design and filming technique, is authentic hair and makeup for each character, which showcase trends through television history. While all eyes are on Elizabeth…

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The Age of Girl Boss Is Over

I am woman, hear me roar. Or so says Emma Stone as Cruella De Vil in the new trailer for Disney’s Cruella, the origin story of 101 Dalmatians‘ infamous villian. As evidenced in the trailer, de Vil is getting a makeover in the upcoming live action film. It appears Disney gained inspiration from the likes…

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What Does Free Britney Mean? (Really)

If you’re a long-time Britney super fan, Framing Britney Spears probably feels like vindication for your years of anxiety about the Princess of Pop’s civil rights. Since the release of the New York Times documentary on Hulu, the veil of secrecy around the superstar’s mysterious conservatorship has been lifted and suddenly the world is demanding…

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Taylor Swift’s Evermore Is About Marriage

The juicy A-list bits about Swift’s life are absent from Folklore and Evermore as she takes on the perspective of the every day woman. Again speaking in the third person, several tracks on Evermore use the unique voice of a wife.

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How Do Influencers Use Their Voice, Anyway?

40-year-old Brandon Bernard was executed on December 10 at a Federal Correctional Center in Indiana for a crime he committed in 1999. Bernard, a Black male, was sentenced to death for his gang involvement related to a double-murder in Texas when he was 18 years old. Because of his incarceration, the father of two died…

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Hillbilly Elegy Only Scratches The Surface Of Opioid Epidemic

The controversial 2016 memoir Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis hit shelves with a polarizing splash upon its release. The best-seller penned by J.D. Vance tackles the turbulent life of Vance’s Appalachian family throughout his childhood in Middleton, Ohio. Vance addresses the many intersections of poverty, family trauma, and community…

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Grooming in FX’s A Teacher

FX on Hulu is treading lightly with the new miniseries, A Teacher. The show, which premiered three episodes Tuesday, follows an illicit relationship between a high school English teacher and her student. Seemingly ripped from any number of tabloid headlines in the last two decades, the premise of A Teacher is not particularly new or…

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The Female Athlete Spectacle

No thanks to Southwest Virginia’s tedious film distribution, I finally saw I, Tonya last month. I believe my exact words used to describe it post-viewing were “show-stopping”. Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya was an energetic, raw heap of fun that I would gladly see again. While I’m familiar with the infamous Nancy Kerrigan incident (me to pop culture is peas to carrots–…

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