The High-Five Will Die With Gen Z

Gen Z is chock-full of gestures. From helicopter hands to “ice in my veins,” the next generation has created quite the catalog of recognizable moves. Teens and young adults have also loudly rejected what’s decidedly out of trend and laid to rest social norms that no longer serve them. One common gesture may be next.…

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Rock ‘n Roll Romance Is Back

We know plenty about sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll, but pop culture history has also shown us a thing or two about sex, love, and rock ‘n roll between celebrities over the last several decades. In the year 2021, it’s making a comeback. At the top of the weekend, Hulu released the first-ever teaser…

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What Is Cheugy? The Once-Unnamed Style Explained

That’s so cheugy. #Cheugy has over half a million views on TikTok. But what does it mean? The up and coming phrase describes your hometown frenemy, extended family members or maybe even you, depending on what you’re into. According to Urban Dictionary, “cheugy” is defined as the opposite of trendy. The phrase can be applied…

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In Defense of Jack Black Being Hot

A body-positive clip from School of Rock (2003) has recently gone viral. As a result, almost 18 years after the childhood classic was released, folks on the internet are ready to admit star Jack Black is hot. The clip in question features a discussion between Black’s character, music teacher Dewey Finn, and his student Tamika,…

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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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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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MY JAWBREAKERS WOMEN OF THE YEAR

What. A. Year. The voices of 2017 were anything but quiet. I consider this a year of so much passion, courage and expression for women. As 2017 comes to a close, and we reflect upon peaks and pits, I wanted to celebrate women that really did it this year. Here are the females in media that made…

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Underrated Music Videos That Cleared My Acne in 2017

Have you ever been so blessed by a music video that it payed off your student loans, boosted your credit score and cleared your acne? Music videos are an often overlooked form of entertainment, but — when done right– have the capacity to elevate songs to their full artistic potential. This year, I have gotten…

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WTF is ASMR?

I must share my newest guilty pleasure. Picture this: It’s late at night and everyone at home is in bed. I have the covers up to my nose and I’m clutching my iPhone, squinting in its bright light. I set the video volume at its lowest notch, keeping what I’m watching a nearly silent secret. I typically…

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Revenge Porn and Rob Kardashian

One evening around 2009 or 2010, I was piddling around on my Dell Ispiron like any other middle schooler my age. I basically had to teach myself internet safety, often fast-clicking out of phishing websites and discovering the seedier parts of the internet upon accident. A site my friends and I loved at the time…

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