Culture

Goodbye Callie Adams Foster

I understood Callie and seeing even the tiniest piece of me in her story, I couldn’t help but keep watching her until the end of “The Fosters,” and then onto “Good Trouble,” because I wasn’t ready to let go. Hers and mine are not the same story but I know it represents a lot of teenagers who are facing a brokenness they already feel is so inescapable in their young lives. 

‘Zhen Huan Zhuan’ is worth going the extra mile

“Zhen Huan Zhuan” is a 2011 Chinese television series based on the novel of the same name by Liu Lianzi. If you’ve ever seen any telenovela or would like to watch something with the same vibe, “Zhen Huan Zhuan” is the answer for you.

Eternals’ pain on the critic’s mind

The writers really expected us to care about heroes that we just met and are only given short scenes to get to know.  There are literally 10 characters in the Eternals, and none of them are prioritized over the end of the world story where *SPOILER ALERT* the world doesn’t end.

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” brings identity euphoria to those on and off stage

The show guided me through an emotional rollercoaster, identity crisis, and musical bombardment all in one.

Alexandra Cousteau makes waves in contemporary ocean conservation

In her presentation this past week, Alexandra Cousteau, a world-renowned environmental advocate, offered a glimmer of hope in an age of overwhelming nihilism.

“Cruella”: a case study in imposter syndrome

How is it that, in a world where people are more aware of identity and mental health, people don't notice when a film tries peddle itself off as unique when it's really trying to hide it's own ignorance?

Orville Peck subverts country music conventions with “Bronco”

In this new “bro-country” movement, subversion is completely lost, which is why someone like Orville Peck, with the first two chapters of his latest album “Bronco,” is so important for this era of country music. 

“The Batman” is a bat out of hell

The details in "The Batman" make it worth seeing two or three times, because while it’s a close to three-hour run time, every action, line, and setting has weight.

The rise and fall of the BlackBerry dynasty

The true main appeal of the BlackBerry phones to teenagers, like anything else, was that their friends had one. Even as a pre-teen myself, I had this constant fear of missing out on joining friend groups and conversations that only took place on the coveted and exclusive BBM.

Beyond Van Gogh exhibit creates an experience almost worth its price

Beyond Van Gogh was created by creative director Mathieu St-Arnaud and his team at Normal Studio in Montreal and has spread across the world.