pop culture

The headline rundown: Modern popular culture topics in the realm of politics, legislation and activism.

Kayla Bloom5 days ago
A Political Act
How do you lampoon an election that already routinely veers into absurd territory? That’s a challenge that Trevor Noah, the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, faces nightly, as he discusses an e...
Elric Pankston 12 days ago
The Normalization of Extreme Violence
Extremism and all the other -isms that exist out there are not usually pretty things. They instigate us, embroil us, and fuel us with unhealthy emotions: for most of us, rage (at the idiocy of the fun...
Vaden Chandler13 days ago
The Heroism Resulting from the El Paso Walmart Shooting
These are some very dark times indeed for El Paso, Texas, and our thoughts and prayers definitely go out to all who have been affected by the shooting at the Walmart there. We could discuss the shoote...
Treva Bowdoin13 days ago
Jinger Duggar Is Not Free, and Her Husband Is Dangerous
Over a decade ago, Jinger Duggar’s father and mother, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, propped themselves up as the paragon of conservative Christian parents by showcasing their family’s sheltered lifesty...
Jose Soto15 days ago
El Paso: The Steps Toward Change
My parent's house in El Paso, Texas, the house I grew up in, is a few blocks away from the border between the United States and Mexico. From the rooftop of that house, you can see Ciudad Juárez. In pa...
Copyright of Mickey Mouse
I recently discovered something pretty crazy when I was randomly exploring the Internet. Apparently Mickey Mouse is already public domain in Canada. I know some of you think what does this matter? Who...
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Claire McCullya month ago
Disney, Black Mermaids, Taco Bowls, and Donald Trump
What’s all the fuss about cultural appropriation? Is Disney committing this offense by retelling the story of the Little Mermaid with a black protagonist? In answer, let me start here: I respect other...
1202 Duece Leea month ago
The 4th of the 19th
I just got done celebrating the fourth of July, but before the comments of coonery start... I do understand my people did not achieve freedom until June 19th, 1865. That's almost 100 years later!!! (A...
Daniel Moon2 months ago
LGBT+ Community & LGBT+ & Women vs Cis-Hetero (Conservative) Men
The United States is the land of the free, an excellent place. If you ask anyone who is not a 'cis-hetero male.' Gay men have been targeted for centuries, for things such as AIDS, homosexuality being ...
CD Turner2 months ago
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and Christian Privilege: This Exact Attitude Is Why ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Exists
Mike Pence has once announced, without irony, that “Christians are the most persecuted people in the world.” While I could write a 5000-word article on how much utter nonsense that statement is, this ...
Eliza White5 months ago
Why Hate Speech Cannot Exist in America
As a teenager in a public school in California, I am constantly surrounded by leftist opinions. With my conservative views, I can find it quite frustrating when people are spouting their opinions with...
Catherine Agati5 months ago
That's Racist
Recently the actor Orlando Jones, who plays Mr. Nancy on American Gods, posted a video on his Instagram. The video shows a white woman, Corinne Terrone, screaming racial slurs at a black man, named Er...
Michael Eric Ross6 months ago
Liam Neeson and the Outrage Age
When you first heard it, it sounded as if Liam Neeson was offering an expression of life imitating art, speaking in an outtake from any of his Taken trilogy or Gangs of New York, or from Non-Stop or The Commuter, or a scene from his latest film, Cold Pursuit: the famed Oscar-nominated Irish actor as the bludgeoning avenger, the everyman prowling the streets, seeking justice — or at least vengeance. But Leeson’s admission in a Feb. 4 interview with The Independent, was a deeply personal one, and ...
Ossiana Tepfenhart7 months ago
Roger Stone Was Just Arrested. Who Will Be Next?
For about two years, people have been waiting on Bob Mueller's inquest into the election misconduct to come to a head. The FBI already indicted several major names in Trump's 2016 campaign crew, inclu...
Devin Nassar-Reis8 months ago
Dear ESPN, Keep Your Politics Out of My Sports Broadcast!
As a kid, I loved playing sports. I still do as an adult. Posters of Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain covered my walls and I wanted to be just like them when I was a little girl. My sister Julia played basketball and my brother Steven played football, so athletics were quite commonplace in my household. Julia was the only girl on her team, so she was somewhat of a celebrity in our neighborhood. Everyone knew who she was by her pink Air Jordan sneakers and brightly-colored Scrunchies. Steven was a st...
A.O. Monk8 months ago
Ariana Grande and Blackfishing
Ariana Grande recently came under fire for using a "blaccent" in a promotional video for her newest single, "thank u, next." Grande, who is Italian-American, spoke with an over-the-top ghetto accent i...
Joel Eisenberg8 months ago
I’m an Artist. Your Offense Is Not My Problem
A song from The Little Mermaid has been cut from a Princeton performance for being offensive. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” has been removed from certain radio rotations due to being offensive. “Rudolph th...
Braulio Fernandez9 months ago
Bravo, 'SNL'
I don't report much on media these days because... well, I'll be honest, I don't care. The last few years have been dismal to say the least due to the rhetoric spewed every five seconds about Republicans, Donald Trump, and the right being the worst since Hilter and the Nazi party. The amount of hatred and slander that has been shoved into every form of media has been poisonous to say the least. Division among political beliefs is nothing new, but as of late, it has been reaching all-time highs w...