Pop Culture Critique

An interview with Anteros – the bitter dream pop band making waves

By Sophia Simon-Bashall I spoke to Laura Hayden of the band Anteros recently…   Hi! Can you please introduce your band to people who haven’t heard of you before? Hi, we’re Anteros. We make bitter dream pop.   It’s nearly the end of 2017 – what have the highlights of this year been for you?…

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Happy Playland webseries review

By Anna Hill Do you like musicals? And stories that centre women loving women? Then oh boy is this the webseries for you!! Made by the incredible Candle Wasters who have also made great and queer inclusive adaptations of the Shakespeare plays A Midsummer Nights Dream, as BRIGHT SUMMER NIGHT, Much Ado About Nothing as Nothing Much To Do and Love’s…

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Where Supergirl went wrong

By Stephanie Wang CN: mention of slavery From being an unprecedented TV show focused on a female superhero and with a diverse cast, tackling issues such as xenophobia, sexism, and homophobia, season 2 of Supergirl, particularly the latter half, has morphed beyond recognition. The cast’s behaviour at the San Diego Comic Con this past weekend mocking an…

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Five YouTube feminists to check out after unsubscribing from Laci Green

By Pip Williams Laci Green taught me a lot about my own body and sexuality when I had no one I could turn to in life. As a teenager at an all-girls boarding school, coming to terms with my bisexuality was difficult. The school servers blocked all content flagged as having explicit keywords, meaning I…

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The danger of To The Bone

By Sophia Simon-Bashall Content note – eating disorders, anorexia Netflix have done it again. They’ve managed to create something dangerous, and they’re trying to pass it off as helpful, a conversation starter. The show Thirteen Reasons Why (which, somehow, is being renewed – help us all) came under a significant amount of criticism, all of which was…

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Queer pop goddesses are dominating (and I’m loving it)

By Christiana Paradis There are a fair amount of music snobs in the world and while I love many of them, I find myself constantly having to defend the amount of female talent that exists in current pop music. “Autotune? Ew.” “It’s just teeny bopper crap.” “Are there any real instruments in that?” “Why don’t…

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13 reactions to 13 Reasons Why

By Christiana Paradis Content note: mental health, suicide, sexual violence I, like the rest of the world, just finished binge watching 13 Reasons Why, a new series on Netflix. I must preface that I was hesitant to watch this show. I had read the book two years prior and upon finishing felt woefully uncomfortable. I…

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10 Reasons to love One Day At A Time

By Sophia Simon-Bashall I am not someone who watches a lot of TV programmes. I’ve watched and enjoyed a couple of shows in the past year or so, but I am still more of a movie fan. Nothing, except Orange Is The New Black, has really excited me. Until very, very recently. At the beginning…

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