POP CULTURE

Television

‘Game of Thrones’ Went Back to Being a Good Show In Its Season Premiere

While Season 7 of GoT brought shock and awe, but also, a lot of disappointment, Season 8’s ‘Winterfell’ reminded us of its roots.
Noel Ransome
4.16.19
Film

Barry Jenkins on the Burden of Honouring James Baldwin with ‘Beale Street’

Jenkins on turning the classic novel ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ into a soon-to-be-classic film.
Noel Ransome
12.5.18
Culture

Juicy Stories About What Andy Warhol Was Really Like

"Andy seemed to be floating through space. He had this magical energy and looked like nobody else."
Miss Rosen
11.14.18
Culture

Punks Tell Us the Least Punk Thing They Ever Did

What’s worse? Working as a narc or as a real estate agent?
Graham Isador
11.1.18
Film

The 50 Scariest Moments in Horror

Because you'd like to feel scared without having to sit through 'The Exorcist' or 'Hereditary' again.
Noel Ransome
10.31.18
tv

‘Luke Cage’ Wasn’t Black Enough to Be a Classic

'Luke Cage' tried to appeal to every audience. And the show's quality suffered because of it.
Noel Ransome
10.24.18
TIFF 2018

‘The Hate U Give’ Underscores the Dangers of Code Switching

People of colour need to stop sanctioning the bullshit white folks do and say.
Noel Ransome
9.14.18
Film

Why I Was Never Excited for a Black James Bond

Simply copying and pasting black skin on a white character would trivialise the whole point of a black Bond.
Noel Ransome
8.29.18
tv

‘Insecure’ Sees My Messy, Awkward Blackness

In season three, Issa reminds us we don’t always have to strive for excellence.
Noel Ransome
8.23.18
Film

Simon Pegg Doesn’t Want to Be Your Geek Boy Anymore

We sat with the ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’ star to talk about his new movie, career and the toxic geek culture surrounding ‘Star Wars’ now.
Noel Ransome
7.26.18
Rick and Morty

'Rick and Morty' Fans Found an Obscure Easter Egg in 'Pickle Rick'

The absurd post-credits scene in the Emmy-nominated episode is actually a reference to a comic book legend.
Beckett Mufson
7.26.18
Film

'The Dark Knight’ Helped Me Recognise My Fear of People

Christopher Nolan’s superhero epic nailed how society deals with anxiety, and I know that from personal experience.
Noel Ransome
7.20.18
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