Popular culture

From Instagram to TikTok, our new pop culture demands that stars be both accessible and vulnerable online amid the pandemic.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual pop culture convention is not happening in 2020.
In her new book, "The Witches are Coming," West dissects the cultural moment we're living in today — and how we got here.
When a couple's childhood pop culture references are miles apart.
From "Crazy Rich Asians" to "Searching" to "Kim's Convenience," this month in pop culture boasts a range of productions about Asians.
Pop culture staples reinforce deeply held cultural assumptions about the purity and goodness of white women.
Both became pop culture legend by infiltrating the mainstream with camp and complexity.
In Neil Gaiman's award-winning novel, American Gods, a fictitious god named Wednesday bemoans the capricious nature of American worship: "This is a bad land for gods ... the old gods are ignored. The new gods are as quickly taken up as they are abandoned, cast aside for the next big thing."
As fantastic and satisfying as it was in the end, it felt unnatural from the way the show normally flows. It hit too many traditional tropes and handled it's reveals like your standard, hyper-excited cable television show.