Let’s spill the pop culture tea: ‘The Chair’ gets academia right more often than not

Pop culture columnist Anna Tolkien CM ’24 reviews the authenticity of the world of academia presented in Netflix’s “The Chair.”

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Front of house: In the digital age, all the world’s a stage

In the age of social media, what is a celebrity? In light of TikTok and YouTube stars mingling with traditional celebrities, pop culture columnist Caelan Reeves CM ’24 explores this question.

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Popped up: How influencers are stealing power from fashion magazines

Pop culture columnist Hannah Avalos Pomona ’21 investigates the way social media has hyper-individualized fashion. “A decline in the influence of fashion magazines has prompted an increase in choice when it comes to personal style, which in turn has fostered increased diverse discourse on beauty,” she writes.

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Wuss poppin’: The appropriation of casual streetwear is a serious flex

In this week’s pop culture column, Nadya Siringo Ringo SC ’21 critiques the cultural appropriation inherent in popular streetwear and minimalist clothing. She writes, “Expensive streetwear heavily draws from the styles and cultures of low-income communities, making versions that are inaccessible to them despite their heavy influence.”

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