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The question: Why?

Attention Upper Eastsiders, as they say, the Gossip Girl reboot airs its first episode on July 8th, and photos of the new "it" group of NYC have been plastered on billboards for weeks, watching over the city with judgment for weeks.

The trailer dropped on June 10th and anticipation is ramping up for the new series. The original iteration was based on the bestselling novels by Cecily von Ziegesar and captured audience attention from 2007 to 2012 with its gripping tales of the glamorous, dramatic lives of New York's Upper East Side teens. Starring Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, and Ed Westwick, the cultish teen drama has earned itself a place in the cultural canon that obviously, almost a decade later, begged a reboot.

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The End of an Era: "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" Just Ended. But Will We Be Free?

The Kar-Jenners have built their empire at the expense of the marginalized groups they steal from

Keeping Up With the Kardashians Finale

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It's the end of an era, and oh how times have changed.

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"Kim's Convenience" and the Flawed Promise of Representation

Netflix's "Kim's Convenience" was not as revolutionary as it might have seen, or even felt.

Kim's Convenience

What does it mean when a show famed for being "quietly revolutionary" and a beacon for representation in Hollywood is accused of being racist … by its cast?

Kim's Convenience is a popular sitcom which debuted its fifth and final season on Netflix on Tuesday June 1, 2021. The CBC series is about a Korean-Canadian family who own a convenience store in Toronto and has been lauded since its inception for its AAPI representation.

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Wait, Are Those Balenciaga Crocs Real?

If no one else will, we'll take the stand: End the tyranny of Crocs.

Will we ever be free?

In a nation as divided as this, for a while, I thought we were all united on at least one thing: Crocs are a fundamentally embarrassing shoe.

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What’s Going on with Kanye West’s Yeezy LLC?

What's next for the Yeezy empire?

Kanye West wearing the new Yeezy x Gap Round Jacket

Update June 8 2021:

The first piece from Kanye West's Yeezy x Gap collaboration has just been released.

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"The Life of Pablo" Was the Beginning of the End of Kanye West

The Life of Pablo was a turning point for Kanye West in music, fashion, and life

Kanye premiering the album at his Yeezy NYFW show in Madison Square Garden

Kanye's music has always reflected his inner thoughts.

When Kanye released his seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo, on February 14th in 2016, we should have known things were about to take a turn for the worse.

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