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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

via E!

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

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Culture Feature

Is the Official Rickroll Video Being Sold as an NFT?

Are we about to lose an essential piece of early Internet culture?

Since the early days of the Internet, culture has been accelerating exponentially.

Each year, more data is created than the year before. More images, videos, articles are pumped into the ether daily than at any time in history, and the rate of growth shows no sign of stopping, with 2020 seeing roughly twice as much data creation as 2018.

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TV Features

"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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Fashion

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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