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How ‘Knives Out,’ ‘Queen and Slim’ thrived at box office despite ‘Frozen 2’

How ‘Knives Out,’ ‘Queen and Slim’ thrived at box office despite ‘Frozen 2’

Disney’s “Frozen 2” was the undisputed box office champion this Thanksgiving, generating a record-setting $124 million over the five-day frame. But moviegoers feasted on more than just the further … Read full article: How ‘Knives Out,’ ‘Queen and Slim’ thriv...→

Opinion |

Opinion | "Queen & Slim" uses the language of romance to say that black lives matter

Director Melina Matsoukas is less interested in action than in romance. And that, as it turns out, makes the film both less predictable and more heartbreakingly political. Read full article: Opinion | "Queen & Slim" uses the langua...→

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in “Queen & Slim.” Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film. Read full article: Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urge...→

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in “Queen & Slim.” Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film. Read full article: Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urge...→

Event Pick: Pop Culture Creators Convene for DesignerCon - LA Weekly

If you ever want to see what’s at the forefront of popular culture, one of the surest ways to see what the culture is like at its most current and most obsessed is by going to DesignerCon. Each year, over 500 vendors and artists gather their wares and unleash them upon an unsuspecting public in … Read full article: Event Pick: Pop Culture Creators Convene...→

AFI Fest bringing Martin Scorsese, ‘Queen & Slim’ and 140 more films to Hollywood

AFI Fest bringing Martin Scorsese, ‘Queen & Slim’ and 140 more films to Hollywood

The last major international film festival standing in L.A. will also charge for tickets for the first time in a decade. Read full article: AFI Fest bringing Martin Scorsese, ‘Quee...→

When Giants hire their next manager, expect culture shock in the dugout

When Giants hire their next manager, expect culture shock in the dugout

Surviving the turmoil and navigating the Giants through a period of doubt will prove to be a great challenge.  Read full article: When Giants hire their next manager, exp...→

Slim majority of Americans say immigrants should adopt U.S. culture: Poll

Slim majority of Americans say immigrants should adopt U.S. culture: Poll

A slim majority of Americans believe immigrants should adopt U.S. values and culture, according to a new poll. Read full article: Slim majority of Americans say immigrant...→

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

She is among six honorees being recognized for their contributions to black history and culture. Read full article: Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black c...→

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University this year for their contributions to black history and culture Read full article: Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black c...→

Michigan high school went viral for its pop culture student ID photos

Michigan high school went viral for its pop culture student ID photos

Students dressed up as Beyoncé, Jim and Pam from "The Office," drag queen Jasmine Masters, the creepy twins from "The Shining" and more. Read full article: Michigan high school went viral for its ...→

Southlake Drug Bust Yields Candy-Style Ecstasy Shaped Like Homer Simpson, Other '90s Pop Culture Faves 

Southlake Drug Bust Yields Candy-Style Ecstasy Shaped Like Homer Simpson, Other '90s Pop Culture Faves 

A traffic stop turned drug bust for Southlake police yielded a Glock 40 caliber handgun, 100 grams of marijuana and 212 Ecstasy tablets in the shape of Homer Simpson, or imprinted with James Bond 007 and MTV.  Read full article: Southlake Drug Bust Yields Candy-Style E...→

‘Queen & Slim’ unflinching, affecting thriller

‘Queen & Slim’ unflinching, affecting thriller

MOVIE REVIEW “QUEEN & SLIM” Rated R. At AMC Loews Boston Common and South Bay Center, Regal Fenway Stadium and suburban theaters. Grade: A- In a Cleveland diner called the Fortynine… Read full article: ‘Queen & Slim’ unflinching, affecting th...→

‘Queen & Slim’ review: Actors create magic in powerful, devastating on-the-run drama

‘Queen & Slim’ review: Actors create magic in powerful, devastating on-the-run drama

This film, starring Daniel Kaluuya and newcomer Jodie Turner-Smith, is a taut on-the-run road movie; a mesmerizing reflection of a bitterly divided contemporary America; and a delicate, slow-burning love story. Rating: 3.5 stars out of 4. Read full article: ‘Queen & Slim’ review: Actors create mag...→

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in “Queen & Slim.” Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film. Read full article: Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urge...→

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in “Queen & Slim.” Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film. Read full article: Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urge...→

‘Queen & Slim’ Could Be One of the Great Love Stories of All Time — if You Let It

‘Queen & Slim’ Could Be One of the Great Love Stories of All Time — if You Let It

The film is a rare portrayal of black people in our fullness — angry and frightened and hurt, euphoric and loving and free. Read full article: ‘Queen & Slim’ Could Be One of the Great...→

Lena Waithe on

Lena Waithe on "Queen & Slim": Black people have to "create the heroes that we need"

The first black woman to win an Emmy Award for comedy writing is out to "break convention" with her latest project, "Queen & Slim" Read full article: Lena Waithe on "Queen & Slim": Black peo...→

Chicagoan’s movie poster collection a snapshot of American pop culture, is featured in new book

Chicagoan’s movie poster collection a snapshot of American pop culture, is featured in new book

"When you look at my collection, there’s this evolution of American culture and society, and it becomes this interesting panorama of who we really are." Read full article: Chicagoan’s movie poster collection a sn...→

Opinion | How Kelly Clarkson plans to become America's next talk show queen

Opinion | How Kelly Clarkson plans to become America's next talk show queen

Clarkson has conquered "American Idol," the pop charts and "The Voice." Can she win over America's daytime fans, too? Read full article: Opinion | How Kelly Clarkson plans to be...→

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award | WTOP

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award | WTOP

Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture. Read full article: Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black c...→

Queen Latifah To Receive Harvard Black Culture Award

Queen Latifah To Receive Harvard Black Culture Award

Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University this year for their contributions to black history and culture. Read full article: Queen Latifah To Receive Harvard Black C...→

Opinion | At Risk in the Culture of ‘Normal’

Opinion | At Risk in the Culture of ‘Normal’

Research shows that people with atypical brains are at a higher risk of suicide and self-harm. Read full article: Opinion | At Risk in the Culture of ‘Nor...→

Event Pick: Pop Culture Peers Orbit for Satellite of Lou Tribute - LA Weekly

Even at their best, musical homages are inevitably faint replicas of their original inspirations, but there’s something potentially exciting about Satellite of Lou, a tribute to Lou Reed with a particular focus on his songs from 1969 to 1973. The idea of Reed’s peers, such as Mary Woronov and Angela Bowie, looking back on old St. … Read full article: Event Pick: Pop Culture Peers Orbit for ...→

‘Queen & Slim’: Accidental outlaws flee the law on a road trip rich with insight

‘Queen & Slim’: Accidental outlaws flee the law on a road trip rich with insight

Duo go from first date to fugitives in a powerful statement — and compelling story — from Chicago screenwriter Lena Waithe. Read full article: ‘Queen & Slim’: Accidental outlaws flee ...→

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in “Queen & Slim.” Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film. Read full article: Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urge...→

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in “Queen & Slim.” Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film. Read full article: Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urge...→

‘Queen & Slim’ star Daniel Kaluuya: Cop scene was ‘tough’ to film

‘Queen & Slim’ star Daniel Kaluuya: Cop scene was ‘tough’ to film

“I’ve been stopped and searched as a kid. It’s a very common thing for young black people,” he says. Read full article: ‘Queen & Slim’ star Daniel Kaluuya: Cop ...→

Twitter rewrites history with hilarious pop culture meme 'gonna tell my kids'

Twitter rewrites history with hilarious pop culture meme 'gonna tell my kids'

Twitter users are hilariously rewriting the history books with the Internet’s latest trending topic, “Gonna tell my kids.” Read full article: Twitter rewrites history with hilarious ...→

‘Nerd culture’ meets pop culture in Seattle: A night of Dungeons & Dragons at Neumos

‘Nerd culture’ meets pop culture in Seattle: A night of Dungeons & Dragons at Neumos

With an audience watching, a game of Dungeons & Dragons turned into a night of fun and role-playing to mark the 45th anniversary of the popular game. Read full article: ‘Nerd culture’ meets pop culture in Seat...→

Jennine Capó Crucet Grapples with Displacement and Culture Shock in My Time Among the Whites

Jennine Capó Crucet Grapples with Displacement and Culture Shock in My Time Among the Whites

The author, whose work was recently subject to a book burning by students at Georgia Southern University, will speak on the immigrant experience in the United States during Miami Book Fair 2019. Read full article: Jennine Capó Crucet Grapples with Displa...→

Opinion | Obama’s Very Boomer View of ‘Cancel Culture’

Opinion | Obama’s Very Boomer View of ‘Cancel Culture’

Old, powerful people often seem to be more upset by online criticism than they are by injustice. Read full article: Opinion | Obama’s Very Boomer View of ‘C...→

Queen Latifah Receives Harvard Black Culture Award

Queen Latifah Receives Harvard Black Culture Award

Music artist and actress Queen Latifah was among the honorees recognized by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture. Harvard awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to Queen Latifah and Read full article: Queen Latifah Receives Harvard Black Cul...→

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture Read full article: Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black c...→

Opinion | What

Opinion | What "It Chapter Two" suggests about the power of sequels in pop culture

“It Chapter Two” is obsessed with repetition and callbacks, not just to 2017's “It” but to a range of other horror narratives. Read full article: Opinion | What "It Chapter Two" suggests...→

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About Us, Contact Us, Staff, Careers, Privacy, Terms , Help... Or sign in with a social account: Read full article: Pop Culture Classroom...→

Event Pick: Pop Culture Peers Orbit for Satellite of Lou Tribute - LA Weekly

Even at their best, musical homages are inevitably faint replicas of their original inspirations, but there’s something potentially exciting about Satellite of Lou, a tribute to Lou Reed with a particular focus on his songs from 1969 to 1973. The idea of Reed’s peers, such as Mary Woronov and Angela Bowie, looking back on old St. … Read full article: Event Pick: Pop Culture Peers Orbit for ...→

‘Queen & Slim’ unflinching, affecting thriller

‘Queen & Slim’ unflinching, affecting thriller

MOVIE REVIEW “QUEEN & SLIM” Rated R. At AMC Loews Boston Common and South Bay Center, Regal Fenway Stadium and suburban theaters. Grade: A- In a Cleveland diner called the Fortynine… Read full article: ‘Queen & Slim’ unflinching, affecting th...→

Opinion |

Opinion | "Queen & Slim" uses the language of romance to say that black lives matter

Director Melina Matsoukas is less interested in action than in romance. And that, as it turns out, makes the film both less predictable and more heartbreakingly political. Read full article: Opinion | "Queen & Slim" uses the langua...→

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in “Queen & Slim.” Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film. Read full article: Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urge...→

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in “Queen & Slim.” Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film. Read full article: Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urge...→

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in “Queen & Slim.” Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film. Read full article: Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urge...→

‘Queen & Slim’ star Daniel Kaluuya: Cop scene was ‘tough’ to film

‘Queen & Slim’ star Daniel Kaluuya: Cop scene was ‘tough’ to film

“I’ve been stopped and searched as a kid. It’s a very common thing for young black people,” he says. Read full article: ‘Queen & Slim’ star Daniel Kaluuya: Cop ...→

‘Queen & Slim’ Could Be One of the Great Love Stories of All Time — if You Let It

‘Queen & Slim’ Could Be One of the Great Love Stories of All Time — if You Let It

The film is a rare portrayal of black people in our fullness — angry and frightened and hurt, euphoric and loving and free. Read full article: ‘Queen & Slim’ Could Be One of the Great...→

Event Pick: Pop Culture Creators Convene for DesignerCon - LA Weekly

If you ever want to see what’s at the forefront of popular culture, one of the surest ways to see what the culture is like at its most current and most obsessed is by going to DesignerCon. Each year, over 500 vendors and artists gather their wares and unleash them upon an unsuspecting public in … Read full article: Event Pick: Pop Culture Creators Convene...→

‘Nerd culture’ meets pop culture in Seattle: A night of Dungeons & Dragons at Neumos

‘Nerd culture’ meets pop culture in Seattle: A night of Dungeons & Dragons at Neumos

With an audience watching, a game of Dungeons & Dragons turned into a night of fun and role-playing to mark the 45th anniversary of the popular game. Read full article: ‘Nerd culture’ meets pop culture in Seat...→

Chicagoan’s movie poster collection a snapshot of American pop culture, is featured in new book

Chicagoan’s movie poster collection a snapshot of American pop culture, is featured in new book

"When you look at my collection, there’s this evolution of American culture and society, and it becomes this interesting panorama of who we really are." Read full article: Chicagoan’s movie poster collection a sn...→

AFI Fest bringing Martin Scorsese, ‘Queen & Slim’ and 140 more films to Hollywood

AFI Fest bringing Martin Scorsese, ‘Queen & Slim’ and 140 more films to Hollywood

The last major international film festival standing in L.A. will also charge for tickets for the first time in a decade. Read full article: AFI Fest bringing Martin Scorsese, ‘Quee...→

Opinion | Obama’s Very Boomer View of ‘Cancel Culture’

Opinion | Obama’s Very Boomer View of ‘Cancel Culture’

Old, powerful people often seem to be more upset by online criticism than they are by injustice. Read full article: Opinion | Obama’s Very Boomer View of ‘C...→

Opinion | How Kelly Clarkson plans to become America's next talk show queen

Opinion | How Kelly Clarkson plans to become America's next talk show queen

Clarkson has conquered "American Idol," the pop charts and "The Voice." Can she win over America's daytime fans, too? Read full article: Opinion | How Kelly Clarkson plans to be...→

Slim majority of Americans say immigrants should adopt U.S. culture: Poll

Slim majority of Americans say immigrants should adopt U.S. culture: Poll

A slim majority of Americans believe immigrants should adopt U.S. values and culture, according to a new poll. Read full article: Slim majority of Americans say immigrant...→

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture Read full article: Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black c...→

Queen Latifah To Receive Harvard Black Culture Award

Queen Latifah To Receive Harvard Black Culture Award

Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University this year for their contributions to black history and culture. Read full article: Queen Latifah To Receive Harvard Black C...→

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University this year for their contributions to black history and culture Read full article: Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black c...→

Southlake Drug Bust Yields Candy-Style Ecstasy Shaped Like Homer Simpson, Other '90s Pop Culture Faves 

Southlake Drug Bust Yields Candy-Style Ecstasy Shaped Like Homer Simpson, Other '90s Pop Culture Faves 

A traffic stop turned drug bust for Southlake police yielded a Glock 40 caliber handgun, 100 grams of marijuana and 212 Ecstasy tablets in the shape of Homer Simpson, or imprinted with James Bond 007 and MTV.  Read full article: Southlake Drug Bust Yields Candy-Style E...→

How ‘Knives Out,’ ‘Queen and Slim’ thrived at box office despite ‘Frozen 2’

How ‘Knives Out,’ ‘Queen and Slim’ thrived at box office despite ‘Frozen 2’

Disney’s “Frozen 2” was the undisputed box office champion this Thanksgiving, generating a record-setting $124 million over the five-day frame. But moviegoers feasted on more than just the further … Read full article: How ‘Knives Out,’ ‘Queen and Slim’ thriv...→

‘Queen & Slim’: Accidental outlaws flee the law on a road trip rich with insight

‘Queen & Slim’: Accidental outlaws flee the law on a road trip rich with insight

Duo go from first date to fugitives in a powerful statement — and compelling story — from Chicago screenwriter Lena Waithe. Read full article: ‘Queen & Slim’: Accidental outlaws flee ...→

‘Queen & Slim’ review: Actors create magic in powerful, devastating on-the-run drama

‘Queen & Slim’ review: Actors create magic in powerful, devastating on-the-run drama

This film, starring Daniel Kaluuya and newcomer Jodie Turner-Smith, is a taut on-the-run road movie; a mesmerizing reflection of a bitterly divided contemporary America; and a delicate, slow-burning love story. Rating: 3.5 stars out of 4. Read full article: ‘Queen & Slim’ review: Actors create mag...→

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in “Queen & Slim.” Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film. Read full article: Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urge...→

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in “Queen & Slim.” Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film. Read full article: Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urge...→

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in “Queen & Slim.” Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film. Read full article: Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urge...→

Twitter rewrites history with hilarious pop culture meme 'gonna tell my kids'

Twitter rewrites history with hilarious pop culture meme 'gonna tell my kids'

Twitter users are hilariously rewriting the history books with the Internet’s latest trending topic, “Gonna tell my kids.” Read full article: Twitter rewrites history with hilarious ...→

Lena Waithe on

Lena Waithe on "Queen & Slim": Black people have to "create the heroes that we need"

The first black woman to win an Emmy Award for comedy writing is out to "break convention" with her latest project, "Queen & Slim" Read full article: Lena Waithe on "Queen & Slim": Black peo...→

Jennine Capó Crucet Grapples with Displacement and Culture Shock in My Time Among the Whites

Jennine Capó Crucet Grapples with Displacement and Culture Shock in My Time Among the Whites

The author, whose work was recently subject to a book burning by students at Georgia Southern University, will speak on the immigrant experience in the United States during Miami Book Fair 2019. Read full article: Jennine Capó Crucet Grapples with Displa...→

When Giants hire their next manager, expect culture shock in the dugout

When Giants hire their next manager, expect culture shock in the dugout

Surviving the turmoil and navigating the Giants through a period of doubt will prove to be a great challenge.  Read full article: When Giants hire their next manager, exp...→

Queen Latifah Receives Harvard Black Culture Award

Queen Latifah Receives Harvard Black Culture Award

Music artist and actress Queen Latifah was among the honorees recognized by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture. Harvard awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to Queen Latifah and Read full article: Queen Latifah Receives Harvard Black Cul...→

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award | WTOP

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award | WTOP

Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture. Read full article: Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black c...→

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

She is among six honorees being recognized for their contributions to black history and culture. Read full article: Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black c...→

Opinion | At Risk in the Culture of ‘Normal’

Opinion | At Risk in the Culture of ‘Normal’

Research shows that people with atypical brains are at a higher risk of suicide and self-harm. Read full article: Opinion | At Risk in the Culture of ‘Nor...→

Michigan high school went viral for its pop culture student ID photos

Michigan high school went viral for its pop culture student ID photos

Students dressed up as Beyoncé, Jim and Pam from "The Office," drag queen Jasmine Masters, the creepy twins from "The Shining" and more. Read full article: Michigan high school went viral for its ...→

Opinion | What

Opinion | What "It Chapter Two" suggests about the power of sequels in pop culture

“It Chapter Two” is obsessed with repetition and callbacks, not just to 2017's “It” but to a range of other horror narratives. Read full article: Opinion | What "It Chapter Two" suggests...→

Pop Culture Classroom

About Us, Contact Us, Staff, Careers, Privacy, Terms , Help... Or sign in with a social account: Read full article: Pop Culture Classroom...→

Southlake Drug Bust Yields Candy-Style Ecstasy Shaped Like Homer Simpson, Other '90s Pop Culture Faves 

Southlake Drug Bust Yields Candy-Style Ecstasy Shaped Like Homer Simpson, Other '90s Pop Culture Faves 

A traffic stop turned drug bust for Southlake police yielded a Glock 40 caliber handgun, 100 grams of marijuana and 212 Ecstasy tablets in the shape of Homer Simpson, or imprinted with James Bond 007 and MTV.  Read full article: Southlake Drug Bust Yields Candy-Style E...→

Event Pick: Pop Culture Peers Orbit for Satellite of Lou Tribute - LA Weekly

Even at their best, musical homages are inevitably faint replicas of their original inspirations, but there’s something potentially exciting about Satellite of Lou, a tribute to Lou Reed with a particular focus on his songs from 1969 to 1973. The idea of Reed’s peers, such as Mary Woronov and Angela Bowie, looking back on old St. … Read full article: Event Pick: Pop Culture Peers Orbit for ...→

How ‘Knives Out,’ ‘Queen and Slim’ thrived at box office despite ‘Frozen 2’

How ‘Knives Out,’ ‘Queen and Slim’ thrived at box office despite ‘Frozen 2’

Disney’s “Frozen 2” was the undisputed box office champion this Thanksgiving, generating a record-setting $124 million over the five-day frame. But moviegoers feasted on more than just the further … Read full article: How ‘Knives Out,’ ‘Queen and Slim’ thriv...→

‘Queen & Slim’ unflinching, affecting thriller

‘Queen & Slim’ unflinching, affecting thriller

MOVIE REVIEW “QUEEN & SLIM” Rated R. At AMC Loews Boston Common and South Bay Center, Regal Fenway Stadium and suburban theaters. Grade: A- In a Cleveland diner called the Fortynine… Read full article: ‘Queen & Slim’ unflinching, affecting th...→

‘Queen & Slim’: Accidental outlaws flee the law on a road trip rich with insight

‘Queen & Slim’: Accidental outlaws flee the law on a road trip rich with insight

Duo go from first date to fugitives in a powerful statement — and compelling story — from Chicago screenwriter Lena Waithe. Read full article: ‘Queen & Slim’: Accidental outlaws flee ...→

Opinion |

Opinion | "Queen & Slim" uses the language of romance to say that black lives matter

Director Melina Matsoukas is less interested in action than in romance. And that, as it turns out, makes the film both less predictable and more heartbreakingly political. Read full article: Opinion | "Queen & Slim" uses the langua...→

‘Queen & Slim’ review: Actors create magic in powerful, devastating on-the-run drama

‘Queen & Slim’ review: Actors create magic in powerful, devastating on-the-run drama

This film, starring Daniel Kaluuya and newcomer Jodie Turner-Smith, is a taut on-the-run road movie; a mesmerizing reflection of a bitterly divided contemporary America; and a delicate, slow-burning love story. Rating: 3.5 stars out of 4. Read full article: ‘Queen & Slim’ review: Actors create mag...→

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in “Queen & Slim.” Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film. Read full article: Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urge...→

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in “Queen & Slim.” Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film. Read full article: Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urge...→

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in “Queen & Slim.” Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film. Read full article: Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urge...→

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in “Queen & Slim.” Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film. Read full article: Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urge...→

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in “Queen & Slim.” Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film. Read full article: Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urge...→

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in “Queen & Slim.” Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film. Read full article: Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urge...→

‘Queen & Slim’ star Daniel Kaluuya: Cop scene was ‘tough’ to film

‘Queen & Slim’ star Daniel Kaluuya: Cop scene was ‘tough’ to film

“I’ve been stopped and searched as a kid. It’s a very common thing for young black people,” he says. Read full article: ‘Queen & Slim’ star Daniel Kaluuya: Cop ...→

‘Queen & Slim’ Could Be One of the Great Love Stories of All Time — if You Let It

‘Queen & Slim’ Could Be One of the Great Love Stories of All Time — if You Let It

The film is a rare portrayal of black people in our fullness — angry and frightened and hurt, euphoric and loving and free. Read full article: ‘Queen & Slim’ Could Be One of the Great...→

Twitter rewrites history with hilarious pop culture meme 'gonna tell my kids'

Twitter rewrites history with hilarious pop culture meme 'gonna tell my kids'

Twitter users are hilariously rewriting the history books with the Internet’s latest trending topic, “Gonna tell my kids.” Read full article: Twitter rewrites history with hilarious ...→

Event Pick: Pop Culture Creators Convene for DesignerCon - LA Weekly

If you ever want to see what’s at the forefront of popular culture, one of the surest ways to see what the culture is like at its most current and most obsessed is by going to DesignerCon. Each year, over 500 vendors and artists gather their wares and unleash them upon an unsuspecting public in … Read full article: Event Pick: Pop Culture Creators Convene...→

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Lena Waithe on "Queen & Slim": Black people have to "create the heroes that we need"

The first black woman to win an Emmy Award for comedy writing is out to "break convention" with her latest project, "Queen & Slim" Read full article: Lena Waithe on "Queen & Slim": Black peo...→

‘Nerd culture’ meets pop culture in Seattle: A night of Dungeons & Dragons at Neumos

‘Nerd culture’ meets pop culture in Seattle: A night of Dungeons & Dragons at Neumos

With an audience watching, a game of Dungeons & Dragons turned into a night of fun and role-playing to mark the 45th anniversary of the popular game. Read full article: ‘Nerd culture’ meets pop culture in Seat...→

Chicagoan’s movie poster collection a snapshot of American pop culture, is featured in new book

Chicagoan’s movie poster collection a snapshot of American pop culture, is featured in new book

"When you look at my collection, there’s this evolution of American culture and society, and it becomes this interesting panorama of who we really are." Read full article: Chicagoan’s movie poster collection a sn...→

Jennine Capó Crucet Grapples with Displacement and Culture Shock in My Time Among the Whites

Jennine Capó Crucet Grapples with Displacement and Culture Shock in My Time Among the Whites

The author, whose work was recently subject to a book burning by students at Georgia Southern University, will speak on the immigrant experience in the United States during Miami Book Fair 2019. Read full article: Jennine Capó Crucet Grapples with Displa...→

AFI Fest bringing Martin Scorsese, ‘Queen & Slim’ and 140 more films to Hollywood

AFI Fest bringing Martin Scorsese, ‘Queen & Slim’ and 140 more films to Hollywood

The last major international film festival standing in L.A. will also charge for tickets for the first time in a decade. Read full article: AFI Fest bringing Martin Scorsese, ‘Quee...→

Opinion | Obama’s Very Boomer View of ‘Cancel Culture’

Opinion | Obama’s Very Boomer View of ‘Cancel Culture’

Old, powerful people often seem to be more upset by online criticism than they are by injustice. Read full article: Opinion | Obama’s Very Boomer View of ‘C...→

When Giants hire their next manager, expect culture shock in the dugout

When Giants hire their next manager, expect culture shock in the dugout

Surviving the turmoil and navigating the Giants through a period of doubt will prove to be a great challenge.  Read full article: When Giants hire their next manager, exp...→

Opinion | How Kelly Clarkson plans to become America's next talk show queen

Opinion | How Kelly Clarkson plans to become America's next talk show queen

Clarkson has conquered "American Idol," the pop charts and "The Voice." Can she win over America's daytime fans, too? Read full article: Opinion | How Kelly Clarkson plans to be...→

Queen Latifah Receives Harvard Black Culture Award

Queen Latifah Receives Harvard Black Culture Award

Music artist and actress Queen Latifah was among the honorees recognized by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture. Harvard awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to Queen Latifah and Read full article: Queen Latifah Receives Harvard Black Cul...→

Slim majority of Americans say immigrants should adopt U.S. culture: Poll

Slim majority of Americans say immigrants should adopt U.S. culture: Poll

A slim majority of Americans believe immigrants should adopt U.S. values and culture, according to a new poll. Read full article: Slim majority of Americans say immigrant...→

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award | WTOP

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award | WTOP

Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture. Read full article: Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black c...→

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture Read full article: Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black c...→

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

She is among six honorees being recognized for their contributions to black history and culture. Read full article: Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black c...→

Queen Latifah To Receive Harvard Black Culture Award

Queen Latifah To Receive Harvard Black Culture Award

Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University this year for their contributions to black history and culture. Read full article: Queen Latifah To Receive Harvard Black C...→

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University this year for their contributions to black history and culture Read full article: Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black c...→

Opinion | At Risk in the Culture of ‘Normal’

Opinion | At Risk in the Culture of ‘Normal’

Research shows that people with atypical brains are at a higher risk of suicide and self-harm. Read full article: Opinion | At Risk in the Culture of ‘Nor...→

Michigan high school went viral for its pop culture student ID photos

Michigan high school went viral for its pop culture student ID photos

Students dressed up as Beyoncé, Jim and Pam from "The Office," drag queen Jasmine Masters, the creepy twins from "The Shining" and more. Read full article: Michigan high school went viral for its ...→

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Opinion | What "It Chapter Two" suggests about the power of sequels in pop culture

“It Chapter Two” is obsessed with repetition and callbacks, not just to 2017's “It” but to a range of other horror narratives. Read full article: Opinion | What "It Chapter Two" suggests...→