Pop Culturing is an ongoing weekly column that looks at new television, film and music and their place in the larger cultural conversation.

Pop Culturing: 5 2021 TV Shows to Check Out

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 27, 2020

A breakdown of five TV shows to check out in the new year.

Pop Culturing: The 5 Best TV Performances of 2020

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Nov 29, 2020

A look at just a fraction of the amazing performances given on the small screen in the wild year that was 2020.

Pop Culturing: 5 Under the Radar TV Shows You Missed in 2020

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 30, 2020

A breakdown of 5 TV shows that aired in 2020 that you may have missed.

Pop Culturing: Pop's Disco Moment Climaxes with Róisín Murphy's 'Róisín Machine'

MUSIC | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 24, 2020

In 2020, when everything around us is in chaos, pop music is helping us escape with the euphoric and powerful sounds of disco. And Irish singer Róisín Murphy's new album "Róisín Machine" is a tour-de-force.

PopUps: Ahead of New Music, Lil Nas X Keeps Fans Happy with Shirtless Selfies

CELEBRITIES | Oct 20, 2020

It won't be long now before we get new music from out rapper Lil Nas X. But in the meantime, he's keeping his fans happy by sharing shirtless selfies to social media.

Pop Culturing: Netflix's 'Emily in Paris,' Starring Lilly Collins, is an Ode to Being Basic

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 3, 2020

"Sex and the City" and "Younger" creator Darren Star's new show "Emily In Paris" — his first for Netflix and starring Lilly Collins — celebrates living your basic dream!

Pop Culturing: Bullying, Boys and BFFs in the Wonderful 'PEN15' Season 2

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 20, 2020

The second season of Hulu's wonderful comedy "PEN15," which stars Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle playing preteens in the early 00s, is quite an achievement and one of the best shows of 2020.

Pop Culturing: In Ryan Murphy's 'Ratched,' Starring Sarah Paulson, an Origin Story of Campy Proportions

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 17, 2020

In Ryan Murphy's new Netflix series "Ratched," the producer attempts to give the twisted nurse from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," here played by Sarah Paulson, an origin story but serves up mostly over-the-top drama.

Pop Culturing: Jude Law & Naomi Harris Star in HBO's Tedious Cult Thriller 'The Third Day'

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 14, 2020

Jude Law and Naomi Harris star in HBO's "The Third Day" a meditative and slow-moving series about a mysterious British island that's all too familiar.

Pop Culturing: Luca Guadagnino's 'We Are Who We Are' is a Vibrant Series Celebrating Queer Youth

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 14, 2020

Three years after the success of "Call Me By Your Name," out filmmaker Luca Guadagninio heads to the small screen for the vibrant and queer coming-of-age series "We Are Who We Are."

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