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



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Pop Culturing: The Enduring Power of Lady Gaga's 'Chromatica'

Pop Culturing: The Enduring Power of Lady Gaga's 'Chromatica'

MUSIC | Jun 26
In the weeks since its late May release, Lady Gaga's sixth album "Chromatica" has gone on to prove itself to be a powerful piece of music that's both sad and personal and one of the pop star's best efforts to date.

Pop Culturing: 'Perry Mason,' with Matthew Rhys, Gets a Big Budget Reboot

Pop Culturing: 'Perry Mason,' with Matthew Rhys, Gets a Big Budget Reboot

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 20
HBO's new miniseries "Perry Mason," based on the character created by Erle Stanley Gardner, isn't your classic courtroom drama. Thanks to a big budget, the new drama, starring Matthew Rhys, feels like it has little to do with its source material.

Pop Culturing: The 5 Best TV Shows of 2020 So Far

Pop Culturing: The 5 Best TV Shows of 2020 So Far

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 18
A look at some of the very best TV shows to debut in 2020.

Pop Culturing: In Difficult Times, 'Queer Eye' Returns Not a Moment too Soon

Pop Culturing: In Difficult Times, 'Queer Eye' Returns Not a Moment too Soon

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 5
"Queer Eye" returns for its fifth season on Netflix Friday, solidifying itself as some of the best comfort-TV around.

Pop Culturing: 'Homecoming' Season 2, Starring Janelle Monáe, is Solid but Can't Escape Season1's Shadow

Pop Culturing: 'Homecoming' Season 2, Starring Janelle Monáe, is Solid but Can't Escape Season1's Shadow

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | May 24
The second season of Amazon's conspiracy thriller "Homecoming," which finds Janelle Monáe taking the reins from Julia Roberts, is solid but it should have been its own story rather than a continuation of what came before it.

Pop Culturing: With Her Quarantine-Themed Opus 'How I'm Feeling Now,' Charli XCX Levels Up

Pop Culturing: With Her Quarantine-Themed Opus 'How I'm Feeling Now,' Charli XCX Levels Up

MUSIC | By Jason St. Amand | May 20
Charli XCX has been at the forefront of pop music over the last decade and with "How I'm Feeling Now," a quickly-made album created entirely in quarantine with a madcap collection of Internet musicians and input from fans, Charli goes to the next level.

Pop Culturing: The Blues Soundtrack Netflix's Unconventional Murder Mystery 'The Eddy'

Pop Culturing: The Blues Soundtrack Netflix's Unconventional Murder Mystery 'The Eddy'

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | May 8
"The Eddy," hitting Netflix Friday, finds Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle helming the first two episodes of this family drama/murder mystery set within Paris's jazz scene.

Pop Culturing: Once Upon a Time in...Ryan Murphy's 'Hollywood'

Pop Culturing: Once Upon a Time in...Ryan Murphy's 'Hollywood'

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | May 2
Blending fact and fiction, Ryan Murphy rewrites movie history with his glitzy and lavish limited series "Hollywood," coming to Netflix on May 1.

Pop Culturing: 'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels' is a Frustrating Spiritual Sequel

Pop Culturing: 'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels' is a Frustrating Spiritual Sequel

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 24
"Penny Dreadful: City of Angels," hitting Showtime on April 26, trades the Victorian Gothic fiction of its predecessor for pre-World War II hardboiled noir and Mexican folklore with varying results.

PopUps: Rachel McAdams Says it Would be 'Fun' to Revisit 'Mean Girls' Character Regina George

PopUps: Rachel McAdams Says it Would be 'Fun' to Revisit 'Mean Girls' Character Regina George

CELEBRITIES | Apr 21
Is Rachel McAdams trying to make a "Mean Girls" sequel happen?

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