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: 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?

Pop Culturing: In 'Insecure' Season 4, Growing Up and Growing Apart

Pop Culturing: In 'Insecure' Season 4, Growing Up and Growing Apart

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 10
After a year-long break, Issa Rae's "Insecure," one of the best comedies currently going, returns for its fourth season Sunday on HBO, following a similar path to the network's series "Girls."

Pop Culturing: Quibi Launches Quick Bite TV in a World Hungry for a Meal

Pop Culturing: Quibi Launches Quick Bite TV in a World Hungry for a Meal

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 6
As the streaming wars heat up, Quibi, a new and edgy competitor to Netflix and other companies, enters the ring this week at an unfortunate time.

Pop Culturing: 'Little Fires Everywhere,' with Reese Witherspoon & Kerry Washington, has too Much on Its Mind

Pop Culturing: 'Little Fires Everywhere,' with Reese Witherspoon & Kerry Washington, has too Much on Its Mind

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 17
Hulu's "Little Fires Everywhere," starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, has the hallmarks of an important show as it tackles some intense issues like class, race, and motherhood, but it is trapped by its conventionality.

Pop Culturing: 'Westworld' Season 3 Leaves the Theme Park but Brings its Baggage

Pop Culturing: 'Westworld' Season 3 Leaves the Theme Park but Brings its Baggage

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 13
In its third installment, HBO's popular "Westworld," which debuts March 15, ditches its theme park for a futuristic L.A. world. But the dystopian A.I. drama doesn't get rid of the problems that has long plagued the series.

Pop Culturing: Alex Garland's 'Devs,' on Hulu, is a Religious Experience

Pop Culturing: Alex Garland's 'Devs,' on Hulu, is a Religious Experience

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 4
"Devs," the new conspiracy/neo-tech thriller from filmmaker Alex Garland, is an ambitious and accomplished new series and the best TV show of 2020 so far.

Pop Culturing: Jason Segel's 'Dispatches from Elsewhere' Aims Big but Narrowly Misses the Mark

Pop Culturing: Jason Segel's 'Dispatches from Elsewhere' Aims Big but Narrowly Misses the Mark

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 2
With an all-star cast, "Dispatches from Elsewhere," a new quirky anthology series starring and created by Jason Segel that's debuting Sunday on AMC, is admirable and ambitious but fails to fully connect.

Pop Culturing: Zoë Kravitz Shines in Hulu's Delightful 'High Fidelity' Series

Pop Culturing: Zoë Kravitz Shines in Hulu's Delightful 'High Fidelity' Series

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 19
Zoë Kravitz is given a platform to showcase her acting chomps in Hulu's delightful take on iconic novel/film, "High Fidelity," which is now streaming.

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