Is the music industry responsible for drug culture?

Rising rapper Lil Peep, who blended an emo sound with hip-hop, died at age 21 from an alleged drug overdose on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Fans and the music industry mourn his death. While recreational drugs aren't really an issue for many, critics argue the music industry promotes drug use—particularly painkillers. Lil Peep has been praised by fans and the industry, but his music did glorify the use of…

Does 'The Punisher' promote gun violence?

"The Punisher" premiered on Netflix, and the series holds 67 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Fans are excited about the action-packed series, but critics argue "The Punisher" glorifies gun violence. Others add that the character is the epitome of white male privilege and speaks to the issue of white male terrorists in America. The Punisher is a vigilante who takes violent revenge on crimi…

Is 'Justice League' worth seeing?

The highly anticipated "Justice League" is finally out in theaters, and reactions are mixed. Poor DCEU just can't seem to get it together. Positive reactions to "Wonder Woman" gave the universe hope, but critics are meh on "Justice League." DC fans love the film and as usual, they feel critics are biased towards the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Should moviegoers give "Justice League" a chance? 📽️…

RuPaul's fiercest anthem: 'Supermodel' or 'Cover Girl'?

RuPaul is now 57 years old, and he's still slaying as the most commercially successful drag queen of all time. The Supermodel of the World rose to prominence with the groundbreaking gay anthem "Supermodel (You Better Work)" in 1993. RuPaul was everywhere in the '90s—modeling, acting and even hosting VH1's "The RuPaul Show." His success continued in the '00s, becoming the host of "RuPaul's Drag Rac…

Who is really the 'Sexiest Man Alive': Idris Elba or Jason Momoa?

Blake Shelton was voted this year's "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine, and the Internet is outraged. Many blasted People and Blake, while uplifting alternatives—like Idris Elba and Jason Momoa. Both have been fawned over for years, but never anointed "Sexiest Man Alive." In fact, People has been called for the lack of diversity in choosing "Sexiest Man Alive" over the years. Elba and Momoa, e…

Twenty One Pilots' best hit: 'Tear In My Heart' or 'Ride'?

Twenty One Pilots' message of hope really inspired the fandom, so it came as no surprise they were the crowned winners of our Ultimate Fan Army bracket. The rap-rock duo's. But that's not all—the fan army also voted on their favorite hits, so let's settle it. "Tear In My Heart" is the second single from the chart-topping "Blurryface," peaking at #2 on the Alternative Songs chart. But "Ride" became…

Favorite Little Mix hit: 'Shout Out to My Ex' or 'Move'?

Little Mix's Mixers didn't win our Ultimate Fan Army bracket, but the fandom was named the runner-up and Most Empowered Fan Army. Mixers also voted on their favorite hits, so let's hash it out. "Shout Out to My Ex" might very well be Little Mix's most girl-powered anthem yet. But "Move" simply makes you want to get up and dance. Which song is your favorite? 🎤…

Favorite teen dystopian movie: 'The Hunger Games' or 'Divergent'?

"The Hunger Games" and "Divergent" are arguably the best dystopian series of the '10s. "The Hunger Games" grossed more than $694 million globally at the box office before releasing three successful sequels. "Divergent" only made $288 million worldwide, but the blockbuster and its sequels are arguably loved just as much among its fans. Which dystopian film is your favorite?…

Kanye West vs. Taylor Swift: Whose side are you on?

Kanye West and Taylor Swift have feuded since that infamous VMAs moment in 2009. We all know it—Kanye snatched the mic from Taylor when she won Best Female Video for "You Belong With Me" and denounced her winning over Beyoncé. After becoming "friends," Kanye rapped "I made that bitch famous" in 2016. This sentiment didn't sit well with Taylor, but Kim Kardashian revealed audio of Taylor signing of…

Most iconic '90s girl group: TLC or Spice Girls?

There was no shortage of girl groups in the '90s, but two stood above the rest—TLC and Spice Girls. TLC broke down barriers for future girl groups; "CrazySexyCool" became the best-selling album by a girl group in 1995. But Spice Girls was a worldwide phenomenon in 1996, and they topped TLC's album with "Spice." TLC released their final self-titled album in 2017, funded by a Kickstarter campaign. T…