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: HBO's 'The Deuce' Climaxes & Finishes with Porn in the 80s

Pop Culturing: HBO's 'The Deuce' Climaxes & Finishes with Porn in the 80s

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 6
With the third season of "The Deuce," HBO's New York City and porn history drama, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco, comes to an end.

Pop Culturing: 'Are You the One' & 'The Real World' are the Queerest TV Shows You're Not Watching

Pop Culturing: 'Are You the One' & 'The Real World' are the Queerest TV Shows You're Not Watching

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 30
MTV's "Are You the One?" and "The Real World: Atlanta" are changing the game when it comes to LGBTQ representation. Here's why you should be watching.

Pop Culturing: 'On Becoming a God in Central Florida,' with Kirsten Dunst, is a Bonkers Ride

Pop Culturing: 'On Becoming a God in Central Florida,' with Kirsten Dunst, is a Bonkers Ride

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 23
"On Becoming a God in Central Florida," starring Kirsten Dunst and debuting on Showtime Sunday, is a twisted take on the American dream.

Pop Culturing: HBO's 'The Righteous Gemstones' is Another Solid Entry in the Danny McBride Universe

Pop Culturing: HBO's 'The Righteous Gemstones' is Another Solid Entry in the Danny McBride Universe

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 16
"The Righteous Gemstones," which airs Sunday on HBO and stars John Goodman, is Danny McBride's newest comedy about an over-the-top televangelist family.

Pop Culturing: It's All Out War in 'Succession' Season 2

Pop Culturing: It's All Out War in 'Succession' Season 2

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 12
In the second season of HBO's "Succession," which debuts Friday, the Roy family is at war; with each other and the world around them.

Pop Culturing: In Season 4, 'Queer Eye' Sticks to its Tried and Tired Formula

Pop Culturing: In Season 4, 'Queer Eye' Sticks to its Tried and Tired Formula

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 19
In "Queer Eye" Season 4, which hits Netflix Friday, the Fab Five get a bit personal but the makeover reality show still offers up the same kind comfort TV.

Pop Culturing: 'Euphoria,' on HBO & Starring Zendya, is a Gen Z Nightmare

Pop Culturing: 'Euphoria,' on HBO & Starring Zendya, is a Gen Z Nightmare

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 19
HBO's new series "Euphoria," starring Zendya, pushes the boundaries of the teen drama genre, becoming one of the most provocative, explicit and controversial shows of 2019.

Pop Culturing: Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Too Old to Die Young' Series is Neo-Noir at its Neo-Noirest

Pop Culturing: Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Too Old to Die Young' Series is Neo-Noir at its Neo-Noirest

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 19
Nicolas Winding Refn is the latest auteur to head to the small screen with his ultraviolent, slow-burning neo-noir series "Too Old to Die Young," on Amazon Friday, starring Miles Teller.

Pop Culturing: 'Pose' Season 2 Jumps to a Critical Moment in LGBTQ History

Pop Culturing: 'Pose' Season 2 Jumps to a Critical Moment in LGBTQ History

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 10
"Pose" returns for its second season on FX Tuesday, jumping from the 80s the 90s and landing in a pivotal moment in LGBTQ history. It's also one of the best TV shows of 2019.

Pop Culturing: 'Big Little Lies' Season 2: Mamma Mia Here We Go Again!

Pop Culturing: 'Big Little Lies' Season 2: Mamma Mia Here We Go Again!

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 7
"Big Little Lies," HBO's once limited series, returns for a second and likely final season Sunday, adding a fierce Meryl Streep to the show's star-studded cast.

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