The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

Where is the line between realistic and performative religious imagery?

Where is the line between realistic and performative religious imagery?

Siona Chibber, Staff Writer January 28, 2024

From Lil Nas X’s blasphemous “Montero” music video to the film “Saltburn,” religious imagery continues to insert itself into pop culture. The avenues for artists to express their support or criticism...

Eras of Drake DeJamz

Eras of Drake DeJamz

Una Cleary and Ryan Hinske October 8, 2023

Aubrey Drake Graham, Drake, or Champagnepapi as we know him today, is one of the most impactful artists to children, teenagers, adults and grandparents alike. As his new album “For All the Dogs,” just...

America’s reality singing competitions forge onward despite cultural shifts

America’s reality singing competitions forge onward despite cultural shifts

Jason Grapenthin April 25, 2021

It was June of 2002 when the experiment of televising a singing competition where viewers could determine the results was put to the test. Three months later, that experiment produced a multi-platinum...

Framing Britney Spears highlights the brutal treatment of Spears by the press.

‘Framing Britney Spears’ highlights the abuse faced by women in the public eye

Amber Stoutenborough, Managing Multimedia Editor February 28, 2021

With a recent New York Times documentary about Britney Spears trying to get out of her conservatorship with her father and Taylor Swift rerecording her albums as her own, we have entered a new era of women...

The limitations of cancel culture

The limitations of cancel culture

Jenicel Carmona September 13, 2020

#CardiBIsOverParty, #JKRowlingIsOverParty, #JimmyFallonIsOverParty, and #EllenIsOverParty are only a few of the hashtags that have been trending on Twitter in 2020. Despite the masses taking to social...

Pop culture hills I would die on: Iron Man is a better superhero than Batman

Pop culture hills I would die on: Iron Man is a better superhero than Batman

Rebecca Meluch, News Editor September 6, 2020

People love using the phrase “that’s like comparing apples to oranges” when they try to defend a less superior item in a well-mannered comparison.  In the comic book world, the apples and oranges...

Heres what to expect in music in 2020

Here’s what to expect in music in 2020

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor January 12, 2020

As we close the door on the previous decade and step into the 2020s, one may find themselves curious as to how various avenues of pop culture will change throughout the next 10 years. Pop music, in...

“The Chinese Restaurant,” Season 2

Netflix lands global streaming rights to Seinfeld

Brian Gilbert September 30, 2019

The show about nothing will have something to say on Netflix beginning in 2021. After losing the streaming rights to two of its most popular series, “Friends” and “The Office,” Netflix reportedly...

The Reality of Reality TV

The Reality of Reality TV

Ella Lee, Print Managing Editor June 3, 2019

Since the airing of “An American Family,” the first-ever reality TV show, different shows have garnered headlines in tabloid papers and magazines nearly year-round in what many describe as a cultural...

Kendrick Lamar performing at The Circus in Helsinki, Finland. (J. Ristaniemi | Creative Commons)

Celebrities as pop culture powerhouses

Fabio De Simone April 26, 2015

This past week, Kendrick Lamar’s latest album, “To Pimp A Butterfly,” eclipsed 500,000 sales. J. Cole’s album, “2014 Forest Hills Drive,” became the first album to reach platinum status...

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