Pop Culture

The Bachelorette SA: Qiniso van Damme is a princess among...

South Africa’s first Bachelorette is Qiniso van Damme. Those of us who are not picky about our television consumption may remember Qiniso...

Fascinations: A South African arts festival on WhatsApp

The My Body My Space: Public Arts Festival (MBMS) kicks off on the 29th of the January exclusively on a dedicated Whatsapp...

The List: Korean content everyone needs to watch

As the world locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic and people were stuck home, many turned to online streaming for comfort....

20 K-pop songs to jam through the holidays

2020 has been a difficult one but that hasn’t stopped the K-pop industry. Many groups from the industry have released inspirational, soothing,...

The Social Dilemma: The technology that connects us also controls us

The Social Dilemma is a Netflix documentary-drama hybrid that shows how dominant and largely unregulated social media companies manipulate users by harvesting...

Thoughts we had while watching BTS Life Goes On

On Friday morning, Korean superstars BTS released their much anticipated album BE along with the title track music video, Life Goes On....

Riz Ahmed is searching for home in Mogul Mowgli

With the release of the film, Mogul Mowgli, Riz Ahmed cinematises the message from his album, The Long Goodbye and Saadat Hasan...

South Africa’s first feminist television show launches

To kick off the month of November, South Africans will be able to watch the country’s “first feminist television show”. Titled “It’s...

Chatting Korean beauty standards and K-pop with Frances Cha

“I would live your life so much better than you if I had your face…” muses a character in Frances Cha’s debut...

A list: Good examples of mental health representation in pop culture

Mental health representation in popular culture is often inaccurate and stigmatising. Instead of creating understanding and empathy, the representation oftentimes reinforces dangerous...

Blackfishing: The beauty trend that preys on black women

By Kelly Mutizira  Every few months, blackfishing and cultural appropriation become controversial topics. While cultural appropriation,...

How Korean boyband BTS created a social movement

There’s an adage among the ARMY, the fans of Korean group, BTS,  “You only find BTS when you need them.” It’s something...

A heritage of loss: Address Unknown and a second wave of...

Address Unknown is a short fictional film about one man’s search for his childhood friend who he lost track of after being...

Netflix Away’s Ray Panthaki on the Mars space series

Launching September 4, the Netflix series Away is a thrilling drama that celebrates an international crew of their first mission to Mars. As...

Even For A Queer Person In South Africa, Indian Matchmaking Hits...

Growing up in Apartheid South Africa my family weren’t able to go to the theatre. But we improvised – we had weddings....

Beyoncé’s “Black Is King” Features Mzansi Stars

In June Beyoncé surprised fans with a 70 seconds teaser trailer of her visual album: Black Is King. The 24 Grammy award-winning...

No One Seems to be Washing Their Hands (Or, Why I...

Funny, when Covid put down roots, thick, far and deep, the most privileged and hopeful of us thought we could get by...

#TheCriticalStans2.0 Ep 1: What’s the deal with Stan?

"We stan" is something that's often used on social media to show appreciation to someone or something. But what exactly does it...

The Critical Stans 2.0 Launches

The Daily Vox launches its weekly podcast The Critical Stans 2.0! During the 2018 World Cup The Critical Stans...

8 Songs To Celebrate EXO’s 8th Anniversary

One of the biggest groups in the K-pop industry, EXO celebrated its eighth anniversary on April 8. The group might be a...
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