The moment the 2020 Oscar nominations were revealed, with announcer Issa Rae’s four flat words — “congratulations to those men” — going viral, we knew it was going to be (another) contentious year for the Academy Awards.
Rightfully so. The academy has consistently been unwilling to celebrate diversity, as seen by the lack of nominations for women and people of colour.
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As we settle into the New Year, we take a look at some of the 2020 beauty trends carrying us through the year. From personalized products to luxury goods at an affordable price, beauty expert Meera Estrada breaks down the top trends and the products that go along with them. Click on the video above for her tips and advice, and find her product recommendations below!
This trend is all about customization and personalizing your products (from hair to skincare to makeup) just for ...
When it comes to activism, a lot of people talk the talk but far fewer walk the walk. But Kim Kardashian West, a reality star turned business mogul and now a budding lawyer, is putting in the work to make real change when it comes to criminal justice reform.
And while many have mocked her efforts — because that seems to be society’s favourite social pastime — I commend the remarkable work she’s done and her savvy for getting people engaged.
Case in point. This week, Kardashian West released t...
I was boarding a plane when I first heard the news.
It was early in the morning on Jan 8. As I sat in my seat I learned the early details of a downed jetliner near Tehran. Since then, like so many Canadians, I feel like I’ve been walking in a fog of emotions. I do not even know any of the victims personally. But I do know grief. And I know love. And the nightmare for the loved ones left behind feels unbearable.
The following day, I returned home. Before takeoff, I noticed the people around me...
Are you ready to get kultur'D? This pop culture show discusses hot topics on everything from film & television, art, music to fashion & beauty with a lens on diversity of people and perspectives. Produced and hosted by Meera Estrada, every episode features guests to be part of the lively conversation.
With kultur'D putting an emphasis on diversity of people and thought, the show also addresses themes that may sometimes be seen as taboo, but through a kultur'D conversation given a voice -- challenging the status quo.
There’s getting fit and then there’s getting Marvel-superhero ripped.
On Dec. 16, standup comedian and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Kumail Nanjiani showed us what the latter can look like. He also managed to send social media, daytime talk shows, late-night TV and everyone in between into a tizzy after revealing his major body transformation in an Instagram post.
But it was his modest words, not just his chiselled body, that had us talking. In the accompanying caption, The Big Sick wr...
There were some major snubs and surprises when the Golden Globes nominees were announced earlier this week.
In a year with such critically acclaimed films as Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, Marielle Heller’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Melina Matsoukas’ Queen & Slim and Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers, not a single female-directed film was nominated in the picture, director or screenplay categories. To date, Barbra Streisand is still the only woman to ever win a Golden Globe for directing, t...
Beauty & culture expert, Meera Estrada, shares why ayurveda is important to add to your regimen.
When news broke that 47-year-old Gabrielle Union’s contract was not being renewed as a judge on Season 15 of America’s Got Talent (read: she was fired) it sparked online outrage, making major waves on social media and beyond, from major headlines to hot topic tables on daytime television across North America.
Union’s experience seemed to hit a particular nerve all too familiar for many women — enduring a toxic workplace culture.
Many fellow actors and celebrities also spoke out in support of ...
Meera Estrada shares the best beauty deals for Black Friday shopping.
Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony-award winning John Legend added yet another title to his accolades arsenal this week. The 40-year-old musician was named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive 2019.
People also listed several other winners in various categories, including “Sexiest Silver Fox,” honouring the grey-haired men that fans love — this year George Clooney claiming top prize.
It immediately brought to mind the hoopla just a few short weeks ago, when Keanu Reeves stepped out with his “age-app...