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Volume 142

POP-CULTURE JUNKIES

ScreenJunkies is the ultimate source for TV and movie fans to enjoy original programming, pop-culture parody, thoughtful commentary and more! In fact, it’s so well done, it’s been nominated for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Short Form Variety Series for the second time around. Let’s hope they’ll have more luck this year! In the meantime, enjoy their latest Honest Trailers version of Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

SPOTIFY MUTES RASISM IN MUSIC

In the wake of violent clashes in Charlottesville and an increasingly vocal, post-Trump white supremacy voice, so called ‘hate bands’ are being ditched by music streaming services. First was Apple who pulled the plug on racism in music in 2014 but it took Spotify and Amazon over two and a half years to do so. With Spotify’s filtering algorithm, it weeded out groups catering to white power tastes and is finally fighting back.

SHIVERING WITH EXCITEMENT

Here at ZAK, you could say we are Game of Thrones super fans. It’s a topic of discussion on a daily basis so when an episode promo comes out a week before it’s airing, we are all on the edge of our seats! This time is no different. Winter is Here and we are shivering with excitement!

THE PURPLE ONE

The estate of Prince and the Pantone Color Institute unveiled a new purple colour in honour of the late superstar singer who died last year at the age of 57. The new hue has been dubbed Love Symbol #2, after the singer’s logo and custom-made Yamaha purple piano. So now, when you look for a paint to colour your house you can go “Hmmm… do I feel like colouring my house after a great and sexually fluid musician who changed the world and ruled our minds? Well, then I have to go with Love Symbol #2”. Beautiful.

MAKE TRUMP KING

Following the events in Charlottesville and Trump’s approval of the white supremacist marchers, it left everybody astounded. Jimmy Kimmel’s brilliant and cutting monologue about Trump’s comments was one of many which tried to rationalize the situation yet with no luck. And if Trump isn’t going to get impeached anytime soon, Kimmel has another solution that might not be all that bad… make Trump king! Hear him out!

GODLY REMIXES

If pop music can reassure you with one thing is that there will always be remixes of popular tracks. Some better, some worse but Billboard took the time to gather Gucci Mane’s top 6 to grace the music world. The Atlanta rapper, who helped pioneer the hip hop subgenre ‘trap’, has had quite a turbulent run. He’s been in and out of prison for the past 17 years which definitely makes him the hardest person to rock an ice cream cone tattooed on his face. Or just insane. But does he live up to his name as the Trap God?

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