Tuesday April 26, 2016

Beyonce's Lemonade is 'masterful' says q's pop culture panel

Beyonce's new visual album, Lemonade is "not about sales" says pop culture scholar Naila Keleta-Mae.

Beyonce's new visual album, Lemonade is "not about sales" says pop culture scholar Naila Keleta-Mae. (Beyonce.com/HBO)

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q's pop culture panel weighs in on the worthy, contentious, and mind-boggling stories from the week in arts and entertainment. Opinionated and irreverent, our panel takes pop culture seriously (but not too seriously).

Today's panellists are journalists Rachel Giese and Stephen Marche and academic Naila Keleta-Mae. Up for discussion: 

  • Unpacking Beyonce's visual album Lemonade. "It is masterful ... this is legacy," says Keleta-Mae. "The crazy thing about this album is that it's as good as people say it is," says Marche. 

    Beyonce's Lemonade is 'Masterful' | Pop Culture Panel13:21

  • Ten weeks until the U.S. election. Ten weeks of VeepAs the popular political comedy returns, we explore how a comedy show responds when real life politics become stranger than fiction. "You couldn't put Donald Trump in a reality show. No one would believe it," says Marche. "I think it's actually very astute about the people who screw up behind the scenes ... they move from crisis to crisis to crisis," says Giese.

    Veep | Pop Culture Panel6:05