Wednesday August 12, 2015

q pop culture panel on the summer love died

Amid a parade of celebrity breakups, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog announced the end of their nearly 40-year relationship.

Amid a parade of celebrity breakups, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog announced the end of their nearly 40-year relationship. (Scott Garfield/The Associated Press)

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q's pop culture panel — this week, Flare magazine's Briony Smith, columnist Stephen Marche of Esquire, and Emily Keeler of the National Post — takes on the worthy, contentious, and crazy stories from the week in arts and entertainment.

At issue today:

  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale. Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. Why are we attracted to news of celebrity break-ups? Are we feeding our need for shared stories?
     
  • From Donald Trump's 'blood' comments to  to the "free-bleeding" movement: Are we ready, as a society, to talk differently about periods?
     
  • The second season of True Detective has come to an end. Was this season's mystery worth following to its finale?