Amelia Eqbal

Amelia Eqbal is a digital associate producer, writer and photographer for Commotion with Elamin Abdelmahmoud and Q with Tom Power. Passionate about theatre, desserts, and all things pop culture, she can be found on Twitter @ameliaeqbal.

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Canada Reads

Mattea Roach's latest historic win? Canada Reads 2023

Canada Reads wrapped up yesterday, and Kate Beaton’s graphic memoir Ducks, championed by Mattea Roach, won it all. It's a story about the climate crisis, but it’s also a moving portrait of the people she meets working in the Alberta oil sands. Both Kate Beaton and Mattea Roach join host Elamin Abdelmahmoud just a few hours after their win.
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Some fall in love, others fall asleep: a look at Love is Blind season 4

Culture critics Niko Stratis, Sarah-Tai Black and Bee Quammie discuss why some are calling the latest season of Netflix’s Love is Blind the best one yet, and whether the show lives up to its promise to challenge desirability politics.

Anne T. Donahue on a relic of the past she thinks we should bring back: CDs

Culture columnist Anne T. Donahue shares why she started listening to CDs again in the age of streaming.
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Is 100 Gecs' music the sound of the Internet?

100 Gecs' music seemingly exists both within and outside every known genre. Music writers Carrie Battan and Richie Assaly examine how the pair have managed to make some of the most challenging, exciting, and frustrating music of the moment.
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Punk rock's legacy is secured thanks to a new Las Vegas museum

NOFX frontman Fat Mike and Hamilton, ON punk superfan Talli Osborne discuss their two-decade-long friendship, which has culminated in their current roles representing the new Punk Rock Museum opening this weekend in Las Vegas.

How Gwyneth Paltrow's he-said-ski-said trial captured the Internet's attention

Culture writer Amil Niazi delves into the drama unfolding in a Park City courtroom, where Gwyneth Paltrow is denying she struck a man while skiing out of control — claiming instead that he collided with her. The details reveal a window into Gwyneth’s world — and the performance of a lifetime.

Looking back on 50 years of The Young and the Restless

The Young and the Restless celebrates its 50th anniversary this week. Jess Walton joins us to share one of her favourite scenes to film with the late, legendary Jeanne Cooper.
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Is Big Brother Canada the best reality show spin-off we have?

Pop culture journalist and reality show junkie KC Hoard joins Elamin Abdelmahmoud to talk about why he feels Big Brother Canada continues to be the best reality show spin-off in Canada — and gets a surprise visit from Big Brother Canada Season 9 winner Tychon Carter-Newman.
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The beginning of the end for HBO's Succession

Our panel of professional binge-watchers, Teri Hart and Jen Sookfong Lee, tells us if the long-awaited season premiere of Succession was worth the wait.
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From Congress' TikTok hearing to the new J.K. Rowling podcast, who's really on a witch hunt?

Culture writers Syrus Marcus Ware, Rad Simonpillai and Sarah-tai Black discuss: 1) the TikTok hearings currently being held in the United States Congress, 2) the new podcast about J.K. Rowling and her views on trans people, and 3) the return of Succession and Yellowjackets.