q pop culture panel on the summer love died

q's pop culture panel takes on the worthy, contentious, and crazy stories from the week in arts and entertainment.
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)

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?


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversation  Create account

Already have an account?