Pop Culture

Pokémon Go is Finally Available in Canada!

After the release of the immensely popular game last week, I, like many other Canadian Pokémon fans were a little disappointed when it wasn’t officially released in the Canadian App & Play Stores. There were workarounds for both Android and iOS users, but there was speculation that downloading the unreleased version affected long-term battery performance, and resulted in some users being banned from the Play Store for up to a year.

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What Year is it Again?

Unless you’ve been living under a Geodude (that would be a rock-type Pokémon), us 90s kids have been blessed by the retro gods with some of our favourite things making a comeback in the last week. As a 24-year-old blerd, my level of excitement can barely be contained over the news of these 2 incredible things making comebacks.

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The 2016 Emmy Nominations Are Out!

And I’m not mad about it. I’m more of a TV junkie than a movie junkie any day of the week, so to see so many of my favourite shows nominated is super exciting! And yes, I’ll be the one to bring this up: big ups to the Emmys for actually featuring a diverse selection of not only white & black actors, but Indian and Egyptian actors as well. Could there be more? Sure, but TV is where everything’s at right now so any recognition for all the hard work and amazing talent that goes into a show is phenomenal.

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Shut Up & Take My Money: Ivy Park

In case you’ve been just hiding under a rock all day, the queen, Beyoncé, has found another way to snatch our edges and leave us bald.

Originally announced in 2014 , Beyoncé announced a 50-50 partnership with TOPSHOP under the business name Parkwood Topshop Athletic Ltd, and we now know the official name of the line – Ivy Park. Of course, Ivy is a salute to her daughter Blue (who makes a cameo in the promo video) and the Park is reference to Parkwood Park in Houston.

I’m what you’d call frugal, but Ivy Park gives me an excuse to at least pretend I’m visiting TOPSHOP or Nordstrom. The power of Beyoncé. The line doesn’t officially hit stores until April 14th, but it’ll be available at TOPSHOP, Hudson’s Bay and Nordstrom.