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Casey Mendoza

Culture Reporter

Casey Mendoza is Newsy's in-house pop culture nerd and entertainment critic. Before joining the company in 2017, she studied political science and journalism at Knox College and freelanced as a reporter, photographer and videographer in western Illinois and Washington, D.C. Even when she isn't working, Casey is constantly devouring pieces of entertainment and thinking about them in the context of social issues, politics, history and culture. Outside of Newsy, you can find her geekiest musings on Twitter.

Recent Work
The cast of "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" arrive at the film's premiere.
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Why Don't More Streaming Services Debut Their Films In Theaters?

Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr. and Kathryn Hahn are shown in a scene from "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery."
Netflix / "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery"Entertainment

How To Avoid Movie, TV Spoilers Online

Bad Bunny appears on screen performing remotely at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center.
Charles Sykes/Invision/APEntertainment

Concerts Surge As More Artists Return To The Stage

Taylor Swift poses for photographers.

Taylor Swift Eras Tour Helped Uncover Deep Issues Of Concert Ticketing

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Universal Pictures / "She Said"Entertainment

'She Said' Film Explores How The Weinstein Story Broke, Its Aftermath

A collage of political movies is shown.

How Political Films Affect Audience Perception

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, is shown.

The Risky Deal With Celebrity-Brand Partnerships

Graphic asks, "Why don't we have Thanksgiving movies?

Pop Quiz: Why Aren't There Many Thanksgiving Movies?

A mural of NBA star Kobe Bryant
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Forbes Ranks Top-Earning Dead Celebrities 

A deepfake of Bruce Willis

What Does Hollywood Have To Fear With Deepfakes?

Singer Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift's 'Midnight' Is Here After Millions Enjoyed TikTok Teases

Text says "Why can't we swear on TV?"

Pop Quiz: Why Can't 'Swear Words' Be Said On TV?

Geena Rocero attends the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards.

Filipino Filmmaker Is Shining A Spotlight On Community's 'Caretakers'

An image from Netflix's "Love on the Spectrum."

Reality Shows Are Getting More Real When It Comes To Dating

A prop from the film 'The Man with the Golden Gun'
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'James Bond' Celebrates 60 Years

An alien image.

Pop Quiz: Why Do We Think Aliens Look Like That?

Elton John performs during his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour
Matt Rourke / APEntertainment

Elton John Performs At The White House

Text asks pop quiz question.

Pop Quiz: Can You Fall In Love With A Fictional Character?

Student working in a classroom

TV Shows And Movies Are Contributing To Youth Sex Education

characters from the movie "Monsters Inc."
Paul Sakuma / APEntertainment

Why Are So Few Women In Animation?

Next Level: Gaming's Cinematic Golden Age

Next Level: Are We On The Brink Of Gaming's Cinematic Golden Age?

Heather Bodie

How Live Storytelling Is Helping People Cope With Mental Illness

Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy
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Some Musicians Play Through Mental Health Issues From Industry

A wheel of baby Swiss cheese is displayed at the biennial World Championship Cheese Contest
Carrie Antlfinger / APLife

Why Does Swiss Cheese Have Holes In It?

A visitor makes a photo at the TikTok exhibition
Martin Meissner / APTech

TikTok Is Helping Foster Conversations About Mental Health

The stage of the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards is shown.
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Women Directors Are Finally Getting More Award-Show Recognition

A shot from the "Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey" trailer is shown.
ITN Studios / "Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey"Entertainment

How Public Domain Made Way For A 'Winnie The Pooh' Horror Movie

An image asks, "How would New York survive a superhero movie?"

Pop Quiz: How Would New York Survive A Superhero Movie?

The cast of "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" is shown.
Amazon StudiosEntertainment

'The Rings Of Power' Cast Discuss Hopes For The New Amazon Adaptation

An image from Netflix's "Love Is Blind" is shown.

'Love Is Blind' Contestant Suing Show For Restricting 'Basic Needs'