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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.

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Pete Holmes
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Comedian Pete Holmes Talks About The State Of Comedy Today

Headshot of TV producer Dick Wolf
Getty ImagesEntertainment

The Creator Of 'Law & Order' Isn't Leaving Broadcast TV Anytime Soon

"Schitt's Creek" promotional poster
Pop TV / "Schitt's Creek"Entertainment

Which Country Makes The Most Globally In-Demand TV Shows?

Nick Offerman stares at peacock
NBCTech

The Future Of The Streaming Industry? Advertisements.

Ken Jeong and D'Arcy Carden at the Emmys
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Online Platforms Are Big At The Emmys — But That Wasn't Always True

Posters for "Friends" and "The Office"
NBC / "Friends," NBC / "The Office"Tech

Streaming Companies Are Betting Big With Your Favorite Sitcoms

Man holds Oscar envelope for best picture.
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New Jersey Allowed Oscar Betting Last Year. Could It Happen Again?

Empty chairs in Netflix screening room
NetflixEntertainment

Experts Say Netflix's Theatrical Debuts Are Just 'Token Releases'

Nightmare clown behind red balloon.
Warner Bros. / "IT: Chapter Two"Entertainment

'IT: Chapter Two' Scares Its Way Into The Box Office With $91M Debut

Man gets food from Waffle House during storm.
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How Bad Could A Storm Be? Look To Waffle House For Answers

Two young children sitting through a court hearing in "Orange Is The New Black."
Netflix / "Orange Is The New Black"Entertainment

Reality And Commentary: Experts Explain TV's Immigration Storylines

Film poster for "Spider-Man: Far From Home"
Columbia Pictures / "Spider-Man: Far From Home"Entertainment

What Happens Next To Sony, Disney And 'Spider-Man'?

Harry Potter collectibles by Funko.
Newsy / Andrew ShaferBusiness

Brick-And-Mortar Stores Are Still Vital — To The Collectibles Industry

Netflix CEO in front of world map.
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Can New Streaming Platforms Catch Up With Netflix's Global Dominance

"The Witcher" promotional image
Netflix / "The Witcher"Entertainment

What New Shows Can Replicate The Success Of 'Game Of Thrones'?

A CBS All Access banner at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Newsy / Andrew ShaferEntertainment

The 'Streaming Wars' Are Heating Up At San Diego Comic-Con

Poster for "Neon Genesis Evangelion"
Netflix / "Neon Genesis Evangelion"Tech

Streaming Companies Are Investing In Anime More Than Ever Before

Andrew Shafer / NewsyEntertainment

What Happens If The Entertainment Industry Leaves Georgia?

Janet Guthrie wearing driving helmet
Estate of Bettye LaneSports

Are Women Strong Enough To Race Cars? Science And History Say Yes

HBO / "Game of Thrones"Entertainment

Can You Get Sued For Posting Spoilers Online?

Jon Stewart hosting "The Daily Show"
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Study: Your Favorite Show Might Say A Lot About Your Politics

Scene in Hulu Original "Ramy"
Hulu / "Ramy"Entertainment

Hulu's Original Comedy 'Ramy' Earnestly Depicts Muslim Worship

Teens sitting on car during 1969 Woodstock music festival
Ric Manning / CC by 3.0U.S.

Woodstock's 50th Anniversary Celebrates More Than A Rock Festival

Crowd at music festival
Getty ImagesEntertainment

The Changing Tunes Of Music Festivals From Woodstock To Coachella

Historic image of the White House after fire
The White House Historical AssociationU.S.

From The White House To Notre Dame: Why We Rebuild Historical Icons

1800s photograph of Notre Dame Cathedral
Édouard BaldusWorld

Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral Has A History Of Disrepair And Rebirth

Protesters outside Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel
ReutersWorld

The Brunei Hotel Boycott Highlights The Struggles Of LGBTQ Travelers

Arab mother and child targeted by sniper.
Warner Bros. / "American Sniper"Entertainment

The Military Entertainment Complex Misrepresents Arabs And Muslims

Illustration of computer screen
NewsyTech

Why White Nationalist, Supremacist Content Is So Easy To Find Online

"Dumbo" remake film poster.
Walt Disney Studios / "Dumbo"Entertainment

No (Real) Animals Were Harmed In The Making Of These Films