Arts & culture

Arts & culture

How the portrayal of leading ladies in Bollywood impacted my idea of what it means to be a suitable partner

Why does Bollywood sell only one ‘perfect’ leading lady as an acceptable love match?
Arts & culture

Jasmine Sandlas, The PropheC, AR Paisley & more: Announcing the 5X Fest 2022 lineup

Who to expect at the Blockparty this year
Arts & culture

How Dev.D gave Devdas the transformation it needed

A reflection on the 2009 film Dev. D
Arts & culture

What does the rising popularity of AP Dhillon mean for the future of Punjabi music?

AP Dhillon’s opening doors for young Punjabi artists to create a fresh, hybrid sound
Arts & culture

Can men really express their feelings?

A new production in town showcases a hilarious, heart-warming saga where men learn to finally emote.
Arts & culture

5 South Asian romance novel recommendations

South Asian romance novels are an expansive sub-genre. Here are some recommendations!
Arts & culture

Unpacking the depiction and discussion of people struggling with substance misuse on Euphoria

The way we speak about people struggling with substance misuse matters.
Arts & culture

Digging deeper: why "Gehraiyaan" is more than its controversy

Shakun Batra’s latest film features a nuanced portrayal of grief, mental illness and family conflict
Arts & culture

Desi Me Dating: A South Asian dating show with a modern spin

A tell-all on the latest South Asian dating show
Arts & culture

Netflix’s "Decoupled" offers a quirky and refreshing take on divorce

An Indian show in English with exceptional writing and talent that portrays divorce in a nuanced way
Arts & culture

Emily Ratajkowski’s "My Body" is a striking commentary on power, control, and the commodification of women’s bodies

Her essays explore her views on power, control and sexuality as a woman
Arts & culture

How Punjabi music videos fail brown models

From lack of representation to unfair portrayals, how double standards impact Punjabi women in media

About 5X Press

Culture, community and conversation. 5X Press is the essential South Asian youth culture magazine in Canada, covering all things arts & culture, trending topics, news, & so much more. We connect our community to one another, and to the world. 5X Press is written and published in Surrey, BC, by a team of 14 writers. Edited by Rumneek Johal.

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