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Casey Mendoza

Entertainment Correspondent

Casey Mendoza sees pop culture through the lens of social issues, politics, history and technology. From the growing dominance of streaming, the democratized influence of online fandoms and the nuanced discussions about equity and inclusion in Hollywood, she's covered all things related to the ever-evolving entertainment industry. She feels most home at any comic-con around the country, or in her own living room, watching a romantic comedy with her husband and two cats.

Recent Work
A prop from the film 'The Man with the Golden Gun'
Sang Tan / APEntertainment

James Bond Celebrates 60 Years

An alien image.
NewsyScience and Health

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
NewsyScience and Health

How Live Storytelling Is Helping People Cope With Mental Illness

Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy
Amy Harris / Invision / APScience and Health

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.
Invision / APEntertainment

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'

People play a board game.

The Board Game Industry Is Booming

Videos under #teachersoftiktok are shown.

Teachers On TikTok Give Inside Look Into The Profession

A Cobb County School bus moves on street
Mike Stewart / APU.S.

Why Are School Buses Yellow?

HBO Max executives appear at a panel.
Invision / APEntertainment

What The Warner Bros.-Discovery Merger Means For Streaming As A Whole

A Lego Bowser statue is shown at San Diego Comic-Con.
Invision / APEntertainment

Lego Celebrates Its 90th Anniversary At San Diego Comic-Con

A Harley Quinn statue is displayed.
Chris Pizzello / APEntertainment

Harley Quinn's Story Turns 30 Years Old


Why Do We Say 'God Bless You' When Someone Sneezes?

Beyonce appears at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
Chris Pizzello / APEntertainment

Beyoncé Drops New Album 'Renaissance'

The movie Encanto
Walt Disney Animation StudiosEntertainment

The Push For More Black Animators

Norman Lear is shown.
Invision / APEntertainment

Norman Lear, Creator Of Multiple Groundbreaking TV Hits, Turns 100

Pride Mandalorians at Comic-Con in San Diego.
Christy Radecic/Invision/APEntertainment

Day 3 Of San Diego Comic-Con 2022

Patrick Wachsberger, from left, Fabrice Gianfermi, and Philippe Rousselet, winners of the award for best picture for "CODA."
Jordan Strauss / APEntertainment

Why Do Movies Have So Many Producers?

A person speaks on stage.
Erasing The DistanceU.S.

Chicago Organization Uses Live Storytelling To Discuss Mental Health

Company logo at Netflix headquarters
Marcio Jose Sanchez / APBusiness

Netflix Q2 Earnings Report Reveals Sharp Decline In Subscribers