Inspired by the debut of Reese Witherspoon’s daughter at a debutante ball, we take a look at the custom’s history and discuss why we might be seeing a lot more of them in the future.

Because we’re nerds, we trace back the origins of pop culture words like “meme,” “woke,” and “Netflix and chill.”

We rage over the proposed $70 admission to National Parks.

We toast to whichever intern runs the KFC Twitter account.

And we ride out on “Underdog” by Banks:

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Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Debutante Balls 31 October,2017Emmanuel Hapsis

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Emmanuel Hapsis

Emmanuel Hapsis is the creator and editor of KQED Pop and also the host of The Cooler. He studied creative writing at University of Maryland and went on to receive his MFA in the field from California College of the Arts. In his free time, he sings his heart out at karaoke.

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