Addison Gallagher

  • April 3, 2019By Addison Gallagher

    Editor’s Note: The following review contains major spoilers of On My Block’s second season. The hit Netflix original show, On My Block, made its long-awaited return to the screen on March 29 with the release of its sophomore season. Following the cliffhanger of the last season, the show covered many important topics in the course of its … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/on-my-block-season-2-post-traumatic-stress-gun-violence-privilege-and-importance-of-platonic-relationships/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 1, 2019By Addison Gallagher

    It was all anyone was talking about on June 18. The murder of popular rapper XXXTentacion, otherwise known as Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, made huge waves on social media, whether it be from fans mourning or outsiders condemning his previous actions. The younger generation became severed between those who idolized him and those who refused … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/is-xxxtentacion-the-legend-everyone-makes-him-to-be/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 20, 2018By Addison Gallagher

    Alternative rock duo Twenty One Pilots resurfaced in the music industry after a year-long hiatus of silence, coming back strong with their fifth studio album, Trench. The duo, consisting of lead singer and songwriter Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun, began to tease the album to their fans with cryptic messages from a website called … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/review-a-track-by-track-analysis-of-twenty-one-pilotss-trench/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 8, 2018By Addison Gallagher

    The Netflix original series, 13 Reasons Why, rose to prominence on the widespread streaming channel quickly after its release. Based on the novel by Jay Asher, the show tells of a teenage girl, Hannah Baker, who compiles thirteen tapes before she commits suicide, each one dedicated to a different person who influenced the decision to … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/13-reasons-why-season-2-is-coming-a-reminder-of-why-its-problematic/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 2, 2018By Addison Gallagher

    It isn’t the first time Selena Gomez has notably demonstrated performative activism. Knowing her obvious, faulty logic, this will most likely not be her last either. But this time, Gomez may have outdone herself in insulting hypocrisy. One may remember Gomez’s controversial comments about the Black Lives Matter movement on Twitter back in 2016. The … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/dear-selena-gomez-we-are-tired-of-your-hypocrisy/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 16, 2018By Addison Gallagher

    Former One Direction singer Harry Styles debuted two new songs at his Tuesday concert in Paris, “Anna” and “Medicine,” sparking mass discussion on social media of whether or not one of the songs expressed his identity as bisexual. In “Medicine,” Styles notably sings the lyrics, “The boys and the girls are in, I’ll mess around … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/labelling-harry-styles-as-bisexual-after-new-song-is-problematic/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 22, 2018By Addison Gallagher

    In the midst of corrupt leaders, gun violence, poverty and discrimination, British musician Declan McKenna is utilizing his musical platform to make a difference in the world. At only 19 years of age, McKenna has already been signed to Columbia Records, among artists such as Beyoncé and Adele, charted on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs, has won … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/declan-mckenna-the-young-musician-challenging-societal-ideals/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 29, 2018By Addison Gallagher

    As an artist in the genre derived from black adversity, Post Malone legitimately believes that being a white rapper is a struggle. It seems as though Post Malone is distancing himself from the hip-hop genre after using the culture to gain his own prominence, adding to the list of names including Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/post-malone-actually-thinks-being-a-white-rapper-is-a-struggle/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 8, 2018By Addison Gallagher

    The 2017 Golden Globes red carpet has been defined by the unanimous wearing of the color black, as both men and women stand up for gender equality and protest against sexual harassment within all industries. “The clock has run out on sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace. It’s time to do something about … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/wearing-black-at-golden-globes-whywewearblack/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 5, 2018By Addison Gallagher

    By now, nearly everyone you may encounter has watched the hit Netflix series Stranger Things—in which young teenagers from a small town in Indiana find themselves in the midst of a supernatural crisis involving telekinetic children and a massive government scandal. Most are familiar with the show’s iconic character, Eleven, and the other characters, including … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-underlying-problem-with-female-representation-in-stranger-things/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 23, 2017By Addison Gallagher

    It is a rarity in modern-day Hollywood to see a celebrity utilize their platform with purely positive intentions of promoting social activism and equality for all rather than personal gain. Time and time again, we see celebrities either stay silent on important issues instead of using their  voice, or we see artists that emptily tweet … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/dear-logic-youre-doing-great/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 7, 2017By Addison Gallagher

    Actress Kristina Cohen shared her personal experience with Ed Westwick, former star of Gossip Girl, on Monday night in a long Facebook post, accusing him of rape. According to her post, Cohen, along with an unnamed producer she had been dating at the time, had visited Westwick at his house. She described the beginning of … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/gossip-girl-star-ed-westwick-accused-of-raping-kristina-cohen/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read