• October 28, 2017By CelineChristinaHartanto

    Celine Christina Hartanto 12 Years a Slave: Why Non-Blacks should Stop Saying the N-Word Some people here in Indonesia are so entitled to the point that they think saying the N-word is hilarious, whether it’s ni*ga or nig*er. In reality, the N-word is a racial slur that was forced upon African-Americans during slavery. Because of the belittling connotation, it … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/12-years-a-slave-why-non-blacks-should-stop-saying-the-n-word/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 14, 2017By CelineChristinaHartanto

    A month ago, I wrote a review on the first season of Master of None (you can read it here). I became so intrigued with the whole premise of the show, I decided to watch the second season in one sitting. On his interview with GQ Magazine, Aziz Ansari — the creator of the show who … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/master-of-none-season-2-the-elaboration-of-micro-moments/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 30, 2017By CelineChristinaHartanto

    As a loyal viewer of an Indonesian youtuber living in the U.S. named Pita’s Life, I am ashamed to find out about her dismissing the movement Black Lives Matter on her massive platform with approximately 200K+ subscribers. I should have unsubscribed months ago when I found out that they were Trump supporters. At that time I … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/what-a-white-trump-supporting-youtuber-really-thinks-about-black-lives-matter/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 15, 2017By CelineChristinaHartanto

    If you ever watched Parks in Recreation back in 2009-2015, you might be familiar with the character Tom Haverford, who was played by Aziz Ansari. Fast-forward to the end of 2015, Aziz created and starred in an award-winning, comedy-drama television series named Master of None (watch it free here). The cinematography of Master of None is … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-master-of-none-brilliantly-tackles-modern-issues-of-love-race-sex-immigration-and-more/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 17, 2017By CelineChristinaHartanto

    Chewing Gum might be the cringiest yet funniest British sitcom that has ever been produced in the 2000s. There, I said it. Parts of it can be revolting to some audiences, but I for one thoroughly love it. What’s even better is that the badass Michaela Cole did everything for this show: produced, directed, script-wrote, sang … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-brilliance-of-chewing-gum-and-powerhouse-michaela-coel/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read