Hannah Jeffrey

  • July 28, 2019By Hannah Jeffrey

    Summer — a time for warm nights spent out with friends, long car journeys with the windows rolled right down, hours spent relaxing at the beach and, of course, that all-important summer playlist. With Spotify and Apple Music becoming readily available to far more people, creating an upbeat and catchy playlist to serve as a … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/take-your-summer-playlist-back-in-time-with-these-three-80s-hits/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 23, 2019By Hannah Jeffrey

    Trigger warning: this article contains discussion of sexual assault, sexual abuse and suicide Spanning four hour-long episodes, BBC’s chilling new drama ‘Dark Money’ addresses the horror and corruption that exists within the Hollywood film industry, with particular regard to sexual abuse. The series navigates how influential people (usually men) are able to manipulate their positions … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/bbcs-chilling-new-drama-dark-money-confronts-sexual-abuse-in-hollywood/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 19, 2019By Hannah Jeffrey

    With the re-opening of the gate, the return of the Mind Flayer and a secret Communist base hidden underneath the mall, Stranger Things 3 certainly didn’t make July’s festivities easy for Joyce, Hopper and the kids. In a place like Hawkins, Indiana, it doesn’t seem as though life will ever slow down. Mystery, terror, and corruption constantly … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/stranger-things-3-why-chief-hoppers-final-monologue-is-so-poignant/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 30, 2018By Hannah Jeffrey

    After almost three years of waiting, Troye Sivan has finally released his sophomore album Bloom, and it’s exactly what the pop scene needs right now. Throughout the album’s ten tracks, the 23 year old takes us on an incredibly raw and real journey — a journey that is predominantly one of love and passion, but also … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/troye-sivans-bloom-a-track-by-track-analysis/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 27, 2018By Hannah Jeffrey

    “A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.” -W.H Auden Even in an age that is dominated by screens and technology, it is difficult to find anything that can hold power over us like a book does. Whether we are aware of it or not, the works of fiction that … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-do-books-still-hold-so-much-power-in-our-technology-riddled-world/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 13, 2018By Hannah Jeffrey

    Troye Sivan and Ariana Grande have finally released their highly anticipated duet Dance To This and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. The track is the fourth release from Troye’s upcoming album Bloom, which is set to be released on August 31st. GUYS DANCE TO THIS FEAT. @ArianaGrande OUT NOW ON @SPOTIFY !!!!https://t.co/PFhk0htGYn 🌺🔥 — 👼🏼 (@troyesivan) June 13, 2018 … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/troye-sivan-and-ariana-grande-party-at-home-in-their-sensual-new-track-dance-to-this/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 12, 2018By Hannah Jeffrey

    Pride is a time of liberation, happiness and celebration for members of the LGBTQ+ community around the world, and there truly is no better way to heighten those feelings than to have the latest queer anthems from some of the LGBTQ+ community’s most talented musicians on repeat. Whilst cis-het artists keep being dubbed as “gay … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/three-new-releases-from-lgbtq-pop-artists-you-should-be-paying-attention-to-this-pride/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 20, 2018By Hannah Jeffrey

    Clear your calendars for August 31st, because Troye Sivan has finally confirmed it as the release date of his highly anticipated sophomore album Bloom. The announcement has come just a few weeks after the release of the album’s bright and bold title track, which you can listen to below. From shrinking circles and internet silence to … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/troye-sivan-announces-the-release-date-of-his-sophomore-album-bloom-on-stage-with-taylor-swift/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 22, 2018By Hannah Jeffrey

    Fictional characters serve as sources of entertainment — figures used to keep stories moving and to make us laugh, cry and think. While it is easy to become hooked by a gripping plot, our emotions towards shows, films, or books are all often forgotten after the end credits have rolled or the last page has … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/from-skam-to-love-simon-interviewing-teenagers-about-the-impacts-of-fictional-characters/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 19, 2018By Hannah Jeffrey

    Most people probably haven’t heard of Tarjei Sandvik Moe before, but he’s already internationally known for his work both on the stage and on the screen — and he’s only 18-years-old. Tarjei’s journey to fame is a pretty unique one. Back in 2015, he skipped his math class to go and audition for the Norwegian … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/tarjei-sandvik-moe-the-internationally-known-norwegian-actor-youve-never-heard-of/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 5, 2018By Hannah Jeffrey

    During the final day of their tour of Scandinavia, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Hartvig Nissen School in Oslo, the main setting for the popular Norwegian TV series SKAM. They were greeted by six members of SKAM’s cast, before talking to them about the impact of the show and the effect that it has … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/william-and-kate-meet-with-skam-actors-to-talk-about-mental-health/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 29, 2018By Hannah Jeffrey

    So, one of your favourite artists is playing a show near you, but you have no one to go with. For many people, this would end their hopes of going to the concert at all — they’d have to resort to watching the concert through blurry videos on the internet instead. But it doesn’t have … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/5-benefits-of-going-to-concerts-by-yourself/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read