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Ikram Ali

  • October 15, 2017By Ikram Ali

    I wrote this poem at a time when I felt very insecure about myself. For so long, I acted a certain way because that was what everyone expected. The way I presented myself, talked and acted a manifestation of other people opinion, and then one day it just caught up to me and I didn’t … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/i-dont-know-why/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 3, 2017By Ikram Ali

    Time is the most valuable resource in existence, yet we waste it on a regular basis, always complaining about not having enough of it. As humans, we spend so much of our time pursuing material things. This poem is about how fickle we are in always going after a certain goal and as soon as … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-time-that-passed-by/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 18, 2017By Ikram Ali

    Paranormal fantasy and romance is a genre that gets a lot of flack in the literature world. Many refuse to consider it literature and cast judgmental looks whenever they spot that worn paperback in your arms. Well ignore the haters—paranormal books are some of my favorite books. They manage to straddle the line of fantasy … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-beginners-guide-to-paranormal-fantasy/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 27, 2017By Ikram Ali

    Soon the sound of school bells signaling the beginning of the day will ring across the world (if they haven’t already) and summer will come to an end. Nine months filled with assigned readings, quizzes, tests and essays await us along with sports, clubs and all those extra-curriculars. The general anxiety that comes along with … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/comedic-shows-to-help-you-get-through-the-school-year/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 1, 2017By Ikram Ali

    Game of Thrones season 7 is now in full swing so now, epic fantasy is on everyone’s mind. With seven days between each episode, the wait is sometimes torturous and the best way to occupy your time is with something similar; large dusty tomes that’ll transport you to fictional worlds. The best way to spend that … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/epic-fantasy-books-that-you-should-read/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 23, 2017By Ikram Ali

    This past weekend the internet freaked out once it was announced that the 13th Doctor Who is a woman. To commemorate this historic TV moment here are 4 other TV shows you can binge on, all showcasing strong female leads in order to get ready for the show. Wynonna Earp This Sci-Fi show brings to … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/4-must-watch-shows-filled-with-girl-power/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 21, 2017By Ikram Ali

    Earlier this year 19-year-old model Halima Aden made headlines for walking down the runway of Yeezy Season 5 while wearing her hijab. It all started in 2016 when Aden participated in the Minnesota pageant and competed wearing a burkini in the swimsuit section, rising to public attention. Hailed as a symbol of the growing diversity … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/halima-aden-continues-to-break-barriers-as-a-hijabi-on-the-cover-of-allure-magazine/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 9, 2017By Ikram Ali

    Netflix is an amazing place filled with hundreds of movies and TV shows that appeal to almost everyone. With such a wide array of content available, there is something out there that is perfect for everyone and since most of us are on summer vacation, this is a good time for us to dive into … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-history-nerds-guide-to-netflix/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 6, 2017By Ikram Ali

    What’s the best way to dive into the summer other than a good book? With the school year coming to an end and our workloads shrinking, summer becomes the best time to attack our ever growing TBR’s. With summer on the way here are a few lighthearted fun reads that you can fly through this … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/5-must-read-books-for-the-summer/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 2, 2017By Ikram Ali

    Five months have rolled around since the 2016 Nobel Prize winners were announced and singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was noticeably absent from the awards ceremony two months ago. However, recently Dylan has announced that he will finally accept his Nobel Prize for literature. The Nobel prize committee shocked people around the globe when they announced the … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/bob-dylan-finally-accepts-nobel-prize-for-literature/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

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