Italie Penaloza

  • August 8, 2017By Italie Penaloza

    Fan favorite brand and staple in the beauty community ColourPop will move from being an online-only brand to now having their products in select Sephora stores. The move will be made in November and will feature an exclusive line partnered with Sephora, but amidst this amazing news for lovers of the brand and makeup fanatics … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/colourpop-will-be-available-at-select-sephora-stores-this-holiday-season-but-not-everyone-is-happy-about-it/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 1, 2017By Italie Penaloza

    Although the technical release date of the season 3 premiere of Adult Swim’s ‘Rick and Morty’ was July 30th, the show decided for April Fool’s 2017 to play the episode early. So this might be old news to those who saw the first airing of the episode, but to those who didn’t here’s everything that … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/recap-of-the-season-3-premiere-of-rick-and-morty/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 11, 2017By Italie Penaloza

    As many were expecting, SZA is about to embark on a North American tour in support of her debut album Ctrl (2017). The tour has 44 dates across America and Canada, and her opening acts will consist of Ravyn Lenae and Smino. Both Lenae and Smino are part of music collective Zero Fatigue and have … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/sza-announces-headlining-tour-for-ctrl-and-we-couldnt-be-more-excited/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 27, 2017By Italie Penaloza

    A photo Monday morning started circulating around Twitter with what looks like a flyer for the lineup of the 2017 Day N Night festival. Presented by the Observatory OC, this would only be the festival’s second year in existence, and the excitement around it and its lineup is starting to grow once again after last … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/day-n-night-fest-2017-lineup-leaked/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 24, 2017By Italie Penaloza

    In the past week, A$AP Ferg released 4 new songs to fans when he brought back #TrapLordTuesday on June 13th, in preparations for his new album Still Striving. He first released the song “Nia Long,” produced by HighDefRazjah, and is one that fans have been waiting for since 2015 when Ferg first played it live … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/aap-ferg-releases-new-song-tango-and-hints-still-striving-release-date/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 9, 2017By Italie Penaloza

    It’s a beautiful thing when artists drop music within the same time span, but when multiple artists do it within one night, it’s overwhelming yet exciting to have your ears blessed with new sounds. Last night, just that happened. D.R.A.M released two new singles that night that detail what he does in the night in … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/new-music-from-sza-d-r-a-m-daniel-caesar-6lack-and-jhene-aiko-all-dropped-in-the-same-day/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 1, 2017By Italie Penaloza

    Illegal Civilization’s Mikey Alfred and Illegal Civ. Cinema created a documentary that shows how Tyler, the Creator went about making his latest studio album Cherry Bomb (2015), and what “really went down” while he was recording the album. The trailer for the documentary was released back in early November of 2016, which featured Tyler conducting … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/watch-tyler-the-creators-process-for-creating-cherry-bomb/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 24, 2017By Italie Penaloza

    Kali Uchis has been promising, much like almost every artist on Twitter, new music for a while now. However, on Tuesday of this past week, she assured fans that they’d have to wait not much longer for her first single, “Tyrant.” https://twitter.com/KALIUCHIS/status/864639478970941441 Her first album Por Vida (2015) was a hit, with two songs that … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/kali-uchis-just-dropped-her-first-single/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 15, 2017By Italie Penaloza

    After what seemed like an infinite amount of time of Frank Ocean being out of the public eye, with no music releases, music videos, interviews, etc., only keeping up with his Tumblr page blog entries, 2016 was his resurgence year. It’s clear that he will continue to take over 2017 and make up for lost … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/frank-ocean-has-been-consistently-giving-us-new-music/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 19, 2017By Italie Penaloza

    Making playlists is great because you have all the songs you like in an organized, continuous play so you don’t have to skip to hear the songs you really want to, and you can easily play the ones that you’re feeling at the moment. Curating music to put in a playlist is equivalent to curating … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-art-of-making-playlsits/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 8, 2017By Italie Penaloza

    This past summer in July, I spent my last month before going back to school in Mexico visiting family. I remained most of the time in Mexico City with my abuela, aunts and uncles. The other half of the time was spent in a pueblo called Santiago Huajolotitlán in Oaxaca, Mexico visiting more family. In … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-beauty-of-puebla-mexico/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 29, 2017By Italie Penaloza

    Shannon “Boody” Boodram is a certified sexologist who teaches sex education and health through social media, with her biggest platform being YouTube where she focuses on the topics of sex, love, relationships and occasionally beauty videos. She is a host on MTV’s “Guide To,” an author, has her own show with Fullscreen and created her … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-youtube-couple-worth-watching/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read