Liss Castillo

  • October 27, 2017By Liss Castillo

    To be caught in the mud of deteriorating mental health can be extremely exhausting, and recovery can be even worse. This is the first poem of my Untitled series — a series about my experiences with deteriorating mental health and pathway to recovery. My journey through the mud of these sticky, dark days has yet … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/untitled-1-a-poem-about-recovery-of-mental-health/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 23, 2017By Liss Castillo

    New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art has been accused of supporting animal cruelty after broadcasting an upcoming exhibition titled, “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World.” The exhibition includes a caged-arena where, “…hundreds of live reptiles and insects devour each other over the course of the show,” and a performance video by … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/tortureisnotart-the-guggenheim-is-supporting-animal-cruelty-with-its-new-exhibition/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 21, 2017By Liss Castillo

    “In the Life Of,” directed by Cayla Coffey, is a web series that has been created in order to focus on the talents, ideas, opinions and feelings of the youth. Each episode showcases a different person, their work and aspirations in an interview format with a bit of a twist. After noticing Cayla’s determination to wipe away … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/an-interview-with-cayla-coffey-director-of-in-the-life-of/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 8, 2017By Liss Castillo

    Chinese Artist, Ai Weiwei has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign together with the Public Art Fund to construct security-fence installations across New York City. The project titled “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” involves more than 300 site-specific installations in locations including Central Park, Washington Square Park and others. Although these installations will vary in size … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/ai-weiweis-upcoming-political-statement-good-fences-make-good-neighbors/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 22, 2017By Liss Castillo

    After a hefty eight years, Brand New has finally released their newest, and possibly last, album: Science Fiction. The follow-up to Daisy (2009) was released on Thursday, August 17th, 2017, and is currently available on multiple streaming platforms. Below is a look into Brand New’s latest masterpiece, Science Fiction 1. LIT ME UP The album … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/a-look-into-brand-news-latest-album-science-fiction/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 5, 2017By Liss Castillo

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art has had to surrender stolen artifacts for the second time in less than a month. A warrant on these pieces was issued, and Manhattan’s prosecutors have taken custody of two pieces thus far, both being at least a couple thousand years old. The most recent piece in question was a … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-metropolitan-museum-of-art-has-been-displaying-stolen-artifacts/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 25, 2017By Liss Castillo

    Anastasia Tasou is a 23 year-old illustrator from the U.K. Her art focuses on everyday struggles that are all too common, but doesn’t stray away from admirable positivity. She has a very strong following on social media, and her work has become increasingly popular. She owns a shop where you can find and buy her art in … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/an-interview-with-artist-anastasia-tasou/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 25, 2017By Liss Castillo

    On July 20th, 2017, Chester Bennington, frontman of Linkin Park, was found dead in his home. It was later announced by the Los Angeles County Coroner that the cause of his death was suicide. Chester Bennington struggled with drug and alcohol abuse and suicidal ideation as a result of childhood trauma and abuse. On July … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/linkin-park-releases-statement-on-chester-bennington-our-hearts-are-broken/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 24, 2017By Liss Castillo

    Music speaks for the soul, and in this case, six immigrant musicians from ages ranging 11 to 24 came together in New York City to reinvent and understand the Woody Guthrie classic: ‘This Land is Your Land.’ The musicians were all a part of NPR’s (National Public Radio) From the Top program, which showcases the abilities of … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/this-land-is-our-land-a-young-immigrant-groups-reinvention-of-the-woody-guthrie-classic/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 9, 2017By Liss Castillo

    Yayoi Kusama is an 88 year-old, Japanese, mixed media artist with one particular muse: Dots. Kusama’s art is conventional in style, greeting us with amorphous, repetitive patterns and colorful layouts. Her most recent installation, ‘Infinity Mirrors,’ is a series of six mirrored rooms that include many of her key works from her 65-year career as … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/we-explain-why-yayoi-kusama-is-obsession-with-dots/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read