Marielle Devereaux

  • July 9, 2019By Marielle Devereaux

    Like Jesus, Santa Claus and ancient Egyptians, there are many historical figures and fictional characters that an insistent, needlessly-angry demographic of white people claim must be played by white actors. In the past, all hell has broken loose when a few brave souls try to claim otherwise. Now it’s 2019, and not a single thing … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/unpopular-opinion-if-halle-bailey-isnt-your-ariel-youre-wrong/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 2, 2019By Marielle Devereaux

    There’s a difference between having an aesthetic appreciation for art in a museum created for someone who is long dead and actively enjoying songs and other content created by people who are still alive to profit despite their toxic, abusive behavior.  Even though it became particularly relevant with the emergence of the #MeToo movement in … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-to-separate-the-art-from-the-problematic-artist-in-2019/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 13, 2019By Marielle Devereaux

    For 19-year-old Marcus Saint, “everything’s always been music”. Ever since he began engineering music for his local church, Saint’s talent for modifying and creating music became evident. By the time Saint was 13, he was engineering sound for concerts, and throughout high school he was producing music for a variety of different up-and-coming artists. He … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/marcus-saint-is-figuring-it-out-a-conversation-about-music-positivity-and-life/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 15, 2019By Marielle Devereaux

    To all the readers tired of generic representation and sloppy LGBT characters thrown into a storyline for some diversity, this is for you. The following is a list of fictional works with LGBT main characters whose plots don’t completely revolve around their coming out, their sex lives or struggles with being a part of the … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/reviewed-and-rated-the-best-books-with-lgbt-characters/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 13, 2018By Marielle Devereaux

    Stan Lee, the charismatic co-creator of Marvel Comics and brains behind the superheroes and supervillains we know so well, has died today at the age of 95. Beloved by many for his witty cameos and vivacious internet presence, Lee will be remembered for bringing the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to life in a way that … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/a-tribute-to-stan-lee/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 30, 2018By Marielle Devereaux

    There’s nothing quite like the rush of buying tickets to see your favorite musician or band the second they go on the market. For some, the process is exhilarating and rewarding. For others, the procedure can seem to drag on, and technical difficulties tend to ruin their shot at solid prices and decent concert seating. … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/ticketmasters-scalping-scandal-if-youve-purchased-tickets-youre-probably-a-victim/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 22, 2018By Marielle Devereaux

    Kelly Marie Tran’s role as Rose Tico in Star Wars, Constance Wu’s debut in Crazy Rich Asians and Lana Condor in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before are all incredible examples of powerful, relatable and beautiful Asian women cast in leading roles. With the collective and widespread success of these movies, the question we … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/kelly-trans-speaks-on-the-importance-of-representation/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 13, 2018By Marielle Devereaux

    On Friday Rita Ora dropped her new single “Girls” featuring song artists Cardi B, Charli XCX and Bebe Rexha, and it was met with disapproval by many girls part of the LGBT community. Even if the song was intended to promote “gender-fluid freedom” as Ora said in a People Magazine interview, in reality, it depicted … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/rita-oras-new-song-girls-was-not-made-for-lgbt-girls/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 12, 2018By Marielle Devereaux

    You may know 34-year-old actor Justin Baldoni from his plethora of macho roles; Rafael in the CW show Jane the Virgin, J.T. in the movie Spring Break Shark Attack, or Barry Minkow in the movie Con Man. In many of these, Baldoni portrays the quintessential hunk, oftentimes seen on screen without a shirt.  However, what … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/justin-baldonis-show-man-enough-is-on-course-to-end-toxic-masculinity/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 18, 2018By Marielle Devereaux

    A post-season reflection and summary of the series Black Lightning on The CW. #BLM (Black Lightning Matters!) Warning: May contain spoilers. While the premise of yet another superhero show may seem a bit overused and blase amidst shows like Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, The Arrow, and movies like The Avengers and Black Panther, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-black-lightning-matters/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 15, 2018By Marielle Devereaux

    Songwriter and actress Janelle Monáe recently released the third song in her new album “Dirty Computer.” The song, called “PYNK,” puts Monáe’s fan base in a craze with her music video’s ingenious symbolism. Janelle and Tessa just hit me again….. oh boi….. and the whole video is such an aesthetic…. #PYNK pic.twitter.com/4x9uAdZCr5 — Lena 🌈 (@ElenaOfMirrah) … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/janelle-monaes-new-song-pynk-promotes-femininity-while-bashing-transphobia/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read