Mia Vittimberga

  • May 3, 2020By Mia Vittimberga

    As we change our calendars from April to May, Netflix alters its wide array of things to stream. This month, they’re adding everything from childhood classics to original shows. If you’re stuck at home, these titles are sure to keep you busy. There’s nothing wrong with using a show or a movie as a way … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/netflix-titles-to-look-forward-to-in-may/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 5, 2020By Mia Vittimberga

    Over a decade ago, Suzanne Collins published the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy and changed the YA novel game forever. Now, four years after the final movie adaptation and eight years after the final book, she’s back with a new addition to the fictitious world of Panem. The forthcoming novel, entitled A Ballad of Songbirds and … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-world-of-the-hunger-games-is-more-relevant-than-ever-heres-why/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 28, 2019By Mia Vittimberga

    Francine Belle has returned. The Paris-born British Nigerian singer/songwriter burst onto the scene in 2018 with her single ‘Beautiful Heights’ and has at long last followed up with a brand new single. The highly anticipated single, entitled ‘Diamond’, does not disappoint. ‘Diamond’ is a beautifully multifaceted pop song. It has catchy orchestral arrangements and afrofusion … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/exclusive-premiere-francine-bell-dazzles-with-new-single-diamond/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 11, 2019By Mia Vittimberga

    This October was a great month for music. Many popular indie artists released new albums, EPs, and singles. If you missed some of the best releases, no worries! I’ve compiled a list of the most amazing songs that came out in October of 2019. All of them are sure to be hits for months to … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-7-best-indie-song-releases-of-october/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 19, 2019By Mia Vittimberga

    Joya Mooi is a hidden gem. The Amsterdam-based singer has influences of jazz, hip-hop, and R&B that peek through her beautiful tunes. She previously released albums ‘Hard Melk’ (2010), ‘Crystal Growth’ (2013) and EP ‘The Waiting Room’ (2017). Now she’s back with a new album – ‘The Ease of Others’. ‘The Ease of Others’ is … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/joya-mooi-dazzles-with-new-music-video-been-here/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 30, 2019By Mia Vittimberga

    Cameron Bloomfield should be on your radar. The singer-songwriter got his big break by collaborating with Ghetts on the star’s well-received ‘Rebel With A Cause’ album. He followed up on that success with debut EP ‘The Night Before’ in 2017. After that, Bloomfield took a quick break before returning to music with his ballad ‘Lazarus’, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/interview-cameron-bloomfield-on-new-single-lazarus/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 11, 2019By Mia Vittimberga

    Laolu is back and better than ever. The fast-rising R&B singer from southeast London recently released a new music video, ‘Buffering’. ‘Buffering’ was her most popular single from her debut EP, ‘All In Me’, which was released last year. For the music video, Laolu filmed in California with filmmaker Yhellow. The visuals represent Laolu’s frustration … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/interview-laolu-on-her-triumphant-return-to-music/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 27, 2019By Mia Vittimberga

    Spooky Mansion is back and better than ever. The LA-based band has released their first single from their upcoming EP, That’s Me!, which is set to drop October 29th. The single, ‘Real Jerk’, follows their 2018 debut LP Alright and is accompanied by an animated music video. I sat down with frontman Grayson Converse to talk about their newest … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/interview-exclusive-soulful-surf-rock-quintet-spooky-mansion-on-new-single-real-jerk/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 20, 2019By Mia Vittimberga

    Minecraft is back and better than ever. The sandbox video game never stopped having a large player base: in 2018, Mojang reported that over 91 million players logged into the game every month across all of its platforms. However, Minecraft’s success has always been relatively quiet, especially in comparison to the global phenomenon that is … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/heres-why-minecraft-is-making-a-comeback/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 8, 2019By Mia Vittimberga

    Summer 2019 is mere weeks away from ending. As fall approaches, now’s the time to develop your reading list for the remaining months of this year. Throughout the summer, many amazing young adult novels were published, and I’ve rounded up a list of the best ones. From the darkest drama to the sweetest romance, this … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/here-are-the-top-four-ya-books-that-came-out-this-summer/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 26, 2019By Mia Vittimberga

    Tessa Thompson will be playing the first-ever canonically LGBTQ+ superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed to iO9 that Thompson’s character, Valkyrie, will be the MCU’s first non-straight superhero! “The answer is yes,” Kevin Feige said when asked about Valkyrie having an LGBTQ storyline. Feige’s comment comes after Thompson herself … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/marvel-is-giving-us-the-first-lgbtq-superhero-in-thor-love-and-thunder/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 20, 2019By Mia Vittimberga

    Freda James is exactly what the world needs right now. First of all, her musical technique is impeccable. She combines elements from genres such as soul, disco, R&B, and pop to create her distinct sound. Secondly, she’s not afraid to embrace her flaws and empower other women. With her all-female band, Freda built up her … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/freda-james-debut-ep-a-woman-alone-is-a-feminist-mixtape-for-the-ages/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read