michael jarvis

  • May 12, 2018By michael jarvis

    It’s TV cancellation season and along with that comes all the great new shows about diverse people- oh, wait, not this time. It seems like the executives at some of the biggest networks (Notably, FOX and ABC) aren’t sure how to sustain TV shows that don’t include pasty white faces.The most recent example of this is … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/are-we-really-ready-to-embrace-truly-diverse-media/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 1, 2018By michael jarvis

    The new indie film And Then I Go takes you inside the mind of two troubled teenagers who end up deciding to ignite a school shooting event. The film deals with the social stigma of teenagers who start off getting bullied and then later resort to an act of violence. I was able to see … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/arman-darbo-talks-about-the-new-film-and-then-i-go-and-more/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 13, 2018By michael jarvis

    26-year-old Alexandra Shipp has been bubbling in Hollywood for a minute now. She played the title role in the Aaliyah biopic and took over for Halle Berry as Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse. And Shipp is on the cusp of even more stardom playing Abby Suso in 20th Century Fox’s movie adaptation of Simon vs. the Homo … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/interview-why-love-simon-star-alexandra-shipp-will-be-your-new-favorite-actress/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 22, 2018By michael jarvis

    Get ready mundanes, Shadowhunters is coming back to our TV screens on March 30th! And if the new Valentine’s Day-inspired promo featuring the fan-favorite power couple of Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood is any indication, this season will be the most promising yet. The show follows a team of demon-hunting youth as they deal with the politics … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/we-all-want-relationship-like-malecs-from-shadowhunters/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 20, 2018By michael jarvis

    This article is to 20th Century Fox Greg Berlanti and everyone involved in making and promoting this movie. This is NOT directed at the author of the original source material. The film Love, Simon is a huge deal for me. (Or else why would I be writing this, right?) There are other articles that will spell out the plot … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/there-are-no-queer-teens-of-color-in-the-love-simon-promotional-material-an-open-letter-to-20th-century-fox/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 9, 2018By michael jarvis

    As far as politics goes, 2017 has been one of the roughest years no matter where you live. In the UK, the topic of Brexit has seemed to create a domino effect with other countries wanting to exit as well. In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has yet to even secure a fully-realized governmental body. I … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/reading-james-baldwin-in-the-trump-era/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 18, 2017By michael jarvis

    The CW’s new show Black LIghtning hopes to be a show that can make waves for representation and diversity in television when it premieres in January. It is a new addition to the long list of superhero shows already on The CW Network, including The Flash and Supergirl. The show follows Jefferson Pierce, the popular DC … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/black-lightning-will-be-huge-for-superhero-tv-shows-of-color/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 8, 2017By michael jarvis

    Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give is basically the YA contemporary novel of the year. After seeing her friend Kahil get shot by a police officer, the novel follows 16-year-old Starr Carter as she learns to navigate the world. The story (which is literally ripped from American news headlines) is executed so well that a … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-i-have-high-hopes-for-the-hate-u-give-movie-adaptation/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read