• November 22, 2017By Affinity

    When Adele releases an album, the entire world listens. The majority of her extensive demographic — be it millennial twenty-somethings or retired senior couples — listens closely to her music, appreciating the sharp production, the heartfelt lyrics and of course, the powerhouse voice that made her a phenomenon in the first place. Adele’s public persona, however, doesn’t

  • August 15, 2017By Affinity

    I often ask myself what is it exactly that attracted me to Lana Del Rey’s music in the first place. “Video Games” was the first song I heard after I downloaded it off some sketchy music blog back in 2011. I listened to the song, which casually destroyed the fabric of my being then and

  • June 9, 2017By Affinity

    Everyone always talks about the career re-inventions of Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Cher. Whether it’s their musical styles, hair colors, outfits or even faces altogether, these women have constantly kept the general public on their toes. However, no one ever really brings up Katy Perry into that mix: a woman who went from a devoted Christian

  • May 9, 2017By Affinity

    Before there was Halsey, Lana, Charli XCX, Dua Lipa, Melanie Martinez or Grimes, there was Marina & The Diamonds, an untrained, unapologetic and unabashed welsh-born singer/songwriter effortlessly half-assing her way through the pop game. Marina is to these girls what Britney is to Selena, Miley, and Demi: The original trailblazer. She doesn’t get the credit because she doesn’t

  • April 18, 2017By Affinity

    I can just imagine how Colossal read like on paper: “A wayward New York City party girl turned straight-up alcoholic subconsciously conjures up a 1000 ft. Godzilla-like creature in the middle of South Korea’s biggest metropolis that obliterates everything it touches.” This is a weird, hipster-tinged stroke of camp character-study genius. It’s stupid, it’s beautiful, it’s

  • April 2, 2017By Affinity

    I read an article a few months ago about the less than flattering premiere of Personal Shopper at the Cannes Film Festival, whereby audience members apparently stood up and booed the film as the credits started rolling. So, naturally, I had to go see it when it finally premiered in theaters this weekend. Written and directed