Niamh Parr

  • July 1, 2018By Niamh Parr

    High as Hope is the fourth studio album by band Florence and the Machine, fronted by talented vocalist and musician Florence Welch. The band rose to fame with their debut album Lungs almost a decade ago, and their last studio album was released in 2015, followed by a successful tour, but the beginning conception of High … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/florence-and-the-machines-high-as-hope-a-track-by-track-analysis/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 19, 2018By Niamh Parr

    In a recent interview with Wonderland Magazine, actress Amandla Stenberg shed light on their sexuality, coming out as gay. Stenberg is well-known for starring in films such as The Hunger Games and Everything, Everything, as well as being cast in the highly anticipated adaption of The Hate U Give. In a previous interview with People Magazine, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/amandla-stenberg-comes-out-as-gay/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 14, 2018By Niamh Parr

    There has always been controversy surrounding sex in the media, and it is still as rife as ever in the form of criticisms against many shows and films, from Game of Thrones to Fifty Shades of Grey. However, while graphic depictions of sex — or even just nudity — are commonly frowned upon, there are … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-is-violence-more-acceptable-in-the-media-than-sex/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 1, 2018By Niamh Parr

    The Crown, the Netflix original series about Queen Elizabeth II of England, first aired in late 2016. The exposing of unfair pay gaps between actors and actresses due to difference in gender is a movement that has been picking up momentum, hand in hand with the Times Up campaign. The Crown has now become a … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/claire-foy-calls-the-gender-pay-gap-between-her-and-matt-smith-in-the-crown-embarrassing/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 11, 2018By Niamh Parr

    Director Alex Garland is no stranger to sci-fi films that capture the essence of the sublime, beauty and horror in a haunting manner. His previous works, including Oscar-wining Ex-Machina, portray perfectly the dark side of both humanity and inhumanity. Whilst you may expect Annihilation to be an action-filled drama featuring the commonly-done fight between humanity … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/annihilation-and-its-chilling-yet-stunning-exploration-of-self-destruction/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 3, 2018By Niamh Parr

    In 2015, Hayley Kiyoko released her smash-hit single “Girls Like Girls,” immediately taking the music world by storm and earning herself a name, not just for her brilliantly crafted pop songs, but also for her unapologetic expression of her sexuality and self-image within her music. Since then, she has gained millions of fans, including a large … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/hayley-kiyokos-debut-album-expectations-is-everything-we-wanted/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 14, 2018By Niamh Parr

    At first, the show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend may sound like a shallow comedy about unhealthy behaviors and a toxic relationship. But you’d be surprised at how it’s not even close to that. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend first aired in early 2015, created by and starring Rachel Bloom as the main character Rebecca Bunch. Now, not only is Bloom … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/crazy-ex-girlfriend-has-amazing-representation-of-one-of-the-most-stigmatized-mental-illnesses/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 4, 2018By Niamh Parr

    Marvel’s Black Panther has been one of the biggest films to hit cinema, breaking several box office records in its first few weeks including overtaking Deadpool in having the largest President’s Day weekend opening, already having earned over $500 million worldwide since its release. It has been hailed as a tremendous milestone for media and … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/a-closer-look-at-the-inspiration-behind-the-beautiful-fashion-in-black-panther/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 19, 2018By Niamh Parr

    The highly-anticipated sequel to Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles has recently dropped its first full-length trailer, just 14 years after the original film and 4 years after plans for the sequel were announced. It’s safe to say we could not be more excited. With the entire Parr family looking geared up for action, appearances from fan-favorites … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/what-can-we-hope-to-see-from-incredibles-2/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 8, 2018By Niamh Parr

    I first heard Cambridgeshire singer Tyne live when she opened for the band PVRIS last November. She told the crowd she was going to sing a new song, and I was enthralled by the magnetic pull in her voice and the song’s emotive lyrics. I must admit, I had been waiting ever since that concert … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/a-review-of-tynes-heartfelt-new-single-id-like-that/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 7, 2018By Niamh Parr

    It takes a long time to get over people who have had a significant impact on your life, especially when one day they’re just gone and it seems like there is no way for you to gain closure. This poem is about when someone you’ve been trying to get over suddenly reappears in your life … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/things-i-only-used-to-feel-in-the-middle-of-the-night/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 31, 2018By Niamh Parr

    Someone who is transcendent may be perceived as extraordinary and divine. This is a poem about wanting to be extraordinary, both for yourself and so that other people will take notice of you. I wish to be transcendent, like the moon over the sea; I wish to be a face so unforgettable, that you would … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/i-wish-to-be-transcendent/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read