Phyllis Feng

  • March 23, 2019By Phyllis Feng

    Norwegian DJ Alan Walker has recently released a bilingual song titled “On My Way” with Sabrina Carpenter and Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Farruko, along with a spellbinding music video that aligns seamlessly with Walker’s darkly mystical style. With almost 23 million subscribers on YouTube, Walker is most known for songs such as “Faded” and “Alone,” which … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/alan-walker-collabs-with-sabrina-carpenter-farruko-in-on-my-way-an-otherwordly-track/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 16, 2019By Phyllis Feng

    Shane Dawson’s newest conspiracy video suggests that Chuck E. Cheese, a seemingly innocuous establishment for kids, has been keeping a suspicious secret under wraps. The second installment of Dawson’s comeback series, following its wildly successful premiere, investigates a fresh slew of conspiracies — ranging from fascinating to heart-wrenching — and one of them includes this … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/chuck-e-cheese-denies-shane-dawsons-allegations-about-recycled-pizza/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 12, 2019By Phyllis Feng

    The Young Adult realm can be a tumultuous area to venture into, and it usually is a hit-or-miss with the typical feisty heroines, brooding romances, chosen one prophecies and the occasional apocalypses that rest on the shoulders of a sixteen-year-old. These types of books can make for epic plotlines and evoke feelings of empowerment, especially in … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/gripping-books-to-read-if-youre-tired-of-the-ya-genre/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 23, 2019By Phyllis Feng

    Social media has reached its zenith of influence, dominating the cultural atmosphere of modern life with something as simple as an egg. However, a new, contradictory trend is spreading that proposes stepping away from social media and regaining an appreciation for the more tangible parts of life. Ellen Cheng, a junior in high school and … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/interview-the-life-changing-effects-of-a-social-media-cleanse/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 12, 2019By Phyllis Feng

    The era of classical music, it seems, is being sucked into the vacuum that is modern pop culture. Centuries ago, this genre of music was all the rage, seen as a luxurious activity that ushered hordes of finely-dressed women and dapper men into concert halls. This form of art flourished riotously during and after the … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/is-classical-music-on-the-decline/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 24, 2018By Phyllis Feng

    In a world where rap or pop songs usually land all of the trending spots on YouTube, other genres of music tend to get easily overlooked. Many have heard of EDM — especially from The Chainsmokers and Marshmello — and dubstep, but few have heard of melodic dubstep. As the name entails, it exists as a … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/8-emotion-filled-melodic-dubstep-songs-that-will-suck-you-into-the-genre/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 8, 2018By Phyllis Feng

    What in the world is Wattpad? It’s a “community for readers and writers to publish new user-generated stories in different genres.”  It’s similar to writing sites like Archive of Our Own and Fanfiction.net, except more streamlined in appearance.  Moreover, the platform is gargantuan. Millions upon millions log onto Wattpad every day, whether to read or … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-wattpad-hurt-my-writing-and-my-life-more-than-it-helped/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 23, 2018By Phyllis Feng

    If you’re anything like me, many of your weekends are punctuated by tissues, chocolate and the occasional hysterical call to one of your best friends as you hiccup your explanation for why this book just broke your heart. If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly on the hunt for those moving gems of literature that … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/5-books-that-will-break-your-heart-and-remake-it/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 16, 2018By Phyllis Feng

    Autonomous sensory meridian response, dubbed ASMR, is the tingly sensation one feels course down the neck and spine from experiencing certain sounds. Imagine the delicate tapping of nails against a hard surface, the slight crackles of scratching a microphone or the intimate whispered word in an ear — these are just some of the methods … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/asmr-is-sending-tingles-throughout-the-youtube-community/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read