Rayan Ramadan

  • July 16, 2018By Rayan Ramadan

    A month ago, the video game company, Naughty Dog released a gameplay reveal trailer for arguably the most anticipated game at E3: The Last of Us Part II. If you haven’t seen it, you can watch it here. Apart from the phenomenal gameplay mechanics and life-like graphics that can be seen in the reveal, copious … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-the-last-of-us-part-ii-gameplay-reveal-is-infinitely-important/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 19, 2018By Rayan Ramadan

    Video games. The word itself brings about a myriad of reactions from differing people. Some believe video games are detrimental to their health and well-being and view it as a useless yet harmful medium, while others believe it to be a unique and meaningful source of entertainment that provides us with such thought-provoking tests of … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-video-games-cause-violence-argument-is-irrelevant-heres-why/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 19, 2018By Rayan Ramadan

    A YouTube channel by the name Jubilee is breaking the boundaries on political and divisive conversations with their series “Middle Ground.” Middle Ground consists of topical conversations wherein people are usually extremely divided (such as political stance or gun control); but rather than receiving easy views by causing the conversations to go awry and become … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/youtube-channel-jubilees-middle-ground-should-be-your-new-favorite-youtube-series/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 2, 2018By Rayan Ramadan

    With the new season of One Day at a Time coming out last Friday, I had the wonderful opportunity to talk to Todd Grinnell about himself and the show. What’s a quote that you live by? Always follow the fun. If you could go back to yourself 10 years ago, what would you say? Relax, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/an-interview-with-todd-grinnell-from-one-day-at-a-time/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 22, 2018By Rayan Ramadan

    End of the F***ing World This new Netflix TV series is about a boy (James), who’s described as a “psychopath,” and an outspoken girl with no filter (Alyssa) who escape the horror of their menial lives and embark on a road trip to Alyssa’s father — and yes, chaos ensues. The British show was released to … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/5-tv-shows-to-look-forward-to-in-2018/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 14, 2017By Rayan Ramadan

    Bisexuality is extremely underrepresented throughout Hollywood and media, and when it is portrayed, it’s usually represented using blanket phrases or terms, like “I go both ways,” rather than just explicitly stating that the character is bisexual. However, Brooklyn Nine-Nine changed that when a pivotal character, Rosa Diaz, came out as bisexual and actually used the word. … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-rosa-diazs-bisexuality-in-brooklyn-nine-nine-is-one-of-the-most-important-stories-told-this-year/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 12, 2017By Rayan Ramadan

    Disney just announced that they are still struggling to cast an Aladdin in the new Disney live action movie, pushing filming to August. Rightfully so, Twitter is currently in a frenzy of suggesting actors who they believe would fit the role. The only issue is that the most of the actors suggested aren’t Arab. Alright kids, if you … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/just-a-reminder-that-disneys-aladdin-should-be-played-by-an-arab-actor/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 17, 2017By Rayan Ramadan

    Wonder Woman is a new superhero movie based off the DC Comics of the same name; with its recent release, it has received a lot of both praise and backlash from the public. The praise coming from the fact that it’s one of the few women superhero movies that is all about female empowerment. And the … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/wonder-woman-has-reached-500-million-worldwide-but-why-do-people-continue-to-give-gal-gadot-a-pass-for-her-zionism/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 4, 2017By Rayan Ramadan

    Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester Concert not only raised the morale of so many broken people, but it also raised approximately $9 million (or £7 million) for the victims of the attack before the concert even finished. This money will be used for the “We Love Manchester Emergency Fund and the British Red Cross and it … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/ariana-grandes-one-love-manchester-concert-raised-9-million-for-the-victims-of-the-manchester-attack/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 28, 2017By Rayan Ramadan

    Riverdale started off strong, the initial hype before the show even aired was substantial, everyone was talking about this brand new teenage drama show. This was because the show had so much potential, and despite all the original Archie comic fans being sceptical as to how well the show would mirror the comics and the characters inside … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-rise-and-fall-of-riverdale/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 29, 2017By Rayan Ramadan

    Hollywood, over the past decade, has become more and more diverse by creating movies which are fixated on a majority ethnic minority cast, including but not limited to “Moonlight” and “Hidden Figures“. Hollywood and many other mainstream Television networks are more often casting Hispanic, Black and Latinx actors to play lead roles in their projects, which is, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-lack-of-proper-arab-representation-in-hollywood-is-ridiculous/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read