Sarah Abernethy

  • May 24, 2019By Sarah Abernethy

    It’s that time of year again! Prom season has fallen upon the graduating class of 2019, and with it comes many of the trials and tribulations of preparing for formal events. Whether you’re looking to wear a suit, a dress or something completely different, so often are high school seniors looking to make a mark … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-to-stand-out-at-prom-2019/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 1, 2019By Sarah Abernethy

    In the midst of Coachella shots and spring OOTDs, there seems to be another new trend popping up in the feeds of millions of users: The Adult “Instagram” Playground. These fun-coloured, childhood nostalgia filled pop-up shops are peaking the interests of many young people in urban areas. The city of Toronto has already seen two … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/neon-signs-and-ball-pits-adult-playgrounds-are-taking-over-instagram/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 7, 2019By Sarah Abernethy

    As the seasons change again, so does our acne, and often our regular skincare regimen begins to fail us. Upkeep can feel expensive and time-consuming, all for skin that seems to never really get as clear as we’d hoped. However, there are a number of natural and DIY skincare hacks that you can do from … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-best-diy-skincare-hacks/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 2, 2019By Sarah Abernethy

    After much anticipation, Ariana Grande and her best friend (and rising star) Victoria Monet, released yet another a flashy, girl power and friendship-filled song on April 1st called “Monopoly.” The song both thematically and lyrically feels like the sequel we never knew we needed to smash hit “7 Rings”. The vocal style itself is quite … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/ariana-grande-and-victoria-monet-collect-their-goals-like-monopoly-in-their-newest-single/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 21, 2019By Sarah Abernethy

    You don’t need to be a genius to find a small part of yourself in the 2016 film Carrie Pilby. Whether you are a former child prodigy who graduated from Harvard at age 18 like Carrie or simply just another young adult trying to maneuver your way though the “real world,” there is something in … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/carrie-pilby-is-funny-and-charming-but-slightly-problematic/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 27, 2019By Sarah Abernethy

    It seems as though from the start, the 2019 Academy Awards were bound to be an eventful night. Since 2016, there has been a major upheaval in the reality of the lack of racial diversity in Oscar nominees. This year, would-be host Kevin Hart stepped down after the surfacing of homophobic tweets in December. Though surrounding … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-biggest-breakthroughs-and-controversies-at-the-2019-academy-awards/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 18, 2019By Sarah Abernethy

    Musical theatre has the power to transform lives. It is perhaps one of the most underrated and honest forms of storytelling that still exists in a world that is overflowing with entertainment and media. True theatre, at its core, is beautiful, natural and moving. Songs tell a story that words can’t, aided by real human … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-live-tv-musicals-are-failing/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 16, 2019By Sarah Abernethy

    Ella and Peyton Verhoeven are just any two sisters from Toronto, Ontario. They’re both busy with school, and heavily involved in the arts, that is, when they’re not working together to run their own business. The Verhoeven sisters are passionate and driven to change the way that the corporate world sees Generation Z, with their … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/interview-how-two-sisters-are-changing-the-way-businesses-see-gen-z/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 6, 2019By Sarah Abernethy

    Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers from Season one of “Derry Girls” The slew of TV shows and movies directed at teens are often a never-ending battle between fluff, mediocre acting and a lot of the time, absolute garbage. There are few shows that successfully encapsulate what it really means to be a teenager, without … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/derry-girls-is-witty-fun-a-teenage-must-watch/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 19, 2018By Sarah Abernethy

    For the Broadway theatre scene in 2018, the year was filled with a number of new original and revival musicals. Some of the year’s biggest hits included, the stage adaptation of the movie Mean Girls as well as shows such as Head Over Heels and The Prom (now known for the first ever same-sex kiss during … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-best-broadway-shows-you-cant-miss-in-2019/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 7, 2018By Sarah Abernethy

    As the body positivity movement continues to sweep its way through the internet feeds of so many young women, the realities of societal body expectations are still ingrained deeply into individual lives. Girls for decades have been made to feel inadequate because of their differences in shapes and sizes. The value of a woman’s body … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/bodies-are-not-fashion-blogilates-on-self-love-and-debunking-the-ideal-body/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 28, 2018By Sarah Abernethy

    Nearly a week ahead of the release of their third studio album, indie pop group The 1975 has produced yet another intricately considered music video. The “Sincerity is Scary” video gives fans a fuller idea behind the foundations of their newest era. The new album, set for release on November 30th, titled, “A Brief Inquiry … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/sincerity-is-scary-another-visual-picture-of-the-1975s-newest-era/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read