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Savannah J. Sicurella

  • November 16, 2017By Savannah J. Sicurella

    Since the conception of Pop Culture Died in 2009 in late 2013, the blog has existed as an Internet anomaly. Functioning primarily as an early 2000s pop culture digest, PCD2009 has spent the better half of this decade enshrining the pink-sequined, Ed Hardy-douched, Von Dutched charm of the aughts within the matrices of tabloid journalism … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/what-happened-to-pop-culture-died-in-2009/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 24, 2017By Savannah J. Sicurella

    Ever since its first airing in 2001, CBS’s long-running program Big Brother has maintained one of the most interesting premises in modern reality television. Centered around sixteen houseguests who all live under constant surveillance in the same household, the show tracks the behaviors and actions of its contestants and the relationships that result from high-pressure … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-this-season-of-big-brother-sucks/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 6, 2017By Savannah J. Sicurella

    Within the past fifteen years, Degrassi has become a household name. Its recent revival—whether you’re talking about The Next Generation, which debuted eleven years after its predecessor, Degrassi High, or the more-recent The Next Class—has gained the show a staunch cult following, allowing the show to reach a wide range of diverse audiences and demographics. … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/are-the-issues-discussed-on-degrassi-the-next-generation-still-relevant-today/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 8, 2017By Savannah J. Sicurella

    Photo courtesy of Rolling Stone Sofia Coppola has a way with portraying the idleness of adolescent boredom. In The Virgin Suicides, one of the most instantly recognizable films in her collection of work, the viewer is coerced into sitting through at least ten scattered minutes of stillness, witnessing the dullness of teendom as if they … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-beguiled-does-more-harm-than-good/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 29, 2017By Savannah J. Sicurella

    I love the cult of Glossier. I’m a sucker for their minimalist branding and their endless stream of discount codes. They make products for a nu-age demographic that is a little too poor to be buying right off the full-priced rack at Anthropologie, a subgroup that every user on Instagram with less than one-thousand followers … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-art-of-skincare-exposed/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 27, 2017By Savannah J. Sicurella

    Baby never breaks a promise. His peculiarity is heeded early on. He’s strange; he rewinds the song he is listening to when his stream of consciousness is interrupted, records snippets of conversations to use as a foundation for the electronic music he records using analog synthesizers, and turns every midday stroll into his own personal … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/baby-driver-fear-guilt-and-harlem-shuffle/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 10, 2017By Savannah J. Sicurella

    Lorde is omniscient. She’s normal and weird and strange; she’s unafraid to dance on national television like we all do in our bedrooms and gush over Broken Social Scene like we all do in secret. She has created an illusion of normalcy that is just as believable as it is true; Lorde is your best … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/both-sides-now-why-lorde-is-the-future-of-pop-music/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

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