Sophia Moore

  • April 11, 2021By Sophia Moore

    In her English-language debut, French author Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau dazzles with Kisses and Croissants. A fun, flirty rom-com perfect for springtime, Kisses and Croissants is a seamless addition to the canon of young adult romance books. The novel’s protagonist, ballerina Mia, follows her dream of becoming a renowned ballet dancer by participating in an elite ballet program … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/review-kisses-and-croissants-is-your-next-spring-read/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 11, 2021By Sophia Moore

    Rapper Lil Nas X is making headlines again with his newest single “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).” His second track to debut at no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 is receiving a much different batch of feedback than “Old Town Road,” thanks to its music video and a legal run-in with Nike. For … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-montero-is-so-much-more-important-than-its-controversy/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 13, 2021By Sophia Moore

    If you’ve been on Twitter any time in the last few days, you might’ve caught wind of the controversy going down with Vogue‘s (US) latest cover. Just months after making headlines for featuring Harry Styles on the cover, Vogue US is making the news once again… but not for anything positive. The February 2021 edition … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/madam-vice-president-these-are-not-your-true-colors/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 2, 2021By Sophia Moore

    As a Southern California-native, I love Disneyland. Like many, I have nothing but fond memories of the park and love going whenever possible. Since the pandemic, of course, Disneyland Anaheim has been shut down and it’s unclear when the park is slated to open back up. Enter: the lovely Internet. Specifically, TikTok. User @mousekegamer uploaded … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/we-have-to-talk-about-this-disneyland-minecraft-server/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 2, 2021By Sophia Moore

    If you’ve been on TikTok any time in the past few months, you’ve probably seen or heard about Ratatouille: the Musical. The fan-made, collaborative project was born out of TikTok user Emily Jacobsen’s (@e_jaccs) viral audio. After the original audio circulated, ambitious creators across the platform threw their hats in the ring too. And now, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/review-ratatouille-the-tiktok-musical-is-more-than-just-a-tiktok-trend/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 30, 2020By Sophia Moore

    The highly anticipated Christmas-rom-com Happiest Season dropped Wednesday, November 25th on Hulu. Featuring a star-studded cast and wholesomely inclusive message, Happiest Season is a film to celebrate, to be sure. The movie is breaking barriers by, pardon the pun, coming out as an LGBTQ+ rom-com for the holiday season, actively challenging a genre that has … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/opinion-hulus-happiest-season-was-a-let-down/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 19, 2020By Sophia Moore

    I can’t recommend Malcolm and Me: A Novel by Robin Farmer more. As a reader, I’ve personally been looking for books that deal with racial prejudice, especially from a teenaged perspective, and this book does exactly that. “Young, gifted, black and Catholic,” Roberta Forest is (almost) all those things. The novel centers around Roberta’s grasp … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/review-you-have-to-read-malcolm-and-me-a-novel/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 13, 2020By Sophia Moore

    If you’re looking for a whimsical, beautiful escape into Santorini, Greece, look no further than Jenna Evans Welch’s latest, Love & Olives. The third installment in Welch’s Love and … series, Love & Olives transports readers into the world of Olive (or, as she prefers, Liv) Varanakis. The novel follows Liv to Greece as she aids her … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/review-diving-into-the-dreamy-world-of-love-olives/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 4, 2020By Sophia Moore

    Gone: A Memoir of Love, Body, and Taking Back My Life is a memoir by triple-amputee Linda Olson. While, admittedly, memoir isn’t my genre of choice, Olson’s story was incredible and enticing. From the first page, I was drawn into Olson’s narrative and consumed the rest of the book quickly thereafter. Olson is witty, honest, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/review-linda-olsons-gone-is-resiliently-stunning/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 18, 2020By Sophia Moore

    Kara Lee Corthron’s Daughters of Jubilation is a whimsical, compelling story, simply put. Her sophomore novel tackles today’s problems with a fantasy twist… all set in the Jim Crow South. Evalene Deschamps, Evvie for short, is the 16-year-old protagonist of the story. Navigating her life in South Carolina in 1962 as a young Black woman, Evvie, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/review-daughters-of-jubilation-is-the-fantastical-coming-of-age-story-2020-needs/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 7, 2020By Sophia Moore

    The Smashing Pumpkins announced the release of their 11th studio album, Cyr, set to release Friday, November 27th. In anticipation of the double-album drop, two singles, “The Colour of Love” and “Confessions of a Dopamine Addict” released on August 28 and September 25th, respectively. Introduced with the latter, a 5-part animated series to accompany both songs … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/review-the-smashing-pumpkins-a-new-song-and-an-animated-series/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 29, 2020By Sophia Moore

    As a writer, storytelling is one of my main passions. I love to both partake in and experience moving storytelling, and no one tells important, slice-of-life stories quite the way Humans of New York (HONY) does. A project spearheaded by Brandon Stanton in 2010, HONY has turned into something much larger than the “initial goal … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-incredible-impact-of-humans-of-new-york/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read