Sophia Moore

  • September 10, 2020By Sophia Moore

    Returning from a brief hiatus, Gorillaz and their Song Machine are back to releasing stellar singles. This month? Robert Smith, of famed 80s New Wave/punk band The Cure, provided his vocals for the band’s latest, “Strange Timez.” The track’s title is a reference to the COVID-landscape we’re stuck in, and the track itself is strange … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/review-robert-smith-collaborates-with-gorillaz-on-new-release-strange-timez/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 9, 2020By Sophia Moore

    In yet another display of New Wave coming back in a big way, famed 1980s dance-rock band New Order released a new single. On September 8, 2020, “Be a Rebel” dropped early that morning. The single is the band’s first new release since Music Complete in 2015. “Be a Rebel” is a dance-rock track reminiscent of … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/reviewing-be-a-rebel-listen-to-new-orders-new-single/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 31, 2020By Sophia Moore

    British pop duo Erasure is back with their latest album, The Neon. Lead vocalist Andy Bell and keyboardist Vince Clarke released The Neon as their 18th studio album. The Neon is their latest, after the release of World Be Gone in 2017. All songs were written and produced by the duo and capture the 80s New Wave … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/review-erasures-the-neon-proves-new-wave-is-alive-and-well/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 17, 2020By Sophia Moore

    There are two applications I’ve become very familiar with over the course of quarantine: TikTok and Zoom. Many of my days indoors have blended into mosaics of screens, moving from my bed to my chair and back again. It’s an endless, lonely cycle. So naturally, I wanted to change that. Something that I’ve been encountering … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/i-hosted-a-virtual-powerpoint-party-heres-why-you-should-too/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 22, 2020By Sophia Moore

    Everyone’s favorite virtual band, Gorillaz, is currently embarking on one of their most ambitious projects to date. Song Machine, the audiovisual series that began this January, is the band’s new episodic vessel through which they’re releasing singles. The brainchild of British musician Damon Albarn and cartoonist Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz is a band that has always prided itself off … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/ranking-every-song-machine-track-so-far/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 11, 2020By Sophia Moore

    Being stuck in quarantine has been very reminiscent of Groundhog Day if you ask me. Nearly every day starts and ends the same. They’re only so many things to do when you’re stuck inside; everything blends together into one big never-ending staycation. When I first watched the trailer for Palm Springs, I was hesitant to … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/review-palm-springs-is-todays-reinvention-of-groundhog-day/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 7, 2020By Sophia Moore

    Looking for your 2020 Olympics fix? Look no further than Elise Hooper’s Fast Girls: A Novel of the 1936 Women’s Olympic Team. In a year that was once so sure of the Olympic games, in true 2020-fashion, the summer lies empty. Hooper’s novel, however, was all the action and glory I was craving from the now postponed … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/review-elise-hoopers-fast-girls-is-pure-gold/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 16, 2020By Sophia Moore

    In a vibrant celebration of Pride month, children’s TV network Nickelodeon shared a tweet on the morning of June 13th, 2020. The tweet features 3 figures in rainbow attire—actor Michael Cohen (Henry Danger), Avatar Korra (The Legend of Korra) and the titular Spongebob Squarepants. The former two are confirmed members of the LGBTQ+ community. Cohen … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/nickelodeons-celebration-of-pride-and-a-short-marine-biology-lesson/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 13, 2020By Sophia Moore

    The national resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the death of George Floyd is many things. While both a stunning show of community and evidence of how much further America has left to change, the BLM movement is blazing the trail to equality and accountability, especially when it comes to … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-importance-of-black-cinema-and-supporting-bipoc-films/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 26, 2020By Sophia Moore

    2020 has been referred to as the “Year of Austen.” With the ushering in of new Austen-themed TV, movies, and other Austen-centric programs, the beloved 18th-century author continues to maintain her relevance in the 21st-century. Yet another Austen-oriented work out of the rest, Natalie Jenner’s debut novel, The Jane Austen Society, provides readers everywhere with … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/review-natalie-jenners-the-jane-austen-society-and-the-austen-revival/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 20, 2020By Sophia Moore

    If you’ve been anywhere on social media in the past week or so, you’ll know the big splash that Hulu’s The Great has made. Released by the streaming giant on Friday, May 15th, The Great is the new historical comedy you’re going to fall in love with. The Great tells the “occasionally true story” of … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-you-should-watch-hulus-the-great/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 16, 2020By Sophia Moore

    If there’s one thing Netflix is good at, it’s releasing binge-able content right when the world needs it most. And by the world, I mean me when I need a distraction from schoolwork. An interactive film centered around the Netflix Original Series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is the site’s newest eye-catcher.  Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Schmidt vs. … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-interactive-unbreakable-kimmy-schmidt-special/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read