Lauren Faulkner

  • May 3, 2020By Lauren Faulkner

    Following a spike in popularity after the release of her 2015 EP Urban Flora, Alina Baraz released her first studio-album It Was Divine on April 24! The Cleveland singer focused this project on the self, stating, “This album gravitates around love and self.” Baraz featured a multitude of talents on her debuting project scoping from … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/alina-barazs-debut-album-it-was-divine-is-an-ethereal-experience/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 24, 2020By Lauren Faulkner

    The Goonies meets Dawson’s Creek in a brand new soapy-teen drama. I hadn’t heard much hype about this show – tt wasn’t on my radar until I came across a Tweet about it. That’s when I decided against giving the show the boot. It did take me going back-and-forth on the first episode for a … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-next-big-thing-outer-banks-review/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 18, 2020By Lauren Faulkner

    Kiana Ledé celebrated her birthday with the release of her debut album KIKI on April 3. The long-awaited album comes following her spicy lead single Mad At Me which interpolates OutKast’s So Fresh, So Clean. Ledé delivered with a soulful sound and clean vocals in a stunning set of songs. Cancelled. Ledé sets the record … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/kiana-lede-did-not-come-to-disappoint-with-her-debut-album-kiki/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 4, 2020By Lauren Faulkner

    Jessie Reyez released her debut album on March 27!  The Colombian-Canadian singer song-writer did not disappoint with her extensive collection of sounds ranging from R&B to Bounce. The artist’s highly-anticipated album showcases an incredible ability to connect with the audience. DO YOU LOVE HER The opening track of the album begins venomously, yet pained. She … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/jessie-reyezs-debut-album-before-love-came-to-kill-us-is-a-raw-unadulterated-masterpiece/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 24, 2020By Lauren Faulkner

    Quarantine hasn’t been the most exciting time. We’ve faced disruption from our regular day-to-day lives during a time of global crisis. What better way of coping than watching a few horror flicks that represent that? Here are four pandemic movies you can watch in quarantine — there’s something for everyone! 4. Shaun of the Dead … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/four-pandemic-movies-you-should-consider-watching-while-in-quarantine/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 3, 2020By Lauren Faulkner

    Nearly three decades after its release, Bernard Rose’s horror-and-or-thriller flick Candyman is being brought to a new generation. Fresh-faced American screenwriter Nia DaCosta (known for her breakout film 2018’s Little Woods) and comedian-turned-horror-directer Jordan Peele (who captivated audiences with 2017’s Get Out and 2019’s Us) will be reimagining the film. Following over a year’s worth of chatter, the … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/jordan-peele-and-nia-dacostas-rebirth-of-the-urban-legend-candyman/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 27, 2020By Lauren Faulkner

    Our culture—particularly that of Western nations—thrives off the idea of building those in the public eye up and knocking them back down when the chance is granted. The death of Caroline Flack, who is well known as the host of Love Island and a winner of Strictly Come Dancing, on Feb 15 has caused celebrities … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/in-the-wake-of-caroline-flacks-death-heres-a-push-to-bekind/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 4, 2020By Lauren Faulkner

    Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers from the third season of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. In a nutshell, the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is: a campy, dark and twisted, witchy musical with a dash of Riverdale and—as I dreaded—Glee. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the whimsical and grim tenor of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (CAOS), but … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/all-hail-sabrina-a-review-of-the-third-season-of-the-chilling-adventures-of-sabrina/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 25, 2020By Lauren Faulkner

    Deborah Dugan, the now suspended Recording Academy president and CEO of the Grammy Awards, has outed the organization’s voting process as ‘rigged’ only days before the upcoming awards ceremony. In a 46-page discrimination complaint, Dugan explained the process as being a “blatant conflict of interest,” and alleged that nominated artists were in the room while … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-the-grammys-being-outed-as-rigged-is-a-good-thing/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 13, 2020By Lauren Faulkner

    Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers from Spinning Out‘s first season. After a string of seasons from popularly renewed shows such as You, starring Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgley, Netflix introduced the new year with something different: a sports drama. Netflix’s new series, Spinning Out, features a number of familiar faces, such as Kaya Scodelario from The … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/skating-on-thin-ice-a-review-of-netflixs-spinning-out/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 25, 2019By Lauren Faulkner

    On December 23, Justin Bieber excited anticipating fans (trending a hashtag for the full day) with new releases on three separate Instagram posts, all of them with the caption, “December 24, December 31, January 3 … #2020.” Two of the posts are seen with the words “Tomorrow” in dark-pink against a light-pink textured background, paired … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/justin-bieber-enters-a-new-era-with-tomorrow/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 30, 2019By Lauren Faulkner

    What begins as a seemingly normal beauty tutorial becomes a three-part video sequence that reprimands the Chinese government for its poor treatment of Uyghur Muslims in what can be considered as a modern-day Holocaust. 17-year old Feroza Aziz—amongst other teens—have used the insanely popular Chinese owned app, TikTok, as a platform in order to spread … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/tiktok-banned-this-teen-for-criticizing-the-chinese-government/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read