• May 29, 2020By Hania Def

    As of May 2020, the pandemic that took the world by storm has not only had a crucial impact on the global safety and health of billions of people but most and foremost on the economy of their societies. Now more than ever, big corporations and companies linked to the multi-billion industry that is the … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/portrait-of-honeymoon-co-co-a-small-business-approved-by-ariana-grande/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 26, 2020By Shermarie Hyppolite

    On May 21, Lana Del Rey posted a letter about how she feels she is constantly being attacked for the themes of her music by alt writers and music critics in general. Most notably, she name-dropped several female celebrities such as Cardi B, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé to question how these women can talk about … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/op-ed-lana-del-rey-should-have-never-tried-to-compare-her-struggles-to-women-of-color/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 14, 2020By Phyllis Feng

    We live in a gilded age of fame — or is it a cage? Some would say that we’re soaring on an upward trajectory when it comes to social media and that the latitude of influencers is ever-spreading and ever-ripping, throughout society. We have never been more intimate with each other. We have never had … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/should-celebrities-be-held-to-higher-standards/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 17, 2020By Savannah Mullings-Johnson

    In a rather surprising turn of events, Demi Lovato has been allegedly exposed for having a secret Instagram where she has made several posts shading her former best friend and Disney co-star Selena Gomez. This comes after Demi’s recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar   where she confirmed that herself and Selena were no longer friends, although … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/has-demi-lovato-been-exposed-for-her-secret-instagram-account/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 11, 2020By Derek Deng

    Coming out as queer is a deeply stigmatized process of understanding, accepting and celebrating one’s identity. Each coming out story tells a uniquely personal tale of self-acceptance and community, but it’s also something some may never get to tell— in some countries, anti-gay laws lead to criminalization, social exclusion and death. The fight for LGBTQ+ … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/queerbaiting-on-tiktok-invalidates-lgbtq-stories/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • For the first time ever, Selena Gomez has opened up about being diagnosed with Bipolar disorder, whilst featuring on Miley Cyrus’s Instagram live series, Bright Minded. The series has been up and running since the beginning of March to help create positive conversations amidst the madness of Covid-19  and as an attempt to create a sense … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/selena-gomez-reveals-bipolar-diagnosis-on-instagram-live/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 11, 2020By Helen Ehrlich

    Greice is a driven and determined creative looking to make a name for herself, and to change people’s perceptions of beauty. She broke out of what she describes as “the ghettos of Rio De Janeiro” at just 17-years-old, after being discovered at Carnival as a dancer for one of the best dance schools in Rio, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/get-to-know-greice-santo-hit-singer-birds-of-prey-space-jam-one-day-at-a-time-actress/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 4, 2020By Mary Dodys

    When we go to concerts, being in the same room with our favorite artist almost feels unreal. We sing along and scream our praise, trying to gain a connection in any way possible, even if we’re just screaming “I love you!” into a sea of a thousand other fans. While performers are often too focused … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/halseys-reaction-to-a-g-eazy-heckler-wasnt-overdramatic-youre-just-apathetic/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 30, 2020By Shivani Dubey

    On 26th January, 2020, the world lost legendary basketball star and global icon, Kobe Bryant, along with 9 other people including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles. And while this news is as heartbreaking as it is, we need to talk about how the media handled reporting this tragic … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/we-need-to-talk-about-how-the-media-handled-kobe-bryants-death/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 19, 2020By Phyllis Feng

    New year, new me. Months ago in a previous article — “Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star: What Makes This Duo So Dynamic?”— I analyzed the nature of the relationship between these two YouTube celebrities, and, while I always strive to remain impartial, my bias was clearly evident: I painted both YouTubers in a rather favorable … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-toxic-meaning-of-iconic-and-why-im-no-longer-a-jeffree-star-fan/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 13, 2020By Daryl Perry

    Beauty influencer Nikkie de Jager, more commonly known as NikkieTutorials on YouTube, sits in front of a dreamy white backdrop. She wears a golden yellow sweatshirt and a neutral makeup look. This video is not another tutorial, but a heart-warming coming out video.  “Today I am here to share something with you that I’ve always … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/beauty-guru-nikkietutorials-comes-out-as-transgender-in-heartwarming-video/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 7, 2020By Phyllis Feng

    In a truly legendary fashion, Ricky Gervais, 58-year-old comedian and long-time host of the Golden Globes, delivered a ruthless monologue targeted at the elites of the entertainment industry. In it, he addressed a variety of celebrities in a somewhat complimentary tone, such as Al Pacino and Robert Deniro, and others with more withering remarks — … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/ricky-gervais-speech-at-the-2020-golden-globes-a-stunning-reveal-of-the-hypocrisy-in-hollywood/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read