• January 4, 2020By Joanna Hou

    As the Holiday season drew to a close just this Wednesday, the Mukbang community was in the middle of its biggest scandal yet. On Youtube, Mukbang has become increasingly popular. The videos revolve around anything related to eating. Youtubers involved in creating these videos typically sit in front of large pots of ramen, chicken, or … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/heres-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-stephanie-soo-vs-nikocado-avocado-drama/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 2, 2020By Mary Dodys

    If James Charles’ New Year’s resolution was to avoid controversy, he has already failed miserably. We’re not even a full day into 2020 and the beauty influencer is already trending on Twitter after yet another scandal. 2019 was full of headlines and cancelation for Charles, so it comes as no surprise that he’s starting this … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/cancel-culture-doesnt-work-and-james-charles-is-proof/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 29, 2019By Preevena Devi Jayabalan

    This is it everyone! It’s the end of the decade and of course, the end of a tough ride of a year. We’ve seen pressing issues being brought forward and longtime struggles resolved. Topics such as climate change, terror attacks, LGBTQ+ rights, feminism and of course, impeachment bombarded the headlines for days. However, instead of … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/top-6-biggest-change-makers-of-2019/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 12, 2019By Daryl Perry

    I have been listening to The 1975 for a few years now. “Girls” was on repeat during the summer of 2014. Two years later it was “Somebody Else.” Now it’s “Frail State of Mind.” Their music has been in my rotation for years. I have not only grown a liking for their art but them … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/matty-healy-criticizes-dogmatically-faithful-in-brut-mexico-interview/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 5, 2019By Daryl Perry

    Azealia Banks, an American rapper, is no stranger to controversy. She’s not only known for her breakout single “212” where she liberally uses the c-word but also her beef with almost everyone under the sun. Her most popular feuds have been in the last couple of years with Zayn Malik, Lizzo, and Elon Musk and … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/azealia-banks-alienates-the-rest-of-her-fanbase-the-gay-community/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 1, 2019By Shermarie Hyppolite

    During an interview with Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham on Ladies Like Us (which has since been removed due to backlash), rapper T.I. revealed that “he goes to the gynecologist every year with his daughter to ‘check her hymen’ and make sure it’s still intact.'” While discussing his parenting approach with his eldest daughter Deyjah … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/t-i-s-uncomfortable-statement-about-his-daughters-virginity-has-led-n-y-lawmakers-to-introduce-new-bills/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 24, 2019By Daryl Perry

    Pop star and fashion icon Billie Eilish has had an eventful week. In the span of the last seven days, she has been named Variety’s Hitmaker of the Year, released her BILLIE EILLISH KIDS clothing line, and released her latest single, “everything i wanted.” Oh, and she also managed to break Grammy nomination history for … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-importance-of-billie-eilishs-grammy-nominations/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 17, 2019By Kaycee Wilson

    “I’m Harry Styles, treat people with kindness!” On November 16, Harry Styles joined the notable list of celebrities when he hosted and performed on Saturday Night Live. Fans, who anticipated the start of the comedy night show, were surprised with the release of Styles’s new song “Watermelon Sugar” just minutes before SNL aired. REALLY HARRY … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/harry-styles-surprises-fans-with-new-track-watermelon-sugar-and-comedic-talent-on-snl/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 16, 2019By Lucy Parry

    The Background Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will know that on June 30th Scooter Braun bought Big Machine Records and Taylor Swift’s back catalogue for $300 million. Swift wrote a scathing post on Tumblr, accusing Braun of bullying her and saying she felt betrayed by Scott Borchetta – Big Machine’s former owner. … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-impasse-between-taylor-swift-and-scooter-braun-continues/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 8, 2019By Mary Dodys

    Nineties heartthrob/renowned nice-guy Keanu Reeves is officially off the market. Reports of the star’s relationship status flooded in early Tuesday morning after he appeared on the red carpet alongside artist Alexandra Grant the night before. The couple immediately gained the public’s support and broke hearts across the globe, but despite many congratulating the pair, comments … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/is-keanu-reeves-new-girlfriend-age-appropriate-or-does-she-just-have-grey-hair/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 28, 2019By Phyllis Feng

    Editor’s Note (June 30 2020): In light of recent events surrounding Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star, I’d like to clarify that my opinions of these two have changed dramatically since the publication of this article. Their behavior does not embody the core values of Affinity Magazine, and they aren’t representative of our convictions as a platform … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/shane-dawson-and-jeffree-star-what-makes-this-duo-so-dynamic/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 12, 2019By Tatiana Brown

    A few days ago, Twitter’s admired celebrity, @emoblackthot, tweeted that they were going to reveal their identity soon in an ominous tweet. Their followers were ecstatic. People will finally found out who is behind Twitter’s most prominent self-care and self-love account. https://twitter.com/emoblackthot/status/1182016426577743879?s=21 Then on, October 11, 2019, at 10:04 AM @emoblackthot tweeted a link to … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/emoblackthot-on-twitter-has-finally-revealed-themself-to-the-world/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read