• August 17, 2017By Carina Ortiz

      Before you judge, just hear me out. Those of you that are part of the ASMR community have probably started noticing that ASMRTheChew aka “Pickle Lady” has pretty much gone viral on Twitter. Seeing this made me want to write this article even more. I already had the article in mind but I was too afraid … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-asmr-has-helped-my-insomnia/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 14, 2017By Mariah Thomas

    Last week consumer mega-company Procter and Gamble launched an online ad of black parents across decades discussing racism to their children. The two-minute ad, known as “The Talk,” is part of the company’s My Black Is Beautiful campaign that promotes black women and self- empowerment. As a black American, it’s practically the “norm” to get the … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/pgs-beautiful-the-talk-ad-ignites-backlash-from-white-conservatives/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 22, 2017By Yahaira Garcia

    Pranks are supposed to be funny, right? Certainly there is a point where a prank can be too much and go too far and it is no longer funny but just traumatizing and sad. As my sister and I were on the couch each doing our own things on our phone, I heard the YouTube … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/have-pranks-gone-too-far/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 13, 2017By Tharushi Hetti

    Countries and regions all over the world have their own famous figures and celebrities that are followed around by the media. In North America, especially, the lives of celebrities are a favorite topic among most people, but especially young people. Although almost everyone loves talking about the latest scandal or dating rumors, there is a … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/idolizing-celebrities-can-be-toxic-for-both-parties/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 9, 2017By Nahbuma Gana

    It’s 2017 and people still aren’t giving black people credit where credit is due. America loves to feed on black culture but doesn’t love to give black people their credit. Buzzfeed, a multimillion-dollar Internet media company known for their trendy and relevant content, is no exception. Everytime there’s a new trend, meme or joke from … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/dear-buzzfeed-stop-stealing-all-your-content-from-black-twitter/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 8, 2017By Grace M

    In case you haven’t heard, popular YouTube feminist Laci Green has taken the red pill. “Taking the red pill” refers to the choice faced by Neo in The Matrix, where the red pill represents freedom and knowledge and the blue pill represents blissful ignorance. Laci has finally woken up to the “toxicity of feminism and SJW … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/laci-green-the-red-pill-and-anti-feminist-discussion/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 3, 2017By Gabrielle Drolet

    I’ve been listening to the soundtrack of Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver for the past few days. It’s the kind of soundtrack that makes you want to dance or go on a long road trip, with songs you’d expect to find in a jukebox. It is both energetic and comforting, fuelling scenes with upbeat tempos while … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-movies-like-baby-driver-are-bringing-back-jukebox-classics/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 1, 2017By Kelly Chen

             In a previous chat with local artist and musician Brooklyn White, we talked about Brooklyn’s achievements as a visual artist. White is New York based artist who has been a part of Dazed’s list of the Next Generation of Female Artists, featured work in Rookie Mag, and published in Teen Vogue … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/screwberry-sunshine-with-brooklyn-white-and-don-d/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 30, 2017By Tatyana Williams

    Despite Netflix recent habit of canceling good and diverse shows (The Get Down, Sense 8, etc.), they actually did something productive and renewed Dear White People for a second season. The announcement was originally made today by creator Justin Simien at the Essence Festival. Like the film the show is based on, the show follows a … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/dear-white-people-renewed-for-season-two/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 29, 2017By Bristol Morgan

    (Source: Mama Cax’s Tumblr) With the first day of summer here, it’s time to start enjoying the weather, and hitting the beach or the pool. With advertising focusing on targeting people’s insecurities about their body, and trying to shame people that aren’t “beach body ready” it’s a great time to fill your Instagram feed with … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/5-body-posi-instagram-celebrities-to-follow-for-inspiration/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 27, 2017By Allison Kirste

    Photo courtesy of Arroyo Seco Weekend In addition to being a great scene for live music, Arroyo Seco Weekend also showed their support for the community of Pasadena in more ways than one. Residents neighboring the Rose Bowl and Brookside Golf Course reported that the festival “wasn’t the nightmare festival neighbors feared”, and that traffic … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/arroyo-seco-weekend-proves-dedication-to-supporting-local-businesses-and-youth/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 26, 2017By Raine C.

    This weekend, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Teen Wolf convention Howler Con is holding their fourth and final event. Regrettably, I was unable to go. However, I’ve been following them for a few years now, and have admired the effort they’ve put into each event. While they initially intended to have only one event in 2014, their first … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/heres-why-we-should-appreciate-fan-run-conventions/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read