All posts tagged in diversity

  • September 25, 2020By Lily Waywell

    As if there wasn’t enough Sherlock Holmes related content, Harry Bradbeer and Jack Thorne have now adapted Nancy Springer’s novel Enola Holmes. The story follows the life of Sherlock Holmes’ youngest sibling, Enola and her life after the disapperance of her mother. Now I must begin by saying, I have very mixed feelings regarding this … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/murders-mysteries-and-sherlock-holmes-little-sister-a-review-of-netflixs-enola-holmes/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 5, 2020By Lily Waywell

    This article contains spoilers from season two of “The Umbrella Academy”   Everything is the same, except for new timelines, new enemies, new problems and a new apocalypse… Our beloved yet dysfunctional family are back once again to save the world! Season One of The Umbrella Academy ended with the Hargreeves siblings just escaping the … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/new-apocalypse-new-problems-but-the-same-dysfunctional-family-a-review-of-the-umbrella-academy-season-two/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 28, 2020By Aly Balakareva

    A Star Is Bored may bring associations with the drama film, A Star Is Born. However, it is far from the romantic musical, which leaves one crying by the end. Written by screenwriter Byron Lane, it takes us through the life of a budding celebrity assistant, who embarks himself on this tough, but exciting, adventure. Here … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/a-star-is-bored-review-a-thrilling-adventure-through-the-world-of-celebrity-assistants/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 18, 2020By Derek Deng

    The Help is, at surface level, a heartwarming tale of racial reconciliation. Viewers rejoice in how the 2011 film fuses more serious conversations about segregation and civil rights with hints of sassy humor and Southern romance.  In our current socio-political climate— as thousands protest against police brutality and, in a broader context, systemic racism — … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-help-isnt-helping-solve-racism/" 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

  • May 10, 2020By Ron Rocky Coloma

    Treasure, a music producer from Hertfosdhire County, United Kingdom, has experienced massive success with his releases—being featured on Spotify official playlists, COLORS and Apple Music. In addition, he received support from Live Nation’s Ones To Watch and Earmilk.  Recently, Treasure released his nine-track EP from entitled Suffocation & Air—accentuating on self-acceptance and love in diverse forms. “I … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/treasures-ep-suffocation-air-focuses-on-self-acceptance-and-diverse-love/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • My Thoughts As a member of an underrepresented Indian ethnicity (a South Indian to be exact), I had low expectations for Netflix’s Never Have I Ever when it was first released. Trust me, I initially had bad assumptions about the show.  I grew up watching American TV shows, and I always felt that the equation … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/sass-and-the-indian-girl-a-review-of-netflixs-never-have-i-ever/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 12, 2020By Aly Balakareva

    In a colorful arrangement of symmetrical shots and excitable narration, Wes Anderson unveils his new film — The French Dispatch. As the king of everything whimsical, Anderson embraces his aesthetic style even more in the new trailer. Set to be released this July, there is enough time for us to relish in the trailer’s tiny … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-french-dispatch-trailer-review-wes-anderson-could-not-be-more-wes-anderson/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 10, 2020By Derek Deng

    Last night, Bong Joon-ho rewrote Hollywood history. His 2019 thriller Parasite became the first non-English film to win the Best Picture award at the Oscars, marking a momentous cultural shift in a climate that’s still struggling to promote diversity. Prior to the award ceremony, viewers were angered at the lack of women in nominations for … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/bong-joon-hos-parasite-win-restored-my-faith-in-the-oscars/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 20, 2020By Lily Waywell

    Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers from Season 2 of “Sex Education“. A quirky, awkwardly funny show that spreads empowering and awe-inspiring messages to the screen. Our beloved teenage sex therapist is back, with a second season of pure awkward. Despite this, the season has successfully dealt with many strong topics that to this day … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-return-of-our-favourite-teen-sex-therapist-a-review-of-sex-education-season-two/" 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

  • January 2, 2020By Shermarie Hyppolite

    The natural hair movement has its beginnings in the 60s and 70s when segregation was still an issue. African American women like Angela Davis wore their natural hair in the form of afros as a way of going against the eurocentric beauty standards forced on black people in order to assimilate into society. The natural hair … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-the-internet-ruined-the-natural-hair-movement/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read