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  • July 19, 2022By Mary Dodys

    What constitutes a perfect Southern summer day? Depending on where you’re from, your answers may vary, but when it comes to the Southeast, especially along the coast, there are some specific defining qualities. Being Southern myself, I’d say it’s something along the lines of the overbearing ringing of cicadas, boating all day until you’re sunburnt, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/where-the-crawdads-sing-is-the-southern-blockbuster-of-the-summer/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 29, 2022By Mary Dodys

    One might not think to feature Doja Cat and Britney Spears’ “Toxic” in a biopic centered on the King of Rock ‘n Roll, but somehow, Baz Luhrmann made it work. Trap remixes, Austin Butler with a drawling country accent, animated sequences, crotch zoom-ins—Elvis has it all. The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge! director has added … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/austin-butler-puts-on-the-performance-of-his-life-in-baz-luhrmanns-elvis/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 25, 2022By Mary Dodys

    This morning, June 24th, I woke up to an Apple News app notification on my phone that read “Breaking: Roe v. Wade overturned 5-4.” All day, I’ve been reminded of this landmark overturn of a landmark court case via Instagram stories and overhearing opinionated conversations in public while running errands. I find myself in a … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/roe-v-wade-opinion-you-are-not-pro-life-you-are-pro-birth-its-different/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 20, 2022By Mary Dodys

    Pop culture’s most anticipated bundle of joy has arrived. On May 13, Rihanna gave birth to a healthy baby boy with boyfriend and rapper A$AP Rocky in Los Angeles, California. The singer was spotted just days before, on May 8, in one of her numerous, bold maternity looks. The soon-to-be mom was decked head-to-toe in … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/a-pop-culture-icon-is-born-rihanna-boyfriend-aap-rocky-welcome-a-baby-boy/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 30, 2021By Lily Waywell

    We’re back at Moordale High with yet another long awaited season! To refresh our brains, below is a season 2 recap:   Some Questionable Relationships? Now, Sex Education does not shy away from its themes.  Straight into the first episode we see how sexually active each character is. This awkward series of shots collectively catches … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-fate-of-moordale-high-post-sex-musical-a-review-of-sex-education-season-3/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 1, 2021By Federico Bongiorno

    In the music industry, nobody’s doing it like LOONA — and that statement is not a hyperbole, but a plain reality. The group, albeit not yet as popular in their home country as some of their counterparts, has excelled at showcasing uniqueness in every single artistic angle: a mix of ethereal and elevating sounds with … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/loona-continues-to-take-over-the-world-in-electrifying-mini-album-a-track-by-track-review/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 17, 2021By Mary Dodys

    It was 2013 when Lorde’s “Royals” was first released and became a radio hit. A majority of its listeners were preteens and teenagers transitioning into early adolescence, which is characterized by rebellion and deep, ever-changing emotions. Whatever it was about the song and its grimy, romanticized lyrics, it hit home to many teenagers discovering who … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/lorde-guide-us-how-the-new-zealand-pop-star-guided-fans-through-adolescence/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 4, 2021By Mary Dodys

    Sienna Mae Gomez’s rise to fame emulated most modern-day social media stars’ stories of viral success. She had a quirky attribute that hit home for many and seemingly spread body positivity, making her seem relatable and vulnerable to the masses. She gained her fame from proudly displaying her stomach rolls, often unbuttoning her pants and … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/sienna-mae-gomezs-sexual-assault-allegations-highlight-the-struggles-of-male-victims-everywhere/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 29, 2021By Mary Dodys

    After one listen of Olivia Rodrigo’s debut single, “Driver’s License,” I was left wondering who hurt this poor teenage girl. Not being too fond of Disney stars or High School Musical, I was pretty out of the loop when it came to Rodrigo’s music. Prior to its release, though, the song had already gained attraction … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/olivia-rodrigo-has-opened-the-door-for-utter-insanity-and-raw-emotion-with-sour/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 12, 2021By Mary Dodys

    Almost a year after their shocking departure from England, Prince Harry and Megan Markle broke the silence on their not-so-royal treatment at the hands of the monarchy. In a two-hour interview with famed journalist and entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey, the formerly royal couple held an expository conversation recapping their past years of hardship since marriage. From … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/meghan-markle-and-prince-harry-reveal-struggles-with-white-supremacy-suicidal-thoughts-and-british-press-in-oprah-interview/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 26, 2021By Mary Dodys

    Do you really hate old people? So does Marla Grayson. Netflix’s I Care A Lot follows the story of an empowered, young federal caregiver who doesn’t exactly live up to her job description. Rather, she manipulates the legal system and medical records in her favor to gain custody and possession over the elderly and all their belongings, accumulating … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/rosamund-pike-thrills-in-netflixs-wonderfully-twisted-i-care-a-lot/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 16, 2021By Lily Waywell

    Warning: This article contains spoilers of The Mandalorian season 2, episode 8 Will Mando defeat Moff Gideon? Will Grogu be saved? And Will Bo-Katan earn back the Dark Saber? The previous episode left us with so many burning questions that we were all excited to be answered. As sad as it is to say, this … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/deadly-robots-surprising-reunions-and-a-bittersweet-ending-a-review-of-the-mandalorian-season-two-finale/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read