All posts tagged in Op-ed

  • 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

  • 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

  • January 8, 2020By Mary Dodys

    The first meme of 2020 was World War 3. Why is it that when news breaks, our immediate reaction is to scroll past the headlines and facts, all the way down to the reaction videos and sadistic jokes? We want a good laugh to lighten up the situation, to make it easier on us—it’s just … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-correlation-between-world-war-3-and-twitter-how-memes-are-killing-empathy/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read