All posts tagged in politics

  • August 23, 2019By Kaycee Wilson

    After the band’s previous album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, it is no surprise that The 1975 enjoys making music that speaks on politics, social media and the state of our world today. Their hit song “Love It If We Made It,” released in 2018, was deemed one of the best songs of the … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-1975s-people-orders-that-the-youth-of-our-society-be-left-alone/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 16, 2019By Daryl Perry

    Genre-bending pop star Billie Eilish posted an Instagram story on August 15th, but it was different than most. Eilish wasn’t showing off an avant-garde outfit or promoting a new single, but officially speaking out on a controversial political issue — gun control and school shootings. https://twitter.com/starylize/status/1162077074183675904?s=20 The camera is close to Eilish’s face, her current … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/billie-eilish-makes-her-first-political-statement-on-gun-control/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 19, 2019By Ron Rocky Coloma

    A prominent collegiate wrestler at Columbia University, Dylan Geick gained popularity when he opened up about his sexuality to his friends in Stevenson High School. Featured in Outsports and in The New York Times, the internet personality’s decision to be sincere about his identity spread like wildfire—garnering him 728,000 followers on Instagram. Aside from being … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/interview-dylan-geick-the-collegiate-wrestler-phenomenon-you-need-to-hear/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 20, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    In 2012, Josh Benus faced a series of health challenges that left him fighting for his life. After a difficult recovery, the indie rock artist promised himself he would pursue music wholeheartedly. Since then, Benus has rebranded himself as ‘Glass Dove’ and even spent a week in the Smoky Mountains with producer Owen Biddle writing … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/singer-songwriter-glass-dove-talks-inspiration-behind-single-terrible-secrets-and-promise-to-pursue-music/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 20, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Trapdoor Social isn’t only a band, it’s an environmental activist musical collective and their music is heavily grounded in a push for environmental regulation and sustainability. Their most recent song, “The Move”, is quite literally a call to action, encouraging its listeners to live sustainably and protest the lack of existing environmental policy. Not only … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/skylar-funk-on-trapdoor-socials-new-music-video-for-the-move-and-environmental-activism/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 23, 2018By Lauren Cho

    When scrolling through the political dramas on Netflix, I discovered that I had very few choices. I thought there would be more shows: with such a tumultuous climate, I was sure that there would be more screenwriters and studios inspired to churn out series that either analyze American politics or completely reimagine Washington DC’s increasingly … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/im-watching-a-political-drama-from-the-90s-and-its-changing-me/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 20, 2018By Kaycee Wilson

    The 1975 released the catchy single “Love It If We Made It,” toward the end of the summer and it quickly became a hit among fans. Though the song itself includes a tuneful riff that grabs the attention of listeners instantaneously, the lyrics are another story entirely. In the song, lead singer Matty Healy focuses … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-1975s-love-it-if-we-made-it-declares-the-scary-truth-of-our-world-today/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 19, 2018By Ron Rocky Coloma

    It was a shock for many when Taylor Swift finally opened up on her standpoint revolving around American politics last week. Being a popular artist, she was able to ignite the voting fire of more than 160,000 people in only two days. Last Sunday, she showed her support for two Democratic candidates on Instagram. With … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/increasing-political-efficacy-taylor-swift-is-encouraging-the-youth-to-vote/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 19, 2018By Rayan Ramadan

    Video games. The word itself brings about a myriad of reactions from differing people. Some believe video games are detrimental to their health and well-being and view it as a useless yet harmful medium, while others believe it to be a unique and meaningful source of entertainment that provides us with such thought-provoking tests of … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-video-games-cause-violence-argument-is-irrelevant-heres-why/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 19, 2018By Rayan Ramadan

    A YouTube channel by the name Jubilee is breaking the boundaries on political and divisive conversations with their series “Middle Ground.” Middle Ground consists of topical conversations wherein people are usually extremely divided (such as political stance or gun control); but rather than receiving easy views by causing the conversations to go awry and become … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/youtube-channel-jubilees-middle-ground-should-be-your-new-favorite-youtube-series/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 2, 2018By Gen Dietzel

    I have been a fan of U2 since I was 10, though their music has been a staple in my household since I was born. Bono’s strong, yet vulnerable way of singing, along with The Edge’s signature style of playing guitar, makes U2 one of the most powerful bands I have ever had the pleasure … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-u2-is-everything-i-have-ever-needed/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 17, 2017By Nikky Garaga

    In the light of the #MeToo campaign and allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner and many other Hollywood figures, word has leaked that many actresses plan to wear black to the 2018 Golden Globes to protest sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. Following the release of the news, many are praising the solidarity that … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/actresses-planning-to-wear-black-to-the-golden-globes-isnt-revolutionary/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read