All posts tagged in representation

  • 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

  • January 21, 2020By Ariel Zedric

    Editor’s Note: This interview was edited for clarity and length. Best known for their hits, “All I Want” and “High Hopes,” the Irish indie rock band Kodaline has released its first single of 2020. After finishing up their UK tour, the band dropped “Wherever You Are,” which takes inspiration from being on tour and away from … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/kodalines-drummer-vincent-may-jr-talks-first-single-of-2020-and-upcoming-album/" 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

  • December 19, 2019By Ron Rocky Coloma

    London’s alt-pop artist Elizsabeth released her single “I Choose Myself”—the new anthem of self-empowerment and love. The US-born and UK-bred music artist had always felt that she could be her true self on stage and when would create music. When Elizsabeth first heard Einaudi’s tunes being played in the practice rooms at her senior school, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/elizsabeths-single-i-choose-myself-magnifies-self-empowerment/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 13, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    The Fare was not what I was expecting. The black and white opening scene caused a wave of nostalgia to rush over me. Gino Anthony Pesi plays Harris, the main character and a facetious taxi driver, who seems to be plucked fresh out of an early episode of The Twilight Zone. With his snarky remarks … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/dread-central-presents-the-fare-a-modern-retelling-of-a-classic-tale/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 12, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Harpoon opens with an omniscient and sarcastic narrator setting the scene and explaining the dynamic of our three main characters, Jonah (Munro Chambers), Richard (Christopher Gray), and Sasha (Emily Tyra). Jonah and Richard are best friends but come from two very different backgrounds. Jonah’s painfully average and dealing with the recent death of his parents, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/new-dark-comedy-harpoon-tells-story-of-friendship-gone-wrong/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 30, 2019By Ron Rocky Coloma

    Juice recently released their new EP, you are simply magnificent. A group of seven guys who think that genre is a restrictive social construct in 2019, Rami and Christian shared their experiences on how music became a massive part of their lives. The band’s hard work and success are depicted on their previous project Workin’ … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/juices-ep-you-are-simply-magnificent-finds-acceptance-and-conquers-inner-conflicts/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 20, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Editor’s Note: Responses have been revised for length and clarity. Kimberly Douglas, better known to her fans as “Kihmberlie,” is a 23-year-old from Southern California who has amassed nearly 90k followers on Instagram and over 50k on Twitter. Known as the girl both in front of and behind the camera, Kimberly blows away her audience … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/an-interview-with-khimberlie-the-girl-behind-and-in-front-of-the-camera/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 14, 2019By Ron Rocky Coloma

    A respected LA producer and DJ, Justin Caruso’s single Good Parts featuring Mædi perfectly depicts the story of a couple who separated from a toxic relationship with one holding onto the good memories of the past. Finely produced by Caruso with the angelic vocals of Mædi, the raw lyrics and captivating rhythms can be heard … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/producer-justin-carusos-good-parts-looks-at-the-bright-side-of-past-relationship/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 9, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Twins Kirill and Filipp Revega have sacrificed a lot for their dream. Hailing from Russia, the brothers came to LA two years ago without a concrete plan or even friends to depend on. Determined to pursue their love of music and entertainment, they continued to persevere and now are working as YouTubers, actors and musicians.  … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/twins-kirill-and-filipp-revega-talk-moving-youtube-and-hollywood/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 15, 2019By Ron Rocky Coloma

    Satica Nhem, a first-generation Cambodian-American artist, songwriter and poet, released her latest single “Son of a Gun” and her 5-track sophomore EP  dear april, ily on August 9th. Called Sati for short, she mostly writes R&B-influenced pop tunes and attempts to incorporate more alternative influences for her artist project. According to her, if there’s anything that … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/saticas-sophomore-ep-dear-april-ily-depicts-her-vulnerability-and-growth/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 11, 2019By Aly Balakareva

    Independently-created Kissing Walls is a web series, which centres around two queer characters of colour.  Created by Chicago-based filmmaker Zak Payne, it is a show that features an intimate and unique perspective on romance, friendship and life from the eyes of Cameron (Zak Payne) and James (Nathaniel Tenenbaum). Following the release of Season Two on OTV, Payne … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/creators-of-web-series-kissing-walls-talk-about-the-creative-process-meaning-of-the-show-and-personal-experiences/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read