All posts tagged in youtube

  • August 14, 2020By Daryl Perry

    When someone utters the word “influencer,” usually a version of a conventionally attractive YouTuber or Instagrammer who lives in LA floats into my head. They drink coffee, live in a beautiful modern apartment or house and post sponsored videos or photos telling their followers about the best new product they need to buy and to … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/is-it-possible-to-be-a-sustainable-influencer/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 8, 2020By Daryl Perry

    Fitness has been a part of YouTube for a long time. OG’s like Blogilates, Fitness Blender, and others have posted workout and health-based content for years. But one of fitness YouTube’s newest stars is 34-year-old Chloe Ting, known for her challenging and free workout programs. I first heard about Ting a couple of months ago … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/chloe-ting-a-positive-light-in-the-youtube-fitness-community/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 30, 2020By Shermarie Hyppolite

    “Lookup in the sky it’s a bird it’s a plane” or just BLACKPINK casually topping both Korean charts and international charts while also breaking sales and streaming records! If you don’t know who BLACKPINK are, they are a K-pop 4-member girl group based in South Korea. Recently, they released their newest single, titled “How You … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/blackpink-continue-to-break-records-with-their-latest-single/" 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 19, 2020By Phyllis Feng

    New year, new me. Months ago in a previous article — “Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star: What Makes This Duo So Dynamic?”— I analyzed the nature of the relationship between these two YouTube celebrities, and, while I always strive to remain impartial, my bias was clearly evident: I painted both YouTubers in a rather favorable … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-toxic-meaning-of-iconic-and-why-im-no-longer-a-jeffree-star-fan/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 13, 2020By Daryl Perry

    Beauty influencer Nikkie de Jager, more commonly known as NikkieTutorials on YouTube, sits in front of a dreamy white backdrop. She wears a golden yellow sweatshirt and a neutral makeup look. This video is not another tutorial, but a heart-warming coming out video.  “Today I am here to share something with you that I’ve always … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/beauty-guru-nikkietutorials-comes-out-as-transgender-in-heartwarming-video/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 28, 2019By Phyllis Feng

    Editor’s Note (June 30 2020): In light of recent events surrounding Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star, I’d like to clarify that my opinions of these two have changed dramatically since the publication of this article. Their behavior does not embody the core values of Affinity Magazine, and they aren’t representative of our convictions as a platform … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/shane-dawson-and-jeffree-star-what-makes-this-duo-so-dynamic/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 25, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    I’d grown up watching Ryan McCartan on Disney Channel, starring in the sitcom Liv & Maddie as Diggy. I’d been a streamer on Spotify when he released his first EP, “The Opposite”, and a watcher of the 2014 off-broadway version of Heathers: The Musical with McCartan as JD. So when the opportunity arose to interview … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/a-conversation-with-ryan-mccartan-on-rh-goes-pop-seventh-avenue-and-scotland-pa/" 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 Ariel Zedric

    Fresh off their Coachella performance and release of their single “Keep On Calling”, Niiko x SWAE are back at it again with “Summer Love (LINDZ)”. Both members of the artistic duo grew up heavily influenced by music until discovering their passion for EDM. Not only does the band enjoy creating original music, but they are … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/niiko-x-swae-on-coachella-new-releases-and-performing-live/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 8, 2019By Ron Rocky Coloma

    18-year-old Detroit artist Sofi K released her new single “Ice Cream” on August 7. The extraordinary pop and R&B artist captured the attention of Prince and Michael Jackson’s producers due to her unique and soulful voice. Beginning to sing at nine years old, Sofi K released her first solo album at the age of 14. … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/sofi-ks-new-single-ice-cream-emboldens-women-to-be-independent/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 7, 2019By Daryl Perry

    Content/trigger warning: animal abuse 20-year-old YouTube vlogger Brooke Houts, famous for her storytimes and most recently, Doberman pet videos, is in hot water for one of her most recent uploads titled “plastic wrap prank on my doberman!” Earlier this week, Houts posted the video on the site, showcasing a prank where she wraps an entrance … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/youtuber-brooke-houts-accidentally-posts-uncut-video-showing-her-hitting-her-dog/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read