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WHERE WILL GEN-Z TURN IF THE U.S. BANS TIKTOK? EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE RECENT APP CONTROVERSY

In the face of TikTok’s monumental rise worldwide, the app has had a tumultuous week. With major bans and global superpowers now placing the megahit app under the microscope amid rising political tensions, TikTok may never operate the same again; and its majority Gen-Z audience may need to turn elsewhere for a cultural maypole. For…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: SWEDISH UP-AND-COMING SONGSTRESS BERG HOPES FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE WITH NEW RELEASE “WHERE WILL WE BE?”

Newcomer BERG wants her music to be an expression of not just her good days, but her bad ones too. The Swedish born, London-based singer wants the world to acknowledge that we are not one-dimensional beings, and that it is important to share our experiences with one another; the happy, the sad, and every emotion…

HBO MAX’S “LEGENDARY” PROVIDES THE SENSE OF QUEER INCLUSION THAT “RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE” DESPERATELY NEEDS

The historic last couple months of racial equality protests and worldwide pushes for government reform have shone an uncomfortably bright light on the prejudice within the queer community, amongst other social groups. Queer culture is too often unconsciously defined as “white gay male” culture; from gay bars in major cities to homosexual representation on television. HBO…

EXPECTATION VS. REALITY: “HAMILTON” ON DISNEY+

This article is part of a new Untitled Magazine series called “Expectation vs. Reality,” where we examine the hype surrounding popular projects before and after release, and examine whether they ultimately meet the general public’s expectations. The first part, “Expectations,” was written prior to release, while the second part below, “Reality,” was written after release.…

CANADIAN ACTOR JAKE MANLEY GOES ALL-AMERICAN FOR HIS GRITTY ROLE IN “INFAMOUS” OPPOSITE BELLA THORNE

Actor Jake Manley’s filmography has ranged from the adorable likes of A Dog’s Journey, to comedy-horror Netflix gem The Order, to all-out war epic Midway. With his new film, Infamous, out on streaming services and select drive-ins now, he can cross “heist-thriller” off his list. Though he’ll tell you himself that the film is far…

A BRIEF HISTORY OF JUNETEENTH AND WHY WE MUST RECOGNIZE IT AS A FEDERAL HOLIDAY

Across the country, Juneteenth, a national holiday immortalizing June 19, 1865, the day on which all enslaved people in Texas were freed, has seen a recent public resurgence. Following the police killings of Black citizens Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, amongst others, and subsequent worldwide protests, our country has placed a renewed emphasis on the…

LGBTQ+ VICTORY: SUPREME COURT RULES AGAINST JOB DISCRIMINATION BASED ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION & GENDER IDENTITY

For as far as we as a nation have come concerning LGBTQ+ rights, it is worth remembering that there is still much work to be done. For years members of the community fought for the right to even publicly exist amongst tormentors and violence, issues of transgender people’s rights to use the bathroom they feel most comfortable…

WHAT HAS PROTESTING ACCOMPLISHED SO FAR?

We are on the verge of a revolution. In response to the killing of George Floyd by police, amongst many other incidents of police brutality against Black people like the killings of Breonna Taylor and David McAtee, protests have been staged across the country and by extension the entire world, to fight the systemic racism…

EXPECTATION VS. REALITY: “CHROMATICA” BY LADY GAGA

This article is part of a new Untitled Magazine series called “Expectation vs. Reality,” where we examine the hype surrounding popular projects before and after release, and examine whether they ultimately meet the general public’s expectations. The first part, "Expectations," was written prior to release, while the second part below, "Reality," was written after release.  …

7 LOW-STRESS REALITY COMPETITION SHOWS TO CALM YOU DURING QUARANTINE

Shows like The Amazing Race and Top Chef are top notch competition shows that keep us on the edge of our seats. But in a time of global pandemic, heart-pounding high-stakes competition is certainly not what everyone wants. The best thing for the overstimulated brains of those fortunate enough to be able to safely isolate…

GRETA THUNBERG CONTINUES ACTIVISM AMIDST CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

It is no secret that 17 year old Greta Thunberg, is a powerful, strong young woman. She has single-handedly led a worldwide movement, including marches in over 200,000 cities regarding climate change. Now, she is adding to her list of passions by launching a new campaign called, Let’s Move Humanity for Children in the Fight…

LONDON-BASED SONGSTRESS SONIA STEIN’S POETIC NEW VIDEO “PASSERBY” HYPNOTIZES

https://www.youtube.com/embed/FyrsOD48_TI London-based R&B pop-songstress Sonia Stein has been hypnotizing global audiences with her live performances and poetic lyrics. Get ready to be entranced with her songwriting and poignant vocals in her new music video for her latest single ‘Passerby’. Her moving, emotional verses showcase Sonia’s classic background, while giving a nod to her influences including Joni…

LADY GAGA’S “ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME” RAKED IN $128 MILLION – HERE ARE THE BEST PERFORMANCES FROM THE LIVE EVENT

According to Nielsen, 20.7 million people tuned in on April 19th to one of 30 different television networks to watch “One World: Together At Home,” the concert special organized by Global Citizen to celebrate the heroes who have risen up during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of the special was not only to honor the…

BATHING BEAUTY – PHOTOGRAPHY BY HEIDI NIEMALA

Photographer: Heidi Niemala @heidiniemalaphoto Fashion Editor: Cannon @thecannonmediagroup Fashion assistant: Audra Marie @audramariestyle Makeup: Viktorija Bowers @viktorijabowers @raybrownpro using @herlabeauty and @urbandecaycosmetics Hair: Linh Nguyen @linhhair @seemanagement using @evahairofficial and #loveamika Model: June Downs @junedowns @newyorkmodels Fashion courtesy of @rewardrobenyc @albrightfashionlibrary and @pascale411 Layout by Ceili Ecker for The Untitled Magazine 

TIGER KING’S BONUS EPISODE ADDS NEXT TO NOTHING AND SUBTRACTS A FEW THINGS AS WELL

Let’s skip to the end for a second: “The Tiger King & I,” Netflix’s rush-job bonus episode of overnight mega-sensation Tiger King, is uncomfortable to watch. At face value that may sound like a glowing review, considering the docuseries’ first seven episodes churned stomachs with everything from trucks of expired Walmart meat to a Tiger-amputated…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE AND THE SHERRY PIE DEBACLE

If you are watching this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, just consider yourself a casual fan, or are even tangentially interested in the drag zeitgeist, chances are you are up to date with the situation surrounding contestant Sherry Pie. For the sake of covering the bases however, the story so far is as follows. On…

COMPANIES + BRANDS JOIN THE BATTLE TO FIGHT COVID-19: LVMH, GM, SIRIANO, AND MORE

With the global death toll reaching over 33,000 and medical, health, and safety supplies quickly diminishing, many companies worldwide have started conducting ways to combat the Coronavirus pandemic. LVMH of France has spearheaded the movement with their efforts being heavily highlighted in the media. This mecca of a company was the first to announce, over…

THE TV SHOWS THAT DEFINE THE GEN-Z EXPERIENCE

Television is often the ultimate “sign of the times.” With Millennials and now Gen-Z a significant chunk of the audience to grasp, showrunners and studios have rapidly begun to diversify not only casting choices, but also content to address topics that the current youth generations truly care about. However, many shows in recent memory have…

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