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    From his documentary series to his new makeup line, we’re seeing a new, more confident Shane.

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    Her new tracks ‘Lose You To Love Me’ and ‘Look At Her Now’ have skyrocketed up the charts, but they’ve also attracted some haters.

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    While Gucci Mane has dropped some great hits, his newest album shows that he’s getting a little too comfortable with his patented formula.

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    The new album shows the 21-year-old indie artist expanding his sound, while still bringing catchy sad boy tunes.

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    The internet has changed nearly every aspect of our lives — so why not gambling?

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    This self-introduction is disjointed, high-strung and relentlessly upbeat — just like Jenny Slate.

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    In a culture dictated by likes and shares, who knew a celebrity could be so wholesome and authentic?

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    This indie pop artist’s debut album ‘Immunity’ goes far beyond the expectations established by her viral singles.

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    Air Jordans, Olivia Kim’s ‘Black Cat’ and a new Yeezy Boost are all set to drop before the year’s end. Enter into 2020 with style.

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    Amazon Prime hopes to ride the fantasy wave with a show based on this 14-book series.

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    The newly released 2019 fall/winter collection is here to keep you both fashionable and warm.

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    You want to build up your credit, but you don’t want to enter a debt-spiral. If you’re in Canada, here are some cards to keep your eye on.

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    Social media influencers searching for the perfect photo opportunity have waged a war on apple orchards and it’s killing the business.

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    These movies add intriguing concepts and social commentary to a familiar subgenre.

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    Games like ‘NBA 2K20’ and ‘WWE 2K20’ are pursuing profit at the expense of actual, quality gameplay.

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    From the Iron Fist to the Hot One, professors can be the best and worst part of the college experience.

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    The supergroup gives traditional outlaw country a powerful, all-female twist.

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    Whether it’s autism or addiction, the long-running kids show continues to engage with pressing matters in our current social and political climate.

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    The artist addresses the HIV/AIDS crisis with his club nights, but not without some controversy from activist circles.

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    And stirs up controversy as he typically does.

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    Even witches and vampires want to pour themselves a glass every once in a while.

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    From dub to off-kilter anarcho-punk, these recordings find freedom in the macabre.

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    Jack rules as Pumpkin King, Marnie Piper lives in Halloweentown and the Sanderson witches haunt Salem. But none of these Halloween classics live up to the true history behind All Hallows’ Eve.

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    If you find yourself stressed, running from one thing to the next, you might need a new strategy. This reading habit can help bring intentionality to chaotic routines.

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    The ‘Breaking Bad’ follow-up provides a melancholy epilogue for a broken character.

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    Movies like ‘The Farewell’ and ‘Joker’ might have been released a little earlier than most films vying for Academy recognition, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t make a big splash.

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    Here are a few pleasant alternatives to begrudgingly agreeing to watch a horror movie with a blanket covering your eyes.

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    Heath Ledger versus Joaquin Phoenix. Incel bait versus empathetic portrayal of mental illness. There’s plenty to argue about.

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    The 2020 presidential election is seeing a new challenger.

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    The CW is taking a cue from the MCU in their biggest event so far — an ambitious crossover featuring the Flash, Green Arrow, Supergirl and more.

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    Getting one was the craze in the summer of 2017, but I didn’t decide to get one until this past summer; I don’t regret the purchase.

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    We’re not ready for the new trend that is Halloween music.

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    Just because they’re good at winning money at the table doesn’t mean that they haven’t done their homework.

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    The popular reality series sheds light on the toxic issues that come along with reality TV.

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    The clown prince of crime’s cinematic success could pave the way for similar movies.