Veronica Kuffel, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The pop sensation-turned-activist embraces the queer community with her new single in support of Pride Month.
Maddy Ipema, Columbia College Chicago
This reboot triumphs with a queer, dynamic powerhouse of a family living in the heart of San Francisco.
Eleanore Belanger, Arizona State University
Depends on who’s asking.
These seven tips will ensure that you’re enjoying the experience instead of passed out in the medical tent.
Katelyn Melder, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Two years after Styles teased new music, the follow-up to his successful 2017 debut album has been shrouded in mystery.
Hannah Jumer, Converse College
Elana K. Arnold’s latest young adult novel subverts the typical damsel-in-distress storyline to say something bigger.
Tom Pinto, Ringling College of Art and Design
Straight out of the forests of Norway, Aurora puts a violent twist on environmentalism and what it means to be a woman on her latest release.
Kristin Auld, St John’s University
Stay sexy and read this book.
Christopher Duggan, Boise State University
Time to meet Chuck Person, Blank Banshee, Saint Pepsi and George Clanton.
Stina Chang, University of Southern California
Just admit it. Cheesy romances hit the spot.
Madison Feser, Seton Hall University
Jam out or binge-watch? With these soundtracks, you can do both.
Cameron Rapata, Columbia College Chicago
Find a comfortable spot, because you won’t be able to put these books down.
Carlie Moses, Union University
What’s better than ruling in hell or serving in heaven? This chemistry.
Zailin Peña, Southern Adventist University
The patriarchy is trembling.
‘Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass’ promises a chapbook composed of her signature lyricism. Is that a good thing?
Born from Stan Twitter and the ashes of early Britney rises Slayyyter, in all her glittery glory.
Caleb Clark, Hillsdale College
‘Happiness Begins’ suffers from high expectations and an apathetic output.
Kathryn Milschewski, Carthage College
Reading has never been easier.
Nicole Peterson, Geneva College
The song is a perfect introduction to the band’s mobile game and its focus on following your dreams.
HBO’s remake of the Philip Pullman trilogy will embrace the controversy at the series’s heart, rather than sidestep it.
Matilda Schulman, University of California, Berkeley
The fantasy writer’s intricate world-building, filled with faeries and lore, has been enchanting readers for almost two decades.
The Jonas Brothers are back with a new outlook on life and a new album that is sure to define the summer of 2019.
Claudia Ng, University of Texas at Austin
Dust off your House robes, Potterheads: There are four new Harry Potter eBooks slated for release this summer.
Marie Christensen, George Fox University
The album that caters to, literally, every personality type.
Everything you need to know before diving both pieces of work.
‘Lucid’ is a safe space for inclusivity, representation and inner strength.
Kaitlin Romriell, Southern New Hampshire University
A Great Big World is not afraid to break barriers and challenge people to change.
Adulting 101 for your summer reading list.
Madalyn Watson, Baylor University
The musical ‘Rocketman’ is like no other biopic, mixing in a little magic to tell the story of Elton John’s rise to stardom.
As the band’s members have grown, their sound has changed. Some fans aren’t happy about that.
And why shouldn’t he?
Kelsey Rogers, Susquehanna University
This music student knows passion when he sees it.
Amber Amortegui, Palm Beach Atlantic University
Did your favorite make the cut?
Keely Cohen-Breen, SUNY Plattsburgh College
His last album marked a stark break from its predecessors. So does ‘IGOR.’
In her lyrics and life, Rogers exudes a confident self-assurance.
Each of these programs has a standalone format, which means no bingeing required.
Remember reading for fun?
Once ambiguously closeted, Lacy is now definitively out and making music that feels alive with bravado.
Bekah Black, Spring Arbor University
They’re not as scary as your English classes make them sound.
Layan Sasa, University of Texas at San Antonio
Leav’s famous creativity is readily apparent, though slightly different, in her fiction debut.
Dorielys Cruz, University of Texas at San Antonio
The graphic novel is as creative as it is captivating.
The book was revered for its accurate portrayal of mental illness. Will the film be too?
Mela Lozano, University of Texas at San Antonio
The band is so psychedelic that just listening to them will get you buzzed.
Sarah Mease, Columbia College Chicago
The ‘Nailed It!’ star and her ‘dick-list’ are the perfect podcast to contextualize your romantic woes.
Indigo Holmes, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Welcome to the world, Lavender May Avery.
Eric Alexander, University of Colorado Denver
The most talented musician you’ve probably never heard of is keeping the genre alive and well.
Logan Floyd, Mercyhurst University
Olaf Stapledon’s sci-fi tale of a roving spaceman’s chronicle captures the heart of humanity’s existential fear.
Simona Barca, American University
You should see her in a crown.
The hit summer track is beginning to tread hallowed music-history ground.
The latest album from the pop darling is for herself, her lovers and the sounds of her past.
Clarence Dodge, Sarah Lawrence College
The show might be finished, but its fans aren’t.
Because there’s more to growing up than ‘The Catcher in the Rye.’
The musician’s ‘It takes a village’ approach to his 11th album hasn’t sit well with … anyone.
The project is her strongest yet and rings with spiritual confidence.
If you plan on teaching, you should plan on reading these first.
The artist’s latest release, ‘Our Place,’ has all the hallmarks of a viral hit.
Camilla Forte, Columbia College Chicago
The search for the song of the summer has officially begun.
Britni Hones, Lindenwood University, Belleville
Bailey’s primary concern is, and always will be, her YouTube family.
Back with another bestseller, Manson sheds light on the sheer atrocities of … well, being a human.
Brandon Sasserson, University of New Hampshire
On his new project, Tyler leans into some experimental production.
Which, as it turns out, faces most of the same boring problems as hetero love.
The mastermind behind a number of canonical musicals has found his work resonating with a new generation.
Paige Brauser, Connecticut College
Feel free to update your TBR list accordingly.
Meagan Bess, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
‘The Chi’ star’s newest album explores love, lust and loss.
Eilish’s music might not be for everyone, but it’s also not required listening.
Ben Garcia, Hope International University
The Boy Who Lived has something to say on those that don’t.
Some of your favorite novels are finally coming to the silver screen.
E.L. Meszaros, Brown University
Her retro sound and clever lyrics will hook you before her new album drops.
Jocelyn Campos, University of Texas at San Antonio
Like her previous YA novel, ‘The Poet X,’ Acevedo’s new novel is all about Latinx literary representation.
Inspired by the birth of his son, Ezra Koenig et al. explore the rhythms of life.
Check out these triple double no assists.
Tehlor Kay Mejia’s new novel flares with action and LGBTQ+ representation.
At just 21-years-old, Bird seems poised for a vertiginous career.
As a Vietnamese immigrant and member of the LGBTQ+ community, Vuong is a unique, empathy-inspiring voice in the poetry world.
You probably love his music, even if you don’t recognize his name.
Your favorite 2004 film with a Shakespearean twist.
While Q has yet to release his magnum opus, he’s showing every sign of reaching all-time status.
‘Everything is F*cked’ drops next week, which gives you just enough time.
The young musician is hoping to bring the Windy City to the pop soundscape.
Hannah Cullen, St. Cloud State University
Funny jokes aside, the song’s message is no laughing matter.
The horror industry is ripe for fairy tales that don’t have happy endings.
Who knew even Emma Chamberlain tried her hand at podcasting?
The 55-minute island getaway doesn’t disappoint.
Although controversial, influencers can spark positive change.
Broke, bored and can’t travel? Check out the summer romance section at your local library.
Through thick and thin, the band has focused on what’s most important… creating content that sends a powerful message to the world.
Colin Boyd, Ithaca College
Crumb’s melding of psychadelic rock and groovy rhythms has produced an original, refreshing sound.
Grosso’s life lessons will definitely be useful to you, whether you’ve struggled with addiction or not.
The show is able to incorporate fantastic creatures and magic without sacrificing its sense of realism.
Cristina Hernandez, UC San Diego
Her work was largely dismissed during her life, but scholars are finding it prescient today.
Nobody deserves to watch this.
Using transparency and self-deprecating humor, hosts Lawrence Schlossman and James Harris are democratizing style.
She’s back and better than ever.
Inspire by the creepiness of Eilish’s latest album, choreographers countrywide had a field day.
Yes, there are YouTube channels made specifically for book fiends.
Grace John, Rutgers University
K-pop is great, but some variety certainly wouldn’t hurt.
The four-person ensemble has already hit six-digit plays with their single, ‘Existential Crisis.’
What proponents have hailed as the genre’s savior is likely doing more harm than good.
Michael Wu, Case Western Reserve University
And nobody can tell him anything.
Maya Butler, Baylor University
It might be her story, but it resonates with millions.
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