Matilda Schulman, University of California, Berkeley
Everyone has a story, even Brothers Grimm villains.
Gabrielle Sheehan, Montclair State University
The award show’s cryptic methodology has led to widespread criticism in recent years.
Jocelyn Campos, University of Texas at San Antonio
It’s no ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ that’s for sure.
Kelsey Rogers, Susquehanna University
Hilarious, female-run and sex positive, Ellie Schnitt’s pod baby has it all.
Layan Sasa, University of Texas at San Antonio
The real is back, the ville is back.
Bekah Black, Spring Arbor University
The recently discovered short story acts as a pseudo-sequel to ‘The Bell Jar.’
An ancient theme and a modern style meet in Amanda Lovelace’s newest collection.
Hannah Cullen, St. Cloud State University
The New York City roommates spill raunchy and relatable advice every Wednesday.
Camilla Forte, Columbia College Chicago
Too busy to keep up with current events? Think again.
Casey Breneman, University of Virginia
In it, author M. L. Rio challenges one of Shakespeare’s most famous dictums: ‘A man can die but once.’
Brandon Sasserson, University of New Hampshire
Aside from a few scattered positives, the 13-track project feels like a throwaway.
Maya Butler, Baylor University
Told through the stories of three unknown African Americans, the book explores the all-too-human desire for freedom.
Grace Larson, Ripon College
Who knew a singing, rapping, twerking flautist would be the key to inspiring body positivity?
Ben Garcia, Hope International University
The Grishaverse awaits.
Dorielys Cruz, University of Texas at San Antonio
Nearly half a million Puerto Ricans have emigrated in the last decade, and the stories offer a glimpse into their lives.
Her upcoming album is taking a dark, macabre turn.
It’s a modern album from a modern man.
E.L. Meszaros, Brown University
The author won’t mind, and neither will your REM cycle.
In her hands, fantasy reads like poetry.
Colin Boyd, Ithaca College
Turn on, tune in, stay in school.
Jenna Benchetrit, McGill University
The Austin-born, LA-based duo chats new cities, career analogies and potion recipes.
Sabrina Bogdan, Messiah College
Lovato’s milestone underscores the importance of perseverance, not perfection.
Meagan Bess, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The 23-year-old mother of two has spun every opportunity into a break, and now she’s on the verge of mainstream success.
Social media, love, vulnerability: the new release explores all the complexities of modern teendom.
Scott Williamson, Florida Atlantic University
What is it about King’s work that, despite several massive commercial flops, keeps directors coming back for more?
Shannon Robinson, University of Colorado Denver
Just block them and they’re gone … kind of.
To stay ahead of the competition, the MCU needs to keep experimenting.
Two actors, one spectacular opera.
Finally, characters like Circe and Medusa get to tell their side of the story.
The poet’s passing marks the end of one of the world’s most transcendental, plainspoken wordsmiths.
The hip-hop community is nonplussed, to say the least, with Grande’s latest sampling choices.
The group’s new album, ‘Father of the Bride,’ is set to release later this year.
It’s time to get excited about everyday objects.
Anushna Patel, University of California, Santa Barbara
I saw the best minds of my generation reciting poetry on a YouTube channel.
Sara Perkins, University of Indianapolis
The podcasting family is slated to write for the upcoming ‘War of the Realms’ spinoff.
The long-awaited novel from the New York Times’ best-selling author comes out Feb. 5.
Allison Kestler, Augustana College
Finally, an adaptation that Rick Riordan fans can be proud of.
Yoni Yardeni, Pierce College
Did someone say six-peat?
Sierra Zareck, Haverford College
Sasha Sloan, Allie McDonald, Willow Smith and Billie Marten will all be household names soon.
Zachary Truesdale, University of Texas at San Antonio
These / right here / are his / receipts.
Candace Baker, University of Texas at Austin
Yes, much of our lives are driven by FOMO, but isn’t that better than materialism?
Lexi Anderson, Pratt Institute
So much for Mr. Brightside.
Michelle Dreyer, Southern New Hampshire University
God bless you, public domain.
Gracie Riley, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Books, just like recycling bins and hybrid cars, are a vital part of the green revolution.
The Swiss philosopher didn’t actually write about social media, but he might as well have.
Katie Farrell, Queens University of Charlotte
Her Cinderella-esque story is the stuff of fairy tales, but her music is even better.
Sarah Brown, University of Florida
The pressure is real.
Her methods are (yet another) unattainable standard for millennials to meet.
How a soulful Austin pop band makes transcendence feel like dancing.
The ‘America’s Got Talent’ alumni are primed for the spotlight.
Kelly’s past seems to have finally caught up to him.
The timing isn’t the only thing off.
The best bookshelves have to offer.
The film version of David Levithan’s book is a pared-down, emotionally stunted misfire.
The podcast explores celebrities’ teenage years and proves that adolescence was awkward for everyone.
Marianne Quijano, Texas A&M University
The rapidly popularizing genre is plagued by the same sexism that permeates American music.
On his new album, the 26-year-old finally leaves the gimmicks behind.
Reading slumps happen, but these podcasts can help.
The characters might be juvenile, but the themes aren’t.
Nicole Andrasko, University of Pittsburgh
The YouTube-famous duo have returned with another pop-culture-bashing album.
The photo does so much more than normalize breast-feeding.
Rife with magic, nuance and creativity, fantasy gets to completely reimagine what’s possible.
Yes, it’s possible.
Three essay-writing tips from your friendly college writing tutor.
The album has head-banging potential, but the 22-year-old’s work still needs some polishing.
It’s going to be a banner year for graphic novels.
Sarah Mease, Columbia College Chicago
What a time to be a hip-hop fan.
The MC’s sophomore project, ‘NOIR,’ is brimming with promise.
I’m convinced the writers use my life for source material.
And it sounds marvelous.
Neil Postman’s 1985 work so presciently captured the dangers of the post-truth era that it still feels eerily modern.
Donna Tartt’s cult novel shows how life-changing college can be, for better or for worse.
It’s about time the man who embodies jazz makes his own mark on the genre.
You’ll find that the lovely singer only gets sweet[en]er.
Becca Blyn, Harvey Mudd College
Hardcore female characters, an amazingly well-built fantasy world and a beautiful writing style — need I say more?
Lily Harrington, University of Georgia
Gun violence, racism, mass consumption and more have the country headed toward catastrophe, according to Rocky.
Beauty pageants have always been, and will always be, backdrops for soaring human drama.
Anastasia Cottone, St. Bonaventure University
Though the album is overflowing with sadness, its encouragement is just as evident.
Kaitlyn Quinn, Seton Hall University
Her music is amazing, but it’s her life story that will leave your jaw hanging.
Daisy Orozco, Cal State University, Northridge
The best books of the year, as voted by you. Did your favorites make the cut?
Must love reading about dogs.
Moiz Rizvi, University of Texas at Austin
‘Why ain’t nobody tell me I was bleedin?’ he asks on ‘Shattered Dreams.’
Honestly, why hasn’t someone made this yet?
‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ does what few much-ballyhooed albums do: it lives up to the hype.
Overshadowed and under-played, each of these projects deserves way more attention than they received.
She’s gone from locals to Lollapalooza in less than a year.
For a ‘love yourself as you are’ video, why wear makeup and shoot in monochrome?
Michael Wu, Case Western Reserve University
Head-bobbing background noise has never been so in.
Charlie Brown and his friends have nothing on Nate Dogg.
Who said a dead writer can’t publish new books?
From pop purgatory to sold-out stadiums, the English superstar has created a musical niche that has fans obsessed.
Her latest novel, ‘Time Bomb,’ is the latest in a string of works that will have your heart beating out of your chest.
No matter how packed your schedule is, each of these books can find a place in it.
‘A Love Letter to You 3’ flounders in the shadow of its predecessors.
The musical will bring a lot more to the island than dance numbers.
She was the most powerful woman in the world for eight years, and she did a lot to earn it.
You love watching, so why not listen?
Nyge Turner and Merk Nguyen, both 22, break down relationships, finances, Netflix and much more.
YouTube Music might be the dark horse of streaming services, but it’s only getting better.
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