Michael Wu, Case Western Reserve University
Before you buy a 99-cent song on iTunes, make sure you know who’s pocketing the money.
Sarah Brown, University of Florida
Time to get your teenage angst on.
Marianne Quijano, Texas A&M University
Headbanging doesn’t have to be only for guys.
Sara Perkins, University of Indianapolis
The genre-repellant musician gets frank about his mental health and love life over deeply rolling bass riffs.
Sarah Mease, Columbia College Chicago
The work is an articulate call for representation that accurately reflects how critical women have been to the industry.
Katie Farrell, Queens University of Charlotte
Sivan’s small but impactful goal is a perfect example of smart activism.
Yoni Yardeni, Pierce College
Lil Wayne’s newest release is a journey through his ridiculously vast and remarkably witty discography.
Allison Kestler, Augustana College
Her newest novel, ‘Vengeful,’ adds more dynamic characters to her already impressive list.
Michelle Dreyer, Southern New Hampshire University
Being kicked out of his house might have been the best thing that ever happened to Frank Lopes.
Gracie Riley, University of South Carolina-Columbia
The two are currently on tour promoting Hank’s first novel, ‘An Absolutely Remarkable Thing,’ and their lovable dynamic is on full display.
Caitlyn Conville, Bergen Community College
The Russian visual artist’s breathtaking illustrations will leave your jaw hanging and mouth watering.
Kylie Harrington, University of Southern California
After years of jamming together, the fun-loving Austin band is ready for their festival debut.
Will your favorite novel be the same as America’s?
Myah Clinton, University of Alabama at Birmingham
The novel follows 16-year-old Viv as she anonymously publishes activist zines to combat her peers’ misogyny.
Katie Sheets, University of Vermont
Ah, young love.
Maya Ramani, University of Virginia
Is it still positive representation if the actress plays a snake?
Christian Cannon, Rice University
For anyone struggling to decide their passion and their education, it doesn’t get easier.
Haley Newlin, Southern New Hampshire University
Young adult literature is doing far more than dominating the bestseller’s list. It’s taking a stand.
Rebecca Crosby, American University
The official trailer for ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ was released Tuesday, and people have a lot to say about it.
Kiersten Lynch, Seton Hall University
Forget ASMR: These visually artistic and musical masterpieces will help you unwind and understand music in a deeper way.
Get ready for some chairs to turn.
Josue Romero, Southwest School of Art
Can blockchain technology provide a sustainable, democratic platform to sustain honest journalism?
The story of a small city in Newfoundland in the wake of Sept. 11, ‘Come Away from Me’ reexamines the event from a perspective you would never believe is non-fiction.
Only soup can save us now.
Davis’ book, ‘Are Prisons Obsolete?’ proposes a radical solution to the problem of prisons.
It’s the singer’s first single in three years.
Alex Futo, Otterbein University
The ‘friends first, music-makers second’ twosome are EDM pioneers worth listening to.
Alexandra Fabugais-Inaba, Rutgers University
Don’t even try to resist.
Erika Skorstad, Champlain College
From a society populated solely by women to a young ghost who delights in wearing a sheet, these stories will haunt you in every possible sense of the word.
Not all literature has to focus on doom and gloom, nor does it really have to make much sense.
Casey LaValley, Ferris State University
The time to stop listening to the haters is long overdue.
From the raunchy ‘Fuh You’ to the heavy ‘I Don’t Know,’ nothing is off-limits on Paul McCartney’s latest album.
With her biting lyricism and hushed delivery, the former slam poet has quietly climbed the hip-hop ranks.
Disclaimer: This book requires your commitment, but it will give you all its love.
Melissa Lee, State University of New York at Oswego
Shady’s back … but please don’t tell a friend.
Ashlyn Leigh Willis, University of North Alabama
If, of course, his new EP ‘Nina Cried Power’ isn’t enough for you.
Maria Basileo, Central Connecticut State University
The program commits people to keep their promises, which can be more powerful than you can imagine.
Tricia Crimmins, Bates College
The eight person indie pop group represents what the web has done for music.
It’s time to even the score.
Raina Sciocchetti, Unity College
Writers, follow these guides and step into the light.
Candace Baker, University of Texas at Austin
Remember that reporter who covered the Watergate scandal? He’s back, and he’s got sources.
Kate Maxwell, NC State University
Her newest collection, Savage X Fenty, featured a wide range of shades and sizes.
In the age of body positivity, Angelo Thomas’ debut novel exposes a vastly unexplored topic.
Get your tickets now or forever hold your FOMO.
Do as a saint do, turn painful to graceful.
Abby Hall, Hollins University
Just what you need to revive that carefree energy one last time.
Gabbi Calabrese, Arkansas Tech University
Get out your jack-o-lanterns and fake blood because the spooky season has arrived.
Dana Shugrue, John Carroll University
The UK has a better understanding of women’s interests.
The beauty of the world will always outweigh the price of airline tickets.
What’s better than books? Books about books, of course!
Alexis Rogers, Temple University
Jonathan Christian, Northwest Vista College
The self-proclaimed ‘mudboy’ insists he ain’t no joke.
Jen Tombs, University of Warwick
The English author is taking on the entertainment business.
Yes, they do exist.
Who needs to do schoolwork anyway?
Shaina Lapuebla, Central Connecticut State University
The British author has been penning novels as Robert Galbraith for years, and some have achieved a great deal of acclaim on their own.
Following the release of the ‘No Brainer’ music video, Beliebers around the world have gone into mourning.
Karena Landler, Georgetown University
Glynnis MacNicol’s memoir is a reminder that you don’t need a significant other to be happy.
If it’s hard to unpack why West backs the president, it’s because it makes no sense.
The R&B singer’s striking appearance and iconoclastic lyrics have her primed for a breakthrough.
… And then shamed for wearing a short dress.
The novel offers a fresh approach to portraying mental illness in literature.
So much for not releasing any new music in 2018, Jeffery.
For the Austin musician, it’s about so much more than the fame.
Sarah Penix, Ohio University
In its first year, the editorial experiment has tapped into an audience hungry for its elegant, curated content: millennial women.
On ‘Slide,’ Clanton’s idiosyncratic sound combines prog pop and internet goth in an unlikely matrimony.
Natalie Hoover, Point Loma Nazarene University
The song refers to ‘type six’ on an enneagram, which is just one of five sections on his album, ‘Atlas: Year Two.’
Drake might not be sure if Kiki still loves him, but he can be sure that Spotify listeners definitely do.
Just beware the man-eating hippos in (alternatively historical) Texas.
Ayanna Totten, East Stroudsburg University
Despite a few bright spots, ‘Queen’ falls short.
Bradley Howlett, Grand Valley State University
More like Animal Protective.
Political resistance has never sounded so good.
After some experimentation, Clanton’s return to vaporwave is a psychedelic journey down the rabbit hole.
The social media poet has become a worldwide phenomenon.
The YA world really needs to hit the refresh button.
The singer-songwriter’s latest project is an up-tempo collection of emo bangers.
Joey Cunningham, University of Arizona
The cover has truly blessed the rains down in Africa.
Her information’s just not going in.
It’s never too late to make your English teacher proud.
These powerful immigration stories need to both told and read.
The singer’s symbolic $1 win at her sexual assault trial is now 1 year old.
Natalie Sonier, Wake Forest University
The Claire Fuller novel is just begging for a Wes Anderson adaptation.
He’s a huge fan of the word ‘drip,’ for one thing.
He’s assured fans he’s in the studio, but there’s only so long people can wait.
The creative mastermind behind the series has done it again.
The fest’s first year overcame rainy weather to put together an intensely vivid experience for fans.
And people are angry and confused. Or maybe they’re just ‘Celoso.’
On ‘Sweetener,’ the songstress gets personal about how the Manchester bombing changed her life.
Anastasia Cottone, St. Bonaventure University
From his relationship with Kylie Jenner to his musing on existence, Scott lays it all out on the 17-track album.
Season 1 is all about bison, and it couldn’t be more captivating.
This one’s for the musicians who make you think something’s wrong with your headphones.
Both Blume and her fans are ready, so it’s really just a matter of time.
The event is the world’s largest gift exchange, and lists Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and Bill Gates as avid participants.
Rachel Hall, Augustana College
In a world of Weinsteins, light-hearted sex humor can be incredibly cathartic.
Monica Petrucci, Emerson College
Hip hop has changed a LOT in the last five years, and these artists are largely to thank.
You know it’s gonna be good when Donald Glover is in on it too.
Carly Ristaino, Union College
The indie musician’s new single explores the superficiality of Tinder.
Can the YA author do his beloved ‘Uglies’ series justice after 13 years?
The popular podcast emphasizes learning rather than knowing, a refreshing change from most modern media.
Read one and call us in the morning.
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