Lexi Anderson, Pratt Institute
It’s about time the man who embodies jazz makes his own mark on the genre.
Gracie Riley, University of South Carolina-Columbia
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.
Katie Farrell, Queens University of Charlotte
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?
Michelle Dreyer, Southern New Hampshire University
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.’
Zachary Truesdale, University of Texas at San Antonio
Honestly, why hasn’t someone made this yet?
Nicole Andrasko, University of Pittsburgh
‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ does what few much-ballyhooed albums do: it lives up to the hype.
Brandon Sasserson, University of New Hampshire
Overshadowed and under-played, each of these projects deserves way more attention than they received.
Anushna Patel, University of California, Santa Barbara
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.
Yoni Yardeni, Pierce College
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.
Allison Kestler, Augustana College
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.
Sarah Mease, Columbia College Chicago
You love watching, so why not listen?
Nyge Turner and Merk Nguyen, both 22, break down relationships, finances, Netflix and much more.
Jocelyn Campos, University of Texas at San Antonio
YouTube Music might be the dark horse of streaming services, but it’s only getting better.
Every time Earl drops new music the world becomes a better place.
The series chronicles the downfall of professional athlete Aaron Hernandez, but raises questions about much more than football.
Her poetry exposes the way the U.S. military warps language to conceal the atrocities it commits.
Because nowadays, who needs more bulls***?
‘The Great Depression’ cycles through the stages of grief, exploring the spectrum of mental health on the way.
Sarah Brown, University of Florida
Grande’s savvy branding has elevated her from musician to pop culture icon.
Sierra Zareck, Haverford College
The superstar has transformed from a sweet, talented actress into a goddess.
Victoria Macias, University of California, San Diego
Sensitivity > machismo.
Helping our earth, one photo at a time.
Move over, Taylor Swift.
The book of poetry is a masterclass in how to evoke emotion by zeroing-in on the quotidian.
The trio of veterans are pushing sonic boundaries on the multifaceted collab.
Mohsin Hamid’s debut novel explores a unique side of one of America’s darkest times.
After four years of waiting, fans now have four new songs.
Sure, Kanye’s politics are a mess. But his products aren’t.
Don’t call me maybe.
Emphasis on the ‘good’ part.
If the teasers are any indication, making sense is not their top priority.
Sara Perkins, University of Indianapolis
To spread awareness about species extinction, the group once released a vinyl designed to break after a number of plays.
If you’re looking for a serious self-love trip, this is the book for you.
Danielle Richardson, Florida State University
In light of Ibi Zoboi’s new novel, here are the four best retellings — with a twist! — of ‘Pride and Prejudice.’
Kylie Harrington, University of Southern California
Can turning classic literature into Instagram Stories actually get more young people to read them?
Mayer is teasing fans on Instagram as he prepares to drop a new project.
Never, ever slopped up.
You know what they say about all good things …
The rapper’s untimely death has only given his music a renewed sense of poignancy.
The past you, present you and future you will love Kaye’s imaginative poetry.
Tucker’s gender confirmation has shifted the duo’s sound, giving the twosome entirely new vocal options.
Thanks for listening.
Some of the most popular video makers are switching platforms.
Hasn’t everyone had enough of this s—?
They can’t reject everything, right?
Camila Cabello has already made it to superstardom. Now, it’s Normani’s turn.
Are you more of a plotter or a pantser?
There’s more to the flyover states than just corn.
Happy Halloween, stay sexy and don’t get murdered.
These canonical texts are the basis of nearly every film curriculum.
Confessions of a former concert addict.
Is she pop sensation or fierce advocate? Both.
To the disgust of fans, the singer’s father is pushing the tour ahead.
You wouldn’t gamble with brujería at this time of the year, would you?
Please stop listening to ‘Astroworld.’
In celebration of her album releasing on Nov. 2, we look back on Streisand’s life and stellar performance career.
Now you can learn the things you need to know that you didn’t know you needed to know.
Paige Brauser, Connecticut College
The sharp EP proved that the overcooked ‘Slime Language’ was just a misstep.
Thomas Turner, University of Rhode Island
Host Ethan Klein may be a bit rough around the edges, but you’re not going to find the same pop culture scoops anywhere else.
Jenna Benchetrit, McGill University
The new album simultaneously sticks to the band’s roots and grows out of them.
Small enough to fit in your pocket, big enough to change you.
The brothers, and their extended family, have created an empire built on good-natured humor.
Her queer identity has no affect on her ability to have children, to the surprise, apparently, of many.
Festival season is upon us.
Look what you made me do. (Spoiler: it’s voting.)
The Chicago-based musician is everything good about timeless hip hop.
Before you buy a 99-cent song on iTunes, make sure you know who’s pocketing the money.
Time to get your teenage angst on.
Marianne Quijano, Texas A&M University
Headbanging doesn’t have to be only for guys.
The genre-repellant musician gets frank about his mental health and love life over deeply rolling bass riffs.
The work is an articulate call for representation that accurately reflects how critical women have been to the industry.
Sivan’s small but impactful goal is a perfect example of smart activism.
The first weekend of Austin City Limits was nearly flawless across the board, from music to logistics to a Longhorns win.
Lil Wayne’s newest release is a journey through his ridiculously vast and remarkably witty discography.
Her newest novel, ‘Vengeful,’ adds more dynamic characters to her already impressive list.
Being kicked out of his house might have been the best thing that ever happened to Frank Lopes.
The two are currently on tour promoting Hank’s first novel, ‘An Absolutely Remarkable Thing,’ and their lovable dynamic is on full display.
The album nearly five years in the making, and reportedly Wayne’s last, has arrived.
Caitlyn Conville, Bergen Community College
The Russian visual artist’s breathtaking illustrations will leave your jaw hanging and mouth watering.
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.
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