Camilla Forte, Columbia College Chicago
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.
Meagan Bess, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The actress, singer and vlogger will make you laugh, cry and sing along.
Indigo Holmes, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
In it, he grapples with the all-too-familiar trials of adolescence.
The student-radio-run music festival in Austin is the first of its kind, and an absolute can’t-miss.
Dorielys Cruz, University of Texas at San Antonio
The new collection might be her strongest, but most jaded work yet.
Bekah Black, Spring Arbor University
You’ve probably forgotten about them, but you shouldn’t have.
Colin Boyd, Ithaca College
On the bright side, at least now you have the creative anguish you need to make some new music!
Welcome to your go-to summer jams.
Michaela Shea-Gander, Denison University
Her essay, ‘I Am Not Always Very Attached to Being Alive,’ has opened up a much-needed dialogue.
Kelsey Rogers, Susquehanna University
It’s been over four years since their last release, and all I can say is ‘Finally!’
Because love is more than just romance.
Brandon Sasserson, University of New Hampshire
It’s hard to be Puff, but it’s even harder being Puff’s son.
From rap to jazz to soul, this up-and-coming artist does it all.
The poet poses a central question: What happens when everyone averts their eyes?
Sarah Diggins, Ithaca College
Influencers for novels? Why not?
Gabrielle Sheehan, Montclair State University
In three videos on Instagram, the 31-year-old rapper explained why he had been on a yearlong hiatus.
Keely Cohen-Breen, SUNY Plattsburgh College
Dylan Minnette, of ’13 Reason Why’ fame, flexes his musical chops on the band’s wobbly first project.
Scott Williamson, Florida Atlantic University
They screwed up Stannis, Lady Stoneheart and Tyrion, to start with.
Matilda Schulman, University of California, Berkeley
The ‘Broken Earth’ trilogy is pushing the boundaries of what science fiction can do.
Will the ‘You Say’ singer lead a worship session for the Lolla crowd?
Exams make school scary, but murder makes it frightening.
Unlike its title suggests, this poetry collection lacks a voice.
You’re definitely gonna miss it all.
The Nashville dark-pop savant is combining his confessional songwriting with a sultry, haunting sound.
Take a chance on it!
The Malawian author’s warm, invigorating work will nudge you into self-acceptance.
The ‘Pinata’ sequel, ‘Bandana,’ is slated to release next month.
Whether you’re on a road trip or a bender, they’re your soundtrack.
The Norwegian pop sensation’s debut is torn between her musicianship and her contractual obligations.
E.L. Meszaros, Brown University
The combination is rare, but it makes a lot of sense.
For me and so many others, a twenty one pilots concert is a second home.
Layan Sasa, University of Texas at San Antonio
Deepak Chopra’s seminal work is, and always will be, a masterpiece of humanist philosophy.
Who wouldn’t read poetry about a legendary female warrior?
The shocking video for “Come Over Here” premiered live on YouTube, and fans are still beside themselves.
Ben Garcia, Hope International University
Sometimes, quantity over quality isn’t such a bad thing.
The bloated album did well on the charts, but its standards are clearly lower.
Plus which ones are likely to win, lose, shock and awe.
His unique voice and clever lyrics seem guaranteed to lead to a successful future.
Move over, Rupi Kaur, there’s a new queen of Instagram poetry.
Grace John, Rutgers University
A fierce, multilingual, female rapper? Yes, please.
This year more than ever, local acts shone.
This August’s 50-year Woodstock reunion will feature some of the biggest names in the industry, but who?
Hannah Cullen, St. Cloud State University
The two projects, which are completely interrelated, break down the barriers between text, image, emotion and sound.
Scott T. Hutchinson’s collection examines the intersection of boyhood, love, life and nature.
Grace Larson, Ripon College
The title is a clear instance of queer-baiting, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The song’s narcotic catchiness is no accident.
Jocelyn Campos, University of Texas at San Antonio
His two visual albums, ‘Straight Outta Oz’ and ‘Forbidden,’ illustrate his personal struggle growing up gay.
She might be an award-winning musician, but country fans are hesitant to embrace the left-leaning songwriter.
Anne Lamott’s life experiences are your lessons on writing.
Hear me out on this one.
The diy musician and performance artist wants to radically transform the music industry, and so far she’s succeeded.
He’s 16 and ‘Ready’ to Ruel the world.
YouTubers can write books, too.
Solange is home, and she’s working.
The Grammy-nominated artist known for ‘Take Me To Church’ has suddenly released a work of pure art.
It’s finally time for badass women to take the mic.
Jess Dugan’s photo series is helping keep the past accountable.
Cristina Hernandez, UC San Diego
Brevity is the heart of social media poetry.
Jillian Morris, Chapman University
The project addresses romantic partners, children and friends, all relationships characterized by different kinds of love.
To a trained eye, the pop star’s Instagram is littered with hidden clues.
The fan-girl in me is screaming.
Paige Brauser, Connecticut College
Sit back, relax and enjoy the drama.
Prepare yourself for love triangles.
Her new short-story collection, ‘You’ll Never Believe How These Kids Get Murdered and Other Clickbait Tales,’ is obviously macabre, but subtly stunning.
Self-help yourself to some personal improvement this semester.
The self-taught musician and recovering addict turned her studio into a therapist’s chaise and her music into a sensation.
Bakery, young love and a tenuous music career? Sounds like a recipe for intrigue.
They’re like a newer, better One Direction, at least according to Logan Paul.
Older rock stars are making good music for more people, and it’s an unequivocal good.
Whether you like Christian music or not, Franklin’s is worth a listen.
The production is a new spin on the age-old Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, crossed with the tale of Hades and Persephone.
Pick up one of these books for a good blast from the past.
The latest installment in Peter Clines’ ‘Threshold’ series takes the story in a new, somewhat undesirable direction.
Throw on some SHAED.
Britni Hones, Lindenwood University, Belleville
A line-by-line breakdown of Grande’s ode to splits.
The newest project from Peter Sagar is his strongest, but also his softest.
The young novelist begins with unsettling premises and then pushes them till they strain.
The re-designed collection is a masterclass in depicting the nuance of a culture.
The world is pretty scary, and that’s why we drink.
Each member of the girl group, without exception, has already begun to find solo success
Prepare to learn some serious time-management skills.
They took Slenderman to the next level.
Metaphorically, of course.
His pioneering novel, ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?,’ laid the foundation for modern sci-fi.
Don’t give up your childhood dreams yet!
‘break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored’ is deeper than you think.
Anna Sutherland, American University
Each song in the 12-track project offers a new perspective on feminism.
Shakespeare is good and all, but writers like Acevedo are making reading appealing to millions of underrepresented people.
Moss has turned the high school ‘I want to start a band’ phase into a career.
Who says graphic novels are teen-exclusive?
Some of these poems feel like a warm hug from a friend.
Emma Uk, Brookdale Community College
He’s one of the few artists creating new, old, soul music.
The son of Rev Run has laid the groundwork for a successful career of his own.
Pro tip: Cleanliness is often an afterthought.
The new project from Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth might tank, so here are some classics to fall back on if it does.
The k-pop times they are a changin’.
Prepare for chaos, friendly strangers and loud music.
Everyone has a story, even Brothers Grimm villains.
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