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.
Caleb Clark, Hillsdale College
The hit summer track is beginning to tread hallowed music-history ground.
Tom Pinto, Ringling College of Art and Design
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.
Sam Shepherd, McGill University
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.
Maddy Ipema, Columbia College Chicago
The project is her strongest yet and rings with spiritual confidence.
Kathryn Milschewski, Carthage College
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.
Layan Sasa, University of Texas at San Antonio
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.
Dorielys Cruz, University of Texas at San Antonio
Which, as it turns out, faces most of the same boring problems as hetero love.
Matilda Schulman, University of California, Berkeley
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.
Kelsey Rogers, Susquehanna University
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.
Keely Cohen-Breen, SUNY Plattsburgh College
Tehlor Kay Mejia’s new novel flares with action and LGBTQ+ representation.
At just 21-years-old, Bird seems poised for a vertiginous career.
Bekah Black, Spring Arbor University
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.
The actress, singer and vlogger will make you laugh, cry and sing along.
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.
The new collection might be her strongest, but most jaded work yet.
You’ve probably forgotten about them, but you shouldn’t have.
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.
It’s been over four years since their last release, and all I can say is ‘Finally!’
Because love is more than just romance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
The two projects, which are completely interrelated, break down the barriers between text, image, emotion and sound.
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