In which the internet has been taken by storm by a ridiculous debate concerning which streaming service is better.
Not all good books have to be rooted in fantasy. Here are some great, lesser-known reads to round out your end-of-the-year list.
Ahead of the singer’s first album in almost five years, ’30,’ let’s look back at some of the defining moments of her career.
From young adult to adult fantasy, this author has become a worldwide phenomenon, but what is it that makes her stories so popular?
Environmental activist Katharine Hayhoe’s latest book tackles one of the most difficult topics of conversation in a thoughtful and engaging way.
The pop-rock trio’s enticing sound takes an effervescent stance on feeling your feelings with hard-hitting lyrics and a pop sound.
Chelsea Cutler’s sophomore record deviates from her older music in the best ways possible, giving her fans hope for the present and the future.
While they may not be the first screen attributes you think of, the role that music, dialogue and human voices play in movies is arguably one of the medium’s most important features.
This legendary author with over 40 published works has some phenomenal stories that will surely ignite your love of novels once more.
As these events go from being postponed to canceled outright due to the pandemic, fans are hopeful for their eventual comeback.
The timeless superhero is coming out as bisexual — a refreshing twist that is equal parts heroic change and tangled conflict.
After a two-year wait, the American R&B singer is preparing to release her second album that is sure to have female fans in their feels and craving more.
Categories in literature like fantasy, romance and comedy are well known, but have you heard of Twitter fiction, gaslamp fantasy or Nordic noir?
The powerful pop sensation’s debut album is a nod to the chaos and dreaminess of youth.
The release of ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ has left fans wanting a collaboration between Peter Parker’s and Eddie Brock’s super-selves, begging the question: Who should be the villain that faces off against this unlikely duo?
Rumors have sparked about a new music project between these iconic pop artists, and it all leads back to … cheese and pepperoni?
‘Palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy’ for the rap star’s fans who are anxiously waiting in line to grab a bite of homey-style pasta.
They’re still one of the most popular bands in the world even decades after breaking up, but there was a time when their surroundings were much more humble.
Podcast hosts Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers offer a refreshing twist on the traditional award show format, boasting 100 categories and many unique nominees.
In their new album, the band pushes against the boundaries of truth and emotion to craft nostalgic sounds for the modern listener.
The artist has made a name for herself since 2015 with songs about introversion and the struggle of self-love; her new album goes even deeper.
The show’s producers are making drastic changes to the original story, and they’re being met with mixed criticisms.
The artist put up with years of slander due to his preference for autotune, but his charming personality and passion for music has kept his fans wanting for more.
In a film that chooses to make a manipulative and, at times even creepy, character its hero, Ben Platt’s age is the last thing you need to worry about.
Rather than focus on happier themes, popular music today seems to want to embrace the melancholy.
Korean pop groups are everywhere, but they wouldn’t dominate as much as they do without the hard work of the people who design their dance moves.
Writers have been bending expectations for years, but only recently has their creativity been given a new category.
Listen to the talk-show host weekly with an open mind and self-reflective attitude for the best results.
After weeks of guilt trips and manipulation, fans have decided the artist’s new single isn’t worth all the trouble it caused online.
The underground band creates meaningful connections with their fans while still producing quality music.
The controversial musical artist has been showing off his baby bump to his TikTok viewers, which finally culminated in the ‘birth’ of his latest album in mid-September.
After a nearly two-year-long delay, the former One Direction singer is on the road thanks to multiple pandemic precautions — and it’s a show you won’t want to miss.
The author’s slender book captures a daughter’s hopeless loss after the death of her father, as Adichie searches for both language and meaning but finds both ultimately inadequate.
Two of the largest rappers have entered a new chapter in their long war of words, and while many fans are grabbing popcorn, the battle is already stagnating.
Her new hit solo single, which evokes the R&B sounds of the ’90s, shows off the singer’s prowess both as an artist and as an entertainer.
It started as a freestyle on his livestream — now, TikTokers are rapping the song about the Adult Swim cartoon in front of historical sites.
Just because they’re not real doesn’t mean that they can’t be a source of consolation or contentment.
On his first album, the singer-songwriter recklessly commits to music, helped by brutally honest lyrics, sonic sheen and a groundbreaking marketing strategy.
The English musician’s new pop-sound may have been nothing more than a failed experiment.
A cover by @mars_is_great is inspiring other users to include the song in videos of their own as they appreciate remarkable works.
The award-winning American singer has brought attention to his innate musical talent, making him a topic of conversation among musicians on YouTube.
Korean bands like H.O.T. and BTS have done a lot to normalize ‘soft masculinity,’ but South Korean culture as a whole remains patriarchal and heteronormative.
This masterful modern historical fiction novel explores celebrity culture, family destiny and female strength — all on the glamorous surf of California.
The debut novel twists ‘Romeo and Juliet’ into a story of high-stakes action with a cast of ruthless characters.
In this artist’s fourth concept album, they take back ownership of their body as both sexual and ‘a gift to [their] child.’
The popular indie artist known for her dreamy music explores deeper and more intense topics in her sophomore release.
YouTuber and ‘All Things Internet’ podcaster Rachel Ballinger no longer censors her language — or subject matter — in this deeply personal (and humourous!) offering.
Someone new discovering old favorites doesn’t always water them down.
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The author’s latest release tackles a serious subject with a careful awareness of the book’s target audience.
The artist, who rose to fame with albums that encapsulate the spirit of teen-hood, explores less dramatic — and arguably more important — themes in her latest album.
The Korean indie music genre truly has something for all music enthusiasts, from R&B and hip-hop to rock and alternative.
‘Although they may express it beautifully, sometimes what they have to express from within themselves doesn’t come from somewhere beautiful at all.’
This popular reading subscription service has come under fire following the decision to re-release their collection of Harry Potter memorabilia.
The boyband announced they will be releasing new music. But will their previous personas as child actors prevent them from becoming mainstream artists?
Your mind will thank you for picking up this habit as early in life as possible.
Society tells us that the most beautiful art is born out of suffering — a potentially life-threatening lie.
Frank Herbert’s seminal novel has influenced countless science fiction writers, even though it has remained a relatively niche series.
Batman’s most iconic sidekick recently came out as bisexual in an issue of ‘Batman Urban Legends.’ It’s a big step for representation, but queerness has a long history in DC comics.
His solo project, Bleachers, just released ‘Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night,’ and although he is a secret weapon of success for pop icons like Lorde, Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey, his own solo work often fails to get the same attention.
As the podcast approaches its 300th episode, it remains relevant due to its hosts’ emotional openness, trademark humor and fan connections.
Though Amazon is dominating the sale of books, a few positive developments could mean good things for smaller sellers in the years ahead.
Although we mourn the infamous singer’s death, we don’t have to mourn the end of his singing and songwriting career.
Despite allowing unfinished projects to reach the fans who appreciated late musicians most in life, they remain a pressing gray area.
From his generosity toward young hip-hop artists to his passionate performances, this rapper has proven that he deserves the title of hip-hop G.O.A.T.
Mariko Tamaki’s latest graphic novel is marked by a slew of both positive and negative reviews, leaving potential readers at a loss of what to do.
Will the shows be any good? Or is Hollywood just running out of original ideas?
Billie Eilish’s sophomore album ends critical whispers of her ‘flop era’ but is it possible to forgive her often problematic persona?
A true descendant of older forms of entertainment, this thought-provoking show is making viewers drastically rethink their relationship with technology.
Although the music festival updated its COVID-19 rules and regulations to ensure a safe event, not everything ran as smoothly as it could’ve.
Jojo Moyes’ most recent novel-to-film adaptation is not as perfect or heart-wrenching as its predecessor, ‘Me Before You.’
Conan Gray’s newest single about yearning for companionship without being interested in a relationship is something that can resonate with single people everywhere.
The rapper’s newest single is proof that he’s got what we’ve been waiting for — unapologetic and overt expressions of queerness in music.
Though the saga has been the butt of many jokes throughout the last decade, the books and movies allow fans to escape from reality.
The music is great, but a lot of rules imposed upon audiences and performers can hinder the enjoyment of live orchestra performances.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s magnum opus entered the public domain early this year, and spinoffs of all sorts have been appearing ever since.
The 22-time Grammy winner is about to drop his 10th studio album, and the details surrounding it continue his long history of bizarre releases.
From atmospheric soundscapes to carefully crafted storylines, playlists are becoming a new art form.
The upcoming copyright release of these last mysteries may result in the famed sleuth taking on new dimensions in the future.
These books can create any world that they want — so why do so many go out of their way to recreate the same problematic assumptions found in the real world?
The artist’s return to music has been met with criticism, but her recent single may be a winner with fans of her previous work.
The tale has persisted for more than a century, with two new adaptations coming in the near future.
The singer’s latest song returns to the lyrics and sounds that made his debut album, ‘Blue Neighborhood,’ such a long-lasting hit.
With the singer’s recent release ‘Planet Her’ comes a renewed focus on captivating styles, something that has been lacking from mainstream pop as of late.
The beloved website continues to provide its users with great potential but it is seriously weighed down by a long list of issues.
Are the book recommendations on the app any good? Or is everything overhyped?
The Brooklyn-based performer first showed his narrative power in ‘The Good and the Bad,’ and his most recent album is no different.
Research behind this auditory phenomenon has revealed that it is more common than you may think — though we still don’t fully understand why it occurs.
On her latest album, the young musician will hopefully put a stop to critics’ insistence that she’s entered a period of artistic stagnation.
Can the genre function as a way to empower female readers and viewers, or is it doomed to merely satisfy a power fantasy?
The 24-year-old Mexican American pop sensation has released another hit single, cementing him as one of music’s most interesting up-and-coming artists.
The British model-turned-rapper is an artist that constantly seeks perfection, and he’s hip-hop’s best-kept secret.
Indie-pop sensation AJR’s newest EP explores self-reflection and what it means to be a grown-up — whatever that means.
The long-awaited music event offers a star-studded musical roster and heralds a return to live festivals for New York City.
College has been difficult for everyone over the last year, but restrictions made it nearly impossible to continue getting a quality musical education.
On her recent record, indie-pop star Marina advocates for feminine power, non-conformity and a progressive future.
It’s time for society to drop the idea that stories told with words and artwork are lesser than their more traditional counterparts.
The ‘Boss Whom Is Girl’ comedian has created three brilliant podcasts in the last year and a half, each of which features distinct, personal subject matters.
Ling Ma’s 2018 novel about a deadly pandemic parallels and almost predicts our own situation more closely than we realize.
After being canceled last year due to COVID-19, the major music festival has returned for in-person performances this year. Here’s what you need to know before you go.
Siblings often make the most iconic musical duos, and the progeny of rapper Benzino are looking like they will continue this tradition.
After being neglected for more than 50 years, unearthed footage from the Harlem Cultural Festival demonstrates the importance of honoring the music of Black artists.
Elle Mills and Michelle Platti detail wild fangirl stories, debate pop culture minutiae, analyze celebrity news and so much more.
While stars like Lady Gaga have supported the LGBT community through their music, ‘Sawayama’ focuses on what it means to actually be LGBT.
This promising indie music star’s latest EP tells a story about growth and demonstrates a positive turning point in the artist’s rising career.
Helena Fox’s debut tackles tough topics such as grief and mental health with immense grace and empathy.