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In it, he grapples with the all-too-familiar trials of adolescence.

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The student-radio-run music festival in Austin is the first of its kind, and an absolute can’t-miss.

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The new collection might be her strongest, but most jaded work yet.

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You’ve probably forgotten about them, but you shouldn’t have.

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On the bright side, at least now you have the creative anguish you need to make some new music!

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Her essay, ‘I Am Not Always Very Attached to Being Alive,’ has opened up a much-needed dialogue.

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It’s been over four years since their last release, and all I can say is ‘Finally!’

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Because love is more than just romance.

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It’s hard to be Puff, but it’s even harder being Puff’s son.

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From rap to jazz to soul, this up-and-coming artist does it all.

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The poet poses a central question: What happens when everyone averts their eyes?

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In three videos on Instagram, the 31-year-old rapper explained why he had been on a yearlong hiatus.

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Dylan Minnette, of ’13 Reason Why’ fame, flexes his musical chops on the band’s wobbly first project.

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The ‘Broken Earth’ trilogy is pushing the boundaries of what science fiction can do.

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Will the ‘You Say’ singer lead a worship session for the Lolla crowd?

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Exams make school scary, but murder makes it frightening.

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Unlike its title suggests, this poetry collection lacks a voice.

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The Nashville dark-pop savant is combining his confessional songwriting with a sultry, haunting sound.

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The Malawian author’s warm, invigorating work will nudge you into self-acceptance.

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The ‘Pinata’ sequel, ‘Bandana,’ is slated to release next month.

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Whether you’re on a road trip or a bender, they’re your soundtrack.

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The Norwegian pop sensation’s debut is torn between her musicianship and her contractual obligations.

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The combination is rare, but it makes a lot of sense.

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For me and so many others, a twenty one pilots concert is a second home.

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Deepak Chopra’s seminal work is, and always will be, a masterpiece of humanist philosophy.

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The shocking video for “Come Over Here” premiered live on YouTube, and fans are still beside themselves.

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Sometimes, quantity over quality isn’t such a bad thing.

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The bloated album did well on the charts, but its standards are clearly lower.

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Plus which ones are likely to win, lose, shock and awe.

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His unique voice and clever lyrics seem guaranteed to lead to a successful future.

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Move over, Rupi Kaur, there’s a new queen of Instagram poetry.

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A fierce, multilingual, female rapper? Yes, please.

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This year more than ever, local acts shone.

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This August’s 50-year Woodstock reunion will feature some of the biggest names in the industry, but who?

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The two projects, which are completely interrelated, break down the barriers between text, image, emotion and sound.

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Scott T. Hutchinson’s collection examines the intersection of boyhood, love, life and nature.

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The title is a clear instance of queer-baiting, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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His two visual albums, ‘Straight Outta Oz’ and ‘Forbidden,’ illustrate his personal struggle growing up gay.

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She might be an award-winning musician, but country fans are hesitant to embrace the left-leaning songwriter.

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Anne Lamott’s life experiences are your lessons on writing.

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The diy musician and performance artist wants to radically transform the music industry, and so far she’s succeeded.

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The Grammy-nominated artist known for ‘Take Me To Church’ has suddenly released a work of pure art.

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Brevity is the heart of social media poetry.

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The project addresses romantic partners, children and friends, all relationships characterized by different kinds of love.

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To a trained eye, the pop star’s Instagram is littered with hidden clues.

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Her new short-story collection, ‘You’ll Never Believe How These Kids Get Murdered and Other Clickbait Tales,’ is obviously macabre, but subtly stunning.

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Self-help yourself to some personal improvement this semester.

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The self-taught musician and recovering addict turned her studio into a therapist’s chaise and her music into a sensation.

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Bakery, young love and a tenuous music career? Sounds like a recipe for intrigue.

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They’re like a newer, better One Direction, at least according to Logan Paul.

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Older rock stars are making good music for more people, and it’s an unequivocal good.

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Whether you like Christian music or not, Franklin’s is worth a listen.

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The production is a new spin on the age-old Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, crossed with the tale of Hades and Persephone.

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Pick up one of these books for a good blast from the past.

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The latest installment in Peter Clines’ ‘Threshold’ series takes the story in a new, somewhat undesirable direction.

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The newest project from Peter Sagar is his strongest, but also his softest.

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The young novelist begins with unsettling premises and then pushes them till they strain.

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The re-designed collection is a masterclass in depicting the nuance of a culture.

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Each member of the girl group, without exception, has already begun to find solo success

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Prepare to learn some serious time-management skills.

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His pioneering novel, ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?,’ laid the foundation for modern sci-fi.

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‘break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored’ is deeper than you think.

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Each song in the 12-track project offers a new perspective on feminism.

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Shakespeare is good and all, but writers like Acevedo are making reading appealing to millions of underrepresented people.

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Moss has turned the high school ‘I want to start a band’ phase into a career.

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Some of these poems feel like a warm hug from a friend.

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He’s one of the few artists creating new, old, soul music.

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The son of Rev Run has laid the groundwork for a successful career of his own.

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Pro tip: Cleanliness is often an afterthought.

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The new project from Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth might tank, so here are some classics to fall back on if it does.

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The k-pop times they are a changin’.

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Prepare for chaos, friendly strangers and loud music.

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The award show’s cryptic methodology has led to widespread criticism in recent years.

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Hilarious, female-run and sex positive, Ellie Schnitt’s pod baby has it all.

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On the bright side, at least now you have the creative anguish you need to make some new music!

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Her essay, ‘I Am Not Always Very Attached to Being Alive,’ has opened up a much-needed dialogue.

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It’s been over four years since their last release, and all I can say is ‘Finally!’

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In three videos on Instagram, the 31-year-old rapper explained why he had been on a yearlong hiatus.

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Dylan Minnette, of ’13 Reason Why’ fame, flexes his musical chops on the band’s wobbly first project.

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The ‘Broken Earth’ trilogy is pushing the boundaries of what science fiction can do.

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Will the ‘You Say’ singer lead a worship session for the Lolla crowd?

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Exams make school scary, but murder makes it frightening.

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Unlike its title suggests, this poetry collection lacks a voice.

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You’re definitely gonna miss it all.

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The Nashville dark-pop savant is combining his confessional songwriting with a sultry, haunting sound.

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Take a chance on it!

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The Malawian author’s warm, invigorating work will nudge you into self-acceptance.

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The ‘Pinata’ sequel, ‘Bandana,’ is slated to release next month.

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Whether you’re on a road trip or a bender, they’re your soundtrack.

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The Norwegian pop sensation’s debut is torn between her musicianship and her contractual obligations.

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The combination is rare, but it makes a lot of sense.

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For me and so many others, a twenty one pilots concert is a second home.

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Deepak Chopra’s seminal work is, and always will be, a masterpiece of humanist philosophy.

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Who wouldn’t read poetry about a legendary female warrior?

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The shocking video for “Come Over Here” premiered live on YouTube, and fans are still beside themselves.

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Sometimes, quantity over quality isn’t such a bad thing.

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The bloated album did well on the charts, but its standards are clearly lower.

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Plus which ones are likely to win, lose, shock and awe.

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His unique voice and clever lyrics seem guaranteed to lead to a successful future.

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Move over, Rupi Kaur, there’s a new queen of Instagram poetry.

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A fierce, multilingual, female rapper? Yes, please.

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This year more than ever, local acts shone.

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This August’s 50-year Woodstock reunion will feature some of the biggest names in the industry, but who?

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The two projects, which are completely interrelated, break down the barriers between text, image, emotion and sound.

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Scott T. Hutchinson’s collection examines the intersection of boyhood, love, life and nature.

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The title is a clear instance of queer-baiting, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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The song’s narcotic catchiness is no accident.

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His two visual albums, ‘Straight Outta Oz’ and ‘Forbidden,’ illustrate his personal struggle growing up gay.

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She might be an award-winning musician, but country fans are hesitant to embrace the left-leaning songwriter.

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Anne Lamott’s life experiences are your lessons on writing.

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Hear me out on this one.

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The diy musician and performance artist wants to radically transform the music industry, and so far she’s succeeded.

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He’s 16 and ‘Ready’ to Ruel the world.

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YouTubers can write books, too.

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Solange is home, and she’s working.

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The Grammy-nominated artist known for ‘Take Me To Church’ has suddenly released a work of pure art.

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It’s finally time for badass women to take the mic.

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Jess Dugan’s photo series is helping keep the past accountable.

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Brevity is the heart of social media poetry.

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The project addresses romantic partners, children and friends, all relationships characterized by different kinds of love.

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To a trained eye, the pop star’s Instagram is littered with hidden clues.

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The fan-girl in me is screaming.

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Sit back, relax and enjoy the drama.

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Prepare yourself for love triangles.

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Her new short-story collection, ‘You’ll Never Believe How These Kids Get Murdered and Other Clickbait Tales,’ is obviously macabre, but subtly stunning.

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Self-help yourself to some personal improvement this semester.

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The self-taught musician and recovering addict turned her studio into a therapist’s chaise and her music into a sensation.

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Bakery, young love and a tenuous music career? Sounds like a recipe for intrigue.

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They’re like a newer, better One Direction, at least according to Logan Paul.

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Older rock stars are making good music for more people, and it’s an unequivocal good.

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Whether you like Christian music or not, Franklin’s is worth a listen.

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The production is a new spin on the age-old Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, crossed with the tale of Hades and Persephone.

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Pick up one of these books for a good blast from the past.

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The latest installment in Peter Clines’ ‘Threshold’ series takes the story in a new, somewhat undesirable direction.

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Throw on some SHAED.

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A line-by-line breakdown of Grande’s ode to splits.

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The newest project from Peter Sagar is his strongest, but also his softest.

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The young novelist begins with unsettling premises and then pushes them till they strain.

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The re-designed collection is a masterclass in depicting the nuance of a culture.

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The world is pretty scary, and that’s why we drink.

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Each member of the girl group, without exception, has already begun to find solo success

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Prepare to learn some serious time-management skills.

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They took Slenderman to the next level.

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Metaphorically, of course.

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His pioneering novel, ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?,’ laid the foundation for modern sci-fi.

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Don’t give up your childhood dreams yet!

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‘break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored’ is deeper than you think.

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Each song in the 12-track project offers a new perspective on feminism.

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Shakespeare is good and all, but writers like Acevedo are making reading appealing to millions of underrepresented people.

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Moss has turned the high school ‘I want to start a band’ phase into a career.

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Who says graphic novels are teen-exclusive?

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Some of these poems feel like a warm hug from a friend.

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He’s one of the few artists creating new, old, soul music.

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The son of Rev Run has laid the groundwork for a successful career of his own.

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Pro tip: Cleanliness is often an afterthought.

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The new project from Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth might tank, so here are some classics to fall back on if it does.

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The k-pop times they are a changin’.

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Prepare for chaos, friendly strangers and loud music.

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Everyone has a story, even Brothers Grimm villains.

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The award show’s cryptic methodology has led to widespread criticism in recent years.

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It’s no ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ that’s for sure.

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Hilarious, female-run and sex positive, Ellie Schnitt’s pod baby has it all.

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The real is back, the ville is back.

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The recently discovered short story acts as a pseudo-sequel to ‘The Bell Jar.’

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An ancient theme and a modern style meet in Amanda Lovelace’s newest collection.

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The New York City roommates spill raunchy and relatable advice every Wednesday.

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Too busy to keep up with current events? Think again.

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In it, author M. L. Rio challenges one of Shakespeare’s most famous dictums: ‘A man can die but once.’

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Aside from a few scattered positives, the 13-track project feels like a throwaway.

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Told through the stories of three unknown African Americans, the book explores the all-too-human desire for freedom.

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Who knew a singing, rapping, twerking flautist would be the key to inspiring body positivity?

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The Grishaverse awaits.

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Nearly half a million Puerto Ricans have emigrated in the last decade, and the stories offer a glimpse into their lives.

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Her upcoming album is taking a dark, macabre turn.

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It’s a modern album from a modern man.

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The author won’t mind, and neither will your REM cycle.

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In her hands, fantasy reads like poetry.

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Turn on, tune in, stay in school.

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The Austin-born, LA-based duo chats new cities, career analogies and potion recipes.

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Lovato’s milestone underscores the importance of perseverance, not perfection.

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The 23-year-old mother of two has spun every opportunity into a break, and now she’s on the verge of mainstream success.