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The twice-annual event is the world’s largest gift exchange, and lists Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and Bill Gates as avid participants.

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In a world of Weinsteins, light-hearted sex humor can be incredibly cathartic.

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Hip hop has changed a LOT in the last five years, and these artists are largely to thank.

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You know it’s gonna be good when Donald Glover is in on it too.

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The indie musician’s new single explores the superficiality of Tinder.

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Can the YA author do his beloved ‘Uglies’ series justice after 13 years?

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The popular podcast emphasizes learning rather than knowing, a refreshing change from most modern media.

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The new album is ablaze with burns for her rap cohorts, but a heaping portion of the disses are aimed at her rap goddess rival, Cardi B.

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Remember: avoid eating Instagram influencers’ favorite forest berries.

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It’s not his best work, but there are still bangers to be found.

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Like so many other memorable combinations, the hybrid genre doesn’t have to make sense to work.

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The latest album from Travis Scott plays out like a boring drug trip at an amusement park.

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Any of these is perfect for when you need a break from adulting.

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While the genre is still plagued by homophobia, several of its most prominent members are bringing much-needed reform.

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Via YouTube, a passionate community of bookworms has reinvented the art of storytelling.

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Levithan’s identity-less protagonist has a way of connecting with … everyone, surprisingly.

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Can anything really compare to the heartbreaking masterpiece that is ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ though?

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Brown’s return to the world of ‘Red Rising’ is still epic 10 years later.

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And, if my conspiracy theory proves true, they might all actually just be one person.

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Because you know you want the Insta pics.

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If Step No. 1 is calling attention to yourself, Russ has done that in spades. It’s his music that might not be up to snuff.

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It’s been a good year for the Flower Boy.

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The novel approaches issues like immigration, mental health and questions of identity from an entirely unexplored perspective.

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John Carreyrou’s account of the rise, lies and fall of Theranos is both gripping and thought-provoking.

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Just listening will get your heart racing.

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Rumor has it the project might even feature a Stevie Wonder collab.

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When pedophilia scandal arose around James Gunn, Disney fired him. Now that a similar incident is facing Harmon, Adult Swim is balking.

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In recent weeks, the live streams have really just gotten completely out of control.

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When Chapel sang, ‘I’d rather be broke than brain-dead,’ I felt that.

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With ‘Boy in Jeans,’ the former teen star makes his return to music as an out man, confident lyricist and rising star.

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‘Pinocchio’ in particular is one seriously problematic story.

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When dropping out and living in a tent downtown starts to look dangerously appealing, pull out one of these bad boys.

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In the group’s newest release, K-pop meets Latin flair meets fiery vocals.

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*Note* These are also great if you have read a graphic novel.

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The non-profit hosts events across the world that give talented speakers a venue to share their hilarious, moving and sometimes horrifying stores.

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Spoiler alert: Musicians really like doing drugs.

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There might be more effort behind good sci-fi than any other genre.

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Fewer beefs, more heartwarming friendships please.

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Not one of which is ‘Donald Trump Jam’ by USA Freedom Kids.

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Jaden Smith might actually be on to something.

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If ‘Despacito’ taught us anything, it’s that we’ve been sleeping on Latin music.

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The Fontana, California, event has become one of the country’s most hyped festivals.

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The singer, actress, sobriety spokeswoman and mental health advocate was taken to the hospital from her Hollywood home.

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Jon Favreau’s new podcast is an engaging show on the boring topic of party politics.

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In response to worsening climate change, the psychedelic pop quartet is listening in.

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Turns out, you’re living the most impactful years of your life right now.

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Why isn’t everybody obsessed with their music?

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Despite its nascence, the controversial sub-genre has become known for its despicable figureheads.

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Do you really want to wear lingerie named after after a sex slave?

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The UK duo’s newest album, ‘I’m All Ears,’ is one of 2018’s best.

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I would’ve handwritten this article if I could have.

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Jen Richards and Laura Zak’s groundbreaking series has been nominated for an Emmy and is free on YouTube.

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The cryptic clues they gave fans, though, were far from easy to decipher.

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The year is only halfway over, but these rap songs have already gone the extra mile.

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Surreal, hilarious and disconcertingly dark, the short story collection is a refreshing piece of original writing.

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His lack of internet presence feels a bit like a wasted opportunity.

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The Oakland-area musician is singing and yelling and shouting ideas everyone needs to hear.

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Everyone is a little bit hoping that Watson will suggest ‘Harry Potter.’

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Although it took several high-profile deaths, mental health has finally becoming a national talking point.

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She’s a successful artist who cares about women’s issues, okurrrr?

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Infowars might be a joke, but the audience it’s building isn’t funny at all.

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In recent years, the former flower-toting lead singer of the the Smiths has become increasingly racist and Islamophobic.

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A new radio documentary dives into the mystery surrounding one of the world’s most secretive musicians.

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You CAN, however, rely on these books to entertain you.

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Five albums later, Drake still manages to bring the feels.

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The project, which releases this Friday, aims to ‘strip genitalia away from the norms of music.’

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There’s nothing more beautiful than a beautiful room filled with books.

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Turn on, tune in and drop the misunderstood stigma that surrounds hallucinogenics.

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So far, they’ve managed to outsmart thousands of fans determined to decode the clues.

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Apparently, history doesn’t have to make your life miserable!

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If she can’t make it big, K-pop might be in trouble.

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Self-love, body positivity and female empowerment galore.

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Here are four other twosomes that need to put out music together, asap.

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Not only will the story keep you up at night, it’ll make you do something more terrifying: consider the investigator as a person.

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It takes the average college student more than a week to finish a homework assignment, let alone an entire album.

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The film was so plagued with production issues that its mishaps led to their own documentary, ‘Lost in La Mancha.’

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The indie musician’s new single explores the superficiality of Tinder.

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Can the YA author do his beloved ‘Uglies’ series justice after 13 years?

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The popular podcast emphasizes learning rather than knowing, a refreshing change from most modern media.

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The new album is ablaze with burns for her rap cohorts, but a heaping portion of the disses are aimed at her rap goddess rival, Cardi B.

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While the genre is still plagued by homophobia, several of its most prominent members are bringing much-needed reform.

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Via YouTube, a passionate community of bookworms has reinvented the art of storytelling.

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Levithan’s identity-less protagonist has a way of connecting with … everyone, surprisingly.

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Can anything really compare to the heartbreaking masterpiece that is ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ though?

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Imagine all the likes … err books you can get.

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Brown’s return to the world of ‘Red Rising’ is still epic 10 years later.

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Originality is overrated.

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It’s about a lot more than the books.

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And, if my conspiracy theory proves true, they might all actually just be one person.

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Because you know you want the Insta pics.

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If Step No. 1 is calling attention to yourself, Russ has done that in spades. It’s his music that might not be up to snuff.

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It’s been a good year for the Flower Boy.

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The novel approaches issues like immigration, mental health and questions of identity from an entirely unexplored perspective.

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John Carreyrou’s account of the rise, lies and fall of Theranos is both gripping and thought-provoking.

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Just listening will get your heart racing.

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My anaconda don’t want 6ix9ine.

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Rumor has it the project might even feature a Stevie Wonder collab.

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When pedophilia scandal arose around James Gunn, Disney fired him. Now that a similar incident is facing Harmon, Adult Swim is balking.

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In recent weeks, the live streams have really just gotten completely out of control.

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When Chapel sang, ‘I’d rather be broke than brain-dead,’ I felt that.

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With ‘Boy in Jeans,’ the former teen star makes his return to music as an out man, confident lyricist and rising star.

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‘Pinocchio’ in particular is one seriously problematic story.

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When dropping out and living in a tent downtown starts to look dangerously appealing, pull out one of these bad boys.

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Don’t listen to any of these alone.

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Twenty-one and up only.

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In the group’s newest release, K-pop meets Latin flair meets fiery vocals.

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*Note* These are also great if you have read a graphic novel.

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10/10 would recommend taking a listen.

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Here’s to hoping that other mothers get that option too.

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The non-profit hosts events across the world that give talented speakers a venue to share their hilarious, moving and sometimes horrifying stores.

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Because everyone has a good bad brain, really.

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Spoiler alert: Musicians really like doing drugs.

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Lesbian Jesus has risen.

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There might be more effort behind good sci-fi than any other genre.

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Fewer beefs, more heartwarming friendships please.

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Not one of which is ‘Donald Trump Jam’ by USA Freedom Kids.

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Jaden Smith might actually be on to something.

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The real crime would be not giving them a chance.

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If ‘Despacito’ taught us anything, it’s that we’ve been sleeping on Latin music.

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Step aside, Jay and Daisy.

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‘Keke, do you love me’ and my dance moves?

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The Fontana, California, event has become one of the country’s most hyped festivals.

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The singer, actress, sobriety spokeswoman and mental health advocate was taken to the hospital from her Hollywood home.

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Jon Favreau’s new podcast is an engaging show on the boring topic of party politics.

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In response to worsening climate change, the psychedelic pop quartet is listening in.

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Turns out, you’re living the most impactful years of your life right now.

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Why isn’t everybody obsessed with their music?

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I been gettin’ lotta fettucine!

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Despite its nascence, the controversial sub-genre has become known for its despicable figureheads.

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Do you really want to wear lingerie named after after a sex slave?

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The UK duo’s newest album, ‘I’m All Ears,’ is one of 2018’s best.

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Who said video games and exercise don’t mix?

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I would’ve handwritten this article if I could have.

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Jen Richards and Laura Zak’s groundbreaking series has been nominated for an Emmy and is free on YouTube.

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The cryptic clues they gave fans, though, were far from easy to decipher.

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The year is only halfway over, but these rap songs have already gone the extra mile.

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They believe in you, and you should too.

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Surreal, hilarious and disconcertingly dark, the short story collection is a refreshing piece of original writing.

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His lack of internet presence feels a bit like a wasted opportunity.

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Yoga in the morning and EDM all night.

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Can someone please find me a laotong?

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The Oakland-area musician is singing and yelling and shouting ideas everyone needs to hear.

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Everyone is a little bit hoping that Watson will suggest ‘Harry Potter.’

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Although it took several high-profile deaths, mental health has finally becoming a national talking point.

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She’s a successful artist who cares about women’s issues, okurrrr?

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Infowars might be a joke, but the audience it’s building isn’t funny at all.

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In recent years, the former flower-toting lead singer of the the Smiths has become increasingly racist and Islamophobic.

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A new radio documentary dives into the mystery surrounding one of the world’s most secretive musicians.

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You CAN, however, rely on these books to entertain you.

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Five albums later, Drake still manages to bring the feels.

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He’s come a long way since ‘Hold Back the River.’

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The project, which releases this Friday, aims to ‘strip genitalia away from the norms of music.’

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There’s nothing more beautiful than a beautiful room filled with books.

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Turn on, tune in and drop the misunderstood stigma that surrounds hallucinogenics.

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And what a year it has been.

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So far, they’ve managed to outsmart thousands of fans determined to decode the clues.

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Apparently, history doesn’t have to make your life miserable!

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If she can’t make it big, K-pop might be in trouble.

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We should all be more like Annie.

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Self-love, body positivity and female empowerment galore.

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Here are four other twosomes that need to put out music together, asap.

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Not only will the story keep you up at night, it’ll make you do something more terrifying: consider the investigator as a person.

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Turn on, tune in and make music.

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It takes the average college student more than a week to finish a homework assignment, let alone an entire album.

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Feel old yet?

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The film was so plagued with production issues that its mishaps led to their own documentary, ‘Lost in La Mancha.’

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It’s one big chilled out synth-fest … where every song sounds the same.

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Lead singer Brendon Urie’s struggles with substance abuse and mental health are front and center in the new album.

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When he grows up, even Adonis will be disappointed with his dad’s first double album.

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Melissa Schuman and another woman’s accusations against Nick Carter prove that even pop icons are no longer untouchable.

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The young, iridescent producer continues to fuse electronic music with dense hyperactivity.

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When the praises go up, the blessings come down.

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Characters you can relate to and romances that aren’t ridiculously cliché  — sounds like a great beach day novel to me.

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Prom? Breakup? Anniversary? There’s a song for that.

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Looking for adventure? Pick up Collins’ first series.

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And after receiving 140,000 votes, Tomi Adeyemi’s ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ is first up on the list.

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Four albums later, Florence Welch is finally letting audiences into her world.

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Hot outside? Questioning the meaning of life? It’s Snyder time.

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Writing so good it’ll hardly feel like reading.

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The Mexican-American writer called it ‘una herida abierta’: an open wound.

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Jeffrey is dead. Long live SEX.

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Her songwriting is all about that basic lack of commonsense.

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The four major categories will now have eight nominations instead of the usual five.

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The album’s impressive streaming record might actually be its least surprising quality.