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

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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.

 

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Social media, love, vulnerability: the new release explores all the complexities of modern teendom.

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What is it about King’s work that, despite several massive commercial flops, keeps directors coming back for more?

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To stay ahead of the competition, the MCU needs to keep experimenting.

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Finally, characters like Circe and Medusa get to tell their side of the story.

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The poet’s passing marks the end of one of the world’s most transcendental, plainspoken wordsmiths.

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The hip-hop community is nonplussed, to say the least, with Grande’s latest sampling choices.

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The group’s new album, ‘Father of the Bride,’ is set to release later this year.

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It’s time to get excited about everyday objects.

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I saw the best minds of my generation reciting poetry on a YouTube channel.

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The podcasting family is slated to write for the upcoming ‘War of the Realms’ spinoff.

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The long-awaited novel from the New York Times’ best-selling author comes out Feb. 5.

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Finally, an adaptation that Rick Riordan fans can be proud of.

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Sasha Sloan, Allie McDonald, Willow Smith and Billie Marten will all be household names soon.

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Yes, much of our lives are driven by FOMO, but isn’t that better than materialism?

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Books, just like recycling bins and hybrid cars, are a vital part of the green revolution.

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The Swiss philosopher didn’t actually write about social media, but he might as well have.

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Her Cinderella-esque story is the stuff of fairy tales, but her music is even better.

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Her methods are (yet another) unattainable standard for millennials to meet.

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How a soulful Austin pop band makes transcendence feel like dancing.

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The ‘America’s Got Talent’ alumni are primed for the spotlight.

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Kelly’s past seems to have finally caught up to him.

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The film version of David Levithan’s book is a pared-down, emotionally stunted misfire.

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The podcast explores celebrities’ teenage years and proves that adolescence was awkward for everyone.

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The rapidly popularizing genre is plagued by the same sexism that permeates American music.

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On his new album, the 26-year-old finally leaves the gimmicks behind.

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Reading slumps happen, but these podcasts can help.

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The characters might be juvenile, but the themes aren’t.

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The YouTube-famous duo have returned with another pop-culture-bashing album.

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The photo does so much more than normalize breast-feeding.

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Rife with magic, nuance and creativity, fantasy gets to completely reimagine what’s possible.

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Three essay-writing tips from your friendly college writing tutor.

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The album has head-banging potential, but the 22-year-old’s work still needs some polishing.

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It’s going to be a banner year for graphic novels.

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What a time to be a hip-hop fan.

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The MC’s sophomore project, ‘NOIR,’ is brimming with promise.

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I’m convinced the writers use my life for source material.

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Neil Postman’s 1985 work so presciently captured the dangers of the post-truth era that it still feels eerily modern.

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Donna Tartt’s cult novel shows how life-changing college can be, for better or for worse.

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It’s about time the man who embodies jazz makes his own mark on the genre.

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Hardcore female characters, an amazingly well-built fantasy world and a beautiful writing style — need I say more?

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Gun violence, racism, mass consumption and more have the country headed toward catastrophe, according to Rocky.

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Beauty pageants have always been, and will always be, backdrops for soaring human drama.

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Though the album is overflowing with sadness, its encouragement is just as evident.

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Her music is amazing, but it’s her life story that will leave your jaw hanging.

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The best books of the year, as voted by you. Did your favorites make the cut?

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‘Why ain’t nobody tell me I was bleedin?’ he asks on ‘Shattered Dreams.’

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‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ does what few much-ballyhooed albums do: it lives up to the hype.

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Overshadowed and under-played, each of these projects deserves way more attention than they received.

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She’s gone from locals to Lollapalooza in less than a year.

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For a ‘love yourself as you are’ video, why wear makeup and shoot in monochrome?

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Head-bobbing background noise has never been so in.

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Charlie Brown and his friends have nothing on Nate Dogg.

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From pop purgatory to sold-out stadiums, the English superstar has created a musical niche that has fans obsessed.

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Her latest novel, ‘Time Bomb,’ is the latest in a string of works that will have your heart beating out of your chest.

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No matter how packed your schedule is, each of these books can find a place in it.

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‘A Love Letter to You 3’ flounders in the shadow of its predecessors.

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The musical will bring a lot more to the island than dance numbers.

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She was the most powerful woman in the world for eight years, and she did a lot to earn it.

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You love watching, so why not listen?

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Nyge Turner and Merk Nguyen, both 22, break down relationships, finances, Netflix and much more.

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YouTube Music might be the dark horse of streaming services, but it’s only getting better.

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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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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.

 

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Social media, love, vulnerability: the new release explores all the complexities of modern teendom.

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What is it about King’s work that, despite several massive commercial flops, keeps directors coming back for more?

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Just block them and they’re gone … kind of.

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To stay ahead of the competition, the MCU needs to keep experimenting.

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Two actors, one spectacular opera.

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Finally, characters like Circe and Medusa get to tell their side of the story.

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The poet’s passing marks the end of one of the world’s most transcendental, plainspoken wordsmiths.

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The hip-hop community is nonplussed, to say the least, with Grande’s latest sampling choices.

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The group’s new album, ‘Father of the Bride,’ is set to release later this year.

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It’s time to get excited about everyday objects.

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I saw the best minds of my generation reciting poetry on a YouTube channel.

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The podcasting family is slated to write for the upcoming ‘War of the Realms’ spinoff.

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The long-awaited novel from the New York Times’ best-selling author comes out Feb. 5.

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Finally, an adaptation that Rick Riordan fans can be proud of.

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Did someone say six-peat?

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Sasha Sloan, Allie McDonald, Willow Smith and Billie Marten will all be household names soon.

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These / right here / are his / receipts.

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Yes, much of our lives are driven by FOMO, but isn’t that better than materialism?

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So much for Mr. Brightside.

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God bless you, public domain.

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Books, just like recycling bins and hybrid cars, are a vital part of the green revolution.

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The Swiss philosopher didn’t actually write about social media, but he might as well have.

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Her Cinderella-esque story is the stuff of fairy tales, but her music is even better.

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Today, ideally.

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The pressure is real.

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Her methods are (yet another) unattainable standard for millennials to meet.

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How a soulful Austin pop band makes transcendence feel like dancing.

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The ‘America’s Got Talent’ alumni are primed for the spotlight.

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Kelly’s past seems to have finally caught up to him.

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The timing isn’t the only thing off.

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The best bookshelves have to offer.

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The film version of David Levithan’s book is a pared-down, emotionally stunted misfire.

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The podcast explores celebrities’ teenage years and proves that adolescence was awkward for everyone.

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The rapidly popularizing genre is plagued by the same sexism that permeates American music.

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On his new album, the 26-year-old finally leaves the gimmicks behind.

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Reading slumps happen, but these podcasts can help.

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The characters might be juvenile, but the themes aren’t.

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The YouTube-famous duo have returned with another pop-culture-bashing album.

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The photo does so much more than normalize breast-feeding.

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Rife with magic, nuance and creativity, fantasy gets to completely reimagine what’s possible.

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Yes, it’s possible.

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Three essay-writing tips from your friendly college writing tutor.

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The album has head-banging potential, but the 22-year-old’s work still needs some polishing.

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It’s going to be a banner year for graphic novels.

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What a time to be a hip-hop fan.

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The MC’s sophomore project, ‘NOIR,’ is brimming with promise.

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I’m convinced the writers use my life for source material.

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And it sounds marvelous.

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Neil Postman’s 1985 work so presciently captured the dangers of the post-truth era that it still feels eerily modern.

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Donna Tartt’s cult novel shows how life-changing college can be, for better or for worse.

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It’s about time the man who embodies jazz makes his own mark on the genre.

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You’ll find that the lovely singer only gets sweet[en]er.

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Hardcore female characters, an amazingly well-built fantasy world and a beautiful writing style — need I say more?

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Gun violence, racism, mass consumption and more have the country headed toward catastrophe, according to Rocky.

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Beauty pageants have always been, and will always be, backdrops for soaring human drama.

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Though the album is overflowing with sadness, its encouragement is just as evident.

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Her music is amazing, but it’s her life story that will leave your jaw hanging.

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The best books of the year, as voted by you. Did your favorites make the cut?

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Must love reading about dogs.

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‘Why ain’t nobody tell me I was bleedin?’ he asks on ‘Shattered Dreams.’

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Honestly, why hasn’t someone made this yet?

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‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ does what few much-ballyhooed albums do: it lives up to the hype.

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Overshadowed and under-played, each of these projects deserves way more attention than they received.

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She’s gone from locals to Lollapalooza in less than a year.

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For a ‘love yourself as you are’ video, why wear makeup and shoot in monochrome?

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Head-bobbing background noise has never been so in.

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Charlie Brown and his friends have nothing on Nate Dogg.

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Who said a dead writer can’t publish new books?

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From pop purgatory to sold-out stadiums, the English superstar has created a musical niche that has fans obsessed.

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Her latest novel, ‘Time Bomb,’ is the latest in a string of works that will have your heart beating out of your chest.

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No matter how packed your schedule is, each of these books can find a place in it.

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‘A Love Letter to You 3’ flounders in the shadow of its predecessors.

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The musical will bring a lot more to the island than dance numbers.

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She was the most powerful woman in the world for eight years, and she did a lot to earn it.

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You love watching, so why not listen?

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Nyge Turner and Merk Nguyen, both 22, break down relationships, finances, Netflix and much more.

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YouTube Music might be the dark horse of streaming services, but it’s only getting better.

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Every time Earl drops new music the world becomes a better place.

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The series chronicles the downfall of professional athlete Aaron Hernandez, but raises questions about much more than football.

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Her poetry exposes the way the U.S. military warps language to conceal the atrocities it commits.

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Because nowadays, who needs more bulls***?

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‘The Great Depression’ cycles through the stages of grief, exploring the spectrum of mental health on the way.

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Grande’s savvy branding has elevated her from musician to pop culture icon.

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Counterintuitive, no?

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The superstar has transformed from a sweet, talented actress into a goddess.

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Sensitivity > machismo.

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Helping our earth, one photo at a time.

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Move over, Taylor Swift.

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The book of poetry is a masterclass in how to evoke emotion by zeroing-in on the quotidian.

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The trio of veterans are pushing sonic boundaries on the multifaceted collab.

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Mohsin Hamid’s debut novel explores a unique side of one of America’s darkest times.

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After four years of waiting, fans now have four new songs.

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Literally.

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Sure, Kanye’s politics are a mess. But his products aren’t.

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Don’t call me maybe.