The success of the rapper’s second annual festival proves Astroworld 2020 will not be one to miss.
It’s not about video games anymore.
Stay informed as this election approaches … it’s anyone’s race.
His signature campaign promise is in dire straits.
In honor of the president’s two years in office, here’s the most current list of everyone who’s quit or been fired.
Here are the female frontrunners for the Democratic bid in the 2020 elections.
The former Baylor frat president faces almost no repercussions after raping and assaulting an unconscious woman.
China wants a censored search engine, and Google might be greedy enough to oblige them.
If the argument comes down to exposure, then other addictive products are equally incriminated.
Democratic socialism just might be what saves the Union.
She was the most powerful woman in the world for eight years, and she did a lot to earn it.
Despite increased political engagement, the number of under-30-year-olds voting is still far too low.
Did Brian Kemp steal the election?
Just how far did the blue wave ride?
Which is very bad news for Democrats.
Some say yes, he says no.
Despite the surge in interest from young voters, a majority-Democrat Senate is still a long shot.
More than ever, celebrities across the entertainment industry are getting political. Should they?
Twitter posts don’t make you a political activist.
Warren’s DNA test results proved she just doesn’t get it.
Democrats across Texas are hoping so, but their hope might not be enough.
Kanye’s MAGA hat and pro-Trump rhetoric has left fans upset, America confused and everyone wondering: Where is this coming from?
And several former Miss America winners have jumped to her defense.
Has Melania Trump forever changed the American First Lady?
It’s gotten so bad that even John Cusack’s getting involved.
It won’t be long till Amazon owns the government anyway.
Sessions ruled that domestic abuse victims can no longer seek asylum in the United States.
The ‘Jersey Shore’ star’s recent domestic dispute highlights the sad relationship between violent relationships and reality television.
Two glitches in seven days have underscored, yet again, how addicted everyone is to the app.
And might have helped disenfranchise thousands of voters in Ohio and throughout the U.S.
Here are the best podcasts to tune in to if you’d rather ignore those pesky CNN notifications.
She successfully manipulated an entire city into believing she was royalty, but the $62,000 debt on a credit card told a different story.
Eminem’s sound effects in ‘Kill You’ sparked conversations about whether gunshot-like sound effects are appropriate in the wake of mass shootings.
The 45th president spurred more than his fair share of controversy at the 44th G7 Summit shortly before his meeting with Kim Jong Un.
Net neutrality has now officially been repealed, and nobody knows exactly what the future holds for internet usage.
The home rental service allows individuals to register their homes as emergency shelters, bringing new meaning to ‘loving thy neighbor.’
Facebook and Twitter dominate today’s social media landscape, but with bad press popping up left and right, it might not stay that way forever.
How the predominantly Catholic country defied centuries-old doctrine.
Since 1999, suicide rates have risen nearly 30 percent.
Samantha Bee’s apology to Ivanka Trump was the first real ‘I’m Sorry’ I have heard in a while.
Just feel the Bern and imagine the flames of Bernie Sanders waging war on the status quo, eliminating student debt and leading the United States with honesty and integrity.
Fashion icon Kate Spade hid her issues with mental illness behind her bubbly public image for decades.
Trump’s surprising choice to pardon an old woman serving time for drug offenses is good news — but don’t expect big changes out of his administration.
Men are often removed from the conversation and are now left without certain rights that women have been granted.
Trump might be able to do some good if he can muster an ounce of diplomacy.
He could pardon himself if he wanted to — not that he has to! — but he could.
The film, which was shown to Starbucks workers during their anti-bias training, offers a poignant look into the struggles of African Americans.
Now, finally, the Miss America pageant can finally be about the contestants’ personalities.
Reid is just the latest in a string of TV personalities to be caught in a freedom of speech issue.
The iconic fashion designer was found in her apartment Tuesday morning.
R. Kelly and XXXTentacion, both of whom were targeted by the policy, actually saw their streams rise during the probation.
The verdict provides little insight as to how far the Constitution protects religious liberties and same-sex rights.
If this can happen to an FBI agent, it could easily happen to anyone.
Facebook will remove this section after complaints surrounding fake news and restriction of conservative content.
SESTA/FOSTA, the new bill passed by the Senate, is endangering the sex work community through its harmful generalizations.
Through the financial assistance of the Evans Scholarship, dedicated caddies gain the opportunity to attend college free-of-charge.
Rather than fall in line with traditional Catholic doctrine, the first ever pope from the Americas is forging new territory with an old message.
The Kent State graduate used her college graduation photos to promote her answer to the gun crisis in America: arm the students.
With his term not even half complete, Trump’s environmental legacy has the potential to be the worst of any modern president.
Innovative startup E6PR has created edible six-pack rings, but do the environmental benefits justify the higher production cost?
If even their best baristas routinely misspell customer names, then a half-day of training probably won’t solve much.
Hateful communities of men have been forming at alarming rates across the country.
In light of a new policy for the National Football League, controversy surrounding kneeling during the National Anthem continues.
The less attended and publicized hearing provided disturbing insights into Cambridge Analytica, Facebook and free speech.
What does it mean to lose 1,500 children anyway?
Recent breakthroughs in 20th-century murder cases have led to a new debate over police access to genealogy databases and privacy.
Volunteers at Siena College are using 3D printing technology to create prosthetic limbs for children.
Recent actions from the governments of the United States and Israel might signal a shift in the fate of the popular two-state solution.
In a time when even the cold facts are questioned, journalists may find strength in embracing subjectivity — and breaking journalistic conventions.
Student Andrew Schneidawind wanted to show politicians the fear that students and teachers live through every day.
The league’s controversial decision to ban the protest might just lead to further political activism.
There’s never been something like this before.
De Blasio has told the NYPD to come up with a plan to stop the police from wasting their time making ‘unnecessary’ arrests for pot.
The Houston football star has a history of altruism when it comes to his adopted city.
Uber recently changed its policies on sexual assault, giving victims a platform to speak out.
In health care, despite decades of scientific advancement, systematic sexism is still alive and well — unlike the women it’s killing.
Are clickbait and biases the future of mainstream news outlets?
Gun control has become a hot-button issue for primaries across the country.
Including the Sutherland Springs shooting and Austin bombings, nearly 40 Texans have died from domestic terrorism since November.
The university will reportedly have to use student tuition to finance the agreement.
Incels are making headlines with shocking acts of terror, but where does the incel philosophy stem from?
By creating The American Agora within the university, students of American University are promoting ideological diversity throughout their campus.
Although the water is technically considered safe, Flint residents do not trust the water until all the pipes are replaced.
The controversial decision marks a break with decades of diplomatic precedence.
Kilauea is happening now, but here are other volcanoes that people should have their eye on.
Has the rapper’s recent behavior robbed him of his artistic achievements?
Across the country, majors and standardized curricula are becoming a relic of the past.
Sun’s out, panels out.
After the death of a bulldog on a United flight in March, PETA and other animal rights activists have rallied against the airline.
Maybe he’s on to something after all?
While Trump criticized the agreement as being too lenient on Iran, critics fear the retreat will antagonize diplomacy efforts.
New theories have emerged in favor of the flat Earth, or so Flat-Earthers say.
Oh, the hypocrisy.
America is witnessing a disaster unfold in real-time at the hands of Rudy Giuliani.
Last year, the president broke a 16-year-old tradition by refusing to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, as anti-immigrant policies have continued to define his presidency.
The organization allowed girls into its ranks, but with plenty of planned segregation.
According to William H. McRaven, UT’s departing chancellor and the man responsible for the assassination of Bin Laden, there’s no harder gig.
Trump may withdraw the U.S. from the landmark Iran deal. What does this mean for America and what will come next?
Facebook and other such social media have been hailed as powerful tools for community building, but what are their limitations?
Outside of existing on Amazon, the show has finally been removed by even the most ardent holdout networks.
Despite its endorsement from Oprah, Jeanine Cummins’ book about the life of a Mexican woman is having a damaging impact on minorities.
The Chinese web novel finds its strong female lead getting an opportunity to start life over as a teenager, and avenging the betrayal that ended her life.
We stan the biromantic, asexual woman of color protagonist in Claire Kann’s new novel.
Writing is — and should be — really hard and really frustrating. Otherwise, you’re not doing it right.
Diversity can be hard to find in the accepted literary canon, but literature is full of LGBTQ+ representation if you know where to look.
Not every love story has a satisfying end.
Many of these books are criticized for their unrealistic portrayal of the world; however, that may be their greatest strength.
With digital media on the rise, it is no surprise that there are more options than ever out there for manga fans to get their fix anytime.
Although plenty of time has passed since they were first released, literary classics have much to offer.
A seemingly ambitious project, the series falls prey to poor execution and hollow characterization.
The original novel behind the Netflix series leaves fans intrigued and captivated by the modern-day Ted Bundy.
This small publishing duo is making waves with their thoughtful reissues of out of print novels.
She’s the definition of a bad–s woman born before her time who championed intersectionality and womanism in her poetry, essays and other writings.
Dark humor, messy gore and surreal turns characterize her impressive run in the early ‘90s.
This fresh adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s book exalts each March sister in her own right, exploring the girls’ unique struggles and experiences.
Get ready to dive into star-trotting space operas and meet super-powered web slingers.
These creatives used their unique voices to capture the complexities and concerns of the past ten years.
Richard Powers’ Pulitzer Prize-winning book captures the imagination with larger-than-life personification and gives a new take on contemporary issues.
Set 100 years ago, the novel portrays a 1919 full of political and social tension that should not be unfamiliar in the present day.
If you’re still hankering for more British monarchy drama, check out these titles.
Exciting storytelling has been replaced with long-winding exposition in the young adult author’s latest novel.
This Shakespeare adaptation strays from the source material, but in doing so creates quite the cautionary tale about the price of war.
Holly Black ties up the loose ends in her sweeping ‘Folk of the Air’ young adult fantasy series.
They have a charm that can’t be matched by the large corporate chains.
Ibram X. Kendi’s newest book mixes personal narrative and political analysis to examine how structural racism manifests itself today — oftentimes unconsciously.
The ‘Folk of the Air’ trilogy — a world of intrigue and fairies — will receive a fitting send-off by the acclaimed young adult author.
Fans deserve more credit for their art, especially as fan works move into the mainstream.
The demand for change in the performing arts is leading to a new kind of sex talk.
If you find yourself stressed, running from one thing to the next, you might need a new strategy. This reading habit can help bring intentionality to chaotic routines.
Even amidst a future, supernatural dystopia, this manga still sees hope at the heart of humanity.
Can HBO finally make an adaptation that will make Alan Moore proud?
Stephen Chbosky is back at it with this classically structured horror novel, where a child once again convenes with the supernatural realm.
Whether she’s writing as V.E. Schwab or Victoria Schwab, her wide range of books are always worth the read.
This show is both educational and entertaining, if you can believe it.
Just because you can consume it doesn’t mean it was made for you.
In sharing his HIV-positive status in his new memoir, the ‘Queer Eye’ star opens up an important dialogue.
A recent trend in popular culture may indicate a growing fear of those with too much power.
For four years, she was referred to as ‘Emily Doe.’ It’s time to learn who she really is.
Will Artemis be the next ‘Harry Potter’ or the next ‘Percy Jackson’?
This movie looks at ambition, mental health, creativity, complacency and how they all connect.
One of America’s greatest authors led quite a remarkable life, for better or for worse.
Where will our dystopian heroine find herself this time?
It’s a gift that keeps on giving.
Blessed be the fruit. From Atwood to Zumas, here four feminist fiction novels that will help you to start a revolution.
This generations-spanning anime and manga provides nearly endless hours of inspiring entertainment for those with the courage to take the dive.
Grant Morrison’s comic book miniseries tells the story of three cybernetic animals and their perilous journey in search of home.
These artists will make you laugh even on the worst days.
Because we all need to realize that having it is perfectly normal.
Aaron Sorkin’s adaption of the beloved Harper Lee novel tinkers with conventions of a classic American story.
The book reimagines ‘The Iliad’ from the perspective of the epic’s oft-ignored female characters.
Where do you start with the author who offered so much insight into the black experience?
Her spoken word is just as genius as her writing.
‘The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists’ can teach plenty of lessons — some more valuable than others.
Simple efforts can make a big difference.
Gretchen McCulloch shows readers that there’s more to internet language than you think.
And they’re all women.
The latest Timothy Zahn novel caps off a trilogy about the beloved ‘Star Wars’ villain.
The Kingdom of Ravka is leaping from page to screen.
Grant Morrison’s famous run on the World’s Strangest Heroes offers fans of the show even more madness.
Omar Lazri is taking art to new dimensions.
Other worlds are waiting for you in the literary canon.
Nora Ephron was a master writer of rom-coms for the neurotic.
Appeal to more personality types and broader audiences.
Author Al Ewing has given a new, horror-infused spin on an old monster.
This beautifully dark, lyric verse novel tells the story of Joan of Arc — a young country girl turned great leader who burned for the girls who fear the fire inside themselves.
You’ll never look at these stories the same.
Because we all want to at least look like we’re intelligent.
We keep hearing calls for equality and inclusion. Brown tells us why we need to be louder.
Spoiler alert: They nailed it.
This channel is a treasure trove of knowledge on literary fiction, fantasy, writing and much, much more.
If National Novel Writing Month proved too tough before, maybe it’s time to try this virtual writer’s retreat.
The young adult novel by C.J. Lyons is an enticing murder mystery about defining yourself outside of your family.
Myrland read one of the Greek philosopher’s most popular works so that you don’t have to.
Depends on who’s asking.
Elana K. Arnold’s latest young adult novel subverts the typical damsel-in-distress storyline to say something bigger.
Stay sexy and read this book.
Just admit it. Cheesy romances hit the spot.
Find a comfortable spot, because you won’t be able to put these books down.
What’s better than ruling in hell or serving in heaven? This chemistry.
The patriarchy is trembling.
‘Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass’ promises a chapbook composed of her signature lyricism. Is that a good thing?
Reading has never been easier.
HBO’s remake of the Philip Pullman trilogy will embrace the controversy at the series’s heart, rather than sidestep it.
The fantasy writer’s intricate world-building, filled with faeries and lore, has been enchanting readers for almost two decades.
Dust off your House robes, Potterheads: There are four new Harry Potter eBooks slated for release this summer.
Everything you need to know before diving both pieces of work.
Adulting 101 for your summer reading list.
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They’re not as scary as your English classes make them sound.
Leav’s famous creativity is readily apparent, though slightly different, in her fiction debut.
The graphic novel is as creative as it is captivating.
The book was revered for its accurate portrayal of mental illness. Will the film be too?
Olaf Stapledon’s sci-fi tale of a roving spaceman’s chronicle captures the heart of humanity’s existential fear.
The show might be finished, but its fans aren’t.
Because there’s more to growing up than ‘The Catcher in the Rye.’
If you plan on teaching, you should plan on reading these first.
Back with another bestseller, Manson sheds light on the sheer atrocities of … well, being a human.
Which, as it turns out, faces most of the same boring problems as hetero love.
Feel free to update your TBR list accordingly.
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.
Like her previous YA novel, ‘The Poet X,’ Acevedo’s new novel is all about Latinx literary representation.
Tehlor Kay Mejia’s new novel flares with action and LGBTQ+ representation.
As a Vietnamese immigrant and member of the LGBTQ+ community, Vuong is a unique, empathy-inspiring voice in the poetry world.
Your favorite 2004 film with a Shakespearean twist.
‘Everything is F*cked’ drops next week, which gives you just enough time.
The horror industry is ripe for fairy tales that don’t have happy endings.