“Moana”
Walt Disney Studios

Even though Smeed doesn’t spend much of her time painting and drawing anymore, she stressed the importance for young artists to keep pursuing art in a more traditional, pen-and-paper kind of way.

I wanted to make something beautiful, some sort of never-before-heard chord progression that would latch onto heart and soul, tracing shudders into the spines of all who heard it.

TV
“That’s So Raven”
Disney Channel

Friday nights at five were reserved for Walt Disney — more specifically, for Disney Channel Original Movies.

The B-Side: 12-1-16
Design by Ava Weiner

DIY music is just as concerned with diversifying genres as it is with representing the unique identities within those genres.

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Mallory Merk

“I have a term for my music I'm trying to coin,” she said, laughing. “It’s Trazz. Trap-Jazz music.”

Machine Gun Kelly
Bad Boy

MGK covered topics from growing up poor, getting picked on as a kid and his supposedly grand contributions to hip-hop performance, while Mod Sun brought his signature positivity with the occasional witty comment.

Be it getting goosebumps at a choir concert, sobbing to the cliche “Rivers and Roads,” or head-banging to a dancefloor classic, both music and the erotic come in many forms — sort of like love.

The xx
Young Turks

It briefly follows the lives of a group of high school students, showing glimpses into their private lives.

TV
NOSELL
TBS

Like many mystery shows, “Search Party” is filled with questions, but fortunately it has all the right answers.

NOSELL
XO

The Weeknd’s latest work, the mammoth 18-track Starboy, confronts his current status — standing at the crossroads of purposeful musicality and pop-stardom.

There is a paradoxical intimacy in the recitation, in the way I feel connected to something I barely understand.

Rae Sremmurd
EarDrummers

Important rap needs to have substance, and substantialism hasn’t exactly defined this year’s releases.

TV
“3%”
Netflix

Perhaps what makes “3%” so captivating for a mature audience is the depth portrayed in its characters.

Sadie Dupuis
Carpark

Sadie Dupuis has created an album that not only celebrates life but also, most importantly, celebrates constructive interactions in life.

Try these recipes on your own for a variety of delicious, easy weeknight meals.

‘The Lizzie McGuire Movie’
Buena Vista Pictures

LIZZIE’s TEACHER JUST MADE A REFERENCE TO EBOLA WHAAT.

“Gilmore Girls”
Netflix

I’m a fan. But I’m one of those second-wave fans that found Gilmore Girls after the show stopped airing on TV.

Daft Punk
Columbia

It’s hard to fault a song when it’s doing everything it does so very well, and when nothing to this standard on a joint effort has been produced since ‘Get Lucky’ was around

NOSELL
Paramount Pictures

“Stardust” and I have a history.

NOSELL
Atlantic Records

In retrospect, a punk kid singing lyrics like “I’m gonna pop your bubblegum hard” at a Marina show must have been an abnormal sight. But who actually gives a shit?