Isabel Shepherd

Isabel is a junior in the college studying sociology, English, and art history. She loves trying new hobbies, but she isn’t very good at keeping them.


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Bad Bunny’s “World’s Hottest Tour” is the perfect summer send-off

Bad Bunny transported concert-goers to the beaches of Puerto Rico and gave D.C. a much-needed opportunity to let loose and say goodbye to summer.  

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House music is back, with credit to its roots

From hip-hop to hyperpop, music’s biggest names are playing with house music, a genre born in the gay clubs of Chicago and New York.

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A pop star in her element, Rina Sawayama dazzles at the Howard Theater

Rina Sawayama is an artist who belongs in stadiums. While the pandemic put a damper on her rise to stardom, Sawayama’s return to the stage comes at an exciting time... Read more

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Pabllo Vittar and Rina Sawayama’s “Follow Me” is an exercise in excess

In her collaboration with Rina Sawayama, Vittar crafts a club banger with plenty of heart.

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Quiz: Which World Cup song should you listen to?

Take this quiz (created by a certified soccer super fan) to find out what song will soundtrack your 2022 experience. 

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Fame, femininity, and flamenco: On MOTOMAMI, Rosalía is not the pop star you think she is

On MOTOMAMI, Rosalía is both more playful and vulnerable than ever before, offering meditations on love, fame, and womanhood. 

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“Bitch, you better be joking”: The trials and tribulations of Euphoria season two

The dazzling cinematography, wardrobe, and makeup fail to compensate for the show’s confusing plot and lack of a cohesive statement. 

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The Weekly List: Infectious songs for a pandemic anniversary

A lot of them even evoke some nostalgia for those first few months of quarantine, now that we’ve entered a new version of pandemic-life. 

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PinkPantheress’s to hell with it goes back to the future

Something about PinkPantheress seems familiar. Pulling extensively from 2000s beats, the TikTok-famous hitmaker crafts songs that are often an ode to the distinct sounds of her childhood. Incorporating the dazzling... Read more

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Love Island Season 7 is a mess, and not the fun kind

After 18 months off the air, Love Island UK was poised to make an impressive comeback. Yet somehow this year’s season managed to be an almost grueling viewing experience, rather... Read more