This week on Rated Reads looks at Kate Bush's resurgence, Avril Lavigne 20 years on and the BookTok revolution.

Kate Bush, “Running Up That Hill,” and the End of Music Charts As We Knew Them

Running up that hill to… what, exactly? Well, everyone knows the answer now. The recent season of Stranger Things prominently featured Kate Bush’s 1985 hit as a plot-crucial needle-drop, and it’s led to a true “Running Up That Hill” resurgence, even bringing that song to a top 10 placement in the charts. The Ringer explores the curious phenomenon of a 37-year-old song outscoring the likes of Jack Harlow and Lizzo.

Avril Lavigne’s ‘Let Go’ Is Turning 20. What Do Teens Make of It Today?

Millennials love Avril Lavigne, the icon of a skater-boy pop-punk dominated 2000s. But what about Gen Z? Do these tales resonate with the TikTok investigation? VICE investigates this by interviewing some teenagers in the street and playing them Lavigne songs from her 2002 album ‘Let Go’, which is older than all of the teenagers are. The verdict is mostly positive. She was the Dua Lipa of 2002, believe it or not.

Gen Z? Again? This time, the younger-than-millennials are reading books. Thanks to the BookTok trend, which has kicked up books like The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo or The Song of Achilles to the top of the bestselling charts, book stores are doing better than ever. The Guardian takes a look at the unlikely event of new social media fuelling the paper revolution.

Comedian Mae Martin has been on a hot streak lately with their brilliant Netflix show Feel Good and a recurring stint on The Flight Attendant. It’s been a time of working things out too, with their understanding of their nonbinary identity filtering into the development of their on-screen character. GQ sits down with them to hear about their approach to comedy and coming to terms with talking about their identity.

Ms Marvel’s Bisha K Ali: ‘It gives Muslims another way of being seen in the world’

Yet another Marvel hero has made its way to our screens, but this one’s a little bit new. Ms. Marvel, aka Kamala Khan is the MCU’s first Muslim superhero, and she now has her own show streaming on Disney+. The showrunner behind Ms Marvel, Bisha K Ali, chats to the i about creating a new kind of hero and what the representation means to her.

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