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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.
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.
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.