Posts Tagged: Janelle Monae

Magical Systems and Fusion Reactors: Rivers Solomon Discusses An Unkindness of Ghosts

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Rivers Solomon discusses her debut novel, the importance of writing the body into a story, and more.

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There Is Simply No Time for This: Whose Streets? and Civil Rights Cinema

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It is unlikely I will see the US justice system evolve toward an egalitarian ideal in my lifetime. But Whose Streets? does offer a clearly visible North Star.

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Janelle Monae Petitions for Protest Songs

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Following her release of “Hell You Talmbout,” which protests the death of black Americans killed by police and vigilantes and has been praised widely for its visceral power, Janelle Monae has released the instrumental to the track and asked fans to use it to create their own protest songs. The artist’s label, Wondaland Records, released […]

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Surf Out in Time for Your Next BBQ

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In case you missed it, Chance the Rapper and his band The Social Experiment collaborated with Donnie Trumpet to release their joint LP Surf last week and, well, it’s pretty great. And it’s free. The album could be the “most anxiously awaited record of the year” according to okayplayer, and we can see why: from […]

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This Prince Interview Is Everything You Hoped For

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In honor of Prince joining Twitter—you can follow him at @3RDEYEGIRL, where he tweets things like “PRINCE’S 3RD TWEET: DID EYE ADD 2 MUCH PEPPER? pic.twitter.com/3jfe3rb41g“—take a look at Vanessa Grigoriadis’s recent interview with His Purpleness for V Magazine. They discuss his backing band (“Donna can whup every man on guitar, bar none”), what music […]

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