Janelle Monae
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The Best Fantastical Music of 2010
15 Dec 2010 // 3:00 PM

The more you look, the more examples of the fantastic you find in music this year.

The Best R&B of 2010
9 Dec 2010 // 3:00 PM

It is fashionable to say R&B is dead because it's not the commercial force it was in the late 1980s and the 1990s. Nothing could be further from the truth.


"Sound Is Our Weapon": Protest Music and Black Lives Matter
13 Sep 2015 // 8:30 PM

"Hell You Talmbout" and "Cry No More" are a new kind of protest song that reintroduces traditional minimalism and congregational singing into this contemporary moment.

Power Up: Janelle Monáe, Afrofuturism, and Plurality
28 Oct 2013 // 8:30 PM

While most pop singers bounce from one marketable persona to another, Janelle MonĂ¡e stands her ground in this Afrofuturist vision she's been creating for about a decade. Other pop artists are tourists; she's building a city.


Made in America Festival: Labor Day Weekend - Philadelphia
19 Sep 2012 // 5:02 PM

Made in America’s line up just kept pushing the ante and winning every time. Each artist brought such talent to the stage that it was hard to miss any moments.

Janelle Monae: Metropolis
1 Oct 2007 // 4:59 PM

Janelle Monáe is bringing back the art of the album listening experience with Metropolis, a genre-bending conceptual piece that will be unveiled over the course of four separate suites with deluxe packaging and illustrations.


Janelle Monáe Walks That "Tight Rope" on 'The Late Show'
20 May 2010 // 3:15 AM

Ladies and gentlemen, there are seven wonders of the world. On May 18, 2010, late night television's David Letterman hosted the eighth. Janelle Monae, the hardest working

Janelle Monae: 9.April.2010 - New York
18 Apr 2010 // 7:20 PM

Janelle Monáe brought her most formidable talent to two sold-out shows at Joe's Pub in New York.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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