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Rock 'n' Roll with Chinese Characteristics: Nirvana Behind the Great Wall

Like pretty much everywhere else in the pop music universe, China's developing rock scene changed after Nirvana. It's just that China's rockers didn't get the memo in 1991, nor would've known what to do with it, then.

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Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe From 'Iron Man' to 'Infinity War'

With the release of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's defining moment that was Avengers: Infinity War, our staff assembles a ranking of the story so far.

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From the Women of Dahomey to Black Panther's Women of Wakanda

Black Panther is more than just another Marvel blockbuster; it's a revelation in Western depictions of Africa and African women.

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Black Panther Brings Much Needed "Black Joy" to the World

This movie doesn't exist in a vacuum, and there's something positive for the world to be found in embracing "black joy".

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'Black Panther' Is Its Own Kind of Animal

Marvel Studios scores another major success, and taps the zeitgeist, by allowing Ryan Coogler free reign to make the most thoughtful, socially conscious superhero film to date.

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'Black Panther' Turns Repeatedly to Women for Better Judgment

Will it take the Black Panther world as long as it's taken every other white comic book hero world to build itself around wondrous women?

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'Black Panther' Is to Superhero Movies That 'Get Out' Is to Horror Movies

An action-packed superhero adventure, a sexy spy thriller, a palace intrigue drama, and a poignant tale about the pains and perils of leadership -- Ryan Coogler's epic Black Panther is the most personal Marvel film to date.

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Songs About the Southland: Marvel's Black Panther vs. the Klan

It was a hot Southern summer when the Black Panther came down South to do battle with the Klan.

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Black Panther: My Eternal Winter

You know it's hard out here for producers; here's a good example of how to cope.


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