Janelle Monáe Brought Her Vision of the Future to Coachella Through Music and Fashion

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All it takes is listening to a few tracks of Janelle Monáe’s music (or watching her music videos) to grasp hold of the multifaceted, Afrofuturistic energy coursing through nearly every aspect of the artist’s work. For her set at this year’s Coachella, though, Monáe made a point of making sure that her numerous costume…

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Read an Excerpt From War Girls, Tochi Onyebuchi’s Black Panther-Inspired Sci-Fi Adventure

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Black Panther is a fantastic movie for so many reasons—one being that it made certain people notice there were already so many sci-fi and fantasy stories being told outside the default we’d been served for so long. io9 recently spotlighted Marlon James’ Black Leopard, Red Wolf, and now we’ve got another intriguing…

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Janelle Monáe Explains How Dirty Computer Connects to the Rest of Her Afrofuturist Discography 

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Janelle Monáe’s most recent album (and accompanying movie) Dirty Computer is a work of art that, at first glance, might seem as if it’s somewhat of a pivot from the ongoing Afrofututuristic tale about the time-traveling android messiah she’s been telling on her previous releases. But according to Monáe, that’s not at…

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