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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Doctor Who, Fan Fiction, and a YouTube Documentary Headline This Year’s Hugo Awards Finalists

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The nominees for the Hugo Awards are here, honoring the best in 2018's comics, movies, TV shows, and other works. We’ve got some staples in genre fiction, like Black Panther and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, along with a few surprises—including the first time in Hugo history that a YouTube series has been…

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Nebula Awards Introduces Game Writing Category, and Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Is a Nominee

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The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has released its list of nominees for the 2018 Nebula Awards, and things are looking good this year. Not only is this year’s Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Performance category a powerhouse of great nominees, but there’s also a brand-new category…

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23 Pop Culture Things We’re Thankful for This Year

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Even in a year as bad as 2018, there are things to be thankful for. Things that keep us going every day, and bring us joy and hope and prove that no matter how rough things get, there are still weird, wonderful pockets of pop culture that we can be appreciative of.

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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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