Everything About America Is Terrible Except for This July 4th Playlist
This compilation of songs from artist-activists like Megan Thee Stallion, Beyoncé, and Lil Nas X are patriotic in their own way.
How 'Queer Eye' Helped Jess Guilbeaux Find Her Voice in Conservative America
We talked to the show's first Black lesbian star about regaining her confidence and using her platform to help others like her.
Janelle Monáe on Coming Out: "I Was Terrified"
In a cover story for 'them,' Janelle Monáe opens up about coming out and how 'Dirty Computer' set her free in an interview with Lizzo.
Tayla Parx Has Her Own Voice
Tayla Parx is best known for her role in ‘Hairspray’ and songwriting credits on “thank u, next” and “7 Rings.” Her debut album ‘We Need to Talk’ redirects the conversation where it should be: on her own work.
Janelle Monáe's Grammys Performance Was "Free as Fuck," as Promised
The singer performed "Make Me Feel" from 'Dirty Computer.'
Cardi B, Janelle Monáe, Post Malone, and More to Perform at This Year's Grammys
The list of performances for the 61st annual Grammys is pretty stacked. Camila Cabello, Kacey Musgraves, and Shawn Mendes are also set to perform.
The Moments That Defined 2018's Surge in Afrofuturism
'Black Panther' reignited a longstanding cultural tradition celebrating sci fi, technology, Africa, and the power of blackness in art.
Everyone We Couldn't Escape in 2018
From Ari to Gritty to Adonis's swole ass dad, these people were everywhere this year, and we mostly liked it.
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The Horniest Things That Happened in 2018
Reflections on the thirstiest moments of this year, including the Hot Duck, bisexual lighting, and, of course, a certain tweet about Beto.
Just Spend All Day Watching Janelle Monáe's "Pynk" From Austin City Limits
It's Friday and you know damn well you're not going to do anything more productive.
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Important Questions Raised By...
Janelle Monáe Fans, What's the Dirtiest Thing on Your Computers?
“I think my dying words would be ‘please, delete my history. It’s for the best.’”
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau
Robert Christgau on the Bold Pop of Janelle Monáe and Perfume Genius
The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews 'Dirty Computer' and 'No Shape' before sifting through recent records by Taylor Swift, Pink, Sam Smith, Kesha, Lana Del Rey, and Miguel.