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Be Still My Nerd Girl Heart, It’s Janelle Monáe In a Philip K. Dick Story

Amazon Prime has released their trailer for Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, and this time we get to see Janelle Monáe's performance!

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Electric Dreams Come True: Janelle Monáe Joins Philip K. Dick’s Sci-Fi Anthology Series

Janelle Monáe has joined the new anthology series Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams as the villain for an episode titled "Autofac" opposite Juno Temple.

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Inspiring Hidden Figures Clip Will Remind You to Never Take Your Education for Granted

"Every time we have a chance to get ahead, they move the finish line."

In honor of the film's wide release on January 6, 20th Century Fox shared a clip featuring Janelle Monáe (who plays Mary Jackson) in court making a plea to be able to take engineering classes at an all-white high school in Virginia.

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2016 Representation Scorecard: How the Year’s Movies, TV, Games, Comics, and More Stacked Up

Yeah, we're keeping score.

In looking back on 2016, it's tempting to just write off the entire year as a loss. But, actually, this year brought us some very interesting pieces of media--and some compelling discussions about that media.

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[VIDEO] Prominent Women of Color in STEM Discuss the Black Girl Magic of Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures tells the real-life story of mathematician Katherine Johnson and her colleagues Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson who helped launch astronaut John Glenn into space.

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Hidden Figures Star Janelle Monáe Gets Us Hype, Discusses the Importance of Representation

Hidden Figures tells the story of African-American NASA engineers Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan, Kathryn Peddrew, Sue Wilder, Eunice Smith and Barbara Holley. Although those women played an invaluable role in the Moon mission, their contributions have gone largely unrecognized in mainstream media.

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Janelle Monáe, Taraji P. Henson to Star in Movie About the African-American Women Behind the Space Race

To the moon!

Last summer development was announced on an adaptation of Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Behind the Space Race, her book about African-American NASA engineers Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan, Kathryn Peddrew, Sue Wilder, Eunice Smith and Barbara Holley.

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64% of This Year’s Super Bowl Commercials Gave Women No Speaking Lines

In spite of the fact that 46% of this year's Super Bowl viewers were women, the Super Bowl commercials fell short when it came to reflecting gender parity.

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Things We Saw Today: Kylo Ren May Soon Throw a Tantrum at a Disney Park near You

Although Dismaland might be more Ren's style.

Starting next month, visitors to Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando will be able to see Kylo Ren on the Star Destroyer bridge as part of the immersive Star Wars Launch Bay experience. If that means they'll be needing Ren impersonators, maybe Disney might want to look into changing this Gaston's department?

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Janelle Monáe & the Underlying Question: Should Celebs Speak Up About Social Justice Matters?

Imagine if Jimmy Kimmel cried on stage because another Black life had fallen. Imagine if Taylor Swift spoke out about the death of Sandra Bland. Imagine if so many of us, famous or not, Black or not, banded together to fight for Black lives.

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Janelle Monae Reveals Cover Girl’s ‘Resistance Pilot’ Star Wars Look

Easy, breezy, staying on target.

We've had some really intriguing glimpses of Cover Girl's Star Wars: The Force Awakens makeup already, and now here's Janelle Monae revealing the "Resistance Pilot" line.

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In Which Janelle Monáe Inspires Kids To Become Their Own Superheroes [Video]

We Can Be Heroes

I imagine that for many of you, this will resonate as strongly as it did for me. In this music video for android superstar Janelle Monáe's cover of David Bowie's "Heroes," bullied school kids find strength in comic books, which inspire them to become caped crusaders of their own. If you can make it to the end without getting misty-eyed, you are tougher than I. On a side note, I would absolutely read a comic book in which Janelle Monáe fights crime. (via io9)

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Amanda Age 30: We Should All Be Ashamed of 2013

And That's Terrible

Editor’s Note: as 2013 drew to a close, we asked contributing writer Amanda LaPergola to sum the year’s geekiest highlights in an entertaining and timely fashion.  We emphasized the timely part for her benefit.  That was almost two months ago.  It is now nearly the end of January, and Amanda still won’t answer any of our texts. However, this morning a mysterious package arrived at Mary Sue headquarters.  Its contents included what appeared to be a note from Amanda’s mom (“Dear Miss Sue: Please excuse my daughter’s tardiness.  She has recently begun The Master Cleanse, and every time she goes near paper, she tries to eat it.”) and the following pages…

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Male Fan Sings a Rousing Personal Anthem In Construction Paper Sailor Moon Cosplay [VIDEO]

Why Not Do It With Some Style?

I don't know what went into Evan MacIsaac deciding to make Sailor Scout costumes out of construction paper and perform Estelle and Janelle Monáe's "Do My Thing." But I honestly don't care. I'm just glad it happened. (via: Laughing Squid)

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