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Things We Saw Today: Janelle Monae Drops an Intriguing Trailer for Her New Album Starring Tessa Thompson

Archandroid Cindi Mayweather, a.k.a. Janelle Monae, is back in the form of a new concept album and new visuals/videos featuring TMS' Queen, Tessa Thompson.

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Amanda Palmer Celebrates the Painful Beauty and Striking Relevance of the Work of Judy Blume

If you're looking to have a good weep about the beauty and importance of art and the female voice today, look no further than this new video singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer released of her song, "Judy Blume," in honor of the author's 80th birthday. Check it out after the jump!

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Monday Cute: Hey, Look! It’s a Literal Dog and Pony Show! (Complete With Ginuwine’s “Pony”)

That's right. That's a corgi riding a pony in the middle of the night. You know, how corgis do.

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The House That Janet Built: The Legacy of Janet Jackson’s Sexual Revolution

 "My first name ain't baby, it's Janet – Miss Jackson if you're nasty."

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I Do Not See Beyoncé on This Track List for the Black Panther Soundtrack

Kendrick Lamar has shared the track list for Black Panther: The Album, and Beyoncé's name is not on any of the tracks.

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The Academy’s Response to Grammys So Male: “Women Need to Step Up”

If Taylor Swift is the great white hope for women to be acknowledged at the Grammys then may the gods have mercy on our souls. 

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The Feminist Message Stitched Into Lorde’s Grammy Dress

While many attendees held or wore a white rose in support of Time's Up, Lorde chose instead to wear a powerful quotation on the back of her red Valentino dress.

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Hillary Clinton Read From Fire and Fury in Surprise Cameo at the Grammys

Looking forward to the Tony portion of her EGOT tbh.

The 60th Grammy Awards were last night, and you know what that means: celebrities got political, and people who disagree with the politics of those celebrities got mad.

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Here, Your Friday Was Missing the Throne Room Fight From Last Jedi Set to All the Best Music

"Don't you know that you're toxic?"

John Williams's epic score does a lot to make Star Wars what it is, and that's no different with the most recent addition to the franchise, The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson even shared a video of Williams doing his thing, but what would the movie be like with some ... different musical stylings? The perfect Friday Twitter thread has us covered.

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Listen to the Cover of “Zombie” The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan Wanted to Sing On

The heavy metal band Bad Wolves released their cover of "Zombie" as a tribute to The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, who passed away this week at the age of 46.

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Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan, a Unique and Memorable Female Voice, Has Died at the Age of 46

We were on a holiday schedule yesterday, and so we were unable to report on the tragic death of one of rock's most unique and memorable female voices. Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of the band The Cranberries, has died suddenly at the way-too-young age of 46.

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ABC Moving Forward on Series Inspired by the Legacy of Selena Quintanilla

According to Variety, ABC has given a put pilot commitment to a series inspired by the musical legacy of Selena Quintanilla, the iconic Tejano singer who was murdered at 23 years old in 1995.

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Ava DuVernay and Jay-Z Construct an Epic “Family Feud” That Centers People of Color and a Feminine Perspective

After seeing snippets and hints for seemingly forever, we finally have the full video for Jay-Z's "Family Feud," featuring Queen Bey and directed by another Queen, Ava DuVernay. Oh yeah, and it stars damn near every celebrity on the planet.

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Kendrick Lamar Drops “All the Stars” From the Upcoming Black Panther Soundtrack

Hearing Kendrick Lamar on anything these days is a sign to me that it's gonna be awesome. He's one of those people whose participation is just a sign of quality. So hearing this first track from the upcoming soundtrack for Marvel's Black Panther just gives me even more confidence that this movie is gonna be awesome.

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Kendrick Lamar Will Pen Black Panther‘s New Anthem in Upcoming Film

Grammy-award winner and current rap G.O.A.T, Kendrick Lamar, will be recording a new original song for the upcoming Black Panther film, just another reason it is the most anticipated film of next year.

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Taylor Swift Is a Silence Breaker…When It Comes to Sexual Assault

My (mostly sarcastic) wish was that there would be an end to Taylor Swift think pieces for the Holiday season. However, her presence on the Time cover has caused a backlash, a response to that backlash, and a continuous discussion as to if she "deserves" to be on the cover. Because of course it did.

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Things We Saw Today: Beyoncé Is the Highest Paid Woman in Music This Year—As It Should Be

Even though we are still waiting for that Grammy (those Grammys. Tbh her self-titled album was awesome, let's not forget), that hasn't stopped the queen from getting that money.

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Greta Gerwig’s Adorable Letter to Justin Timberlake Is as Personal & Beautiful as Lady Bird Itself

Greta Gerwig talked to Seth Meyers about the letter she wrote to Justin Timberlake, asking if she could use one of his songs in her new movie, Lady Bird. It's an adorable video, but its real beauty is in how it reflects so much about the movie itself. And in watching this cute interview, I find myself flooded with admiration for the film all over again.

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Things We Saw Today: Drake Has a Zero-Tolerance Policy for Sexual Assault While He’s Performing

Drake stops mid-rap to call out a man in the crowd. He shuts down the music, points directly at the guy and tells him, "If you don't stop touching girls, I'm gonna come out there and f*ck you up."

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Amanda Palmer’s Rendition of Pink Floyd’s “Mother” a Unique Take on the Current Trump Moment


Singer/Songwriter Amanda Palmer was in Melbourne, Australia during the Trump Inauguration, holed up and wondering like the rest of us what the hell the world was gonna be in store for. A few days later, she scripted the video after the jump, and started gathering talented artist friends around her to help make it. You can check out the result above. BE WARNED: there is a scene in which Palmer breastfeeds a Trump-like character. So...NSFW?

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