Ghetto Woman.

JanelleMonae_TheElectricLady

It had been a shit week — I was even avoiding my mom’s phone calls. I never want to tell her the bad stuff. [...]

Through the Looking Glass With Janelle Monae.

I have a post up at The Atlantic that’s part of a roundtable discussion of Janelle Monae’s The ArchAndroid with Brentin Mock and Alyssa Rosenberg. While I really enjoyed the album, I had a couple of small critiques of it, and I don’t think it quite merits the universal acclaim it’s getting right now.

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Random Midday Hotness: Janelle Monae.

Taty paints the singer.