Janelle Monáe

It was an anxious year, and that was reflected in NOW's critics' 10 best albums from 2018, which alternated between amplifying our insecurities and soothing them. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Review of Janelle Monáe's Toronto concert at Rebel: With a joyous, ambitious performance, the newly out pop singer's performance was the truest version of the story she's been telling since the beginning fo her career. Read more

Concert reviews

Janelle Monáe, Radiohead, Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu are included in the best Toronto concerts this summer. Plus, Nano Mutek provides a tease for Mutek Festival in Montreal, and the final Warped Tour ever rolls through town. Read more

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Facebook/Toronto Bisexual Network

Nearly half of all queer folks identify as bi, yet bisexuals and pansexuals have never had official representation at Pride. That changes at Pride Toronto 2018, where the Bi+ Pride initiative ensures bi visibility. Read more



Zach Slootsky

NOW music critics pick the best Toronto shows for summer 2018 including Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monae, Radiohead and outdoor music festivals you shouldn't miss. Read more



Samuel Engelking

Find over 60 events including concerts, food festivals, outdoor movies and more in NOW's annual Hot Summer Guide. Read more

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Janelle Monáe leads this week's roundup of just announced Toronto shows, which also includes Lulaworld Festival, Bonjay and Too Attached's "Diversity Tour," Car Seat Headrest, Blood Orange and many more Read more


Janelle Monae's Pynk video raises the question: in the age of pussy hats and "pussy grabs back," why is the media avoiding the p-word when it comes to Monáe? Read more


The Prism Prize has announced its 2018 shortlist – the 10 best Canadian music videos of the year. It includes music videos by Alice Glass, Daniel Caesar, Charlotte Day Wilson, Jessie Reyez, PUP and more. Read more


Over 120 jurors chose a longlist that includes many Toronto-centric videos from the Weeknd, PUP, Clairmont The Second and others Read more



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Historical drama about the Black women involved in NASA’s early space projects contains stratospheric acting Read more

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Pressure to conform to an ideal of Black masculinity is huge Read more

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“Feminism should be a part of Black masculinity,” says Monáe. Read more

Movies & TV

Bo Ningen

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Grimes, Tory Lanez, Bo Ningen and more Read more


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Zach Slootsky

Pan Am arts fest pronounced a success Read more