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Monarch Style: New York Fashion Week Recap

September 16, 2016 |

 

Kim Bering Staff Writer

Couture can be another level of fashion entirely. The runways are filled with supermodels flaunting outlandish designer pieces that would never be seen in a local shopping center. Quite a few brands from this year’s New … Read More

Blink-182 Assures that Punk Rock Isn’t Dead with ‘California’

September 16, 2016 |

Brooke Nicholson

Contributing Writer

 

In the ‘90s, Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Scott Raynor (later replaced by Travis Barker) of Blink-182 began redefining the punk-rock scene, beginning with the release of their first album, “Buddha.” Blink’s music career peaked from 1999-2003, with … Read More

Why ‘Don’t Breathe’ Is A Breath of Fresh Air

September 15, 2016 |

Robert Younger

Contributing Writer

Sad as it may be, the summer of 2016 was not a particularly good time for movies. From lackluster films to outright critical and financial bombs, summer ’16 has quickly become what some have started to call one of the … Read More

Banks & Steelz: A Much Needed Collaboration

September 15, 2016 |

Jon Affolter Jr. Contributing Writer

Banks & Steelz: two new names, but two not so new faces. Banks, A.K.A. Paul Julian Banks, is best known for his work with the indie rock band Interpol, with hits such as “Obstacle 1,” “Slow … Read More

Album Review: ‘Home of the Strange’ – Young the Giant

September 15, 2016 |

Baylee Blume Contributing Writer

In their third full-length album, “Home of the Strange,” Young the Giant breaks new ground with a variety of different musical explorations while retaining some of the hooks that fans have come to know. The variety of … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Ava’s Possessions,’ ‘Cronies’ and ‘Manson Family Vacation’

September 15, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge

Contributing Writer

‘Ava’s Possessions’ (2015) | R | 89 min. | 🎬🎬

In the aftermath of her demonic possession, Ava (Louisa Krause) finds her life in shambles. Ava’s boyfriend, friends and family have all distanced themselves for fear over everything she … Read More

Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’: A Bitter Sweet Love Story

September 11, 2016 |

Isaiah K. Hobbs Contributing Writer

Yet again, Beyoncé has managed to astonish listeners with her melodious tunes, brilliant concepts, immaculate vocal performances and an intriguingly exquisite visual album. “Lemonade,” Beyoncé’s sixth album, is an hour-long story told through film and music.

“Lemonade’s” set … Read More

Monarch Music Minute

September 10, 2016 |

Monarch Music Minute

Richard Gabrintina

Staff Writer

 

Mild High Club – ‘Skiptracing’ 💿💿💿 

Last year, Stones Throw founder Peanut Butter Wolf launched Circle Star Records, an offshoot label catering to stranger, less conventional sounds in an effort to distinguish his expansive … Read More

The Get Down Resurrects 70s Culture

September 10, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham

Staff Writer

In the epicenter of violence and disco, “The Get Down” explores the journey of four boys plus one, and how they fight for their place in the south Bronx with hip-hop. A new take on the underdog story, … Read More

Album Review: “The Bride,” Bat for Lashes

September 10, 2016 |

Shannon Jay

Contributing Writer

“The Bride” serves as Bat for Lashes mastermind Natalie Khan’s strongest and deepest concept yet. Although past records have loose concepts, such as alter ego persona in debut “Two Suns,” none have stuck so closely and linearly to … Read More

Horror Movie Review: The Forest

September 10, 2016 |

Alyssa Branch

Contributing Writer

The January 2016 movie “The Forest” is about the allegorical Aokigahara Forest, which has become the location for about 100 suicides per year in recent decades. According to Japanese mythology, the forest is said to be haunted by … Read More

Review: Stranger Things on Netflix

September 9, 2016 |

Stranger Things

Alyssa Branch

Contributing Writer

The new Netflix original series, “Stranger Things,” has become one of the most popular shows on the steaming service. This science fiction thriller is an absolute must-see this summer.

When Will Byers mysteriously disappears from a small town in Indiana, … Read More

Styling Tips from Gigi Hadid

September 9, 2016 |

Monarch Style

Kim Bering

Staff Writer

Vogue model Gigi Hadid has mastered the art of street style. She struts urban streets clad in Adidas sneakers, Tommy Hilfiger hoodies and Revolve denim jeans. Hadid defies all rules of fashion by mixing together chic designer … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘The Invitation,’ ‘Moonwalkers’ and ‘Night Owls’

September 9, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Contributing Writer

‘The Invitation’ (2015) | NR | 99 min. | 🎬🎬🎬🎬 

After two years of estrangement caused by a tragedy, Will (Logan Marshall-Green) receives an invitation from his ex-wife, Eden (Tammy Blanchard), and her new husband for … Read More