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Mace & Crown | May 29, 2017

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Brace Yourself: Papa Roach’s ‘Crooked Teeth’

May 24, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Written and recorded deep in the trenches of a cramped North Hollywood studio, Papa Roach present “Crooked Teeth,” their ninth studio album in a nearly 25-year career. The 10-track mix finds the Vacaville, California, quartet revisiting … Read More

Local Photographer Battles Depression With Mermaids

May 21, 2017 |

Justin K. Thomas | Contributing Writer

Throughout our lives, there may be a period when we feel melancholy or a sense of despair. However, some people deal with those emotions in different ways. Some positive. Some negative. Some people deal with … Read More

Album Review: ‘Harry Styles’

May 16, 2017 |

Elizabeth Proffitt | Contributing Writer

Harry Styles released his first self-titled album May 12. The greatly anticipated solo album takes Styles in a new musical direction, departing from mainly pop songs that he wrote in One Direction, towards … Read More

Back to the Future: Paramore’s ‘After Laughter’

May 15, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

The ‘80s just called. They want Paramore.

Something happened since the release of the pop-punk trio’s 2013 self-titled album. Lost are the violent colors of frontwoman Hayley Williams’ hair and anthemic vocal … Read More

Local Artist Uses Art to Ease Anxiety

May 10, 2017 |

Justin K. Thomas | Contributing Writer

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) estimates that nearly 15 million Americans adults suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder, the extreme fear of being scrutinized and judged by others in social or performance situations. … Read More

Rick Ross Wants to Show Norfolk Who’s Boss

May 2, 2017 |

Destiny Webb | Contributing Writer

Rick Ross, aka “Da Boss,” came to Norfolk and gave the city a one-night show. The 41-year-old, Maybach Music Group mogul, performed at the Ted Constant Convocation Center last Saturday night. The Florida rapper first debuted … Read More

Toast Celebrates 100 Days of Trump With Photography Show

May 2, 2017 |

Vann Vitug | Contributing Writer

The 100th Day Photography show, a traveling, pop-up style exhibition features 68 photographs taken at protests and rallies around Washington D.C. and the Hampton area including the Inauguration March, the Immigration March, the Women’s March, the … Read More

Balance and Composure Rock Shaka’s Live

April 27, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

Brandishing black X’s on their hands like medals of honor, groups of people crowded around the stage at Shaka’s Live anxiously awaiting for the show to start. People of all ages flocked to Virginia Beach to … Read More

High Stakes: The National Cannabis Festival

April 23, 2017 |

T.J. Thompson | Staff Writer

In Virginia, minorities are more likely to be arrested for simple marijuana possession, although their rate of use is close to their white counterparts. In our nation’s capital, legalization of this plant has helped empower minorities.

The … Read More

Kendrick Lamar Has the Whole World Saying “DAMN.”

April 22, 2017 |

Destiny Webb | Contributing Writer

Kendrick Lamar has done it again, and his latest album will leave you saying “DAMN.” The Cali rapper’s fourth studio album, “DAMN.,” was released April 14 and hip-hop listeners are still going crazy.

Lamar first teased fans when … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘The Handmaiden,’ ‘Captain Fantastic’ and ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris’

April 22, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge | Staff Writer

‘The Handmaiden’ (2016) | NR | 144 min.🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬

Set within a Japanese occupied Korea in the 1930s, “The Handmaiden” is a film that bubbles with elements of romance, film noir and gothic thrillers. Daughter of a thief, Sook-Hee … Read More

Monarch Music Review: Summer Jams

April 22, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | Staff Writer

Summertime is right around the corner and the one thing that’s going to make this summer great are the summer tunes. Luckily for you, I have brought to you the best music for your summer playlist. Ranging … Read More

Monarch Summer Movie Guide

April 21, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge | Staff Writer

With the semester coming to an end and the month of May slowly creeping up on us all, we are reminded that the summer movie season is about to begin. Starting off the crowded season are … Read More

‘Alice’: The Classic Tale With a Cajun Twist

April 18, 2017 |

Briel Felton | Contributing Writer

With a ‘crooked’ twist, the ODU Theatre Department presented Lewis Carroll’s classic story, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” Set in modern-day New Orleans, beginning on the eve of Mardi Gras, we travel with Alice down the rabbit … Read More

‘The Red Truth’ Sheds Light on Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 18, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker | Arts & Entertainment Editor

Junior and photographer Nathan Croslin, a.k.a. Geist, is back this month with another photo series, this one highlighting Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In his series, “The Red Truth,” Geist interviewed and photographed various artists … Read More

‘Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road’

April 15, 2017 |

T.J. Thompson | Staff Writer

Weed and Willie Nelson are synonymous within American pop culture. It’s only fitting Nelson released a book of anecdotes, quips and other life experiences entitled, “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the … Read More