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Mace & Crown | April 24, 2018

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Arts & Entertainment Archives * Page 2 of 48 * Mace & Crown

Movie Review: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

March 27, 2018 |

Darryan Miller | Contributing Writer

For what seems like months, the world has been anticipating the movie adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s science fantasy novel, “A Wrinkle in Time.” Though the book was written in 1962, the movie possesses only some elements … Read More

Welcome to Virginia Zoo’s World of Reptiles (and Friends)

March 24, 2018 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

There’s a snake on the ground.

It sits about two feet tall and 67 feet long. Its brightly colored scales shine in the sunlight. It’s in parts, not yet all screwed together and Greg Bockheim stands … Read More

Album review: The Neighbourhood’s ‘The Neighbourhood’

March 24, 2018 |

Fatima Rivera | Staff Writer

Indie rock band The Neighbourhood is back with 18 new and old tracks on their self-titled album, “The Neighbourhood.” This is their first official album since “Wiped Out!”

The album’s overall tone is alternative yet has … Read More

Deep Water, Hot Fire: Shaomin Li’s journey from army painter to ODU professor

March 23, 2018 |

James Finney | Assistant A&E Editor

Shaomin Li was 12-years-old when Mao’s government moved his family from Beijing to the countryside. It was punishment for his father, an outspoken intellectual and part of the Chinese government.

It was 1969, and things … Read More

BJ Griffin comes to ODU for Virginia Arts Festival

March 21, 2018 |

Alton Thompson | Contributing Writer

BJ Griffin is the multi-talented musician on the rise from Hampton Road to watch. After a successful trip around the world and guest performances with stars like Lauryn Hill and Smash Mouth, BJ blasts off to … Read More

‘Slouching Toward Sunshine’ brings political commentary to Norfolk

March 20, 2018 |

James Finney | Assistant A&E Editor

The sun is setting and the party’s starting. Waiters and waitress are dancing between exhibits and dining tables, their feet shuffling against the wood floor. They’re grabbing trays and checking to make sure they’re ready … Read More

Review: ‘Jessica Jones’ season two

March 20, 2018 |

Pettie Perkins | Contributing Writer

When we left season one of “Jessica Jones,” she had just snapped Kilgraves’ neck and stopped all of the people he affected from having nightmares. This contains a few spoilers so just beware. Season two opens … Read More

You’re going to want to go down to Strawberry Fields in Ghent

March 20, 2018 |

Darryan Miller | Contributing Writer

The coolest thing about Strawberry Fields isn’t just the gelato, but also its ode to The Beatles. Located on 1510 Colley Ave., the independent business named after the 1967 record, “Strawberry Fields Forever,” specializes in homemade … Read More

A lot of love for ‘Love, Simon’

March 20, 2018 |

Erik Billings | Contributing Writer

Struggles of queer youth never graced screens in such a realistic and powerful way. By avoiding mass stereotypes and giving life to relatable characters this movie will serve as a way to comfort the overly emotional … Read More

Local Business a go to for all ‘Local Heroes’

March 20, 2018 |

Fatima Rivera | Staff Writer

At the Historic District of Ghent, squished between Cogan’s and Cafe Stella is a small store where different worlds collide and colors bounce off from every corner as soon as the door opens. Their identity? Local … Read More

‘Going to Mars’ with Judah and the Lion

March 19, 2018 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

The floor is sticky with alcohol as the crowd jumps up and down. All 1,500 bodies are tightly packed, exchanging body heat, blinded by the lights flashing on them. The couple on the balcony that has … Read More

St. Patrick’s Day at O’Connor Brewing

March 19, 2018 |

James Finney | Assistant A&E Editor

With a name like O’Connor, it’s no surprise that the team of foodies and brewmasters at Norfolk’s most humble brewery pulled out all the stops for their St. Patrick’s Day celebration and 7th-year anniversary. Sipping … Read More

Local Artist Spotlight: Nay Nay

March 15, 2018 |

Pettie Perkins | Contributing Writer

Nathan Swihart (Nay Nay) is a hip-hop artist from Virginia Beach. He is a current graduate student at Old Dominion University in the MBA Program. His undergraduate studies were also at ODU where he graduated summa cum … Read More

Concert Review: Nightwish at The NorVa

March 14, 2018 |

Alex Scruggs | News Editor

When 6-foot-1 Floor Jansen took the stage to fulfill her role as lead vocalist, the crowd went wild. They were there to see her, and she knew it.

Last Monday night’s snowfall was a perfect setting for … Read More

Don’t answer the door to strangers

March 12, 2018 |

Erik Billings | Contributing Writer

Imagine. You’re in the safest place you can think of. You know you’re protected and nothing can hurt you. But right as you settle in, a knock comes at the door. “Is Tamara home?”

“The Strangers: … Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Death of Stalin’

March 11, 2018 |

Kyle Winfield | Contributing Writer

When one thinks of “comic-book” movies, usually the first thing to spring to mind would be men or women in tights, followed by punching and a few one-liners for good measure. However, not a lot of … Read More