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Mace & Crown | March 25, 2017

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Arts & Entertainment Archives * Page 2 of 35 * Mace & Crown

‘The Great Wall’ Isn’t So Great

February 17, 2017 |

Ross Reelachart

Technology Editor

It’s no secret that China is an up-and-coming global superpower (if not one already), and in the world of movies its presence is just as tangible. No studio working today would dare make a mega blockbuster without China’s … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: The Regrettes, SOHN and Chief Keef

February 17, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

‘Feel Your Feelings Fool!’ – The Regrettes 💿💿💿💿💿

For any female warrior wanting to attack the patriarchy one angsty song at a time, “Feel Your Feelings Fool!” is the perfect soundtrack to your tirade. An ode to feminism … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople,’ ‘White Girl’ and ‘The Monster’

February 17, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ (2016) | PG-13 | 101 min. 🎬🎬🎬🎬

Constantly in and out of foster homes, Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison) hasn’t been able to stay out of trouble long enough to find a home. Disappointment comes … Read More

Five Travel Hacks for College Students

February 17, 2017 |

Seena Khalil Contributing Writer

The perfect time to travel, before entering the “real world,” is in college. Summer, winter and spring breaks do not exist when you enter the corporate workforce, so take advantage of it while you can. Traveling and … Read More

Joyce Manor – Not Another Pop-Punk Headache

February 16, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker Arts & Entertainment Editor

A string of Converse-clad teens lined up outside for the sold-out Joyce Manor show at Shakas Live on Feb. 11, anxiously awaiting to get their hands marked with the signature black X’s signifying their youth.

Compiled by Barry Johnson (vocals, … Read More

Recap: 59th Annual Grammy Awards

February 15, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker Arts & Entertainment Editor

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards kicked off Feb. 12 and wasted no time getting political, beginning with an empowering statement from Jennifer Lopez.

“As Toni Morrison once said, ‘This is precisely the time when artists go … Read More

Monarch Style: Best Dressed at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards

February 15, 2017 |

Kim Bering

Staff Writer

The red carpet fashion at the  59th Annual Grammy Awards was filled with daring, subtle, political and classic ensembles from several prominent designers. Some celebrities decided to play it safe with form-fitting evening gowns and classic suits, while others … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Lupe Fiasco, Hollyn, Overkill

February 11, 2017 |

Adam Flores Editor-in-Chief

Lupe Fiasco – ‘DROGAS Light’ 💿💿💿💿💿

“DROGAS Light” is the latest offering by the American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur Wasalu Muhammud Jaco, known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco. Fiasco takes the stage under his real name when fronting rock … Read More

Weekend Double Feature: ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’

February 10, 2017 |

Deck: A Beautiful Ballet of Violence and Action Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

In a world where shaky-cam and rapid editing techniques have come to define most big name action movies, “John Wick: Chapter 2” is a bold renaissance that reminds us … Read More

Weekend Double Feature: ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’

February 10, 2017 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

“The LEGO Batman Movie” has the unenviable, and yet inevitable, task of living up to the precedent set by the original “LEGO Movie.” A genuinely great film that was both riotously funny and incredibly clever, “LEGO Movie” … Read More

Road to the Oscars: ‘O.J.: Made in America,’ ‘13th’ and ‘Life, Animated’

February 10, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge

Staff writer

 

‘O.J.: Made in America’ (2016) | NR | 467 min. 🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬

If one were around during the murder trial of legendary football star O.J. Simpson, they knew that it was a moment of history. The rise and fall of … Read More

Vinyl Gets Its Groove Back in Downtown Norfolk

February 9, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham

Staff Writer

In recent years, there’s been a resurgence of vinyl records, meaning that there’s also been a growth in record stores. Taking advantage of the rebirth of vinyl, Paul Levine opened The Groove Record … Read More

Monarch Style: Best Bloggers to Follow in the Spring

February 9, 2017 |

Kim Bering

Staff Writer

Spring is right around the corner, which means an inevitable surplus of pastels, ruffles, dresses and floral galore. Along with students, bloggers adore spring fashion because it’s the perfect time to break out the pastel colors and feminine … Read More

Local Music Scene: Dear Adamus Rocks Shakas Live

February 9, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

When it comes to the local area music scene, bands are the base of art culture.  They play at tiny clubs for $10 a ticket to a crowd of no more than 100 people–and they thrive off … Read More

Album Review: David W. Jacobsen’s ‘Begin the Chagrin’

February 9, 2017 |

Adam Flores Editor-in-Chief

Singer-songwriter David W. Jacobsen’s latest release, “Begin the Chagrin,” continues his trademark acoustic, folk rock meanderings combining poetry, satire and storytelling. His latest effort presents an entertaining narrative of characters defined as noble, relatable, pitiable and revolting who … Read More

‘Am I Normal Yet?’ Explores Mental Health

February 3, 2017 |

Dacia McBride Contributing Writer

“It’s like a broken machine. Thoughts go in your head, get stuck and keep going around and around.” Evie, the protagonist in Holly Bourne’s young adult novel, “Am I Normal Yet?,” suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a … Read More