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Mace & Crown | March 24, 2017

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Cultural and Politically Inspired Collections at Fashion Month

March 17, 2017 |

Kim Bering | Staff Writer

Fashion month 2017 came to a close, leaving the thousands of designs and collections readily available. As most designers tend to gravitate more towards wearable statement fashion, several designers took a meaningful turn this year. Many … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Tickled,’ ‘Girl Asleep’ and ‘What We Do in the Shadows’

March 17, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

‘Tickled’ (2016) | R | 92 min. 🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬

New Zealand journalist David Ferrier begins the film by characterizing himself as someone who is obsessed with the weird and bizarre side of human life. His hunt for colorful topics … Read More

Monarch Music Minute – The Shins, P.O.S. and Charli XCX

March 17, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

‘Heartworms’ – The Shins 💿💿💿💿

In an age where indie rock has become a modernized, radio-ready mess, it’s hard for traditional indie artists to take a step up. Fortunately for The Shins, they had no trouble with reminding … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Future, Born of Osiris, José James

February 25, 2017 |

Adam Flores Editor-in-Chief

Future – ‘HNDRXX’ 💿💿💿💿

Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, known professionally as Future, surprised fans by dropping “HNDRXX” on Feb. 24, one week after releasing his eponymous, fifth studio album, stylized as “FUTURE.”

The Atlanta rapper’s sixth studio offering enlists the help of … Read More

Monarch Style: Spring Fashion from New York Fashion Week

February 23, 2017 |

Kim Bering Staff Writer

Spring weather approaches fast, but it’s not quite time to put away your winter coats and boots just yet. This awkward pre-season fashion is perplexing and makes the perfect setting for an overly crowded closet. Since New … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Swiss Army Man,’ ‘Girlfriend’s Day’ and ‘Author: The JT LeRoy Story’

February 23, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

‘Swiss Army Man’ (2016) | R | 97 min. 🎬🎬🎬

Director Daniel Kwan’s latest film is certainly interesting. The film opens with Hank (Paul Dano) standing before the ocean on a deserted island ready to hang himself. From his … 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

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

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

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

Monarch Style: The ‘90s Mom Jean Trend

February 3, 2017 |

Kim Bering Staff Writer

Trends have a way of recirculating back in style after a designated amount of time. The resurgence of mom jeans with sneakers, crop-tops and penny loafers are examples of that. The ‘90s vibe has been going strong … Read More

Road to the Oscars: ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Hell or High Water’ and ‘Fences’

February 3, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

Staff Writer

‘Hidden Figures’ (2016) | PG | 127 min. | 🎬🎬🎬

As the U.S. raced the Russians to space exploration in the 1960s, NASA became desperate to put a man in space. In that desperation, they put their … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Migos, Colony House and Chasing Safety

February 3, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

Migos – ‘Culture’ 💿💿💿💿

2017 is off to good start for music fans everywhere. Fortunately, rap is no exception. Migos may have fallen short in the past, but “Culture” has reestablished them as talented rap artists.

Quavo (Kirshnik Ball), … Read More

Road to the Oscars (Monarch Movie Minute): ‘Moonlight,’ ‘La La Land’ and ‘Manchester by the Sea’

January 27, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

Moonlight (2016) | R | 111 min | My rating: 5

The awards circuit that surrounds the film industry yearly is something that many critics shrug off as nothing but politics. While every year has its fair share … Read More