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Mace & Crown | April 24, 2018

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Monarch Music Minute: Kevin Gates, Macklemore, Matthew West

September 27, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Kevin Gates – ‘By Any Means 2’ 💿💿💿💿

Kevin Gates “By Any Means 2’s” title seems appropriate considering his current condition serving time in a Chicago prison after pleading guilty last year to felony gun possession. … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Prophets of Rage, Wyclef Jean, Ringo Starr

September 23, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Prophets of Rage – ‘Prophets of Rage’ 💿💿💿💿

Rap-rock supergroup Prophets of Rage have released their self-titled debut. Formed in 2016, the group consists of Tim Commerford, Tom Morello and Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine, … Read More

Future Retroism: Stephen King’s ‘IT’ (1990)

September 16, 2017 |

George Plank | Staff Writer

“It” is one of those experiences that is so ingrained in popular culture that it seemed impossible someone decided it would be a good idea to remake it. Which they didn’t. Not exactly. The original from 1990 … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Tori Amos, Living Colour, Dustin Lynch

September 13, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Tori Amos – ‘Native Invader’ 💿💿💿💿💿

Tori Amos’ painful past as a victim of rape has been the cornerstone of her music. The classically trained turned pop/rock musician has released “Native Invader,” her 15th studio LP. The … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: The Script, LCD Soundsystem, Mogwai

September 12, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

The Script – ‘Freedom Child’ 💿💿💿💿💿

Irish pop rock outfit The Script released their fifth studio album, “Freedom Child.” On hiatus since 2014’s “No Sound Without Silence,” the band has returned appearing to have shed their once … Read More

The Monarch Summer Music Guide

June 8, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Summer is right around the corner, but the music charts are already on fire with hot, new music. Check out these upcoming artist titles among the many new music releases this summer as a continuation of … 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 Movie Review: 4/20 Edition

April 13, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge | Staff Writer

‘Dazed and Confused’ (1993)

Richard Linklater’s “Dazed and Confused” is a love letter to lost children who find themselves stuck between transitions in life. The film never demonizes those children for their aimlessness seeing as it is … Read More

Monarch Style: Festival Edition

April 13, 2017 |

Kim Bering | Staff Writer

The season of concerts and music festivals is nearly here, so it’s time to appreciate great music, relaxed vibes and of course, festival fashion. Festival fashion receives its own genre of style since the combination of … Read More

Monarch Music Review: 4/20 Edition

April 13, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | Assistant A&E Editor

Calling all smokers, stoners and college students alike–I have the best 4/20 music for you. Don’t be that person who can’t properly blaze because they haven’t prepared their playlist. Celebrate appropriately with the best old … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Tower,’ ‘The Discovery’ and ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore’

April 7, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge | Staff Writer

‘Tower’ (2016) | NR | 96 min. 🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬

To the inhabitants of Austin, Texas, the date of August 1, 1966 will forever be represented as a time of fear, survival and mortality. On this day, Charles Whitman, … Read More

Monarch Music Minute

April 7, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | Staff Writer

Andrew McMahon Blasts Off

‘Zombies On Broadway’ – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Andrew McMahon made his initial mark on the alternative genre with the release of his self-titled, debut album. Securing a dedicated fan base with the … Read More

Monarch Style: Four Spring Essentials and How to Style Them

March 30, 2017 |

Kim Bering Staff Writer

Since April showers bring May flowers, your wardrobe needs to be equipped with fashionable fundamentals for the upcoming weather. The rainy days, exams, concerts and beach trips provide a long list of pieces to buy in order … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Chi-Raq,’ ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ and ‘Come and Find Me’

March 30, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

‘Chi-Raq’ (2015) | R | 127 min.🎬🎬🎬🎬

The city of Chicago, in media, has been given the nickname of “Chi-Raq” due to the fact that it’s violence and gun related deaths outmatch the ones in war zones. To … Read More

Track by Track: Big Sean’s ‘I Decided.’

March 30, 2017 |

Fatima Rivera Contributing Writer

After his “TWENTY88” album release with Jhene Aiko back in 2016, Big Sean finally dropped his fourth studio album, “I Decided.,” on Feb. 3. Produced by GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings, the album features the two … Read More