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Mace & Crown | March 25, 2017

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Monarch Music Minute: AFI, Nicky Jam, Nathan East

January 27, 2017 |

Adam Flores Editor-in-Chief

AFI – ‘AFI (The Blood Album)’ 💿💿💿💿💿

Goth punk veterans AFI (A Fire Inside) have returned with their self-titled release also subtitled, “The Blood Album.” A solid offering by the Ukiah, California quartet, the compilation incorporates their signature punk, … Read More

Monarch Style: Inside Chanel’s Spring-Summer 2017 Collection

January 27, 2017 |

Kim Bering

Staff Writer

Karl Lagerfeld, successful head designer for Chanel, introduced his newest designs for the 2017 Spring-Summer Haute Couture collection. The different “sets” within the collection were categorized by style and heavily inspired by the brand’s iconic founder, Coco Chanel. … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Anomalisia,’ ‘I Am Not a Serial Killer’ and ‘Yoga Hosers’

January 20, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge

Staff Writer

‘Anomalisia’ (2015) | R | 90 min | 🎬🎬🎬🎬

When watching a movie from Charlie Kaufman, viewers are submerged in a surrealist world of crisis and doubt in the self. In movies such as “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless … Read More

Monarch Style: Understanding French Style

January 20, 2017 |

Kim Bering Staff Writer

The French take style seriously. Although the typical Parisian façade exists through wearing a beret, a red striped shirt and a silk scarf, classic French style circulates around a few cardinal rules. Be simple, feminine and always … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Dropkick Murphys, The XX and Run The Jewels

January 20, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

Dropkick Murphys – ‘11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory’ 💿💿💿💿

There is no better cathartic release than good, loud rock music. Dropkick Murphys have always been a reassuring voice in times of trouble and … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘The Lobster,’ ‘Songs My Brothers Taught Me’ and ‘A Christmas Horror Story’

December 15, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Staff writer

‘The Lobster’ (2016) | R | 119 min. 🎬🎬🎬🎬

In a dystopian world that requires every person to have a romantic partner, David (Colin Farrell) is sent to a resort to find someone after his girlfriend leaves him. … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: The Weeknd, Justice and The Narrative

December 15, 2016 |

Richard Gabrintina Staff Writer

The Weeknd – ‘Starboy’ 💿💿💿

Ever since debuting with “House of Balloons” back in 2011, The Weeknd, born Abel Tesfaye, has consistently sought out to reinvent R&B. In his quest, he’s mostly found success. Following his first three … Read More

Monarch Style: The 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

December 15, 2016 |

Kim Bering Staff Writer

The 20th Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show dazzled the audience as per usual, but this year it took place at the Grand Palais in the dreamy city of Paris. Over 50 models walked the runway in six different … Read More

Monarch Style: Campus Holiday Style Guide

December 10, 2016 |

Kim Bering Staff Writer

Holiday fashion is upon us. It’s time to pull out all the sequins, velvet and festive colors from last year. Sometimes finding fancy clothes that can be reused is difficult. Outfits for holiday parties, Christmas dinner and … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Bruno Mars, The Griswolds and In Flames

December 10, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

Bruno Mars – ‘24K Magic’ 💿💿💿💿

“If you ain’t here to party / take your ass back home,” is the lyric that best represents everything “24K Magic” is. The album reflects on the nostalgia of ‘80s and ‘90s … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Morris from America,’ ‘Sea of Trees’ and ‘Into the Forest’

December 10, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

‘Morris from America’ (2016) | R | 91 min. 🎬🎬

A loner, Morris Gentry (Markees Christmas) has every reason to feel out of place. He’s forcefully been moved from his home in New York City to the strange … Read More

Monarch Style: What to Buy in Boutiques

November 28, 2016 |

Kim Bering Staff Writer

Boutique shopping is a great way to find eccentric clothes. Most of them have clothing, accessories, home décor and gift items that are not commonly seen in other stores. The unordinary items found in boutiques can diversify … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Sing Street,’ ‘I Am Your Father’ and ‘Green Room’

November 28, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

‘Sing Street’ (2016) | PG-13 | 106 min. 🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬

Art, whether it be music, painting or writing, is something that can bring out the best in us. Art is something that gives artists a reason to keep looking … Read More

Blogger Fashion: Trendy Meets Classic

November 20, 2016 |

Kim Bering Staff Writer

Bloggers somehow manage to look chic every single day. Their daily blog posts and outfit details are proof of that. They are our fashion inspiration year round, but somehow manage to look even better in the fall. … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: STRFKR, Alicia Keys, Sleigh Bells

November 18, 2016 |

Richard Gabrintina Staff Writer

STRFKR – ‘Being No One, Going Nowhere’ 💿💿💿💿

Because of IFC’s Portlandia, the city of Portland brings to mind the humorously eclectic. STRFKR, based out of The City of Roses, is certainly different but approaches music with seriousness. … Read More

Helpful Habits for Fashionistas

November 12, 2016 |

Kim Bering Staff Writer

Every fashion lover has a habitual routine that impacts their style on a daily basis. Looking put together doesn’t just happen naturally. It takes thought and effort. There are some tips that can help us begin to … Read More