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Mace & Crown | October 20, 2017

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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

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