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Mace & Crown | December 17, 2017

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Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Ten Thousand Saints,’ ‘Hell and Back’ and ‘Ayanda and the Mechanic’

April 19, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘Ten Thousand Saints’ (2015) | R | 113 min. | 🎬🎬🎬🎬

Based on Eleanor Henderson’s 2011 novel, “Ten Thousand Saints” transports viewers back to 1980s New England where a young Jude Keffy-Horn (Asa Butterfield) learns from his matter-of-fact, … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Lila & Eve,’ ‘Brotherly Love’ and ‘Safelight’

April 15, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘Lila & Eve’ (2015) | R | 84 min. | 🎬🎬🎬

Her teenage son tragically died in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting. The police have no leads and don’t even recognize her face. With the help … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘A Ballerina’s Tale,’ ‘Meet My Valentine’ and ‘Two Wrongs’

April 9, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘A Ballerina’s Tale’ (2015) | Not rated | 83 min. | 🎬🎬🎬

In 2015, at the age of 32, child prodigy and world-renowned dancer Misty Copeland became the first African-American principle performer in the American Ballet Theater. Copeland … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: K. Michelle, Pet Shop Boys, Cheap Trick

April 6, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

K. Michelle – ‘More Issues Than Vogue’💿💿💿💿💿

K. Michelle does have issues. During her formative years, she learned to play piano and guitar. She is the product of Bob Westbrook, a voice instructor who taught Justin … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: Out of My Hand, Man Up and PlantPure Nation

April 2, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘Out of My Hand’ (2015) | Unrated | 87 min. | 🎬🎬🎬🎬

Cisco’s (Bishop Blay) work on a latex plantation in Liberia is simple but hard. Every morning before the sun rises, he walks several miles to a … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Rubens, Von Zimmer

April 2, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’ 💿💿

Fans of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis caught a first listen of “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made” last August when the track, in collaboration with Ed … Read More

Monarch Style: How to Thrift Like a Pro

March 30, 2016 |

Kimberly Bering Contributing Writer

Thrift stores are often a frowned upon method of shopping. A peculiar combination of thoughts ensnares your senses when walking into a thrift store, evoking mixed feelings for some: “There is too much to look at… this … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Redfoo, Miike Snow, The Wild Feathers

March 29, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

Redfoo – ‘Party Rock Mansion’💿💿💿💿💿

Forget spring. The summer party is already underway. Redfoo’s “Party Rock Mansion” dropped on March 18 and the hyper-amped party atmosphere of the new record is infectious. Right from the start, … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: This Isn’t Funny, Dope and Piku

March 25, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘This Isn’t Funny’ (2015) | Unrated | 86 min. | 🎬🎬🎬

They met by accident—no, literally. When Jamie Thompson (Paul Ashton) crashed his bike into Eliot Anderson’s (Katie Page) car, it wasn’t exactly love at first … Read More

The ‘World’s Finest’ Team Up Before ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’

March 24, 2016 |

George Plank Staff Writer

There are some things that go perfectly together. Peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter and chocolate, peanut butter and bananas and for those that have a peanut allergy, Batman and Superman. The pair has appeared … Read More

10 Ways to Dress Like a Fashion Blogger

March 2, 2016 |

Kimberly Bering Contributing Writer

Blogger style: the combination of simple and chic. So many instagrammers, wild pinners on Pinterest and social media lovers look to bloggers for style advice. The advantage of blogger style is its simplicity and creativity. Even if … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Bullet for My Valentine, Lake Street Dive, Mýa

February 27, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

Bullet for My Valentine – ‘Venom’ 💿💿💿💿💿

Returning to the thrash and metalcore genres found on some of their previous releases, Bullet for My Valentine’s fifth studio release, “Venom,” grips a deafening bite on the aural … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘People Places Things,’ ‘Kung Fury’ and ‘Uncle John’

February 27, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘People Places Things’ (2015) | R | 85 min. | 🎬🎬🎬

When Will Henry, struggling artist and all-around nice guy, walks in on the mother of his twin girls undressing another man, the realization that their once blissful … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Lissie, Datin, STATIK KXNG

February 18, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

Lissie – ‘My Wild West’ 💿💿💿💿💿

Elisabeth Corrin Maurus, known as Lissie, delivers her third studio album, “My Wild West,” released on Feb. 12. Her debut EP, “Why You Runnin’,” in 2009, saw the sultry folk … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Tangerine,’ ‘Harbinger Down’ and ‘Little Boy’

February 14, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘Tangerine’ (2015) | R | 88 min. | 🎬🎬🎬🎬

After a 28-day stint in jail, transgender sex worker Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the streets of Hollywood. It’s Christmas Eve, and she and her best friend … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Majid Jordan, Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug

February 11, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

Majid Jordan – ‘Majid Jordan’ 💿💿💿

Canadian Duo Majid Jordan, Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman, the group’s singer and producer respectively, are pop enthusiasts first and foremost. Add a mixture of R&B and PBR&B. Toronto … Read More