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Monarch Music Minute: Danielle Bradbery, Chris Stapleton, Andy Grammer, Neil Young & Promise of the Real

December 5, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Danielle Bradbery ‘I Don’t Believe We’ve Met’ 💿  💿  💿  💿

The soft and sensual vocal delivery of Danielle Bradbery’s sophomore effort takes country pop to new places. Effortless is “Sway” in its downhome themes of love … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Holiday 2017 Edition

December 3, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

The holiday season is here! Consider these new album releases by today’s top artists to add to your holiday playlist.

Sia – ‘Everyday Is Christmas’

This all-original set of tracks was written by Sia and longtime collaborator, … Read More

Are you sweet or savory? A review of Lamia’s Crepes

December 1, 2017 |

Jamie Relleva | Contributing Writer

If you share a love for French culture and cuisine, Lamia’s Crepes located in downtown Norfolk will surely make your taste buds go “Ooh la la!” Opening up last year, this Parisian-style restaurant sells freshly made … Read More

Evanescence’s ‘Synthesis’ reflects on their past, present and future

November 15, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

“Synthesis” – Evanescence

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Amy Lee has brought back to life Evanescence’s previous material along with two new tracks within “Synthesis,” the group’s fourth combined studio and compilation album. The reworked versions of their … Read More

Legend of Zelda: The Symphony of the Goddesses is a divine experience

November 13, 2017 |

Richard Gabrintina | Assitant A&E Editor

For over 30 years, the hearts and imagination of gamers all over the world have been captivated by the Legend of Zelda. Filled with rich lore, the allure of adventure and its gripping battle between … Read More

Kendrick Lamar Has the Whole World Saying “DAMN.”

April 22, 2017 |

Destiny Webb | Contributing Writer

Kendrick Lamar has done it again, and his latest album will leave you saying “DAMN.” The Cali rapper’s fourth studio album, “DAMN.,” was released April 14 and hip-hop listeners are still going crazy.

Lamar first teased fans when … 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

‘Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road’

April 15, 2017 |

T.J. Thompson | Staff Writer

Weed and Willie Nelson are synonymous within American pop culture. It’s only fitting Nelson released a book of anecdotes, quips and other life experiences entitled, “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the … 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 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

Sheeran Bares All on ‘Divide’

April 10, 2017 | 1

Darryan Miller | Contributing Writer

After taking a year-long hiatus, Ed Sheeran is back and better than ever. His third studio album, “Divide,” released March 3, is an amazing combination of love, growing up and self-acceptance.

The 12-track album, which shares the … Read More

‘13 Reasons Why’: Netflix Captures the Pain of Teen Suicide

April 8, 2017 |

Fatima Rivera | Contributing Writer

Suicide is a hard hitting topic that has been on the rise for years. TV shows and movies have touched on the subject, but don’t really show the impact it has on people unless it occurs … 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

Lil Uzi Vert Brings ‘Luv’ to ODU

April 2, 2017 |

Destiny Webb Contributing Writer

Trap artist Lil Uzi Vert showed love to ODU this past Friday with an explosive performance at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. At only 22 years old, the young rap star is making a name for himself … 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