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Movie Review: ‘The Death of Stalin’

March 11, 2018 |

Kyle Winfield | Contributing Writer

When one thinks of “comic-book” movies, usually the first thing to spring to mind would be men or women in tights, followed by punching and a few one-liners for good measure. However, not a lot of … Read More

Netflix’s ‘Love’ comes to a wholesome end

March 10, 2018 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

For two seasons now, audiences have watched the dysfunctional relationship between Mickey and Gus unfold. After years of seeing fights, tears and AA meetings, their story has come to an end. Now, for “Love’s” final season, … Read More

Janelle Monáe gets personal and political on new tracks

February 26, 2018 |

Assistant A&E Editor | James Finney

On Feb. 22, listeners caught word of a new world of power, class and energy, Janelle Monáe’s world, with the two new hit singles “Django Jane” and “Make Me Feel.” With a little afro-futurist spunk … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Asking Alexandria, G-Easy, N.E.R.D., Eminem

December 20, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Asking Alexandria ‘Asking Alexandria’ 💿  💿  💿 ½

British rock conglomerate Asking Alexandria has released their incendiary eponymous sixth studio album with the return of original frontman, Danny Worsnop. With “Into the Fire” and “Where Did It … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Luke Bryan, Juicy J, K. Michelle, Walker Hayes

December 20, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Luke Bryan ‘What Makes You Country’ 💿  💿  💿

Luke Bryan’s sixth studio album, “What Makes You Country,” highlights more of what makes his new LP successful within mainstream country pop. “Most People Are Good” and the … Read More

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