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Mace & Crown | April 27, 2017

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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

Track by Track: Big Sean’s ‘I Decided.’

March 30, 2017 |

Fatima Rivera Contributing Writer

After his “TWENTY88” album release with Jhene Aiko back in 2016, Big Sean finally dropped his fourth studio album, “I Decided.,” on Feb. 3. Produced by GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings, the album features the two … Read More

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Lives up to Every Expectation

March 24, 2017 |

Fatima Rivera | Contributing Writer

Disney continues to recreate beloved classics into live action movies, ranging from “Cinderella” to “Maleficent.” “Beauty and the Beast” is the most recent to join the category, which took many movie-goers on a nostalgic trip.

The movie … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Future, Born of Osiris, José James

February 25, 2017 |

Adam Flores Editor-in-Chief

Future – ‘HNDRXX’ 💿💿💿💿

Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, known professionally as Future, surprised fans by dropping “HNDRXX” on Feb. 24, one week after releasing his eponymous, fifth studio album, stylized as “FUTURE.”

The Atlanta rapper’s sixth studio offering enlists the help of … Read More

‘The Great Wall’ Isn’t So Great

February 17, 2017 |

Ross Reelachart

Technology Editor

It’s no secret that China is an up-and-coming global superpower (if not one already), and in the world of movies its presence is just as tangible. No studio working today would dare make a mega blockbuster without China’s … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: The Regrettes, SOHN and Chief Keef

February 17, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

‘Feel Your Feelings Fool!’ – The Regrettes 💿💿💿💿💿

For any female warrior wanting to attack the patriarchy one angsty song at a time, “Feel Your Feelings Fool!” is the perfect soundtrack to your tirade. An ode to feminism … Read More