The Monarch

The Queen’s Gambit: Dominating Chess One King at a Time

The Queen's Gambit: Dominating Chess One King at a Time
November 9, 2020
Pawn to Queen 4. Pawn to Queen 5. Pawn to Queen’s Bishop 4. Pawn takes pawn. Knights and rooks dance around checkered squares while black and white battle it out, vying for control over the center of the board. It’s silent, except for the faint ticking of the clock, as tension rises between the two players. And viewers are on the edge of their seats for everyone’s favorite sport… chess?

Teslas for Voting? Only in 2020

Teslas for Voting? Only in 2020
November 9, 2020
Known for all kinds of crazy stunts, notorious YouTuber David Dobrik has done everything from taking a convertible through a carwash to giving away 10,000 dollars to strangers. But his latest idea is something you might not expect. Though he’s given away Teslas in the past, this time, he’s taken this gift to a whole new level: rewarding five of these sleek electric vehicles to five random fans. The simple criteria? Registering to vote.

Enola Holmes: Romantic but Not Revolutionary

Enola Holmes: Romantic but Not Revolutionary
November 9, 2020
If you’re looking for a movie with murder plots, action, and a cute love story, Enola Holmes is definitely the movie for you. However, if you’re hoping for a film about a strong-willed woman who doesn't need a love interest … don’t bother. Even with Mille Bobbie Brown and Henry Cavill starring in this new Netflix film directed by Harry Bradbeer, it falls short of its true potential to showcase just one independent female protagonist. 

Our Haunting Reality: The Social Dilemma

Our Haunting Reality: The Social Dilemma
Has social media trapped you too?
October 1, 2020
It’s time to face the truth—we have quickly met the age of a haunting and inexorable reality dominated by the power of social media. Directed by Jeff Orlowski, The Social Dilemma vilifies social media for this domination that draws our society closer to dystopia.

Yoga Girl: Conversations From the Heart

Yoga Girl: Conversations From the Heart
October 1, 2020
Skeptical of podcasts? Well, let me get you hooked on Yoga Girl: Conversations From the Heart. Hosted by Rachel Brathen, Yoga Girl is a wonderful experience, even if you have never been a spiritual person or listened to a podcast before; we learn a lot from staying open-minded.

The Legend of Korrasami

The Legend of Korrasami
The underlying homophobia in the entertainment industry
October 1, 2020
Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Not so long ago, the Avatar: The Last Airbender fandom lived in harmony. Then, everything changed when The Legend of Korra attacked. In 2012, its release split ATLA fans into two groups: those who loved it and those who, well, didn’t.
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