Essays - Saturday, December 13, 2014 23:09I do not believe most cops are racist. I do not believe they wake up and say, “I’m going to kill a brown p ... Read More
Thursday, December 11, 2014 15:51 — 0 Comments
The Big Apple is Mecca for artists. It’s where the action happens. It’s the destination. At least that’s what New Yorkers think, and a lot of artists gazing east. Visual artist Robin Crookall moved from Seattle to New York this fall to pursue an MFA at NYU. We published a few of her pieces in our print edition, Monarch 2, and I’ve been a fan since. I caught up with her over Thanksgiving weekend and took the opportunity to ask her one super important question. CT: What have you found is the biggest advantage, if there is one, to making art in the […]
Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:55 — 0 Comments
Hello – I don’t want to say much here other than, when you can, listen to these songs. In one way, the best we can do in difficult times like this is share other people’s tremendous work. So without further ado, here are three important songs.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 11:40 — 1 Comment
I was minding my own business having a quiet beer in a busy tavern. A woman with a strong Russian accent approached me with boxes of jewelry. The jewelry was allegedly made by Russian orphans presumably in Russia. She was an exceptionally beautiful woman with long gorgeous black hair, so I mistakenly engaged her in conversation. I’m a lifelong sucker like that.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 11:20 — 0 Comments
Hello and welcome back to Three Songs to the Head where we share three songs that moved us, three songs we love, three songs we can’t get out of our heads! Today, we’re featuring Ahamefule J. Oluo, Catskills and Rik Wright. Enjoy!
Monday, December 8, 2014 11:30 — 0 Comments
Marc J. Palm is one of the many talented comic artists in Seattle. He also has a special place in my heart because he’s been working on a secret Monarch project. In the mean time, I wanted to talk with Marc about Intruder Comics, a Seattle-based “party zone” that puts out a free, quarterly, co-op, comics newspaper. Intruder began in March of 2012 and consists of 16 Seattle-based, “darkly comedic cartoonists,” according to their Facebook page.
The answer isn't poetry, but rather language
- Richard Kenney
Monarch Holiday Gift Ideas
December 15th, 2014
It’s the holiday season and that means eating too much, staying in because it’s cold and SPENDING MONEY ON GIFTS FOR PEOPLE! We at The Monarch wanted to bring to light some gift ideas from some of our favorite people. So, without further ado…