Chas. Addams’ cartoons provide piercing look at humanity

The Zarrow Center for Art & Education, nestled in Tulsa’s downtown Brady District, has had on display for some weeks now a morbidly amusing art exhibition: fifty-two selected works of Charles “Chas” Addams, a renowned mid-20th century cartoonist whose recurring themes were macabre and inspired the creation of The Addams Family television series and movies. […]

Teacher of the Year: unintentionally nostalgic

“The tragic and the comic are the same inasmuch as both are contradiction, but the tragic is suffering contradiction, and the comic is painless contradiction.” -Kierkegaard CUPPF 1:514 An odd way to start an review of what is supposed to be a comedy, but it was the first thing that came to mind as I […]

TU alum’s illustrations on display at “Humorous Illuminous”

Dan McGeehan graduated from The University of Tulsa’s Graphic Design program. Then, after five years as Manager of Publications at University of Chicago Law School, McGeehan became a full-time illustrator. Some of McGeehan’s illustrations are on display in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s Gallery, in a free exhibit titled “Humorous Illuminous.” The “Humorous” aspect of […]

Shaun the Sheep baa’s his way into our hearts

Let me start off by saying that I absolutely love Aardman studios. I grew up watching Chicken Run, Wallace and Gromit and of course, Shaun the Sheep. So I hope you grasp my full meaning when I say I believe this to be the best film or short Aardman’s offered up yet. With almost non-stop […]

A Trainwreck you can’t help but watch

Welcome to a new generation of fierce independence. No longer are we tied to this idea that all women are required to live long married lives. At least that’s what Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck would like you to believe. That is, until she crushes that modern idea when she meets a charming, wacky, love interest that […]

Paper Towns disappoints fans of the book

Anyone searching for an enjoyable romantic “dramedy” (dramatic comedy) should go see Paper Towns. This movie that came out in July, and was based on a novel of the same title written by John Green. The story is from the perspective of Quentin Jacobson (Nat Wolff), who goes by Q. He opens the movie by […]

The Taken King expansion revitalizes Destiny

For many titles, the first year in the video game industry can mean the difference between life and death. Countless games blink out of existence in this crucial timeframe, most of which turned out to be either nothing but hype, or simply not replayable enough to generate a community. Destiny had a rough first year. […]

Rising Amish revolution threatens artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence. It mocks your spelling via your phone’s autocorrect, and may one day doing everything from driving your car to replacing your doctor. Many fear Artificial Intelligence, or “A.I.”, could also destroy humanity some day in the not-so-distant future. What you probably haven’t heard of is the other A.I., the one that is scaring […]