Go Set A Watchman: disillusioning in more ways than one

To Kill A Mockingbird needs hardly any introduction, firmly holding its place amongst American literary classics nearly six decades after its timely release. In the midst of the civil rights movement, author Harper Lee addressed racial tension through the eyes of the stubborn, inquisitive Scout Finch. Now, with the release of Go Set A Watchman, […]

“All New People” provides a visceral look at modern angst

“All New People” opens with Charlie, a typical man in his mid-thirties who is clad in pajama pants, a bathrobe and a Pusheen T-shirt. His shoulder-length hair is parted down the middle, obscuring the sides of his face. River dance music echoes through the living room of an otherwise empty beach house in the middle […]

He Named Me Malala inspires with vivid visuals & enrapturing narrative

National Geographic assisted in producing a visually captivating and masterfully-spun story centered around Malala Yousafzai, a girl with quite a tale to tell. Following the publication of her autobiography, this documentary succeeded in conveying Malala’s struggles—but more importantly, her strength. The film opened with an animated sequence of a Pashtun folktale about the Afghans’ revolution […]

Tulsa artist Benjamin Lyman gaining national fame

Benjamin Lyman is a Tulsa born musician. After attending Booker T. Washington High School, Lyman would frequently play at local bars and do a few house shows. Looking to further pursue his music career, Lyman moved to NYC. He made a living from busking (playing music on the streets or in subways) and spent most […]

Interview with Dyson Knight of Baha Men

The Baha Men, most well-known for “Who Let the Dogs Out?”, released a new album on October 9. Ride With Me is a 9-song celebration of the good vibes and Bahamian rhythms that define the band, successfully reframed with a modern, electronic backbone. The last album the band had released with a label behind them […]

Mayday Parade releases new album Black Lines

Mayday Parade has been cranking out pop punk power ballads since 2006. Most notable is their first full length album, A Lesson in Romantics, which is arguably one of the best angsty, young love, breakup albums in their genre. Before the release of Black Lines Mayday Parade let out the lead single, “Keep In Mind, […]

Joyelle McSweeney gives powerful reading at TU

Before the posters were tacked to corkboards and taped to doors on campus, I had not heard of Joyelle McSweeney. In her picture on the poster, she was looking off into the distance, she had short black hair with a streak of purple, in her hand she held a purple wildflower and behind her profile […]

The Prophet: from poem to big screen

The Prophet is an animated film adapted from author Kahlil Gibran’s 1923 collection of poems. Gibran is considered the mastermind behind one of the most influential works of the 20th century. Salma Hayek is actually the producer of this film adaptation, with director Roger Allers— director of The Lion King—by her side. The film features […]