Legislative Digest 3/9/20

The Legislative Digest is your weekly look at the happenings of Oklahoma’s state legislature, upcoming bills and the terms to know. HR1030: This House Resolution aims to declare the Choctaw Nation, located in southeastern Oklahoma, as “the home of Oklahoma’s treasured rivers and lakes.“ The land was a historically valuable region, being one of the […]

“Color Theory” followed Soccer Mommy’s last album, “Clean,” by two years. courtesy Loma Vista Recording

Soccer Mommy’s “Color Theory” frontloaded

The indie pop artist’s newest album has authentic lyrics, but loses momentum in the second half. Female-led indie rock groups seem to have blossomed in the last couple of years, with artists like Japanese Breakfast, Snail Mail and Clairo blasting onto the scene and quickly gaining raving fans. One of the youngest of these artists, […]

Legislative Digest 2/10/20

The Legislative Digest is your weekly look at the happenings of Oklahoma’s state legislature, upcoming bills and the terms to know. HB 2940: This bill would ban the manufacture and sale of “restricted bullets” and “large-capacity ammunition magazines.” Restricted bullets are designed to expand on impact and bring down living targets quicker. Large-capacity magazines are […]

Louise Brooks delivers a personal and tragic performance as Thymian, the protagonist of “Diary of a Lost Girl.” courtesy Hom-Film AG

“Diary of a Lost Girl” explores the stigma of female sexuality

Circle Cinema screened this classic silent film as part of their Silent Saturday series. Every second Saturday of the month, local independent theater Circle Cinema shows a classic silent film accompanied by live organ music. The organ is an authentic 1928 fully acoustic organ originally used when Circle Cinema showed silent films. This month, Circle […]

Legislative Digest

The Legislative Digest is your weekly look at the happenings of Oklahoma’s state legislature, upcoming bills and the terms to know. House Bill 3872: This bill would make conversion therapy illegal for all minors. Conversion therapy is defined as “any practice or treatment that seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity” in […]

Epstein’s circle included powerful people in both the UK and US

Prince Andrew has recently been in the news for evading American authorities. In the wake of Jeffery Epstein’s death, many connections the late financier possessed are being put into focus in the international media. One of the highest profile connections known to exist was Epstein’s link to Prince Andrew, who admits to staying with Epstein […]

Legislative Digest 1/27/20

With the legislative session about to begin on Feb. 3, here are two of the noteworthy bills that were submitted in the past few months. Senate Bill 1819: This bill prohibits gender reassignment medical treatment for any people under 18 years of age. According to the bill, gender reassignment medical treatment includes “suppressing development … […]

Sandler’s performance as Howard Ratner creates an air of tension and anxiety throughout the film. courtesy A24

Adam Sandler delivers gripping performance in “Uncut Gems”

Despite its intensity, the Safdie Brothers’ film was not nominated for any Academy Awards. The prospect of a new Adam Sandler movie is almost universally met with a chorus of groans, and for good reason. However, the Safdie Brothers’ new drama thriller “Uncut Gems” may finally break Sandler’s streak of gutterballs. Adam Sandler plays Howard […]

Ousting of Morales an anti-democratic coup

An allegation from a right-wing watchdog helped legitimize the overthrow of the socialist ruler. On Oct. 20, Bolivia held its general election. The key element of this election was selecting the country’s next president. Evo Morales, the incumbent, is a wildly popular indigenous man whose socialist policies have slashed poverty rates and supported Bolivia’s large […]

DeMille, one of the first Hollywood directors, released “A Romance of the Redwoods” in 1917. courtesy Paramount Pictures

Circle Cinema screens “A Romance of the Redwoods”

Cecille B. DeMille’s 1917 piece presents a classic silent film, enhanced by live organ music at the local theater. Local independent theatre Circle Cinema has a showing of a classic silent film every second Saturday of the month. The film is accompanied by a live organ performance on the fully acoustic 1928 pipe organ. This […]