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 […]

“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” is a German Expressionist film from 1920. courtesy Decla Film

The Invincible Czars score “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”

The Austin-based traveling band came to Circle Cinema to perform a live scoring of the silent film. Recently, the travelling band Invincible Tsars came to Tulsa’s Circle Cinema to do a live original scoring of Robert Wiene’s 1920 silent film “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.” The main plot of the film involves the dubious Dr. […]

Chicago professor speaks about colonialism and nature

Dr. Chris Boyer, Professor of Latin American Studies at University of Illinois in Chicago, presented research about colonialism. Dr. Chris Boyer is a professor of Latin American studies at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He recently came to TU in order to deliver a presentation on his study of colonialism in Latin America, sponsored […]

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement of Sanders was a major milestone for the Vermont Senator. courtesy Twitter/@BernieSanders

Sanders wins the litmus test against Warren

Though both have used the label of progressive, Warren has yet to call for radical change. In the 2020 Democratic primary race, two candidates seem to have made a name for themselves as the most progressive: Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Many media outlets seem to treat these candidates as practically identical, both representing the […]

Sergei Eisenstein’s “Battleship Potemkin” recounts the historical Odessa Steps Massacre. courtesy Kino International

“Battleship Potemkin” details revolutionary mutiny

Circle Cinema screened Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 film for their “Graveyard Shift” series. Every second Saturday of the month, Circle Cinema shows a classic silent film accompanied by live organ music from an authentic 1928 fully-acoustic organ. This month, they screened Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 film “Battleship Potemkin.” Robert Donaldson, a local expert on Russian history, gave […]