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Living Arts does Dia de los Muertos right

With a variety of events for all, Living Arts worked to educate and celebrate on this cultural holiday Dia de los Muertos is an integral holiday in Mexican and Central American culture. This yearly celebration takes place on Nov. 1 and 2 and combines indigenous and colonial beliefs. The Day of the Dead stems from […]

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Renowned photographer Antone Dolezal comes to TU

The artist gave a rousing talk discussing his career and roots. Antone Dolezal, a photographer from Bartlesville, Oklahoma, visited TU on Nov. 8 at an event hosted by the Photo Club. He gave a lecture about his previous works, accomplishments and how he finds inspiration for his photographic projects. Dolezal got his undergraduate degree in […]

The director of the film, Sterlin Harjo. courtesy Colorlines

“This May be the Last Time” a moving local documentary

The documentary was screened on campus followed by a Q&A panel with the director and crew. Local filmmakers Sterlin Harjo, Shane Brown and Kyle Bell visited the TU film department for a screening of their documentary “This May be the Last Time” about Muscogee-Creek hymns in Oklahoma. After watching the film, the guests answered questions […]

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“Bioshock” composer tells his story at TU

Having started in TV and film composing, Gary Schyman detailed his discovery of video game music. Garry Schyman, a composer noted for his work on the “Bioshock” series, visited TU last week to speak about his experiences scoring video games in a lecture on Tuesday Oct. 30. He also worked with Josh Lowery, a cellist, […]

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First black writer for Marvel and DC comes to Tulsa

The writer for some of comics’ most beloved characters told his story of the journey it took to get there. The Center for Poets and Writers at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa organized an interview with Christopher Priest, a comic book writer, at the McKeon Center for Creativity. The interview was recorded as part of […]

Reconciliation Way is currently only an honorary name for M.B. Brady Street, given to it in 2013. photo by Piper Prolago

Renaming M.B. Brady street sensitive to Tulsa history

The change from Brady Street to M.B. Brady Street skirts the issue of the historic racism in Tulsa. In 1898, Wyatt Tate Brady became a founding father of Tulsa, Oklahoma when he signed a charter to officially establish the new city. Born in Missouri in 1870, Brady moved to Oklahoma and married Rachel Cassandra Davis, […]

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Pride at TU hosts HallowQueens drag show

The event proved a success, with high attendance and a costume contest. The University of Tulsa’s Pride club PRIDE at TU teamed up with Student Association to host a drag race last Thursday, Oct. 25 in honor of Halloween. Starting at 8 p.m., students flocked to the Mayo SAC to watch HallowQueens. The first visitors […]

Kanye West has been criticized for his support of Donald Trump. courtesy Denver Post

The ethics of separating art from artist

Fans’ continued support of dubious artists can lead to the normalization of abuse. In a social climate where personal lives of celebrities are inevitably publicized, the question of whether artists should be separated from their art is more relevant than ever. As more and more artists are accused and convicted of crimes, especially sexual misconduct, […]

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Iconic Banksy painting self-destructs at auction

The graffiti artist, known for his outlandish stunts, once again surprised the public. For more than a decade, Banksy, an unidentified British street artist, has pushed the boundaries of how creativity and art are defined in an age of consumer culture. Although no one knows who Banksy really is, his simple and satirical art has […]