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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 […]

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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 […]

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First Friday features TU students and alumni

Tulsa art crawl takes over downtown galleries and shops. First Fridays are unique experiences that provide a glance into the arts community of Tulsa. During these monthly events, galleries and museums stay open later to showcase the work of local artists and allow free admission to visitors. These artists work in a variety of media […]

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“Black Hole Blues” an enlightening presentation

Janna Levin spoke on her research, and looking for meaning in the cosmos. Fumbling with her laptop to find the correct presentation mode, Janna Levin started her Presidential Lecture Series discussion disclaiming, “I’m just a theorist.” This is a bit of an understatement. Levin is a theoretical physicist working as a professor of physics and […]