China’s choice to close theaters smart in light of coronavirus spread

Disney’s “Mulan” remake will no doubt suffer from the closures, but will still release in the U.S. Disney continues its live-action remakes of classic animated films with “Mulan”, set to hit theaters March 27. However, with the ever-mounting threat and infection toll of a strain of the coronavirus, this monumentally important film for China may […]

A Novel Idea 3/9/20

In preparation for next Monday’s short story author panel at Magic City Books featuring Molly M. Backes, Claire Jiminez and Christa Romanosky, this week’s book column will feature exclusively collections of short stories. If you’re feeling passionate: “Dear Life” by Alice Munro Whether you’re feeling passionate for life, love, people or anything else, you are […]

Polanski continued to amass accolades while in Europe. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Protests of Polanski hopeful sign that Me Too has gone global

Multiple actresses walked out of the César awards when the Polish- French director’s film won. On Friday, Feb. 28, the César Awards were broadcasted live from France. Equivalent to the Oscars in the United States, the Césars are the national film award of France and have been a staple of the film community since 1976. […]

“STOMP” incorporates several styles of dance and music, blending them seamlessly with comedy. courtesy Steve McNicholas

“STOMP” brings energy and comedy to Tulsa PAC

Dancer Riley Korrell recounts his experiences with the “STOMP” troupe in interview. On Friday, March 6, the international sensation, “STOMP,” came to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. The show is a completely original and unique experience that combines elements of music, dance and comedy to create an ultimately unforgettable performance for audiences. Originally from Maryland, […]

Alyssa Milano, one of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers, popularized the term “Me Too” when she told people to post the phrase on social media if they had ever experienced sexual harassment. courtesy Wikimedia

Harvey Weinstein charged with first- and third-degree rape

The case that sparked the “Me Too” movement is finally coming to an end after media mogul Harvey Weinstein is charged on two counts. Harvey Weinstein used to be known as one of the most prolific and powerful executives in Hollywood. Today, his name conjures up images of scandal, abuse and maltreatment of female coworkers […]

Racism and myths dominated coronavirus coverage

Americans should remember that the flu is a more destructive disease than the current corona strain. Last week, University of Tulsa Vice Provost for Global Engagement sent out an email alerting campus that in light of the level 3 travel advisory that the United States Department of State issued, TU would be restricting travel to […]

A Novel Idea 2/10/20

If you’re feeling misunderstood: “Where The Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens Topping the New York Times Bestseller list for 20 consecutive weeks, “Where The Crawdads Sing” instantly became a national sensation. The book describes itself as a cross between a murder mystery and a coming-of-age story. The protagonist, Kya, is one of the most likable […]

Oscar nominations highlight award show contradictions

The 92nd Academy Awards demonstrates the incongruities between various shows. It’s award season yet again, and like the past few years the announcement of the nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards was met with numerous complaints and a multitude of accusations regarding the lack of diverse representation. Some of the most notable snubs include Greta […]

“The Starless Sea” centers on Zachary, a student in Vermont, as he navigates a mysterious world within books. courtesy Doubleday

Erin Morgenstern promotes “The Starless Sea” in Tulsa

Morgenstern gave a heartfelt talk about her career and personal life at Magic City Books. On the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 15, Magic City Books partnered with IDL Ballroom for their first author event of 2020. Erin Morgenstern has garnered quite the literary following, as evidenced by the fact that about a third of the […]

“Love, Loss, and What I Wore” explores the female experience

The Tulsa Performing Arts Center presented this touching performance of short pieces that look to the diverse lives of women. The Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s Liddy Doegnes Theater has been home to the OK World Stage Theater Company’s production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore” for the past week. The play, based upon the […]