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 […]

The Concerts with Commentary series featured duet compositions for two pianists, performed by two professors in the music department. graphic by Emma Palmer

TU professors perform “Four Handed Piano” compositions

Professors Allyson Eskitch and Dana Fitzgerald Mahler played a diverse program of duets. On March 5, TU’s Music Program presented “Just Duet: Music for Four-Hand Piano” as part of their Concerts with Commentary series. The duet was between two highly accomplished piano professors, Allyson Eskitch and Dana Fitzgerald Maher. With their background in piano studies […]

TU Winds perform solemnly and in solidarity

The Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds groups delivered a transformative show. The TU Music Program presented the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds concert — a slight departure of what they are used to doing. Instead of having a list of pieces put together in order to make the show, there was a running theme of […]

“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, […]

“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, […]

Ticketmaster’s market pricing exploits fans

Ticketmaster’s policy to increase prices based on demand makes tickets inaccessible to fans. More than likely, as fans of something, we have all been exploited due to the fame of whom we support. The more fame an artist has, the more fans are exposed to exploitation through various activities. Unfortunately, fans and fame are directly […]

Michael B. Jordan stars in “Just Mercy” as young lawyer Bryan Stevenson. courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures

“Just Mercy” tackles racism in the prison system

“Just Mercy” tells the true story of a lawyer trying to acquit a man on death row. Films that tell a great story are easy to find. Visit any theater in Tulsa and whatever you choose will likely offer one. But a film that tells a true story, a story that is little discussed and […]

Aubrey Plaza hosted the Indie Spirit Awards this year, adding humor to the event. courtesy PopSugar

The Indie Spirit Awards celebrate diversity and creativity

A viewing party hosted by Circle Cinema for this award show brought movie-lovers together. On Saturday, Feb. 8, Cinema Circle hosted a party for the Independent Spirit Awards. This award event only celebrated the achievements of small, independent movies. Although each one was small in production value, they were not small in strong acting, writing […]

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 […]

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 […]