These damn kids will be the death of all good things in this world. graphic by Naomi Dunn

Gen Z Knocks Down the Doorbell Industry

In yet another malicious effort, the Youths have replaced ringing doorbells with the barbaric practice of texting “here.” They’ve done it again! The voraciously greedy members of “Generation Z” are not satisfied with going after beloved staples of this United States of America such as the napkin, mayonnaise and “breastaurant” chain industries, now they have […]

Keanu Reeves stars as LAPD officer Jack Traven in “Speed.” courtesy Mark Gordon Productions

Circle Cinema shows “Speed” in “Graveyard Shift” series

Keanu Reeves stars in the 1994 classic action thriller that keeps audiences engaged with constant tension. Circle Cinema hosted a screening of Jan de Bont’s 1994 action-thriller “Speed” as the September edition of its monthly “Graveyard Shift” program. The “Graveyard Shift” shows classic action movies late at night. This particular flick was shown on Sept. […]

The Tulsa Symphony played several pop songs, including Disney songs, to the pleasure of the crowd. photos by Sydney Sowell

First Friday brings music and art to community

September’s First Friday featured a performance by the Tulsa Symphony on Guthrie Green as well as a new exhibition at downtown galleries. Friends, family and art — what more could you ask for on a Friday night? The art crawl held in Downtown Tulsa is the perfect way to kick off the first weekend of […]

The cover art for “Lover” features mixes of soft pastel pinks, yellows and blues. courtesy Republic Records

Taylor Swift’s latest album optimistic about love

“Lover” embodies feelings of comfort in a relationship, evolving from Swift’s past breakup albums. It’s an understatement to say that Taylor Swift’s latest album, “Lover,” has been a success. It debuted at number one on the Billboard chart and had the most pre-orders at Target than any other album in history. Having been a Swiftie […]

Darwent uses several materials associated with constuction, including plastic buckets and tubing. photo by Piper Prolago

Hogue gallery hosts Shane Darwent’s mixed media show

Darwent’s “The Setting Stone” explores the aesthetics of the urban environment through mixed media installations. Shane Darwent’s “The Setting Stone” is a meditative exploration of urban space, materiality and change. This exhibition is the opening show in the Alexandre Hogue Gallery, housed in Phillips Hall. “The Setting Stone” will be on display until Sept. 26 […]

Cases in Special Collections are filled with documents related to the history surrounding the Treaty of Versailles. photo by Gabe Powell

McFarlin exhibit explores history of Versailles

Special Collections displays documents, writing and photos relating to World War I and the peace treaty that ended it. The sounds of gunfire and mortar shells streaking through the air famously ceased at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918. Germany surrendered to the Allied powers on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the […]

Dr. Beam celebrates the launch of “Voices of the Heartland II” with her daughter, Amelia. photo by Hana Saad

“Voices from the Heartland II” writers launch anthology

Oklahoma women contributed essays to the compilation edited by TU professor, Dr. Sara Beam. “Who’s around the campfire of your heart?” Dr. Sara Beam, one of four editors from “Voices from the Heartland, Volume II,” posed this question to the audience to kick off the book’s launch on Thursday. The question represents something that was […]

Tom Holland plays Spider-Man in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” courtesy Alternative Press

Spider-Man to leave Marvel Cinematic Universe

Disputes between Disney and Sony on the rights to Spider-Man led to the tragic exclusion of the beloved superhero from future films. How am I supposed to look forward to the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with no Iron Man or Spider-Man? I have basically been crying since they announced that Spider-Man would no […]

Tyler, The Creator released “IGOR,” his fifth studio album, in May 2019. courtesy Pitchfork

Tyler, The Creator’s “IGOR” sharp and sensitive

Tyler, The Creator incorporates emotional intensity and complex sounds in “IGOR.” Maybe this is a cheesy opening line, but I feel fully confident in saying that Tyler, The Creator’s 2019 release, “IGOR,” at least qualified highly as being the sound of the summer. It has the warbling, textured and emotionally complex nature that I feel […]

The ending of “Game of Thrones”has received criticism, despite its earlier seasons of engaging narrative. courtesy HBO

2019 summer TV reviews: “GoT” and otherwise

“Game of Thrones,” “Chernobyl” and “13 Reasons Why” were notable TV series this summer. To keep this article at readable length, and because I have not seen every TV show ever, I am not covering every TV event of the summer. If you want to talk about “Stranger Things,” I’m afraid you will be limited […]