Michaela O’Brien with photos from the “Love Valley” installation. photo by Piper Prolago

Living Arts hosts Okla. Avant Garde

Artists performed spoken word poetry at March’s First Friday Art Crawl. During the March 1 First Friday, Living Arts hosted 14 spoken word artists from across the state for the Oklahoma Avant Garde event. These poets performed on the backdrop of installations by three local visual artists. The performers and visual artists included several students […]

Bruce Adolphe pictured above. courtesy Tulsa Public Radio

Piano Puzzler speaks about memory in music

Bruce Adolphe combined neuroscience and classical music in compositions at the Philbrook. Bruce Adolphe, commonly recognized as the Piano Puzzler from American Public Media’s Performance Now, spoke at Philbrook on Friday, March 1 in partnership with the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities and the Tulsa Symphony. For this event, Adolphe spoke about his interest in […]

Jordan Sosa and Peyton Manning hosted the event.

Tulsa at the heart of 2019’s TEDx Tulsa

The annual event welcomed TU students and faculty with levels of connectivity between speakers. TEDx UTulsa, the University of Tulsa’s own independent, student-led and organized TED event. This TEDx event, themed “Connect the Dots,” was an opportunity to listen to many speakers from Tulsa talk about their experiences, research and actions that tackled local or […]

“Spider-Verse” won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. courtesy Buzzfeed

Success of “Spider-Verse” marks 2018 as the Spider-Year

In a major upset, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” swept the Oscars and box office. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” was likely 2018’s biggest surprise success, and its Oscar win was the cherry on top for the best year the webslinger has had in a while. Despite the fact that DC has consistently put out great animated […]

When bae catches you sleeping. courtesy Tulsa Ballet

Tulsa Ballet’s “The Sleeping Beauty” a showstopper

With fantastic costumes and choreography, Tulsa Ballet brings he beloved fairy tale to life Tulsa Ballet’s “The Sleeping Beauty” combined elegant dancing, cool lighting effects and exquisite, colorful costumes to produce the magic of the classic fairy tale come to life. From beginning to end, I was mesmerized and immersed in the production. Choreographed by […]

Screen cap from “All the Stars” that steals Lina Iris Viktor’s art. courtesy The New York Times

Artists sue musicians over theft of their aesthetics

Two separate lawsuits have brought about conversations over uncredited use of visual art. Ariana Grande and Kendrick Lamar have both been accused of illegally using images by visual artists in two recent plagiarism cases. Within the past year, contemporary artists have brought lawsuits against both these superstars for ripping off their work in music videos. […]

What do we do with the news of R. Kelly?

The reckoning that has come to Hollywood demands that we take greater action than in the past. I’m not entirely sure what justice looks like, particularly when the criminal act is sexual abuse. There is nothing simple about the consequences when it comes to the convoluted manner in which sexual abuse is adjudicated. The main […]

The poster for “The Vagina Monologues.” courtesy University of Tulsa

TU students produce and perform “The Vagina Monologues”

The classic feminist show is a beloved TU tradition, and this year was no exception. Students and faculty directed and acted in a production of “The Vagina Monologues” on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15–16 in Tyrrell Hall. Director Jessica LaPlant greeted the audience by telling them to put their phones on silent or vibrate — […]