Neil Peart played drums for the rock band Rush for several decades. courtesy Wikipedia

Late Rush drummer Neil Peart greatest of his time

TU professor of English Bob Jackson fondly recalls Neil Peart’s impact on rock music. It’s been a rough start to the year. We’ve had war escalations in Iran, the tragic deaths of Kobe Bryant and his daughter and an outbreak of Coronavirus in China. Seemingly lost in the mix of this terrible month was the […]

The Lunar New Year event featured a performance of the dragon dance. photo by Nora Bethune

Vietnamese American Student Association celebrates Lunar New Year

VASA’s first event educated students about Vietnamese culture with food, games and performances. This past Tuesday,Jan. 28, the Vietnamese American Student Association (also known as VASA) hosted an event on the second floor of the Student Union in celebration of Vietnamese New Year. There was a line trying to get into the event. After scanning […]

“The Birth of Loud” explores the history that has created rock ‘n’ roll as we know it today. courtesy Scribner

Ian S. Port discusses the history of the electric guitar

The author of “The Birth of Loud” spoke about the iconic rivalry that shaped rock ‘n’ roll. On Jan. 30, TU hosted Ian S. Port for an event centering on his book, “Birth of Loud,” which investigates the history of guitars and the rivalry between Les Paul and Leo Fender. The event took place at […]

TU students were engaging with Gilcrease’s collection during the After Hours event. photo by Nora Bethune

Gilcrease After Hours brings art lovers together

Gilcrease’s game night theme allowed the community to play games, eat and view the collection. On Jan. 31, the Gilcrease Museum hosted Gilcrease After Hours, a fun, free social event for the Tulsa community to come together to play games, drink, eat and look at art. This month’s theme was game night. The turnout was […]

Brie Larson directed and starred in “Unicorn Store.” courtesy Netflix

Netflix offers a variety of underappreciated content

From a heartfelt zombie movie to an intimate look at superheroes, Netflix offers something for everyone. Netflix’s ever-growing list of original content can be intimidating to sift through. Whether it’s movies or TV shows, Netflix almost has it all. In this article, I am going to recommend some personal favorites of mine. First up is […]

Oscar-nominated short films tackle contemporary issues

In every category, these shorts address topics from history to identity with the same depth as full-length films. This past year, films ranged from touching and sweet to heartbreaking and thought-provoking to simply funny. The Oscar-nominated shorts are no exception. Whether nominated in categories for Best Animated Short, Best Live Action Short or Best Documentary […]

Bong Joon-ho’s latest film centers on the Kim family’s interactions with the wildly wealthy Park family. courtesy CJ Entertainment

Reception of “Parasite” changes popular perception of foreign films

Bong Joon-ho’s film makes history at award shows across the world, reimagining the role of American award shows. The South Korean film “Parasite” has become an unstoppable force in making movie history as a foreign film. “Parasite” is a satirical thriller suspense film that centers on the Kim family as they slowly infiltrate the Park […]

Hyunsoon Whang has performed across the world, including at the Taos School of Music. courtesy Hyunsoon Whang

Hyunsoon Whang brings precision to Chopin piano preludes

The visiting pianist joined TU’s professor of piano studies to perform memorable compositions. On Tuesday, Jan. 2, critically-acclaimed pianist Hyunsoon Whang performed at the Gussman Concert Hall with a heavy repertoire consisting of a set of 24 preludes and two piano duets. The entire hall was buzzing with excitement, not really knowing what to expect, […]

Halsey will go on tour with “Manic” this year; tickets are already on sale. courtesy Capitol Records

Halsey’s “Manic” adds authenticity to discography

The pop singer’s third studio album incorporates a wide range of emotions and stories. No matter how you feel or what you are going through, I promise that Halsey can put your own unique sentiments into words through her newest album “Manic,” an introduction to the full emotional spectrum. Her third studio album following “Badlands” […]

Upcoming finale of “The Good Place” reminds audiences of its power

“The Good Place” explores ethical intricacies and what we owe to each other. “The Good Place” sadly airs its series finale on Jan. 30. The show premiered season four, its final season, in September; it is now reaching the final episode. NBC reported that this particular episode will be 90 minutes long. “The Good Place” […]