“Freaks of Nature” tries too hard to satirize everything, fails at most of it

“Freaks of Nature” is about a small town where humans live together with zombies and vampires, however their cohabitation falls apart when aliens arrive on Earth. It starred such prominent actors as Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Bob Odenkirk, Keegan Michael-Key and the voice of Bavarian filmmaker Werner Herzog, as well as Tulsa native Josh Fadem. Fadem […]

Fortune cookie review: cookie outsmarts writer

Ever since an enterprising restaurateur realized that they had too much bland cookie dough and vague advice and not enough money, fortune cookies have accompanied checks at restaurants around the world. It’s strange, then, that they attract little attention, with most people choosing restaurants based on things like their “ambiance,” “price” or “quality of food.” […]

“The Drunkard” legacy tinged with touristy affectation

The Spotlight Theatre is tucked along the Arkansas River, hidden on a corner that’s mostly surrounded by houses. It’s a strange little building, built in Tulsa’s typical art deco style with tall, angular walls and a giant, circular window facing the street. A large banner hanging from the side of the building read: “TONIGHT: THE […]

How fast, how furious? A definitive ranking

“The Fast and the Furious” For a series that consistently makes top-ten lists of the highest grossing franchises, The Fast and the Furious has a surprisingly subdued start. Paul Walker plays Brian O’Conner, a cop who goes undercover in a street racing gang, led by Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel). As tends to happen, Brian gets […]

TwentyOne+: Orange Dream

1.5 oz. vodka 1 oz. triple sec 0.5oz. orange curaçao 0.5 oz. simple syrup 2 oz. orange juice 1 oz. egg white 1 oz. cream 0.5 tsp. vanilla club soda orange slice Shake all ingredients except soda over ice until very cold and foamy. Strain into chilled glass and top with club soda until drink […]

Panel discusses the importance of “Jessica Jones” and rape culture

Last Thursday, the University of Tulsa’s Institute of Trauma, Adversity and Injustice and the department of Women’s and Gender Studies hosted a discussion over the Netflix series Jessica Jones and trauma. Dr. Jennifer Airey, associate professor of English, along Jim Scholl (PhD candidate in Psychology) and Carlos Acosta-Ponce (PhD candidate in English) hosted. When the […]

RuPaul’s Drag Race Fantasy Face-off

Tara’s Team: Acid Betty is a loudly and brightly colored “bitch” queen. She is from New York, which generally means a more experimental/club scene vibe. She would probably fit right in at a rave. Experimental drag has been popular in the past. Sharon Needles, whose look was “spooky,” won season 4. I am generally pretty […]

Documentary showcases role of Black Panthers and present need for the Black Lives Matter movement

This past Wednesday the YWCA of Tulsa hosted a screening of a new documentary called The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. The documentary will appear on PBS this Tuesday (February 16), and is part of a series of documentaries produced by Independent Lens, an offshoot of PBS, which focuses on producing documentaries around social […]