Early on the film reveals that its plot will be a blunder of pointless exposition and general boredom. Courtesy Netflix

New “Cloverfield” film a mixed bag

A surprise release, “The Cloverfield Paradox” is visually stunning but a letdown of a story. Following the footsteps of its predecessors “Cloverfield” and “10 Cloverfield Lane,” the arrival of “The Cloverfield Paradox” took the world by surprise. Netflix debuted the film’s first trailer during the Super Bowl mere hours before releasing it directly to stream. […]

Hookworms change pace on third record

“Microshift” marks a brief departure from Hookworms’ noise-based rock in favor of a more electronic style. Every now and again, you come across an album for which you have absolutely no context, an album you can’t even remember finding. In any case, the album is right there, so you listen to it, and it turns […]

The art installation is heavily dependent on audience participation, with spots for viewers to place letters and a snap code with which to share it. Photo by Naomi Dunn

“Aria Rising” a thought-provoking installation

Put up in ACSU last week, “Aria Rising” is dedicated to victims of sexual assault. Last Monday, an interactive art exhibit titled “Aria Rising” was installed in the center of the Allen Chapman Student Union. The sculpture captures viewers at first glance through its large stature and striking visuals. It stands on a platform with […]

The new record, ultimately bland, clocks in at around an hour and forty minutes with 24 songs. Courtesy Capitol Records

Migos delivers lackluster performance on “Culture II”

The album falls short of its predecessor, “Culture,” producing none of the trademark Migos bangers. “Culture II,” released January 26, is a 24-song track that gets boring around the 12th song. With a few listens of the full hour-and-forty-minute album, the overall tone is monotonous and misses the previous flow and ferocity of the original […]

The night on which “Phenomenally” occurred was marked with black suits, poetry readings and a good view of our city. Photos by Cheyanne Wheat

“Phenomenally” a reflective, empowering poetry event

MUSED organization hosted “Phenomenally” with the aim of creating a celebratory venue for women-centric poetry. On Saturday, January 27, MUSED organization hosted an event called “Phenomenally,” based off the famous poem by Maya Angelou. It was located at The Brooksider on 35th and Peoria, and all proceeds from the event went to the Reverse Selfie […]

The burst of color and texture from the butterflies in “CHRYSALIS” gave it a serendipitous trait it may not have originally held. Photo by Emily Every

“CHRYSALIS” exhibit explores childhood, social maturation

Erin Rappleye’s exhibit, “CHRYSALIS,” a jewelry-centric installation, focuses more on stagnant snapshots of the past than a future-bound metamorphosis. Erin Rappleye’s current walk-in art installation, titled “CHRYSALIS,” endeavors to recontextualize the childhood playroom. Rappleye, a Tulsa-based artist, writes of the playroom as “a space where we can mimic learned behavior through interactions with our peers […]

CaneFlix movies satiate variety of film-desires

Underappreciated and underutilized, CaneFlix has a myriad of popular films, contemporary or otherwise, for which the service is worth using. CaneFlix has a movie for just about every taste, but when faced with that many choices, it can be difficult knowing which to choose. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of great watches on the […]

Nonfiction books to satisfy historical, political itches

Editor-in-Chief Kayleigh Thesenvitz weighs in with books for those curious about apartheid, political civility or self-fulfillment. If you’re curious about Apartheid South Africa: “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” by Trevor Noah You don’t have to be a fan of “The Daily Show” or any of Noah’s Netflix stand-ups to appreciate this […]

“Sanguine Flow,” by Rachel Hayes. Photos by Tatum Cole

“NEW/NOW” a hit gallery with multiple perspectives

The Tulsa Artist Fellowship’s new gallery, “NEW/NOW,” features hand-picked and powerful pieces from TAF’s fellows. The “NEW/NOW” art gallery hit the Philbrook’s downtown location and remains until March 3. Each art piece comes from the Tulsa Arts Fellowship. Everyone in Tulsa should spend an hour there; it’s a must-see. I enjoyed the inventive use of […]

The quilts at 108 Contemporary and the post-it notes at the Hardesty Arts Center showcase both the exhibit-oriented and interactive opportunities present at First Friday, respectively. Photos by Elizabeth Young

First Friday Art Crawl yet another great taste of Tulsa

February’s First Friday event features a slew of new galleries and the ever-popular Pie Night at Antoinette’s bakery. First Friday is a uniquely-Tulsan event with a little bit for everyone. It encompasses the Tulsa Arts District and offers everything from art and music to street performers and pie night. I always like to begin First […]