“Firefly Experience” fails to live up to potential

The artwork and photography featured in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s “Firefly Experience” was gorgeous, but I was disappointed to find that the gallery showing was not entirely the multi-sensory “experience” it claimed to be. The Tulsa PAC isn’t exactly hopping at noon on a Wednesday, which is when my roommate and I arrived at […]

TU Opera’s “A Tribute to Alec Wilder” a varied, enjoyable performance

The TU Opera Theatre presented “A Tribute to Alec Wilder” on March 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Meinig Recital Hall. Known for his whimsical and humorous compositions, Wilder created several themes for “Winnie-the-Pooh” and a few delightful plays. The program started with the Pooh Instrumental Ensemble singing “Cottleston Pie” and “Sing Ho! For the […]

Avant-garde poetry night cuts to the bone

TU Poetry Professor Dr. Grant Jenkins opened the annual Tulsa Avant-Garde Poetry Reading (an event where TU students and Oklahoma poets presented their work) by promising to play his electric bass in the background throughout the event, noting that he thought poetry readings could get boring. I think I can guess what he was getting […]

TU Ten: Major Ailments

1. Sociology: a mysterious conviction that they are surrounded by systemic inequality and injustice (they are). 2. Physics: the mistaken impression that they live in a knowable, ordered universe. 3. Petroleum Engineering: the occasional moral hang-up about their role in environmental degradation. 4. Philosophy: being a dick to your friends. 5. Political Science: the knowledge […]

Origins of International Women’s Day

Sunday, March 8 is International Women’s Day, and in 2015 it was met with world-wide celebration. The United Kingdom led the world in hosting the most commemoratory events with more than 300 public festivities. It was followed closely by the United States, Australia, Canada and India. In China, International Women’s Day is marketed by companies […]

Sen. Ted Cruz shouldn’t run for president

Ted Cruz is the first major candidate to announce that he’s running for president in 2016. Since his election to the Senate in 2012, he has been one of the most outspoken critics of the Obama administration. He is an intelligent and skilled debater. However, Cruz’s candidacy isn’t good for the GOP. Ironically, one of […]