A Novel Idea 2/10/20

If you’re feeling misunderstood: “Where The Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens Topping the New York Times Bestseller list for 20 consecutive weeks, “Where The Crawdads Sing” instantly became a national sensation. The book describes itself as a cross between a murder mystery and a coming-of-age story. The protagonist, Kya, is one of the most likable […]

Oscar nominations highlight award show contradictions

The 92nd Academy Awards demonstrates the incongruities between various shows. It’s award season yet again, and like the past few years the announcement of the nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards was met with numerous complaints and a multitude of accusations regarding the lack of diverse representation. Some of the most notable snubs include Greta […]

“The Starless Sea” centers on Zachary, a student in Vermont, as he navigates a mysterious world within books. courtesy Doubleday

Erin Morgenstern promotes “The Starless Sea” in Tulsa

Morgenstern gave a heartfelt talk about her career and personal life at Magic City Books. On the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 15, Magic City Books partnered with IDL Ballroom for their first author event of 2020. Erin Morgenstern has garnered quite the literary following, as evidenced by the fact that about a third of the […]

“Love, Loss, and What I Wore” explores the female experience

The Tulsa Performing Arts Center presented this touching performance of short pieces that look to the diverse lives of women. The Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s Liddy Doegnes Theater has been home to the OK World Stage Theater Company’s production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore” for the past week. The play, based upon the […]

Andy Blankenbuehler choreographed “Bandstand,” bringing energy to the stage. courtesy Jeremy Daniel

“Bandstand” delivers emotional account of war trauma

Jennifer Elizabeth Smith performs with vulnerability and complexity, adding to the depth of the musical. The Broadway sensation, “Bandstand,” opened in New York City in 2015 and made its way to Tulsa for one single night last Tuesday. “Bandstand” tells the story of the aftermath of World War II through the lives of returning veterans […]

Hannah Hart spoke about “My Drunk Kitchen Holidays!” to an enthusiastic and drunk crowd of fans. courtesy Plume

Hannah Hart releases “My Drunk Kitchen Holidays!”

The YouTube star came to Mother Road Market to promote her newest cookbook. On Thursday Oct. 24, YouTube sensation Hannah Hart, most commonly known for her channel “My Drunk Kitchen,” came to Tulsa to promote her new cookbook, “My Drunk Kitchen Holidays!” Magic City Books partnered with Tulsa’s first food hall, Mother Road Market, to […]

The Goo Goo Dolls formed in 1986 and have accumulated a dedicated fan base since. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Goo Goo Dolls bring colorful experience to Tulsa

The Goo Goo Dolls mixed old and new music in a vibrant and entertaining performance. Formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York, the indie band The Goo Goo Dolls is a well-recognized name in popular music. Having sold more than 12 million albums worldwide and still producing new music, it’s no wonder the band has […]

Wilco formed in 1994 and has been releasing music since, cultivating a familiar and comfortable performance style. courtesy Annabel Mehran/Pitch Perfect PR

Wilco concert demonstrates practiced musicianship

Wilco and Molly Sarles performed “Ode to Joy” tour at Cain’s Ballroom to long-time fans. Cain’s Ballroom hosted a different kind of concert than one I’ve ever been to on Tuesday evening. Wilco, with opener Molly Sarles, brought a completely unique sound and energy to Tulsa’s historic concert hall that permeated the entire city while […]

Outstanding Senior award: What the lack of diversity says about TU’s values

After poor communication and hollow claims, the finalists were not representative of the student body. Every fall, The University of Tulsa announces a maximum of 10 individuals to be honored as Jess Chouteau Outstanding Seniors. These individuals are selected by alumni and are publicly recognized during half-time of the Homecoming football game. The award begins […]

Busy Philipps’s memoir, “This Will Only Hurt A Little,” will release in paperback next week. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Busy Philipps celebrates Magic City Books anniversary

The television star and writer spoke about the anniversary of Tulsa’s independent bookstore as well as the publication of her memoir. On Saturday, Oct. 12, the IDL Ballroom opened its doors (and its bar) to Tulsa’s literary lovers and fans of nostalgia. For Magic City Books’s two year anniversary, the bookstore brought in self-proclaimed “fourth-tier […]