Monday, April 24, 2017

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MAPS walk

Growing pains: MAPS 3 and walkability

Friday night, I was struck at how difficult walking around downtown OKC is at the present time. Project 180 and the streetcar were two of...
James Coburn

The Lie and two other poems from James Coburn

The Lie by James Coburn Red clashes. Silence ignores menace. Blood spatters Running down canvas About to fall flat. Dark angel sanctifies vainglorious Cause primed by humans. Portraits fall. Parasites swarm innocence. The last blink...
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Amazing grace: Transgender violinist seeks to educate at Capitol

As the strains of Amazing Grace reverberated through the Oklahoma State Capitol on Wednesday, 19-year-old Suhaila Abu Amara focused intently on the violinist playing...
Starry Night

Poetry: Starry night of the great fire & The final seder

Starry Night of the Great Fire by Derek Geiger Chattel ride a ferrous horse Off to their ash-filled commune To forge axes for the norse As they march to...
NPR

NPR features Tulsa teacher’s #oklaed Twitter poetry

National Public Radio (NPR) recently featured a Tulsa-based English and creative writing teacher's poetry as part of its ongoing #NPRpoetry project. The radio network has been...
Charlie Murphyvideo

Darkness is spreading: Comedian Charlie Murphy dead at 57

Stand-up comedian and actor Charlie Murphy died today after battling leukemia, according to his publicist. Murphy was well-known for his appearances on Comedy Central's Chappelle's...
sexual harassmentvideo

David Schwimmer helps create creepy sexual harassment PSAs

David Schwimmer (that's right, Ross from Friends) wants you to know about sexual harassment. The actor recently took on producing duties to create a...
Russ hate

As Westbrook approaches record, bizarre Russ hate remains

I realize these are not real basketball fans in the comic above. In fact, they're entirely fictional. What has been very real, however, is the bizarre...
Michael brown shootingvideo

Michael Brown shooting: New video in ‘Stranger Fruit’ complicates case

(Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of film reviews and cultural observations from 2017’s South by Southwest festival.) AUSTIN — Stranger Fruit...
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‘It’s in our souls’: Guided by Voices fan explains appeal

I have long given up trying to sell people on the mania in my life: the band Guided by Voices and all other projects...
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