Friday, July 1, 2022

Culture

Nelson lynching project

‘Time has come to discuss’ the 1911 Nelson lynching in Okemah

OKEMAH — The tragic story of Laura Nelson and her teenage son, L.D., took center stage last week at Okemah’s Crystal Theatre, a mere...
Brent Swadley

Brent Swadley in 2018: ‘Wouldn’t be where I’m at today if I followed by the rules’

At a conference featuring Christian business leaders in 2018, Swadley's Bar-B-Q founder Brent Swadley explained how he started his company by "bootlegging barbecue" in...

Sundaze: The actual cause of the Mandela Effect

I like to imagine something similar to this would be the actual cause of the "Mandela Effect." It's more fun to think about, and...
lesbian bars

‘A place for us’: Oklahoma home to 3 of 21 lesbian bars in U.S.

TULSA — In many ways, the Yellow Brick Road Pub on 15th Street feels like any other dive bar. Lit with neon lights, the...
screen time

Students surely making most of extra screen time

This school year has got to be tough. I'm not just talking about parents dealing with the back and forth of schedules and the...
rear window

Quarantine: A rear window into our worried minds

Are we all quarantined yet? No, I guess not in Oklahoma, but some are locking down in isolation. You know there's got to be...
racism

Sometimes what we think does not match reality

(Editor's note: The following piece discusses racism and includes language that may make some readers uncomfortable.) When I was 10 years old, my family moved...
pandemic

‘Things fall apart’: a pandemic diary

May 1, 2020 Oklahoma City I’ll be honest with you: My life hasn’t changed much since the pandemic forced all of us to shelter inside and...
Cheyenne and Arapaho

Cheyenne and Arapaho: The preservation of storytelling

Max Bear peered down at the red earth, moving carefully. He was searching for signs of his ancestors’ presence in the shells and beads...
cheese-melting machine

Professor Swadley and the cheese-melting machine

Are you keeping up with the state of Oklahoma's surprising Swadley's saga? Sure you are. The recent troubles regarding a now-terminated Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation...

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