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  1. Beauty, Purpose, and Preservation

    Contemporary art can be strange and frightening for the uninitiated. Before developers gutted Brooklyn’s historic Domino Sugar Factory (they’re converting it into multimillion-dollar condos), artist Kara Walker came in and installed a 70-foot-tall sugar sphinx with a slave woman’s head and her genitals prominently displayed. Walker, who is black, was making a fairly obvious reference […]

    November 25, 2014

  2. Memoirs of a Pioneer Teacher

    I was born February 1, 1870, on a farm near Centropolis in Franklin County, Kansas. We moved to Ottawa when I was three years old. When we moved to town, my brother and I were left with a neighbor overnight. When he and I were taken to our new home, the weather was cold and […]

    November 25, 2014

  3. Love Smells of a Man Named Floyd

    It is difficult to offer up our hearts like raw chicken on a hibachi grill often the chefs are not delicate at first they try to show off impressing with their clever knife juggling and sweet chopping moves Darling this is not a minute waltz it is a break dance in a hot room the […]

    November 24, 2014

  4. Ryan LaCroix

    Ryan LaCroix is the operations manager at KOSU Radio and co-hosts the weekly radio program The Oklahoma Rock Show. He also serves as contributing editor for Oklahoma Today magazine and has written essays on Oklahoma music for two Oklahoma Historical Society books. He started the online music hub OklahomaRock.com in 2003 and lives in Blanchard […]

    November 20, 2014

  5. Foul Weather

    Some things you can’t figure out. Not even with a whole heap of scratch paper and a ribbon of data from a chattering Teletype machine. Not before time runs out. And time is like progress—she’s not stopping for anybody. The answer is out there, though, in the weather. Foul weather breeds foul deeds. Something my […]

    November 19, 2014

  6. For Rachel, Who Is Not Lost

      A seagull on the moon is not lost, She is a student of lunar soils. A cookie in a salad is not lost, It is experimenting with greens. A muskrat in Macy’s is not lost, She just needs a new cashmere scarf, Because she ate the last one. A cheerleader in the desert is […]

    November 18, 2014

  7. The Homestead

    The cruiser cab hummed all around WilDer, nearly electric with the energy of corralled students on holiday. Mal, a live wire on a normal day, was practically bouncing on tiptoe beside him. “I can’t wait to hit the slopes! The professionals say Acronos is the best,” the rapture in his face dimmed when he looked […]

    November 17, 2014

  8. Joy Harjo

    The wandering poet, writer, and musician Joy Harjo returned home three years ago. She left Oklahoma for an Indian boarding school in New Mexico in the late ’60s, and since then has taught at several universities, recorded several albums of music, published many volumes of poetry, children’s books, and a memoir, and performed theater. She’s […]

    November 14, 2014

  9. Two Poems by Grant Matthew Jenkins

    Marks Along the river valley who hears the cry of the raptors? Will you avail yourself of the talents at your disposal? Why can’t you congratulate the suicide? In which dimension lies your unfelt emotion? Would the leave lilt in the breeze of your meditation? How long will she go ignoring the fact that she’s […]

    November 10, 2014

  10. It’s Hip to Be Square

    The term “comic con” is misleading. When Wizard World brings its version of a comic con to Tulsa for the first time this November,[1] there will be an array of spandexed, sworded, zombified, and leather-clad heroes, but the franchises represented will not be limited to those found in comic books. Some have suggested the term […]

    November 06, 2014

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November 14, 2014

Volume 5, Issue 22

In this issue, we tell the stories behind some of Oklahoma's most iconic images. Mark Brown writes of James Earle Fraser's journey to The End of the Trail, James McGirk takes art lessons from Muskogee's Bacone College, and Tony Beaulieu resurrects the Tulsa Driller's forgotten designer. We've also got poetry, stunning photographs of Oklahoma's most beloved icons, and more.

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October 31, 2014

Vol. 5, Issue 21

In our Science Fiction Issue, guest-edited by Jeff Martin, Natasha Ball profiles Oklahoma's most prolific sci-fi writer, R.A. Lafferty. His work transcended the genre and captivated an entire generation of devoted readers before quietly falling into oblivion. November 7 marks the centennial anniversary of Lafferty's birth.

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October 15, 2014

Our second annual Poetry Issue, guest-edited by Scott Gregory, celebrates John Berryman's centennial, explores the new literary trend of making poetry to order, and overflows with new work by Oklahoma poets.

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October 01, 2014

In this issue, we investigate coercion, fraud, impulse, and constraint: Marcos Barbery solicits an alternative solution to sex trafficking, Brian Ted Jones discerns political action from criminal action, and Matt Lardner reports on a strange accusation of political fraud. Plus, a collection of rare Dust Bowl-era photographs reveals past and future duress, and new poetry by Ken Hada.

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November 01, 2014

Ryan LaCroix is the operations manager at KOSU Radio and co-hosts the weekly radio program The Oklahoma Rock Show. He also serves as contributing editor for Oklahoma Today magazine and has written essays on Oklahoma music for two Oklahoma Historical Society books. He started the online music hub OklahomaRock.com in 2003 and lives in Blanchard with ...
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October 15, 2014

The wandering poet, writer, and musician Joy Harjo returned home three years ago. She left Oklahoma for an Indian boarding school in New Mexico in the late '60s, and since then has taught at several universities, recorded several albums of music, published many volumes of poetry, children's books, and a memoir, and performed theater. She's lived in...
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October 01, 2014

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke lives with her mustangs, dogs, and 92-year-old father in an old rock house just south of Guthrie, Oklahoma, where she sleeps in a moriche palm hammock and is regularly awoken by earthquakes. Allison is musician, filmmaker, and writer who says she's inspired by nearly everything. She studies change, motion, and migratory bi...
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September 15, 2014

Sam Gillaspy has lived in Arcadia, Oklahoma, for 88 years. He's devoted the last eight of those to giving tours at the Round Barn of Arcadia on historic Route 66. To folks who visit the antique attraction, Gillaspy is known simply as Mr. Sam. Tourists and locals alike have made it a mission to stop in and hear Mr. Sam recount the time the round bar...