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Russell Cobb

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Locker Room Confidential

IS FOOTBALL’S WARRIOR CODE OF MANLINESS CREATING A COMPASSIONLESS SUBCULTURE?

12.26.13

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Rob and I watched the scrimmage from the sidelines, helmets off. We weren’t getting any playing time, so why bother …

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12.09.13

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Russell Cobb drifts toward downtown Tulsa, and the revolution, in a way the city's founders, politicians, and planners never intended: on foot.

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03.08.13

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The quandary began at check-in. The lady at the ticket counter was convinced Puerto Rico was a different country and …

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12.12.12

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At first glance, the photos appear to tell the whole story. Here is Drake halfback/quarterback Johnny Bright,the first African-American Heisman …

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Backwards Christian Soldier

The Sins of Billy James Hargis Revisited

11.30.12

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Shortly after World War II, Billy James Hargis came barreling down from the Arkansas hills—all 6 foot 6 inches and …

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11.14.12

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Where is Oklahoma? Were someone on the street to ask you this question, you might turn to a political map of the United States and point to the meat cleaver above Texas... But where is it culturally?

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Where the Buffalo Drift

A Holiday Flaneur Goes Walking on Tulsa Time

04.30.12

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Maybe it was a gimmick, but I’d prefer to call it an experiment in semi-urban psychogeography: Walk as far as …

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02.09.12

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Then, out of nowhere, a swift blow came down on my head. At first, I thought it was McBride taking his revenge...

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Continuous Present

A Voyage Into the Genius and Madness of Bruce Goff's Oklahoma

11.21.11

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“Not much is not enough.” -Bruce Goff Long before I found myself down the Bruce Goff rabbit hole, I lived …

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Letter from South America

Under the Volcano

08.17.11

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My wife was running out of makeup. “You should wait and get it in Buenos Aires,” I told her. “It’s the Paris of Latin America.” “We should get a new stroller for our trip,” she said. We were taking our 2-year-old on a jaunt through South America—four countries in one month— cashing in a travel prize I had won. “We should,” I agreed. “The people in Buenos Aires are going to have really hip strollers.”

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