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Issues

Jan. 1, 2012

Posted 01.01.12

This Machine Digs Deep into what’s really beneath all those mysterious quakes. Plus, we’re starting the year off right with tales of eccentric evangelism and old-time religion.

TOGETHER IN TULSA: Zach and Jennifer Mangialomini met over poetry, but bonded over religious cults and mental disorders. Rebekah Greiman dishes out the dirty details.

SO LONG: Shawna Lewis says farewell to Tom Parkinson, a familiar, friendly face at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum.

IMAGINARY OKLAHOMA: Matt Bondurant introduces us to the lost boys of Stillwater.

SILENCE OF THE GOATS: Spring Houghton kills a goat with her bare hands—OK, and a knife.

HOLY FRACK: Ginger Strand dives into the fracking-earthquake debate and uncovers how both sides of the debate come up short.

FRACTURING and ENERGY: Hannah Wiseman weighs in on the fracking debate, and makes us remember that sudden earthquakes aren’t the only potential disasters at stake.

ODDITIES OF EVANGELISM: Holly Wall explores the art collection of T.L. Osborn, one of Tulsa’s more eclectic missionaries.

DUNK: Isaiah Sheese recalls one of the more physical baptisms in the brief history of Lifechurch.tv.

LETTER FROM EUMSEONG: Jennifer Westbrook gets out of South Korea just in time.

PROPHECIES: John Brehm recalls his meeting with a colorful subway prophet.

DO WHAT: Natasha Ball has the inside scoop on local casinos.

TRUE TULSA: ORU Basketball player Kevi Luper stands tall in the Mabee center.

In-house illustrator Jeremy Luther and art director Carlos Knight continue to wow us with earth-shattering artistry.