Get out your steak knives and get ready to sink your canines into the latest issue. There’s fat to be chewed and teeth to be gnashed, so let’s get right into it:
IMAGINARY OKLAHOMA: A famous playwright bastardizes the songs of Oklahoma! in Alethea Black’s ”Oklahoma Exclamation Point.”
GORILLAS IN OUR MIDST: Alexander Yates and his wife got excited over seeing some “freakin’ go-rillas” when they relocated to Kigali.
EVERYBODY’S ALL-AMERICAN: Beau Adams locates Jim Thorpe.
THE SPRING OF THE LION: Ted Vestal on His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie.
‘TIL THE COWS COME HOME: Erin Turner on India’s remarkable cows.
STICK A FORK IN IT: Mark Brown eyes the horizon for the late, great steak.
DARK FANTASY: Bret Jones remembers radio’s fantasy world.
DUST BOWL DAD: Richard Higgs goes on the trail of discovery and escape.
LIFE AS A LIP: An old school interview with the Flaming Lips by Kory Jay Willis & Steve Kite
LASERS AND LEATHER PANTS: Our first youth contributor, Olivia Edwardes, recounts her first encounter with the Flaming Lips.
THE NET EFFECT: Renzi Stone contemplates race and basketball.
DONE THAT: Natasha Ball on burlesque that hits home.
JUMPING SPIDERS: Thomas Shahan takes mind-blowing macro photographs of jumping spiders that are indigenous to Oklahoma.
ORIGINAL OKIE: Kathleen Neeley turns the tables on Thomas Shahan and takes an ultra close-up of him for our back cover.