It’s punchy this time around! Issue two of This Land will be available for purchase on Monday evening at the Joshua Ferris Book Smart reading at McBirney Mansion, and will be available at stores in the Tulsa area later in the week. Local subscribers should be receiving their issues this Friday.
In an explosive feature for This Land, reporter Denver Nicks goes deep into the life of enigmatic whistleblower Private First Class Bradley Manning. By gaining access to life-long friends as well as Manning’s Facebook account, Nicks illumines the extraordinary makings of the man who put Wikileaks on the international stage. Most importantly, Nicks debunks the commonly-touted media myth: Manning, it turns out, wasn’t the frail, emotional wreck as commonly portrayed. In “Private Manning and the Making of Wikileaks,” Nicks reveals that Manning was a politically-motivated genius who had a history of addressing the injustices he saw.
Also included in this issue:
“A Famous Indian Artist,” by Eddie Chuculate
“The Highs and Lows of Brady Heights,” by Michael Berglund
“Letter from Phoenix” by Darren Ingram
Killing Teenagers with Jonathan Safran Foer, by Josh Kline
“Sinc G-D Was a Boy” graphic novel by Peter Bedgood
“Rodeo Daze” by Barry Friedman
Plus a lot of other surprises and delights for the mind and eye. The first 100 subscribers to This Land will receive two free tickets (a $30 value!) to our upcoming variety show to be held in November. Details to follow, so make sure you subscribe soon!