Archives: January 2015

The Land I Love

When I first moved to Oklahoma from the other side of the Red River, I had some time on my hands. For the first time in a long time, I wasn’t going to an office every weekday, and I was sharing an apartment with three small children and two medium-size dogs while we looked for a house. It was winter;…

The Love Train Is Now Leaving the Station

For the skimmers, I’ll cut to the chase: loving me isn’t wrong … yet. But this Valentine’s Day, I’m laying down a list of make-or-break demands that might prompt a mass exodus from the Love Train. For the rest of this month’s loving masses, as you select your chocolates and foil-embossed cards for someone who will appreciate them, count yourselves…

Richard C. Rattenbury, “A Legacy in Arms”

  History with a Bang Steely-eyed sheriffs and dastardly outlaws, scouts and hunters and bartenders in rowdy saloons … settling the Western frontier was a rough, dangerous business, and firm words weren’t going to cut it. The rifles and handguns that were instrumental in America’s westward expansion are lavishly portrayed in “A Legacy in Arms,” a fresh OU Press publication…

JD McPherson, “Let the Good Times Roll”

  A Broken Arrow Blues Rocker Rolls Back Into the Spotlight The album “Signs and Signifiers” was, and remains, a blast of rich, rootsy goodness that won honors from Rolling Stone, NPR Music and the Independent Music Awards – but it was released in 2010, and five years is more than enough time to start craving a fresh dose. That…

Music Meets Art in Windows to the West

In her ongoing travels through Oklahoma, author and photographer M.J. Alexander prepares for a February premiere of a symphony composed by her husband, Ed Knight, inspired by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s magnificent triptychs of the West.

February’s Prime Entertainment Picks

A world-premiere ballet, world-class athletes, a chocolate-fueled celebration and much more – there are all kinds of sources for entertainment and enlightenment in this bustling metro, so if you can’t make it to everything, here’s where to start.

Space for Connection

The expansive wooded grounds provide ample room – and reason – to roam while chatting or sit for a more in-depth conversation. Show Caption Hide Caption Copper rain chain guttering, sconce lighting and selected ornamentation bring a decidedly Asian flavor to the exterior. Show Caption Hide Caption Many of the property’s structures, which combine the abstract with the traditional, were…