Archives: April 2015

The Living is Easy

Happy days are here again! It’s time to banish those gray and rainy early spring days and get ready for one of Oklahoma’s most enjoyable outdoor months … ah, May. With our minds on leisurely pursuits in balmy (not yet broiling!) climes, we’ve turned our focus to some of the best locations in the metro for celebrating the community’s spirit…

Ninja Turtles and Sautéed Onions

Mother’s Day always makes me feel like writing out a lengthy, formal apology to my mom. Sure, I’m good company now, but I incubated in alpha for a long time before I was suitable for polite company. If I were the same kid today, I’d be medicated. But back then, any observer might have just called me “busy” and a…

Hilary Holladay, “Tipton”

  Oklahoma to Virginia: A First Novel Revisiting the Second World War It’s the name of a small town in Oklahoma, and a group home for children there, and now the first novel by Virginia writer Hilary Holladay: “Tipton.” The tale was never intended to be very long; Holladay started writing it as a short story about a teenaged orphan…

John Moreland, “High on Tulsa Heat”

  A Tulsa Singer Searches for the Meaning of Home and a Punch in the Chest Not so very long ago, John Moreland was a raucous, snarling frontman for a punk band, immersed in a pursuit of sounds louder, angrier and more hardcore. But after graduating high school, his script flipped thanks to his father’s music – he found himself…

May’s Prime Entertainment Picks

An immense outdoor concert, festivals for the young and the rest of us, art exhibits the celebrate the state and way beyond – 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.