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OafCon 2017 to offer free admission
OafCon, set for October, is a presentation of the Oklahoma Alliance of Fandom comic book, science fiction and nostalgia club, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. Read More
Oklahoma City musician Maurice Johnson pens books about making it as an indie artist
"Breaking Into the Music Business as a Local Indie Artist," by Maurice Johnson (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 316 pages, in stores) Oklahoma offers many chances for local artists to blossom in the music industry, but it takes more than talent to succeed. Maurice Johnson, a jazz guitarist living in... Read More
Oklahoman book review: 'A Welcome Murder' by Robin Yocum
“A Welcome Murder” by Robin Yocum (Seventh Street Books, 280 pages, in stores) Read More
Edmond writing camp set for teens
The BOB Young Writers Camp will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. daily from July 31 to Aug. 4 at Best of Books, 1313 E Danforth Rd., Edmond. Participants must be in middle school or high school. They will learn about the writing process and plot structure and acquire tools for outlining and writing a short story. They'll... Read More
Oklahoman book review: 'The Tattoo Dictionary' by Trent Aitken-Smith
“The Tattoo Dictionary: An A-Z Guide to the Secret Language of Tattoos” by Trent Aitken-Smith, illustrated by Ashley Tyson (Michael Beazley, 256 pages, in stores) Tattoos used to be associated with military personnel and subversive counterculture groups such as outlaw motorcycle clubs. Today they're everywhere,... Read More
Oklahoma book review: King, Chizmar join forces on scary novella with unsatisfying end
Book review: "Gwendy’s Button Box" by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar (Cemetery Dance, 180 pages, in stores) Read More
Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers
Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers Read More
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese reportedly adapting Oklahoma true-crime book 'Killers of the Flower Moon' into a movie
Oscar winners Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are reportedly reteaming and developing a film adaptation of the Oklahoma-based true-crime thriller “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” as the director’s next project after “The Irishman.”... Read More
Video: Oklahoma-born photographer Joel Sartore's three-part PBS documentary 'Rare' premieres tonight
The first of a three-part PBS documentary series feature native Oklahoman and renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore premieres at 8 tonight on OETA-HD. “Rare: Creatures of the Photo Ark" explores Sartore’s Photo Ark initiative as he travels to photograph some of the most... Read More
Oklahoman book review: 'Stranger' by David Bergen
Book review: 'Stranger' by David Bergen Read More
Pioneer Woman planning new cookbook release, starting production on new season of Food Network show in Oklahoma
Pacific Productions, an independent television production company working on behalf of Food Network, and the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) are proud to announce the start of production on a new season of the hit Oklahoma-based show “The Pioneer Woman”. The series is utilizing the Oklahoma... Read More
Video: First trailer debuts for Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle in Time'
Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay (“13th,” “Selma”) revealed the first trailer for her eagerly awaited adaptation of “A Wrinkle in Time” at D23, the Disney fan expo in Anaheim, California, and I have goose bumps. Storm Reid stars the brilliant but awkward teenager Meg, who with her... Read More
A Mammoth undertaking
Book review: “Woolly: The True Story of the De-Extinction of One of History’s Most Iconic Creatures” by Ben Mezrich (Atria, 304 pages, in stores) Read More
Oklahoman book review: 'War Cry' by Wilbur Smith
Book review: 'War Cry' by Wilbur Smith Read More
A Bully good time with English cabs
An excerpt from Bull Garlington's latest book Read More
Student finds beetles at Z end
The Oxford English Dictionary has a new last word. Bet you can't pronounce it. Read More
Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers
Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers Read More
Oklahoman book review: "Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution"
"Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution" by Willard Sterne Randall (St. Martin's Press, 440 pages, in stores) Read More
Oklahoman review: 'UNSUB' by Meg Gardiner
Meg Gardiner knows how to effectively combine the “same old, same old” into a cohesive and effective whole. In fact, the TV rights to "UNSUB" have been sold to CBS, and the follow-up, “Into the Black Nowhere,” will be released in six months. Read More


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