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Interviews: Lyric Theatre serving up family-friendly fun with 'Curious George: The Golden Meatball'
In his Lyric Theatre debut, Gavin Guthrie is portraying one of the most beloved icons in American literature in the lead role, all without speaking a single word. Read More
Good little monkey: Lyric Theatre brings Curious George to stage for young audiences
“Curious George: The Golden Meatball” opens Wednesday at Lyric at the Plaza. Read More
Word Balloons: Pryor comic convention to celebrate third year with 'Power Rangers' guest
PRYOR — The Pryor Creek Comic Convention is getting even bigger in its third year. The convention, set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 6 N Adair St. in Pryor, will welcome Oklahoma actor Justin Nimmo, who played the Silver Ranger on the TV show “Power Rangers in Space.” “Justin agreed to come to our show and... Read More
Mustang writers' group publishes anthology
"Prompted" contains the work of 20 members of the Mustang Public Library's writing group. Read More
Oklahoman book review: 'Our Homesick Songs' by Emma Hooper
Emma Hooper's "Our Homesick Songs" is perfect reading for winter. Read More
Oklahoman book review: 'The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World's Longest Treasure Hunt" by Randall Sullivan
Author Randall Sullivan has written the most comprehensive, critical book about the Oak Island mystery and the longtime search for buried treasure on the Nova Scotian island. Read More
Oklahoma book signings
Four Oklahoma book signings this week. Read More
Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers
Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers Read More
New book about Oklahoma PBS leader Robert L. 'Bob' Allen
Allen and co-author Ralph Robison will sign copies of "They Said It Couldn't Be Done" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord Pickens Museum. Read More
Oklahoma and Publisher's Weekly best-sellers
OKLAHOMA BEST-SELLERS FICTION 1. “The Reckoning” by John Grisham (Doubleday Books) 2. “November Road” by Lou Berney (William Morrow & Company) 3. “Where the Dead Sit Talking” by Brandon Hobson (Soho Press) 4. “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Morris (Harper Paperbacks) 5. “Circe” by Madeline... Read More
Oklahoma-born writer N. Scott Momaday to receive 2019 Ken Burns American Heritage Prize
American Prairie Reserve has announced that Oklahoma-born Kiowa novelist, essayist, and poet N. Scott Momaday has been named the recipient of the 2019 Ken Burns American Heritage Prize. Read More
Best-selling author Brad Taylor to sign new novel at Edmond's Best of Books
Brad Taylor is back with the latest installment in his Pike Logan series. Read More
Book reviewers share their favorite reads of 2018
Three reviewers pick their favorite books of 2018. Read More
Oklahoman book review: 'Deep Silence: A Joe Ledger Novel' is over the top
Joe Ledger is so tough he'd beat up all the super-soldiers from other book series and walk away laughing. Read More
Chickasaw author's middle school novel emphasizes need for more Native American books
"Chula the Fox" by Tony Perry is the tale of a Chickasaw boy in the 18th century. While it entertains, it also seeks to introduce readers to authentic Native American culture. Read More
Oklahoma and national best-sellers
OKLAHOMA BEST-SELLERS FICTION 1. “The Reckoning” by John Grisham (Doubleday Books) 2. “Chrysalis: A Race to Death” by Mary Coley (Createspace) 3. “Kingdom of the Blind: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #14)” by Louise Penny (Minotaur) 4. “November Road” by Lou Berney (William... Read More
Four books worth your holiday cash
A quick look at four recent books with which to treat yourself. Read More
Revolutionary tribute: OKC Philharmonic to present new authorized Beatles show featuring previously unseen images
With the new “Revolution: The Beatles Symphonic Experience,” Robert Thompson wants to evoke the feeling of being a “time-traveling fly on the wall” between 1963 and '69 at Abbey Road Studios in London. “It's the first authorized Beatles symphonic experience ... and what's unique about the project is that it's the... Read More
Oklahoman book review: 'Tooth and Nail: The Making of a Female Fight Doctor'
Fight doctors tend to boxers' medical needs in the ring. Linda Dahl is one of only a few female fight doctors. Read More
Word Balloons: Top 10 comics series of 2018
Columnist Matt Price counts down some of his favorite comic books of 2018. Read More


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