'Crossroads of Commerce' illustrates Oklahoma's accomplishments
Oklahomans have been walking onto the stage of history for more than three centuries with skills and values needed to face the challenges and seize the opportunities of free enterprise. The Oklahoma Historical Society is presenting many of their dramatic stories in the new exhibit “Crossroads of Commerce: A History... Read More
'Polar Express' Train Ride builds steam in second Oklahoma year
A version of this column appears in Friday's Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman.
'Polar Express' Train Ride builds steam in state return
BRISTOW – Slade Theriot knew his pocket had no holes, so it was safe to tuck the tinkling bell inside.
After meeting Santa Claus on “The Polar Express” Train Ride, the... Read More
'Polar Express' Train Ride builds steam in its second Oklahoma trek
After a strong Oklahoma debut in 2014, “The Polar Express” Train Ride, a whimsical hourlong trek based on the 1985 children's book and the 2004 computer-animated movie keeps chugging along, already becoming a holiday tradition for many families. It takes place aboard the Eastern Flyer, departing from Bristow. Read More
"Pete the Cat" author to visit Oklahoma libraries
No. 1 New York Times best-selling children's author Eric Litwin will perform three times in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area next week.
Litwin is the author of "Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes" and its three sequels. He has also written the new musical series "The Nuts."
He will perform at two libraries:... Read More
Book review: 'The Fold' by Peter Clines
Peter Clines’ “The Fold” is modern science fiction at its almost finest. The novel is accessible and approachable and built upon an intriguing concept. Unfortunately, the showdown in the final third of the book doesn’t quite live up to the promising premise. Read More
Movie review: 'The Hunger Games: Mockinjay - Part 2'
A version of this review appears in Friday's Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. 3 1/2 of 4 stars.
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2’ gives series satisfying but bittersweet ending
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2” means war, bringing the blockbuster dystopian franchise to a satisfying yet... Read More
Science fiction stories on Wattpad inspired by 1950s, 1960s comics
Some educational comics of the 1950s and 1960s are inspiring new stories today.
From a news release: In the 1950-60s General Electric published Adventures in Science, a series of comic books that ignited a love of science and engineering in a new generation. Now, GE is bringing this spirit back to life... Read More
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