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Infinite Danger Room #106: Stan Lee Tribute
The Infinite Danger Room podcast panel remembers Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. Read More
Oklahoma book signings
BEST OF BOOKS 1313 E Danforth Road, Edmond Houston author Pamela Knight will sign her book, "Why Are You Here?", from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Monday. The book discusses the Pregnancy Resource Center in Grand Prairie, Texas, which is celebrating its 25th year. The center provides free information, support and medical... Read More
OKLAHOMA BEST-SELLERS FICTION 1. “Whose Boat Is This Boat?: Comments That Don't Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane” by the staff of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert (Simon & Schuster) 2. “The Clockmaker's Daughter” by Kate Morgan (Atria Books) 3. “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Morris... Read More
A teen love triangle unfolds in Adele Griffin's 'Be True to Me'
Griffin's novel is filled with the heartache and ecstasy of young love. Read More
Family tradition: Cast of Lyric Theatre's 'A Christmas Carol' bonds over the holidays
Lyric Theatre is presenting “A Christmas Carol,” its eighth annual production of the yuletide classic, Friday night at the Plaza Theatre. Read More
Here's your chance to be a character in a book
Email the author the last line of Chapter 15 in any of her books and mention that you heard about this in The Oklahoman. Read More
X's John Doe and music writer Jeff Slate to talk about Bob Dylan's 'More Blood, More Tracks' tonight at Tulsa event
The pair will discuss the writing and recording of the songs that would become Dylan’s 1975 masterpiece “Blood on the Tracks.” The new box set, “More Blood, More Tracks,” for which Slate wrote the liner notes, sheds light on the creation of the album through numerous alternate takes, rehearsals and manuscript... Read More
Carrie Underwood, 'Pioneer Woman' Ree Drummond and more to be inducted tonight into Oklahoma Hall of Fame - how to watch online
TULSA - An "American Idol," "The Pioneer Woman" and a late, great guitar god are among the accomplished honorees who will be inducted tonight into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Read More
John Grisham-supported candidate loses Oklahoma DA race
Oklahoma district attorney said he was flabbergasted that best-selling author John Grisham supported his challenger in the Nov. 6 general election. Read More
Reflections on Stan Lee, who marveled a generation
In the 1960s, Marvel Comics writer and editor Stan Lee was the first to give super-heroes personable flaws, to make their secret identities more relatable to the average reader. It worked phenomenally, and characters such as Spider-Man, Thor, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men are now known worldwide. I first met... Read More
Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies
Comic book legend, creator of characters like the X-Men, died Monday at 95. Read More
Oklahoma best-sellers
OKLAHOMA BEST-SELLERS FICTION 1. “November Road” by Lou Berney (William Morrow & Company) 2. “The Reckoning” by John Grisham (Doubleday Books) 3. “Fury (Original) (Menagerie #3)” by Rachel Vincent (Mira Books) 4. “The Second Law: Lynn Dayton Thriller #3 (Lynn Dayton Thrillers #3)” by L.A. Starks... Read More
Author sings praises of Isaac Newton, despite insult in title of book
Newton was the [expletive] who reinvented the universe, author writes. Read More
John H. Matthews' 'Family Line' is magical realism with an Oklahoma twist
In Oklahoma novel, man who can dream both the future and the past finds the present paralyzing. Read More
University of Oklahoma professor pens collection of letters to the daughter she'll never have
Ashley Brown speaks directly to her imaginary daughter about why she chose not to become a mother. Read More
Oklahoma book signings
BEST OF BOOKS 1313 E Danforth Rd., Edmond Former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will sign his book, "The Next American City: The Big Promise of Our Midsize Metros," from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The book relates Oklahoma City's renaissance, with major infrastructure improvements and the acquisition of an NBA... Read More
Movie review: Filmed largely in Oklahoma, 'Wildlife' marks poignant directorial debut for actor Paul Dano
An unswervingly intuitive (and perennially underrated actor), Paul Dano delivers the kind of poetically poignant directorial debut admirers of his work hoped he had in him with his sublimely restrained family drama “Wildlife.” Read More
Movie review: Third time isn't the charm for derivative 'Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch,' which steals more than Christmas
“Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch,” the latest adaptation of Theodor Geisel’s classic 1957 picture book, is the latest high-gloss 3-D computer-animated flick from “Minions”-makers Illumination Entertainment. Read More
Infinite Danger Room #105: Costume changes!
Halloween is over, but we aren't done talking about superhero costumes! In this previously "lost episode," Infinite Danger Room panelists Matthew Price, Anthony Brown, Matt Howlett and Chris Borthick discuss changes to superhero costumes that worked, and changes that didn't. Read More


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