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Three recommended reads for National Superhero Day
April 28 is “National Superhero Day,” which is said to have been created by Marvel Comics employees in 1995.  While it’s not the worldwide celebration that next Saturday’s Free Comic Book Day will be, it’s always fun to talk about superheroes.  Here are three recommended superhero reads for National... Read More
Scientology Leader David Miscavige Threatens to Sue Over Father's Tell-All
Lawyers for David Miscavige are mounting an eleventh-hour attempt at preventing the publication of a new tell-all about the Church of Scientology leader. The author is Miscavige's own father, Ron Miscavige. As first reported by Scientology observer Tony Ortega on his website, London-based publisher Silvertail... Read More
Oklahoma news briefs for April 26
Oklahoma news briefs for April 26, 2016 Read More
Neil Gaiman: Location shooting planned in Oklahoma, Wisconsin for 'American Gods'
Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel "American Gods" has started shooing its 10-episode first season in Toronto, Ontario, but the acclaimed author has revealed that some shooting also is planned in Oklahoma and Wisconsin. "Locations will be shot in Oklahoma & Wisconsin," Gaiman tweeted in... Read More
Program helps education students stay in school ... and in Oklahoma
An Oklahoma program aims to help recent college graduates stay in state as educators. Read More
Oklahoma's Carolyn Hart a finalist for book prize
Mystery novelist Hart has written dozens of books in a career spanning four decades. Read More
Writer drives Oklahoma noir novel
If the name Gene Triplett sounds familiar, it should — his byline has appeared for years within the pages of The Oklahoman, where he worked as city editor and features editor and now, since his retirement from full-time employment, as a sort of reviewer at large.  For his fiction debut, Triplett has... Read More
Christiane Brandt Faris discusses her latest book
Author Christiane Brandt Faris discusses the work and contents of her new book, which provides more first-hand accounts from World War II. Read More
Book gives a historical what-if
Book review: 'Winter's Bullet' by William Osborne Read More
Book signings
BEST OF BOOKS 1313 E Danforth Rd., Edmond Local authors Lynda Stephenson and Karen Ginther Graham will promote and sign their latest books from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Stephenson's newest book is "Still Marching On," the conclusion to her Frankilee Baxter trilogy, which involves the Civil Rights movement.... Read More
State and national best-sellers
State and national best-sellers Read More
Interview: Amy Schumer talks stand-up, TV, body image and more before tonight's Oklahoma City show
A version of this story appears in Friday's Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. Honest Amy Comedian Amy Schumer to tackle body image, extreme dieting and more in Oklahoma tour stops. Whether she’s making movies or television, readying her first book or taking her racy stand-up show on the road, Amy Schumer... Read More
Winners announced for 2016 Oklahoma Book Awards
Cherokee author, poet and playwright Diane Glancy was the Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, and the late author/historian H. Wayne Morgan received the Ralph Ellison Award at the 2016 Oklahoma Book Awards banquet on April 9, 2016. Read More
Western Heritage Awards to honor notable cowboys at Oklahoma City event
The Western Heritage Awards on Saturday will add another honor to Rusty Richards’ resume: the Chester A. Reynolds Memorial Award. Named for the founder of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, the prestigious award honors an individual who embodies the Western lifestyle. Established in... Read More
Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.:April 10
Anniversary Event, Watch Party, Spring Dinner,Book Signing Reception, Trophy Winners Read More
Literary festival is Friday and Saturday in downtown Oklahoma City
The Downtown Oklahoma City Literary Festival will be Friday and Saturday, mainly at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave. Read More
Book signings in Oklahoma
Book signings in Oklahoma Read More
Five questions: Children’s book writers and illustrators conference in Oklahoma City
Oklahoma’s chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators will hold its spring conference on Saturday in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoman asked Regina Garvie, publicity coordinator for SCBWI Oklahoma, to answer five questions about the nonprofit and the upcoming conference. Read More
Book review: 'Vintage Tattoo Flash' offers look back at 100 years of ink
Jonathan Shaw, himself a tattooist, owns “one of the largest collections of vintage tattoo flash in the world,” according to a news release. In “Vintage Tattoo Flash,” an oversized book suitable for some coffee tables and every tattoo shop, Shaw reproduces some of the original flash art from years past. Read More
Oklahoma best-sellers
Best-selling books in Oklahoma. Read More



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