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What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 29, 2016: See 'The Polar Express' at Harkins Bricktown 16
Today's featured event: See the 2004 computer-animated holiday movie "The Polar Express," based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg, at 7 tonight at Harkins Bricktown 16, 150 E Reno Ave. The film is part of Harkins' Tuesday Night Classics series, which includes special presentations of classic... Read More
Book signing
FULL CIRCLE BOOKSTORE 50 Penn Place M. Jane Johansson will sign "Albert C. Ellithorpe, the First Indian Home Guards, and the Civil War on the Trans-Mississippi Frontier" beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday. Ellithorpe was a white Union Army officer who commanded the tri-racial First Indian Home Guards, a unit made up... Read More
Bernard Cornwell brings his pagan conqueror back for a 10th novel
Book continues a Saxon story still unfinished. Read More
Graphic novel 'March: Book 3' wins National Book Award
"March: Book 3," won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. Read More
Book review: 'The Ballad of Black Tom' by Victor LaValle
A basic tale of revenge in a strange setting Read More
Oklahoma and national best-sellers
OKLAHOMA BEST-SELLERS FICTION 1. “Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11)” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet) 2. “Fiddler in the Subway” by Gene Weingarten (Simon & Schuster) 3. “The Lost Years: Merlin #1” by T.A. Barron (Puffin) 4. “Orphan Master's Son” by Adam Johnson (Random House) 5. “One Big Turkey” by... Read More
Amazon removes negative reviews of Megyn Kelly's memoir
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has suppressed a number of negative reviews of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly's new memoir. The Los Angeles Times reports more than 100 negative reviews of Kelly's "Settle For More" appeared on the online retail giant's site within hours of its release Nov. 15. The newspaper reports many of the... Read More
What it's like to teach '1984' in 2016
Every year, one educator converts his classroom into a totalitarian state to teach George Orwell’s book. This year, the lesson feels different. Read it at The Atlantic.  Read More
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Book review: 'MacArthur, American Warrior' by Arthur Herman
Book review: 'Douglas MacArthur, American Warrior' by Arthur Herman Read More
Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers
Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers Read More
When Joni Mitchell lived in a cave, Mick got lonely and R.E.M. recorded 'Religion': Forty-five tales of jukebox genius
Faithful readers of Myers' "Anatomy of a Song" column in the Wall Street Journal will recognize at least part of the Mitchell account. But the Raditz interview is fresh and what distinguishes Myers' new book from his column. These beefed-up entries — call them the director's cut — cover 45 records over 39 years,... Read More
Big debate about Shakespeare finally settled by big data: Marlowe gets his due
A study shows Christopher Marlowe probably collaborated with William Shakespeare on several works. Read More
Book review: 'Panacea' by F. Paul Wilson
Exciting novel may be the cure for book blues Read More
How a writer’s short story became the new film 'Arrival'
At the heart of author Ted Chiang’s acclaimed short story “Story of Your Life” is the idea of translation: A linguist learns a new language as she attempts to communicate with an alien race that has suddenly appeared on Earth. Read More
Rowling talks about 'Fantastic Beasts' at New York screening
The British author was onstage at Carnegie Hall on Saturday night to introduce an advance screening of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a Nov. 18 release that she adapted from her "Harry Potter" spinoff book of the same name. Read More
Book review: 'Echoes of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon,' edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger
If you are a fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's consulting detective series — the original 56 short stories and four novels, also known as the Holmes Canon, differentiating those tales from those told by other authors through the decades following Conan Doyle's death — you owe it to yourself to read this collection, a... Read More
Book review: 'The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin' by Stephanie Knipper
Book review: 'The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin' by Stephanie Knipper Read More
Book signings
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