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Word Balloons: Wild Cards' return, and future

Long-running anthology superhero novels also have been comics; could be TV show

Life

Book review: In a flooded world where Native American gods have returned, one woman stands against the dark carnivores who prey on the living.

In a flooded world where Native American gods have returned, one woman stands against the dark carnivores who prey on the living.

Life

Romance novel is so full of tears it could raise the sea level.

Do you enjoy a good cry? All the characters in "When We Found Home" do.

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Life

The fifth book in the Gideon Crew series brings suspense and familiarity.

The fifth book in the Gideon Crew series brings suspense and familiarity.

Business

Not many changes to the Oklahoma best-seller lists this week.

James Patterson and former President Bill Clinton's book, "The President Is Missing," tops state fiction sales.

Life

Debut thriller has more hits than misses but doesn't always make sense.

Bizarre creatures turn subway trains into food trucks, devouring the passengers.

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Business

Two signings at Edmond's Best of Books.

Two signings at Edmond's Best of Books.

Life

All you need to know and more about America's ageless first family, 'The Simpsons'

All you need to know and more about America's ageless first family, 'The Simpsons'

Life

Make it through the first 100 pages, and the redemption story begins.

Wise, wonderful debut novel encompasses major literary themes.

Business

Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

Books by the late conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer and Golden State Killer investigator Michelle McNamara hold spots...

Life

'The Sacco Gang' by Andrea Camilleri, translated from the Italian by Stephen Sarterelli

'The Sacco Gang' by Andrea Camilleri, translated from the Italian by Stephen Sarterelli

Life

Tips and strategies to make the most of your retirement years.

Surviving retirement even if you haven't planned carefully for it.

Health

Book review: 'Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World'

More than a parenting book, "Differently Wired" urges parents to become advocates everywhere for their exceptional children.

Life

Full of adult themes and content, "Tell Me No Lies" may be too dark for younger readers

"Tell Me No Lies" is the first young adult novel reviewed by The Oklahoma's youth reviewer, Ragan Franklin, a high school...

News

Authors expound on long-running 'Wild Cards' series

Authors Carrie Vaughn and Caroline Spector joined artist John Picacio at SoonerCon on the panel, "Wild Cards, an Introduction...

Life

SoonerCon 27 report: Wild Cards and Jokers

SoonerCon will move to Norman next year, but there was no lack of activity in the final year in Midwest City

Business

Tracey West, Angela Cervantes and Luke Flowers will visit Edmond's Best of Books on Thursday.

Meet three children's authors and hear a reading from Oklahoma writer Noah Milligan.

Life

'They haven't invented the subject about which he lacks an opinion,' a New York Times film historian wrote of Ellison in 1989.

There will never be another quite like Harlan Ellison, who was known equally for his inestimable writing ability and abrasive...

The OK -- The Food Issue

LifeFeb 4, 2018

Peanut butter. If I have one go-to food, that's it. Crunchy or smooth? Doesn't matter. Jif, Skippy or Peter Pan? Don't care. Love them all. On toast, on a cracker. Plain or with a pickle, like my mom taught me. Even on a hamburger. If you...

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Business

David Grann regains his grip on the top spot of the Oklahoma nonfiction list.

Local children's list dominated by Oklahoma writers.

News

Poets carry on Woody Guthrie’s legacy of resistance through writing

Poets carry on Woody Guthrie’s legacy of resistance through writing

Life

'Fierce' hunts down leopard print's history

“Fierce” traces the fascinating thread of leopard print through fashion history, from its inclusion in Egyptian illustrations...

Life

These suspenseful short stories will haunt you.

Six of celebrated author Joyce Carol Oates' creepiest tales are collected in 'Night Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense.'

News

Author to give special reading of short stories at The Depot in Norman

Author Noah Milligan will present a special reading from his recently released series of short stories, 'Five Hundred Poor.'

News

Oklahoman book review: 'Match Made in Bed' by Cathy Maxwell

Spinster Heiresses series offers interesting characters

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Business

"Killers of the Flower Moon" reclaims spot atop Oklahoma best-seller list.

Terry Brooks made the most of his visit to Oklahoma City, with three books on the state best-seller list.

Life

"Orange Is the New Black" author will speak at Oklahoma City University.

Since her release from prison, author Piper Kerman has become an advocate for prison reform.

Life

Book review: "I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing: Star Wars and the Triumph of Geek Culture" by A.D. Jameson

Book review: "I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing: Star Wars and the Triumph of Geek Culture" by A.D. Jameson

Life

Book draws on the notion that for every affluent person there are 500 desperately poor folks.

Edmond writer Noah Milligan treads bleak and painful ground in new short story collection, "Five Hundred Poor."

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Theater review: Lyric romps into OKC Civic Center with summer season opener Disney's 'Freaky Friday'

Freaky good casting ensures that the durable tale of a mother and daughter who swap places for a day charms in Lyric Theatre’s...

Life

Editors of the comprehensive Oxford English Dictionary have announced words that will be entered into the new edition.

Editors of the comprehensive Oxford English Dictionary have announced words that will be entered into the new edition.

Life

Miranda Sings to perform live OKC metro show

Internet star Miranda Sings is bringing her “No Offense Tour” to the Oklahoma City metro area for an all-ages show Aug. 11 at...

Life

A private citizen's search for the Golden State Killer ends a little too early.

A private citizen's search for the Golden State Killer ends a little too early.

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on June 26, 2018: See Lyric Theatre's regional premiere production of Disney's 'Freaky Friday' at OKC's Civic Center

Lyric Theatre will present the regional premiere of the new musical Disney's "Freaky Friday" starting at 7:30 tonight at the...

Life

Once-dying tree is now place for bookworms

What was once an oak tree in an Oklahoma City resident's yard has transformed into a library filled with free books. Dave...

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Interviews and video: Lyric Theatre launches summer season at OKC Civic Center with Disney's 'Freaky Friday'

Lyric Theatre will present the regional premiere of the new musical Disney's "Freaky Friday" Tuesday through July 1 as the...

Life

Recent film based on Ian McEwan's "On Chesil Beach" leads to reconsideration of the novel.

Recent film based on Ian McEwan's "On Chesil Beach" leads to reconsideration of the novel.

Life

Register for National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum's book club by July 2 and start reading now.

Register for National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum's book club by July 2 and start reading now.

Life

Prolific Oklahoman book reviewer Betty Lytle has died.

Prolific Oklahoman book reviewer Betty Lytle has died.

Business

Find Waldo at 20 or more Edmond sites and get entered in a drawing for eight of the "Where's Waldo?" books.

Find Waldo at 20 or more Edmond sites and get entered in a drawing for eight of the "Where's Waldo?" books.

Life

Author Matthew Polly says his life was changed by Bruce Lee.

"Bruce Lee: A Life" is the first comprehensive biography of the martial artist and movie star.

News

'Freak' out: Disney's 'Freaky Friday' opens Lyric Theatre's summer season at the Civic Center

Well-known local actress Jennifer Teel is pairing with Celeste Rose to play a feuding mother and daughter who magically swap...

Business

Top-selling books locally and nationally.

Top-selling books locally and nationally.

Business

Alexandra Ott and Kim Ventrella will sign their work at Best of Books in Edmond.

Alexandra Ott and Kim Ventrella will sign their work at Best of Books in Edmond.

News

SoonerCon returns to Midwest City

MIDWEST CITY — Stormtroopers, Starfleet officers and more were among those attending the 27th SoonerCon at Reed Conference...

Life

Bob Dylan film series playing this summer in Oklahoma

TULSA – The Bob Dylan Archive and Woody Guthrie Center pay homage this summer to the literary mind of Bob Dylan, exploring the...

Life

A private citizen's search for the Golden State Killer ends a little too early.

A private citizen's search for the Golden State Killer ends a little too early.

Life

"The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World" by Simon Winchester

"The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World" by Simon Winchester

Business

Fantasy novelist Terry Brooks to sign his latest Shannara book.

Meet authors Cristee Cook, Karen Robards and Terry Brooks.

The OK -- The Year in Pictures

BusinessDec 17, 2017

Welcome to the inaugural issue of The OK. (Like the tree) In this quarterly magazine we hope to provide our readers a little bit of a lot of things Oklahoma. People and places. Food and fashion. Travel and technology. And more. We'll also...

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Life

Acclaimed novel is a litany of all the bad things people fear in America.

Acclaimed novel is a litany of all the bad things people fear in America.

Business

New week brings changes to Oklahoma best-seller list.

New week brings changes to Oklahoma best-seller list.

Life

Adventurous books take children to the limits of their dreams.

Adventurous books take children to the limits of their dreams.

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'Like a horror movie': Graphic novelist stands trial in girlfriend's gruesome murder

“It’s just more like a horror movie. It’s a tale of a gruesome and sadistic crime, a tale of a planned and calculated murder, a...

Life

Three books blend science fiction and fantasy.

Three books blend science fiction and fantasy.

Life

Novelist offers a fictional explanation for what happened.

The book is based on a true story about a young woman who unexpectedly inherited much of New York Yankees owner's money in the...

Life

Washington Post book club provides children's book list.

Washington Post book club provides children's book list.

Life

Book review: "The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs" by Steve Brusatte.

Book review: "The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs" by Steve Brusatte.

Business

Other authors set for signings are Kent Frates, Brad McLelland and Noah Milligan.

Best-selling author Rick Bragg will sign his latest work at Full Circle Bookstore on Saturday.

Life

There's even something about the Abominable Snowman.

New book compiles some of the best things ever written about the Himalayan mountains.

Business

Familiar names top state book sales: Stephen King, David Grann and Dr. Seuss.

Stephen King and David Grann capture top spots in Oklahoma fiction and nonfiction.

Life

Metro-area author explores letters of 'Patriot Priests'

Anita May, a lifelong Catholic and retired former director of the Oklahoma Humanities Council, has written a new book called...

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Theater review: '’S Wonderful': 'An American in Paris' dances into OKC

As exquisite and effervescent as a flute of fine French Champagne, the national touring production of “An American in Paris”...

Life

Myriad Gardens turning into 100 Acre Wood for annual Children’s Garden Festival, opening Friday

The Myriad Gardens, 301 W Reno, will be transformed into the 100 Acre Wood with a Winnie the Pooh theme for its fifth annual...

Life

How do people we care about slowly disappear from our lives?

How do people we care about slowly disappear from our lives?

Life

Summer reads picked by famous authors.

Summer reads picked by famous authors.

Business

Most other signings feature writers with ties to Oklahoma.

Best-selling author Karen Kingsbury, who has sold 25 million books, headlines this week's signings.

Life

Fun novel is set in 1890s San Francisco.

Book furthers the fictional adventures of Sabina Carpenter and John Quincannon.

Life

The novel is an amusing throwback to 1980s choose-your-own-adventure books.

Each choice you make in this novel leads you down a different path to love.

Life

The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators of Oklahoma will hold workshop on June 23.

Workshops to feature Kim Ventrella and Hannah E. Harrison, among others.

Business
Life

Kelley Armstrong's novel is a timely look at the consequences of school shootings.

Author Kelley Armstrong creates an emotionally engaging young adult novel about the aftermath of a school shooting.

Life

Can two women solve the crime and keep the hospital open?

Murder comes to a makeshift World War I hospital for victims of shell shock.

Around The Web

Trump considering pardon for Martha Stewart, commutation for Rod Blagojevich

President Trump is open to pardoning businesswoman Martha Stewart and commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod...

Life

Oklahoma native Olivia Munn receives home-state award for standing up to sexual harassment

Olivia Munn recently received the inaugural Voice for Justice Award for her activism against sexual harassment in the workplace...

Health

Teens are not just acting out; they're changing every day.

Teens are not just acting out; they're changing every day.

Life

Stephen King has grown too old for modern pop culture, but his dated references are forgivable.

Stephen King has grown too old for modern pop culture, but his dated references are forgivable.

Business

Top-selling books locally and nationally.

Top-selling books locally and nationally.

Life

Author Lu Clifton brings an intimate understanding of Oklahoma's tribal traditions to her work.

Author Lu Clifton brings an intimate understanding of Oklahoma's tribal traditions to her work.

Life
Life

Anthony Ray Hardin wasn't anywhere near the crime scene, yet he was convicted of murder.

Anthony Ray Hardin wasn't anywhere near the crime scene, yet he was convicted of murder.

Armed teachers? Okemah sees it as 'better way to protect the kids'

NewsMar 11, 2018

Okemah is one of the few school districts in Oklahoma where teachers and school staff can carry a gun on school property, a policy the local board approved two years ago.

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Concealment of Tar Creek audit likely unprecedented in Oklahoma history

NewsMar 11, 2018

A decision by the Oklahoma attorney general’s office in recent years to not release an audit that uncovered evidence of a conspiracy against the state is unprecedented in modern Oklahoma history — and perhaps in the entirety of Oklahoma history.

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Retirement not in sight for university president

NewsMar 10, 2018

Burns Hargis became president of Oklahoma State University 10 years ago. "Fortunately, the lion’s share of it has been terrific," said Hargis, 72, who quickly discovered being around 25,000 young adults at work is exhilarating.

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Nearly 150 law enforcement agencies fail to submit audit of untested rape kits

NewsMar 5, 2018

A statewide audit of untested rape kits has counted nearly 7,000 kits so far. However, nearly 150 Oklahoma law enforcement agencies have yet to report back.

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Oklahoma judge let other child rapists avoid prison, court records show

NewsMar 4, 2018

Controversial judge in southern Oklahoma has signed off on other plea deals allowing probation for sex offenders.

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Command and Control

BusinessMar 4, 2018

Halliburton's Remote Operations Control Center in El Reno boosts efficiency throughout the region.

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What will this checkup cost? Fairfax residents have no clue

NewsMar 4, 2018

Fairfax Community Hospital is one of four small, rural hospitals that left the Blue Cross network. The breakup is causing confusion for residents.

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Does Oklahoma have too many college campuses?

NewsMar 12, 2018

Oklahoma's 25 public colleges and universities serve 214,000 students on 50 campuses from the Panhandle to the southeastern corner of the state. Whether that's too many campuses has been questioned for years by both proponents and critics of...

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