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Oklahoman book review: 'Doing Justice' champions the rule of law

"Doing Justice" by Preet Bharara (Alfred A. Knopf, 345 pages, in stores) The rule of law is clearly explained and powerfully...

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'Love a la Mode' follows teens at a Paris cooking school

"Love a la Mode" by Stephanie Kate Strohm (Disney-Hyperion, 336 pages, in stores) In "Love a la Mode," Stephanie Kate Strohm...

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Lisa Kleypas brings funny, bright romance to life in 'Devil's Daughter'

"Devil’s Daughter" by Lisa Kleypas (Avon, 387 pages, in stores) Lisa Kleypas is writing divine historical romance right now in...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

OKLAHOMA BEST-SELLERS FICTION 1. “The Mars Room” by Rachel Kushner (Scribner Book Company) 2. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by...

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Book review: 'The A List' by J.A. Jance

"The A List" by J.A. Jance (Gallery Books, 352 pages, in stores) A man in prison is seeking revenge on the people who put him...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

Oklahoma best-sellers Fiction 1. “There There” by Tommy Orange (Vintage) 2. “Into the Black Nowhere: An Unsub Novel” by Meg...

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Infinite Danger Room #111: Avengers Endgame

The Infinite Danger Room crew gets back together after a spoiler break to discuss the events of Avengers: Endgame, and to...

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'The Death Messenger' is a crime novel you won't want to put down

"The Death Messenger" by Mari Hannah (Minotaur Books, 448 pages, in stores) Detective Superintendent Eloise O'Neil and...

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New book looks at Oklahoma during the Cold War

Southwestern Oklahoma State University history instructor Landry Brewer has written a book about Oklahoma's role in the Cold...

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Best-sellers

Oklahoma best-sellers Fiction 1. “Lost Roses” by Martha Hall Kelly (Ballantine Books) 2. "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia...

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Oklahoma book events

BEST OF BOOKS 1313 E Danforth Rd., Edmond Barbara Lowell will host a story time reading and sign copies of her book, "Sparky...

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Movie review: Biopic 'Tolkien' can't quite tap the magic of legendary author's storytelling

Although the almost two-hour run time feels too long, the repetitive film also reveals too little about J.R.R. Tolkien...

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Watch: Tulsa native Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy appear in creepy teaser trailer for 'It: Chapter Two'

The first teaser trailer for the eagerly anticipated horror sequel "It: Chapter Two" was released today, and it is unsettling.

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Interviews, images and video: 'Science Guy' Bill Nye celebrates Science Museum Oklahoma's planetarium campaign launch

The mechanical engineer, television personality and science advocate spoke to local media Wednesday, the first day of a two-day...

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Bill Nye The Science Guy helps Science Museum Oklahoma launch planetarium campaign

Bill Nye’s love of science started with space and dinosaurs. “Every kid loves science. Space and dinosaurs. You ask any normal...

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First Secret Service chief was no saint

"Freedom's Detective: The Secret Service, the Ku Klux Klan and the Man Who Masterminded America's First War on Terror" by...

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Tulsa poet Joy Harjo wins $65,000 poetry prize

Tulsa poet, author, musician and performer Joy Harjo has won the 2019 Jackson Poetry Prize. The prestigious award is given by...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

OKLAHOMA BEST-SELLERS FICTION 1. "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam's Sons) 2. “Overstory” by Richard Powers...

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Oklahoma's poet laureate awarded $100,000 fellowship

Jeanetta Calhoun Mish makes it clear that she was not surprised when she was named Oklahoma's official poet laureate in 2017....

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Junji Ito's 'Smashed' manga collection is strange, disturbing

"Smashed" by Junji Ito (VIZ Media LLC; Reissue, Translation edition, 416 pages, in stores) Before yesterday, if you'd asked me...

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Book review: 'I Miss You When I Blink: Essays'

"I Miss You When I Blink: Essays" by Mary Laura Philpott (Atria, 288 pages, in stores) Life goes by fast. It is not perfect; it...

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Oklahoma City Philharmonic performs work by local Chickasaw classical composer Jerod...

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Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate believes his music is right at home on a program alongside French composers Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel and Argentine tango virtuoso Astor Piazzolla. “Historically, all the great composers that we know had very...

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Oklahoma best-sellers

OKLAHOMA BEST-SELLERS FICTION 1. “At the Far End of O Street” by Carol Haralson (El Otro Lado) 2. “Confessions of an Innocent...

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Three local bookstores team up to provide 20% discount

Three local booksellers will celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with a joint promotion on Saturday. The stores are Best of...

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Book signing

BEST OF BOOKS 1313 E Danforth, Edmond Oklahoma author Dayna Crow will sign her book, "Grace in Savannah," from 1 to 2:30 p.m....

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Books for tweens and teens

Here are three funny and informative books tween readers will enjoy. "The Becket List: A Blackberry Farm Story" by Adele...

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'The Choctaw Constitutions' to be released at public event in Durant

An updated book will be formally released as part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Choctaw Nation Judicial Center this...

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'Her Kind of Case' is a courtroom drama worth reading

"Her Kind of Case: A Lee Isaacs, Esq. Novel" by Jeanne Winer (Bancroft, 320 pages, in stores) The title of this book caught my...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

Oklahoma best-sellers FICTION 1. "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam's Sons) 2. “Daisy Jones and the Six” by...

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'The Devil Aspect' won't surprise readers

"The Devil Aspect" by Craig Russell (Doubleday, 432 pages, in stores) I promised myself that I wouldn't be too hard on Craig...

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Word Balloons: The Bobcat clawing back for fourth issue

The tales of the Oklahoma superhero The Bobcat continue. The Bobcat, a Native American superhero operating in 1898 Indian...

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Television series 'In the Gap' begins production in Oklahoma

The series is utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by the Oklahoma Film + Music Office.

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 17, 2019: Hear 'Killers of the Flower Moon' author David Grann speak at OCCC

Oklahoma City Community College will host David Grann, The New York Times bestselling author of “Killers of the Flower Moon:...

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Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Gabriel Basso to star in Duncan native Ron Howard's 'Hillbilly Elegy'

The Oscar-winning moviemaker is directing the screen adaptation of J.D. Vance's acclaimed best-selling book "Hillbilly Elegy: A...

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Book signings

BEST OF BOOKS 1313 E Danforth Rd., Edmond Scott Reintgen will sign his latest science fiction novel, "Nyxia Rising," from 6 to...

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Novel sends TV's 'Firefly' crew on new adventure

"Firefly: The Magnificent Nine" by James Lovegrove (Titan Books, 336 pages, in stores) Once upon a time in the Future West,...

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2019 Winners of the Oklahoma Book Awards announced

A deftly plotted crime novel set against the backdrop of JFK’s assassination in 1960s America took top honors for fiction and a...

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Best-selling author David Grann to speak at OCCC this week

New York Times best-selling author David Grann, whose books have proven immensely popular in Oklahoma, will speak at 1 p.m....

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In 'Two Weeks,' an unexpected pregnancy affects three families

"Two Weeks" by Karen Kingsbury (Howard Books, 384 pages, in stores) Three families, one girl and a miracle. “Two Weeks” by...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

Oklahoma best-sellers Fiction 1. "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam's Sons) 2. “American Agent: A Maisie...

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Remembering Kurt Cobain as a sweetly childlike, achingly opaque creative force

“Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain” by Danny Goldberg (Ecco. 304 pages, in stores) The ever-expanding library of...

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Interview: Actor Rex Linn to laud Kevin Costner, Clark McEntire, Michael Martin Murphey and more as Western Heritage Awards emcee

But Linn makes frequent pilgrimages back to OKC, often to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, where Saturday he...

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Word Balloons: 'Hellboy' turns 25 in year of new film release

Paranormal detective Hellboy comes back to theaters in a new film starring David Harbour, and while there’s some fan debate...

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Cowboy up: Actor Rex Linn returns to OKC to emcee the Western Heritage Awards

Rex Linn still remembers the exact day he left Oklahoma City for Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. “I left Oklahoma City...

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Oklahoma Book Award finalists

Thirty-five books have been chosen as finalists in the 30th annual Oklahoma Book Award competition. Winners in the categories...

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DVD review: Aquaman

Rated PG-13. 143 minutes. 3 out of 4 stars After Atlantis broke up into seven different kingdoms, Arthur (Jason Momoa), who...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

OKLAHOMA BEST-SELLERS FICTION 1. "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam's Sons) 2. “The Elephant of Surprise” by...

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Book signing

BEST OF BOOKS 1313 E Danforth Rd., Edmond Children's author Linda Harkey will host a story time event and sign copies of her...

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Book review: 'Before She Knew Him' by Peter Swanson

"Before She Knew Him" by Peter Swanson (William Morrow, 320 pages, in stores) A woman, a trophy and a haunting past. New...

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Book review: 'Tiamat's Wrath,' the eighth book in 'The Expanse' series

"Tiamat's Wrath (The Expanse, Book Eight)" by James S.A. Corey (Orbit, 544 pages, in stores) Over the past few years, James...

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‘Cheer Up, Mr. Widdicombe’ author Evan James is a writer to watch

“Cheer Up, Mr. Widdicombe” by Evan James (Atria. 288 pages, in stores) Everyone’s got a book in them, and Frank Widdicombe, a...

Fusion cuisine traced back to assimilating immigrants

LifeApr 7, 2019

Chigama Asian Mexican Fusion opened late last year, serving a menu inspired by cuisines South of the Border and the Far East. The restaurant has ties to the city’s Chinese and Japanese dining roots, including Steven Ha (Dot Wo) and chef Jeffrey...

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Theater review: CityRep premieres profound, must-see 'Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'

Empathetic storytelling and innovative staging merge into a profound, must-see theatrical experience with Oklahoma City...

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Movie review: Period drama ‘The Aftermath’ squanders promising premise on tawdry, shallow storytelling

Despite the promising premise, interesting characters and sparking chemistry between two attractive leads, the post-World War...

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Theater review: Oklahoma City Repertory premieres profound, must-see 'Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'

CityRep is performing Simon Stephens’ lauded stage adaptation of Mark Haddon’s acclaimed best-selling novel through Sunday at...

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Things to see and do around Oklahoma

SHINE BRIGHT Pop artist My Brightest Diamond will do an in-store performance at 3 p.m. Saturday at Guestroom Records’ Oklahoma...

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Interviews, photos and video: Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre stages regional premiere of Tony-winning play 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'

CityRep is performing Simon Stephens’ stage adaptation of Mark Haddon’s acclaimed best-selling novel Thursday through April 7...

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Book reveals the revolution that was 'The Wild Bunch'

"The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film," by W.K. Stratton (Bloomsbury...

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Four new or upcoming books to share with your children

Here are four (new or upcoming) well-written and beautifully illustrated books that will have children and adults laughing out...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

OKLAHOMA BEST-SELLERS FICTION 1. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 2. “Tattooist of Auschwitz” by...

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Victorian mystery series gets second of three planned prequels

"The Vanishing Man" by Charles Finch (Minotaur Books, 288 pages, in stores) How does the world's first consulting detective get...

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'Death of a Rainmaker' a welcome addition to Dust Bowl fiction

"Death of a Rainmaker: A Dust Bowl Mystery" by Laurie Loewenstein (Kaylie Jones Books, 320 pages, in some stores and online)...

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Book signings

BEST OF BOOKS 1313 E Danforth Rd., Edmond Paul R. Lehman will sign copies of "Demystifying Bigotry II" from 6 to 7:30 p.m....

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'Curious' theater: CityRep stages regional premiere of Tony-winning play for Autism Awareness Month

Four years ago, Cameron Law woke up before Times Square’s iconic lights even turned on to snag student rush tickets to the...

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Upcoming thriller explores the Pandora myth

"The Pandora Room" by Christopher Golden (St. Martin's Press, 320 pages, in stores April 23) Pandora's box isn't what we think...

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All-star team set for 'Superman: Year One' in June

The writer who famously charted the first year of Batman’s crime-fighting adventures now plans a similar early look at the Man...

'It’s about identity': How Children's Hospital is leading in care for gender diverse teens

HealthApr 21, 2019

You won’t find a sign on the door for the Roy G. Biv program at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center, and if you weren’t looking for messages, you might assume whoever picked out the decorations had a soft spot for rainbows. That’s part...

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OKC nonprofit takes high-quality homes where commercial developers wouldn't

BusinessApr 14, 2019

At its core, it’s a quest to raise the quality of life and bring amenities back to areas hollowed out by urban renewal. But like most ambitious plans, there are multiple layers in the development transforming Oklahoma City’s northeast side. “We...

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Paint job concern gives neighbor 'paws'

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QUESTION: My dog ran out of the house into a neighbor’s garage. Unfortunately, there were kitchen cabinets that were drying after being recently painted. My furry friend left a few small, paw prints. I immediately told the homeowner, offered to...

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Diversity in real estate is slim nationally, so individual efforts stand out in Oklahoma City

BusinessApr 14, 2019

Women have the edge among real estate brokers and sales agents, but racial diversity is slim, national statistics show. Women made up 55.2 percent of brokers and agents in 2016, the most recent year for which statistics are available, according...

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Local mom garners national attention for LGBTQ advocacy

HealthApr 21, 2019

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is estimated by Gallup to comprise 4.5 percent of the U.S. population, yet according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation’s report released in November 2018, LGBTQ individuals make up more than...

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At the heart of it: Cardiologist's practice focuses on seniors

HealthApr 21, 2019

Every heart needs to do the same thing — pump blood, and with it the oxygen that keeps us alive — but Dr. Aleicia Mack knows the similarities may end there. Mack, 44, is a cardiologist who has worked at Integris since 2012. She’s built much of...

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Farzaneh brothers support education, housing, other causes in central Oklahoma

BusinessApr 28, 2019

MOORE — Revolution didn’t break out in Iran 40 years ago until after the Farzaneh brothers left to study architecture at the University of Oklahoma, but its effects reached around the world and lay a heavy weight on both of them. “Because of...

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What's next for home design in Oklahoma City?

BusinessApr 14, 2019

Mainstream home design in Oklahoma City basically breaks down like this by decade (although oil booms drive upscale in different directions): • 1940s-1950s: Post-World War II/G.I. Bill cottages, midcentury modern. • 1960s: Midcentury modern,...

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