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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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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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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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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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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...

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Oklahoma book signings

BEST OF BOOKS 1313 E Danforth Rd., Edmond Illustrator, graphic novelist and children's author Nathan Hale will sign his newest...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

OKLAHOMA BEST-SELLERS Fiction 1. "Daisy Jones and the Six" by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine) 2. "The Last Romantics" by Tara...

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Oklahoma and Publisher's Weekly best-sellers

OKLAHOMA BEST-SELLERS Fiction 1. "Daisy Jones and the Six" by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine) 2. "The Last Romantics" by Tara...

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'Selectively Lawless' tells true story of Oklahoma scoundrel Emmett Long

"Selectively Lawless: The True Story of Emmett Long, An American Original" by Asa Dunnington (Brown Books Publishing Group, 200...

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How an unlikely collaboration revolutionized American music

“Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song That Changed American Music Forever,” by Geoff Edgers (Blue Rider Press, 288...

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Oklahoma native to hold reading, book signing

Novelist C.H. Armstrong will read from her new young adult novel, "Roam," as part of Southwestern Oklahoma State University's...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

OKLAHOMA BEST-SELLERS FICTION 1. “The River” by Peter Heller (Knopf) 2. “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Morris...

To get happy, become your own best friend

HealthApr 2, 2019

Want to be happy? Become your own best friend. Mildred Newman and Bernard Berkowitz, two psychoanalysts, published a book telling us how to do that in 1971. "How To Be Your Own Best Friend" is still available. (For children, read "How To Be...

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Monty Python member Eric Idle looks on the bright side in new 'sortabiography'

"Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography" by Eric Idle (Crown Archetype, 304 pages, in stores) Out of the 7...

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Oklahoma book signings

BEST OF BOOKS 1313 E Danforth Rd., Edmond Oklahoma children's author Brenda Maier will host a story time and sign copies of her...

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Book review: 'The Familiars' by Stacey Halls

"The Familiars: A Novel" by Stacey Halls (MIRA Books, 352 pages, in stores) In 1612, Fleetwood Shuttleworth is in the beginning...

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'Rising Water' tells true story of dramatic 2018 cave rescue

"Rising Water: The Story of the Thai Cave Rescue" by Marc Aronson (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 160 pages, in stores...

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Author inspires students with message of ‘healing hope’

SHAWNEE — Author and ministry leader Katherine Wolf recently shared her remarkable story of suffering from a brainstem stroke...

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Infinite Danger Room #109: Captain Marvel review (spoilers!)

Infinite Danger Room panelists Matthew Price, Kade Poulson, Anthony Brown and Chris Borthick give their full review on "Captain...

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State briefs for March 15

OKLAHOMA CITY Prescribed burn set at Martin Park Nature Center Oklahoma Forestry Services will help reduce the risk of...

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Book signings

BEST OF BOOKS 1313 E Danforth Rd., Edmond Children's author Andy Griffiths will sign his book, "The 104-Story Treehouse,"...

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Book review: 'Tornadoes, Rattlesnakes & Oil' is a memoir of life as an Oklahoma geologist

"Tornadoes, Rattlesnakes & Oil: A Wildcatter’s Memories of Hunting for 'Black Gold' by Thomas E. Cochrane (River Beach...

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Oklahoma and Publisher's Weekly best-sellers

OKLAHOMA BEST-SELLERS FICTION 1. “Reenactments” by Hai-Dang Phan (Sarabande Books) 2. "Mission Critical" by Mark Greaney...

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Can we focus on the murders here?

"Careless Love" by Peter Robinson (William Morrow, 320 pages, in stores) In one corner, we have Alan Banks, a cultured...

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Fictional story of familial problems provides real life lessons

"Unsheltered" by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper, 480 pages, in hardback and paperback) Willa Knox takes medicine for anxiety and...

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'Hero Dogs' details the training of 'disaster dogs' after the Oklahoma City bombing

"Hero Dogs: How a Pack of Rescues, Rejects, and Strays Became America’s Greatest Disaster-Search Partners" by Wilma Melville...

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Comics heroine Captain Marvel set to soar

One of Marvel Comics’ most prominent female superheroes gets the lead role in a film this weekend as “Captain Marvel” hits...

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Infinite Danger Room #108: A Marvel-ous update

Infinite Danger Room panelists Matthew Price, Kade Poulson, Anthony Brown and Chris Borthick look at recent Marvel hits,...

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Jane Jayroe partners with The Oklahoman for Lenten podcasts

Practice: Unleashing the Power of Faith - Kristin Chenoweth This is an excerpt from Jane Jayroe's daily devotional "Practice:...

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Birthday is on repeat in novelizations of 'Death Day' movies

"Happy Death Day" and "Happy Death Day 2U" in one volume by Aaron Hartzler (Blumhouse/Anchor Books, 277 pages, in stores) "The...

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After 22 novels, Robicheaux is still going strong

"New Iberia Blues" by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster, 447 pages, in stores) Violence never ceases in Louisiana’s New...

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Best-sellers

OKLAHOMA BEST-SELLERS FICTION 1. “Cherokee America” by Margaret Verble (Houghton Mifflin) 2. “Say You’re Sorry” by Karen Rose...

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'Midnight in Chernobyl' will make you sad, angry ... and it should

“Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster” by Adam Higginbotham (Simon & Schuster,...

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Midwest City church will host 'Chasing Joy' women's event

MIDWEST CITY — Women of Wickline United Methodist Church will host the "Chasing Joy Women’s Conference" from 8:30 a.m. to 3...

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Former Miss America is putting faith into 'Practice'

Putting her best faith forward is nothing new for author, former Miss America and TV personality Jane Jayroe. As the author of...

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Worst journey worth reading about

"The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard (Penguin Classics, 640 pages, in stores) A few...

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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 Tattooist of Auschwitz”...

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Wild Bill Hickok didn't need fiction to make him fascinating

"Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter" by Tom Clavin (St. Martin's Press, 320 pages, in...

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Brad Meltzer book series gets kids to read biographies and histories

"I Am Billie Jean King" by Brad Meltzer (Dial, 40 pages, in stores) Brad Meltzer’s “Ordinary People Change the World” series is...

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Read up before seeing these adaptations

Hollywood gets inspiration from good books, and you can see why: Just look at the Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations,...

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Book stretches imaginations with rubber band projects

"Rubber Band Engineer: All-Ballistic Pocket Edition" by Lance Akiyama (Rockport Publishers, 128 pages, in stores) The extended...

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Oklahoman book review: 'The Kingfisher Secret' takes liberties with the truth

“The Kingfisher Secret” by Anonymous (McClelland and Stewart, 336 pages, in stores) This book by an anonymous author takes...

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Friends of the Library Booksale 2019 set for Saturday and Sunday

"Books — No Batteries Required," the 39th annual Friends of the Library Booksale, will be from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and...

Parkinson's patients find joy in dance

HealthApr 3, 2019

NORMAN — The dancers are seated in a large circle as the music begins, one in a wheelchair. Their movements are slow at first — deep breathing, stretching, reaching. As the dance class progresses, so does the energy in the room. Torsos twist;...

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Sinise's memoir stands alone

“ Grateful American: A Journey From Self to Service” By Gary Sinise (Thomas Nelson, 272 pages, in stores) When he was a...

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Book World: Minds that explore the beauty of math and the logic of art

“Figuring” by Maria Popova (Pantheon, 578 pages, in stores) In 1609 Johannes Kepler wrote a curious tale about a trip to the...

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Same book, different cover

“Thin Air” by Richard Morgan (Del Rey, 536 pages, in stores) Hakan Veil is many things: a super-soldier put out to pasture, an...

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Book signings

FULL CIRCLE BOOKS 50 Penn Place Margaret Verble, author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist "Maud's Line," will sign her new book,...

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Oklahoman book review: 'The Lost Girls of Paris' by Pam Jenoff

"The Lost Girls of Paris" by Pam Jenoff (Park Row Books, 384 pages, in stores) During World War II, a women’s unit was created...

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OKC author offers 'keys to lasting love'

Valentine's Day has come and gone, but an Oklahoma City author is offering advice for married couples seeking a lasting love...

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Dragons, tacos, stories and more coming to Moore Public Library

MOORE — Adam Rubin’s popular book “Dragons Love Tacos” will come alive during the Dragons Love Tacos Party at 11 a.m. Monday at...

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Conversational platform focuses on social justice

One in an occasional series aimed at fostering healthy conversations about race and community relations Civil rights activist...

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Oklahoman book review: 'Apocalypse 5' by Stacey Rourke

“Apocalypse 5” by Stacey Rourke (Black Spot Books, 250 pages, in stores Tuesday) Humankind has lived in fear of doomsday for...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

OKLAHOMA BEST-SELLERS FICTION 1. “Hit Your Brights: Stories” by Constance Squires (University of Oklahoma Press) 2. “Hamlet” by...

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Oklahoma book signings

FULL CIRCLE BOOKS 50 Penn Place Author and syndicated radio host Peggy Doviak will sign "52 Weeks to Prosperity: Ask Peggy...

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Best-selling author to discuss meaning of happiness at USAO

CHICKASHA — Emily Esfahani Smith, author of “The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters,” will headline the University...

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Oklahoman book review: 'Rewrite: Loops in the Timescape' by Gregory Benford

“Re write: Loops in the Timescape” by Gregory Benford (Saga Press, 368 pages, in stores) In 1980, in Gregory Benford’s book...

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Oklahoman book review: 'The Moroccan Girl' by Charles Cumming

"The Moroccan Girl" by Charles Cumming (St. Martin's Press, 360 pages, in stores Tuesday) An author is sent out of his home...

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'Aquaman' horror spin-off film is officially in the works

Writers have reportedly been hired to write a script for the movie, called "The Trench."

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Friends of the Norman Library to host 'Love of Books" sale Friday through Sunday

NORMAN — The Friends of the Norman Library will host the "For the Love of Books Sale" from Friday through Sunday. Formerly the...

The OK Photo Issue

HealthDec 9, 2018

Near as I can tell, photographers from The Oklahoman archived nearly 30,000 photos during the past year. Our photo staff is seasoned, talented and hugely productive. In this issue of The OK, we share their gifts and hard work with you. In these...

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