But it's his reflective moments that soften the works' blows.
[Summer Guide 2014]
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. 100 Things a Teen Age Girl Wants to Know Author: W. V. Grant, Sr. Date: Early 1960s Publisher: W.V. Grant Discovered at: Gardner's Used Books, Tulsa, OK The Cov ... More >>
Jami Attenberg and Teddy Wayne Pete's Candy Store Thursday, 7:30 p.m., free But speaking of eating yourself to death, the central character of Jami Attenberg's most recent novel The Middlesteins (Grand Central Publishing) struggles with just that very prospect. The morbidly obese Edie loses her job ... More >>
Everyone in William Inge's Pulitzer winning 1953 play Picnic seems to be yearning, striving, or regretting (which is really just another form of yearning). No-nonsense Flo Owens is still wounded by lost love; her husband--who wasn't all he was cracked up to be--left years ago. Meanwhile, her comely ... More >>
Corporate rock still sucks
Last week John Derbyshire, a now-former writer for National Review, published elsewhere an article that was plainly racist -- by which we mean, its racism was not veiled or masked in the manner that has become common among rightbloggers, but overt; it asserted that black people were less intelligent ... More >>
Four police officers were injured in Sheepshead Bay early this morning in a shootout with a man who had shut himself after a dispute with moving company employees. The officers -- two of whom were shot in the calf, one who was shot in the thigh and ankle and another whose face was grazed -- were not ... More >>
Although we weren't sure about this earlier this week, NASA has said that UARS, a 6-ton bus-sized satellite expected to break into more than a hundred pieces, issuing forth a 500-mile debris footprint as it falls (which it is expected to do sometime Friday afternoon), will NOT be passing over ... More >>
"It seems like horses are always among the first to go when it comes to budget cuts," an expert source tells the New York Times today about the decrease in mounted police units across the country, from San Diego and Tulsa to Boston and New York City, where we're down to 79 police officers and 60 hor ... More >>
Larry Clark goes back to Tulsa
A 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck Oklahoma southeast of Oklahoma City, near Norman, at about 9 a.m. this morning. Aftershocks were apparently felt in Texas and Kansas. Midwesterners are all abuzz on Twitter, not least because earthquakes are somewhat rare in the Midwest. Tulsa World has the b ... More >>
A leader of a major Mexican drug cartel and former Texas police officer was sentenced in Manhattan federal court yesterday for importing at least 200 tons of cocaine into the United States during a five year period. Between 1994 and 1999, Gilberto Salinas Doria -- formerly Officer Dora of th ... More >>
A fantastic prog-noise institution goes out on top
Hanson walks to the wise side
Sheriff Joe Action Taken in Solidarity with Phoenix New Times Via AAN Member papers of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) this week are providing links on their websites that direct their readers to the many places on the Internet where the home address of Maricopa County Sheriff J ... More >>
Don't judge a Mexican by his mustache, ladies
What part of 'illegal' doesn't Elvira Arellano understand?
An unsubtle symphony of diminishing returns
Accepting the things we cannot change and raising hell about the rest
Hurricane Katrina? Throw a BBQat least we won't lose the meat in the freezer
Talking with Julia Solis, creative preservationist of abandoned environments
Both Arbus and Clark pursued an intensely personal vision with little concern for its popular reception.
The best and brightest photography books for the holidays
As hip-hop emerges as an empowering voice for indigenous youth, mainstream rappers still objectify Indian country
City of Night
When Did Inside and Outside Get So Chummy?
The Worlds Biggest Country Duo Risk Backlash With a Great Rock Album
A Reparations Suit for a 1921 Race Riot
What the Feds Wont Tell You About Oklahoma City
The College Basketball Real-Life Top 25
A Winter Movie Preview
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