Posted by Tasha on September 14th, 2012 in Culture
Like TashaDoesTulsa.com and DO WHAT Tulsa? Odds are that you’ll love This Land Press, too. Each week we publish a variety of stories about Oklahoma, with the aim of broadening the understanding of life and culture in the state.
In case you’ve been busy, here’s a selection of what’s been posted this week.
COLLABORATIVE: This video by Nathan Poppe features OKC artist Honeylark and Tulsan Fiawna Forté collaborating on a new tune, “Afternoon:”
GRIDIRON TUSSLE: Steve Gerkin writes about how an upstart Hominy Osage football team handled the newly crowned NFL champions, the New York Giants, in a Pawhuska stadium.
SOUNDS OF HEALING: John W. Franklin is the grandson of B.C. Franklin, an African American lawyer who survived the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. He’s been coming back to Tulsa since infancy, visiting family in Greenwood. In this audio piece by Abby Wendle, Franklin shares his grandfather’s memories of the Tulsa race riot, his father’s memories of racism, and his own memories of the beginnings of racial healing.
THIS LAND PRESENTS: In this do-it-yourself video, Micah Wesley, a.k.a. “The Werewolf,” demonstrates how to mold a perfect Greaser-style pompadour:
SWINGIN’ MICK: Beau Adams tells the story of Mickey Mantle’s amazing physique and how it caused his rise and fall with the New York Yankees.
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What have you been reading/watching/listening to this week?