This Week in This Land

Posted by Tasha on February 1st, 2013 in Culture

Okemah Oklahoma July hay bales

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.

WATCH: Our video crew has been hard at work on a new music performance series. Sample the first edition of This Land Live here, featuring indie darling Ok Sweetheart performing “Fool.”

This Land Live: OK Sweetheart – Fool from THIS LAND PRESS on Vimeo.

By the way…there’s more where this came from, so keep an eye out.

WESTWARD WHOA: Sheilah Bright takes in the Sooner State Stampede, Oklahoma’s gay rodeo.

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Shawna Lewis says so long to Massad’s, the Cherry Street staple that, for 60 years, outfitted college girls, trophy wives, exotic dancers, and cross dressers.

RUSTIC TREAT: Steve Gerkin snacks on nature’s hidden treasure: mushrooms.

IT WAS MAGIC: The days of The Magician’s Theater—now a parking lot at 16th and Boulder—is a barely documented, unforgettable time according to the people who experienced it. Lindsey Neal Kuykendall takes a look back at the club that opened the year Vietnam ended and Saturday Night Live began.

WHIP IT: Clara Knipper, a.k.a. Cat Owta Hell, offers the inside scoop on the hard, fast world of roller derby.

What have you been reading/watching/listening to this week?

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