This Week in This Land

Posted by Tasha on August 16th, 2013 in Culture

Atlas Life Building Downtown Tulsa

Like and This Land Events? 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.

WILD, WILD WEST: World-class bull riders; rodeo dancing in dust stirred by a bank robbery; a battle of the blues bands; an Osage ballet. The best things to do in Oklahoma this weekend, with a splash of western flair.

SUMMER NIGHTS: They are but few. Make the most of what’s left of the season with this list of the best 75 free things to do in Oklahoma this summer.

BECAUSE IT MATTERS: On the importance (and opportunity for) of local, community newspapers and entrepreneur journalists. A chat with Louise Red Corn, longtime journalist and publisher of The Bigheart Times in Barnsdall.

TOWER OF POWER: Downtown Tulsa is home to a lone, shrunken World Trade Center tower, the Bank of Oklahoma building.

BLUSHING BRIDE: A portrait of Opal Clark Moss, 101, author, former resident of the Sand Springs Children’s Home, and new bride to 89-year-old Paul Bruce Moss of Tulsa. “At my age,” she says, “they’re all younger men.”

NEW ISSUE: Songs from the Prairie’s Edge. This machine stills the metronome. Richard Higgs leads this issue with his search for John Joseph Mathews. Look also for an essay on the Cheyenne Ghost Dance, a new poem by Amy Susan Wilson, and the saga of quite the unlikely couple. Plus, a portrait of one of Oklahoma’s top canine units, and where to find fall fun in Oklahoma. Find your copy.

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


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