Author Archives: Ben Luschen

In September, artist Eric Tippeconnic began work on a new mural at Bricktown’s Exhibit C art gallery. Tippeconnic will return to the state in November to complete his work. (Koch Communications / provided)

A California-based Comanche artist combats cultural misconceptions with a new Bricktown mural

A California-based Comanche artist combats cultural misconceptions with a new Bricktown mural

Artist Eric Tippeconnic returns to Oklahoma in November to complete the mural on Exhibit C’s east wall.

The stage of the Hippodrome Theatre in Okmulgee, circa 1920. (Griffith Amusement Company Collection / Oklahoma Historical Society / provided)

Guests can take a step back in time while attending Oklahoma Historical Society’s ’20s-themed gala

Planned historical reenactments will include a drop-in from humorist Will Rogers and a “stick up” by gangster Pretty Boy Floyd.

Constance Squires (Photo Mandi Davis Photography / provided)

Writer Constance Squires invents a ’70s rock legend for her highly anticipated second novel Live from Medicine Park

The book was published earlier this month by University of Oklahoma Press.

Mastodon (Jimmy Hubbard/provided)

Mastodon extends its big 2017 with a tour stop at Diamond Ballroom

The past year has been a mammoth one for Mastodon. The Atlanta-formed heavy metal quartet released its seventh studio album Emperor of Sand on March 31. It quickly followed that release with the EP Cold Dark Place, which debuted last month. Game of Thrones fans also might have spotted a few of the band members

Participating writers for the first Returning the Gift conference gather for a group photo in 1992. (Returning the Gift / provided)

Returning the Gift literary conference journeys back to Norman to celebrate 25 years

The Native American writer’s conference welcomes guests like poets Joy Harjo and Simon Ortiz.

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