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Sorcerer

(1977) William Friedkin spends a lot of time in his 2013 memoir discussing why Sorcerer didn’t click with critics and audiences even though he believes it to be better than his previous film, The Exorcist. Now that Warner Home Video has reissued Sorcerer on Blu-ray, we can see what Friedkin’s fuss is all about. A

Nursing know-how

Tim Mander Photo Provided A few years before he hit 60, he was a computer-illiterate middle-school dropout who had worked construction for most of his civilian life.  He had few options when reentering the workforce after his military service and construction jobs. While some might think that, at his age, he would be well-suited for

Hear the music

Civic Center Music Hall Photo Provided The Civic Center Complex, which sits on the west side of downtown, is home to City Hall, Civic Center Music Hall, the Oklahoma County Courthouse and OKC’s police station. All four buildings were constructed in the 1930s through a voter-approved municipal bond and a matching grant from the U.S.

Walk this way

“Along with the trail system, [sidewalks] probably touch more neighborhoods and more parts of the city than any other MAPS 3 project,” Cornett said at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to mark the completion of phase 1 of the sidewalk project. “If you look at these sidewalks, I think they exceed expectations, which is continuing the

Metro briefs

The proposed ordinance would allow residents to raise chickens on their property and set guidelines for square footage of captivity. Residents who want to raise chickens would be required to submit an application with the city, and their immediate neighbors would be notified and given the chance to object. Bus system ready to Embark on

Same-sex showdown

Voters in 2004 overwhelmingly approved a ban on same-sex marriage, but a state judge ruled in January that the ban was unconstitutional. The issue was argued in front of the court of appeals on April 17, marking only the second time a state same-sex marriage case has been heard by a federal court. James Campbell,

Uphill battle

Oklahoma Democrats are still in rebuilding mode. An electoral thrashing in 2010 left the party in shambles, and 2014 is a year to try to hold ground and maybe pull off a miracle or two. Outnumbered by Republicans 108- 41 in the Legislature and holding no statewide seats, the best-case scenario for Democrats this year

Waste not

“We just didn’t have any recycling options out at the festival,” said Angela Cozby, the festival’s director. For the past six years, festival officials have worked to create a completely trash-free event. This year, that goal will be reached. “The carbon footprint at [the Festival of the Arts] is pretty large and negative, so we

Growing pains

Some neighbors are also pushing back on two new restaurants planned for 23rd Street that they say could cause traffic issues on the residential streets close to the growing commercial district north of downtown. “We are all for responsible development, but we cannot live somewhere that [has] constant late-night noise and can’t take the loss

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