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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Ralph

The write stuff

A new exhibit celebrates all things Oklahoma and literary.


Visual Arts

Louis Fowler
Oklahoma Writers: A Literary Tableau
ongoing
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
okhistory.org
522-6676
$4-$18
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Beauty Day

Before ‘Jackass,’ there was Cap’n Video.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Don’t feel stupid: I didn’t know who Ralph Zavadil was, either. After all, we can’t be faulted for living in Oklahoma City instead of Ontario, Canada. Ultimately, it makes no difference, because Beauty Day, the documentary about the man, is a fun viewing nonetheless. That’s because there’s something about watching stunts of bodily harm that holds universal appeal.
 
Sunday, February 10, 2013

Disorderlies

Filmed in 3-D, only the ‘D’ stands for ‘diabetes.’


Comedy

Louis Fowler
As someone who is doing his damnedest to lose more than three decades of weight gain, it has taken years of self-inflicted embarrassment to fully realize that “all you can eat” isn't a challenge, but a curse.
 
Thursday, August 8, 2013

Heavy Traffic

It's a Heavy cartoon.


Comedy

Patrick Crain

Ah, the early days of video stores. Most every city, burg and/or township had that one glorious store with one copy of everything. OKC had Kaleidoscope Video Stores; Mid-Del had Bob’s Video; and in the dark regions of Bob’s Video sat the “adult” movies which were basically comprised of Paul Morrissey’s Flesh For Frankenstein and Blood For Dracula and Ralph Bakshi’s two X-rated cartoons, Fritz the Cat and Heavy Traffic. Oh, how I wanted to see all these movies! Of course, as an eleven-year-old, I never had the gumption to try to rent any of them out of fear I would be ejected from the store and banned for life.

 
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Banned, but not in Oklahoma


CFN

Gazette staff
Oklahoma author Ralph Ellison’s literary masterpiece Invisible Man was banned from public school libraries in Randolph County, North Carolina, on Sept. 16 in a 5-2 vote — just in time for Banned Books Week.
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Happy birthday

Literary icon and Oklahoma native Ralph Ellison gets a yearlong centennial tribute.


Features

Devon Green
All year, Oklahoma City celebrates the 100th birthday of one of its most distinguished sons: novelist, writer, scholar and literary critic Ralph Ellison.
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
 
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