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OKG Newsletter


Topic: controversy

In the name of science


Letters to the Editor

Darryel Reigh
I would like to test the injunction to “teach the controversy” concerning creationism and evolution as advocated recently by Jason Reese (Commentary, “Legislate morality,” Feb. 9, Gazette).
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Point: More doctors, less preachers

The scientific community supports evolutionary theory.


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
Some conservatives among the religious right want people to believe there is a scientific controversy over the validity of the theory of evolution, but it’s only a backdoor attempt to bring creationist ideas into Oklahoma science classrooms.
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Next stage

While Stage Center's future remains cloudy, it's hardly the first obstacle in the iconic building's history


News

C.G. Niebank
An eccentric masterpiece of modern architecture, Oklahoma City’s Stage Center is a longtime subject of both conversation and controversy.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Hostage situation

Keep calm and carry on? Not for Hostage Calm, an act for whom backing social causes are as important as making punk music.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Hostage Calm with Lost Empires and They Stay Dead
7 p.m. Monday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$5
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Degrading the grade

Plans to evaluate schools statewide with letter grades are delayed after protests from superintendents.


News

Tim Farley
The controversy over Oklahoma’s new A-F grading system for public schools is brewing stronger than a witch’s potion on Halloween. The State Department of Education on Oct. 8 delayed a vote to issue a public release of the school grades, but told district superintendents they could release the grades voluntarily.
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A question of equality

A state question on next month’s ballot seeks to ban affirmative action in the public sector.


News

Rachel Curtis
A state question appearing on the Nov. 6 ballot would effectively end affirmative action for women and racial minorities in the public sector statewide.
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

With Great Power ...: The Stan Lee Story

A not-quite-Marvelous look at a pop-culture giant.


Documentary

Rod Lott
There's a great story surrounding Stan Lee and Marvel Comics. I know because a month ago, I read all about it in Sean Howe’s new book about the very topic. As for the documentary With Great Power  ...: The Stan Lee Story, however, it's perfectly fine if the only portrait you care to see is superficial, self-laudatory and largely wart-free.
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Silent Night / Silent Night, Deadly Night / Silent Night, Deadly Night Part II

You better watch out!


Horror

Rod Lott
Aside from re-creating two or three minor scenes, Silent Night in no way could be called a true remake of 1984's extremely controversial Silent Night, Deadly Night. Flicks about a killer Santa Claus have existed before and since; if not for the value of a brand-name, this could be just another.
 
Thursday, December 6, 2012

Zero Dark Thirty

Controversy doesn’t lessen the impact of one of 2012’s best films.


Thriller

Phil Bacharach
Don’t trust the audience members.

Trusting them appears to be the cardinal sin of Zero Dark Thirty, a masterful, absorbing film dramatizing the CIA's 10-year hunt for Osama bin Laden. It has been at the center of controversy for its depiction of U.S. intelligence agents using “enhanced interrogation techniques,” otherwise known as torture.
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

McClendon announces retirement from Chesapeake

The energy company's founder and CEO will step down April 1.


News

Clifton Adcock
Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon announced that he will be retiring from the company, effective April 1.
 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
 
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