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OKG Newsletter

Topic: University of Oklahoma

Dance this

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Wise up, folks: Paula Abdul’s not the only choreographer alive.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Reclaim this

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Born in Tijuana but now a resident of Oklahoma, Narciso Argüelles creates art that focuses on Chicano, Mexicano, Latino and indigenous issues.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ray's Smokehouse BBQ

A Norman barbecue favorite smokes the competition.

Restaurant Reviews

Ryan Querbach
Ray's Smokehouse BBQ
1514 W. Lindsey, Norman

What works: Ray’s has a wide selection of meats and sides, making it the perfect place for any barbecue lover.
What needs work: It’s not a great place for vegetarians, but then again, it is a barbecue joint.
The tip: The family atmosphere and the great food make Ray’s a solid addition to anybody’s favorite barbecue spot.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Anthony Shadid reported dead in Syria

The Pulitzer-winning journalist and Oklahoma City native died of an apparent asthma attack while on assignment.


Gazette staff
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Oklahoma City native Anthony Shadid died Thursday of an apparent asthma attack while on assignment in Syria. The Beirut bureau chief for The New York Times was 43.
Friday, February 17, 2012

Learn this

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
You can learn a lot from David McCullough.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The color of law

The battle of Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher in Oklahoma helped fuel the national civil rights movement.


Tricia Pemberton
The seven steps to the “colored” chair were just seven more humiliations to be endured in Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher’s long fight toward freedom.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Evolving debate

Controversy surrounds a state bill challenging the teaching of evolution in schools.


Jerry Shottenkirk
A bill assailed by some for challenging science in the classroom is making its way through the state Legislature. Senate Bill 1742, authored by Sen. Josh Brecheen, would create the “Oklahoma Science Education Act.”
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Romney and religion

Will Mitt Romney’s Mormonism be a factor for Oklahoma voters in next Tuesday’s presidential primary?


Greg Horton
With the state’s Republican presidential primary Tuesday March 6, some observers wonder if voters in the so-called Bible Belt of Oklahoma will be influenced by the religion of Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who is Mormon.
Friday, February 24, 2012

Flick o’ the Irish

Norman plays host to a free Irish Film Festival on Thursday.

With the smell of shamrock shakes in the air, St. Patrick’s Day is near. That makes it the ideal time for all things Irish, movies included.

On Thursday, lil’ ol’ Norman plays host to the 2012 Puterbaugh Festival of International Literature & Culture’s Irish Film Festival. From 12:45 to 4 p.m., one Oscar-winning movie and two 15-minute shorts will unspool in Meacham Auditorium on the University of Oklahoma campus. 

Kicking it off is 2006’s Once, a musical love story that remains one of the 10 best movies I saw last decade, and whose soundtrack forever is imprinted on my brain. Seriously, this film gives me goose bumps each time I see it. Once won the Best Original Song Academy Award for “Falling Slowly” — a victory that had me cheering from my living room.

Also showing are The Crush (not to be confused with 1993’s wretched Alicia Silverstone jailbait thriller; this one was up for an Oscar) and The Other Life, which are about, respectively, a 8-year-old fawning over his teacher and a wealthy woman realizing money ain’t all that.

Admission is free. For more information, call 325-4531 or visit Also be sure to check out the Puterbaugh Festival's Opening Night festivities, which include free a free concert from local musicians. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 03.05.2012 2 years ago
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Tit for tat


Gazette staff
Drop by the state Capitol during the legislative session sometime and you’d be hard-pressed to think of Oklahoma as an oasis of folks who can master subject-verb agreement, much less honest-to-goodness debate.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012