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.
The Pulitzer-winning journalist and Oklahoma City native died of an apparent asthma attack while on assignment.
News 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
Controversy surrounds a state bill challenging the teaching of evolution in schools.
News 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
Will Mitt Romney’s Mormonism be a factor for Oklahoma voters in next Tuesday’s presidential primary?
News 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
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.
CFN 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.