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Mind matters

After a series of secret previews that took place earlier this year, Oklahoma’s premier mentalist, William Rader, will debut his new show, An Enchanted Evening, to the public, kicking off a series of recurring monthly performances. Taking a cue from 19th-century parlor shows, An Enchanted Evening is being performed in an intimate Automobile Alley location, so everyone

Holy Ghost People

Dependent upon a desperate, alcoholic stranger (Brendan McCarthy, 2001 Maniacs) for a ride, she ventures to the mountaintop Church of One Accord, a less-than-idyllic commune. The snake-handling, God-fearing families who live and worship there are as tight-lipped about Sis’ whereabouts as they are cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs — metaphorically speaking, of course. Holy Ghost People

Flying high

Brent Weber first visited Camp Summit — a camp in North Texas for special needs people of all kinds — to visit his daughter who was volunteering there.  That was in 2008, and it started a “labor of love” project for Weber; he started filming footage with no concrete plans for it. Now, six years

Living proof

Modeled after a similar report in Kansas City, Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. (DOKC) launched its first downtown residents survey last fall to gather data about downtown residents and people considering moving downtown to see what was on their minds. “We started with Kansas City’s questions as a rough draft and then tweaked it,” said DOKC

News9/Oklahoma Gazette mayoral election poll

Poll results indicate challenger Ed Shadid will need to energize new voters in significant numbers to wage a successful challenge. Results of the poll were weighted by sex and age and were adjusted using a model reflecting participation in previous Oklahoma City mayoral elections. The poll was conducted from February 17 to 19, 2014. Selected

COVER

Newspaper editors were not exempt from early 20th-century lawmaking efforts. Another 1910 criminal statute tried to prevent the newspapers from publishing rumors and gossip. The misdemeanor kept an editor or owner from publishing “any statement which he has not good reason to believe is true” in order to increase newspaper sales. Strange but true In

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