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Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma book series takes on civil rights and equality

All of the books in the series are Pulitzer winners or nominees.

Honoring Shadid

The Beirut bureau chief for The New York Times, Shadid was 43 when he died of a severe asthma attack. Robert Ford, the U.S. Ambassador to Syria, will conduct the service, which will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker. Shadid earned two Pulitzers for his coverage of the

House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East

The loss was as unexpected as it was tragic. Shadid, born and raised here, was a true savant: a fluent speaker of Arabic whose ambition for storytelling heeded few warnings of danger. He caught a sniper’s bullet with his shoulder in the West Bank in 2002 and survived a well-publicized kidnapping in Libya last spring,

Know ‘Doubt’

Can you ever truly know a person? That is the question pressed in a new production of John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt,” winner of both a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award. Shanley adapted his play into the 2008 Oscar-nominated film starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis. The stage production takes

‘A little bit unreal’

As a fellow reporter, Said al-Ghazali, struggled to help him, Shadid wrote later in the Columbia Journalism Review that his thoughts flew to his wife and daughter, and of how useless words are when facing what could be one’s final moment. “In the anarchy of emotions and impulses that ensued, I could only come up

Anthony Shadid reported dead in Syria

Times photographer Tyler Hicks reportedly carried Shadid’s body back into Turkey from Syria, where they had been gathering information for a week. The pair had not disclosed their assignment to the Syrian government, which maintains strict control on the activity of journalists within their borders. Hicks reportedly performed CPR for half an hour in an

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