–Advertisement–by Helen Grant A few weeks ago I spotted curious objects trapped under glass. I’d been at the Better Block OKC event in the Farmers Market District. While I didn’t have plans to purchase anything beyond a few items for my children, I did end up carrying home a little something for myself. You see… Continue Reading The Natural Art of Creating New Stories from Old Bones
–Advertisement–by Helen Grant Rick Sinnett is no stranger to Kickstarter. He’s used the social media meets private-funding platform to successfully launch a public art project to beautify Route 66. After finding citizens had been willing to back “Guardian of the Mother Road,” located in El Reno and the second in a series of eleven… Continue Reading Silo Art Project: OKC Let’s Kick Start This!
by Osi Aken’Ova From the first moment Francis J. Underwood (Kevin Spacey) is on the screen, we sense that he is a dangerous man. It’s not when he coldly smothers a dying dog or the low angle the camera is at when he does it, but rather it’s as he breaks the fourth… Continue Reading Netflix Pick of the Week: House of Cards
By Helen Grant Given my preference for gorgeous, colorful, local produce, I’m embarrassed to admit that it took me over a year to walk into Urban Agrarian. I heard about it tangentially through a friend, but didn’t investigate it further. Why? The word “boutique” had been used to describe it. I’m going to… Continue Reading Spotlight: Spring Fest
Written By Helen Grant My first Horse Thief performance had been at Schwarzstock last May. Essentially photographer Doug Schwarz puts on an overnight rock-out-under-the-stars music fest on his family farm out in Yukon. It features Oklahoma-based Indie rock. And quite frankly, it was an amazing show as Horse Thief officially closed out the night. Yes,… Continue Reading Grow Deep, Grow Wild: Cameron Neal On Horse Thief, Bella Union, and Rocking
by Helen Grant I’d heard of The Purple Church through Liz Drew and Colin Newman. I found their name to be intriguing because I knew it referenced an urban legend based out of Midwest City. But it wasn’t until their most recent album release that I’d really given their music my full attention. Full disclosure:… Continue Reading The Purple Church: On Music And What Fuels Creativity
by Colin Newman NW 39th St. is a contradiction and a half. What is essentially an unlovely stretch of access road is also one of the primary night life destinations in OKC as there is large concentration of GLBT dance clubs on this tiny stretch of pavement. Unlike many gay neighborhoods in other cities, however,… Continue Reading Beans and Leaves and the 39th St. Blues
Written by Weston Mize Have you ever read a book on drugs? “Low Down Death Right Easy,” a new novel from writer J. David Osbourne, is just that. It is a seedy, gripping tale of murder, deceit, the bond between brothers, and the decay of the rural-American dream. Does this give you any idea of… Continue Reading LITERATI: “Low Down Death Right Easy”