• Edmond bronzes restored to shine one piece at a time

    BY DIANA BALDWIN Staff Writer dbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    Restorer has contract to work on Edmond's 162 public bronze statues. The federal statue honoring the victims of the Edmond Post Office killings is a project he's handling for free.

  • Can horror come back from the dead?

    By Ken Raymond Book Editor kraymond@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 9, 2015

    Horror in general is a reliable money-maker in the movie industry, mainly because scary flicks usually have small budgets and make back what was spent. But woe to the humble horror novelists, because relatively little money makes its way to them.

  • Best-selling books in Oklahoma

    Published: Sun, Aug 9, 2015

    Best-selling books in Oklahoma

  • Book review: ‘The Vorrh’ by B. Catling

    By Betty Lytle for The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Aug 9, 2015

    “The Vorrh,” released this year in the U.S. after becoming an immediate cult classic in Britain in 2012, is a strange and unexpected fantasy that draws the reader in until the finish.

  • Book signing in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Aug 8, 2015

    Book signing in Oklahoma

  • Book review: 'The Scarlet Gospels' by Clive Barker

    By Ken Raymond Book Editor kraymond@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 8, 2015

    Clive Barker closes book on demonic Pinhead

  • Book review: “The Border” by Robert McCammon

    Ken Raymond Book Editor kraymond@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 8, 2015

    "The Border" by Robert McCammon could be characterized as science fiction, but the writing makes it horror. McCammon has done again what he does best: Destroy the world, populate it with survivors and pit them against each other in a supernatural war with everything at stake.

  • Writing contest accepting entries

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Fri, Aug 7, 2015

    Is your writing witty, plain-spoken and to the point? If so, you may have what it takes to win the Will Rogers Writing Contest, which is going on this month and is conducted by the Will Rogers Writers Foundation.  Rogers, described as a "cowboy philosopher" in a news release, is one of Oklahoma's enduring figures, despite his death in 1935. Aug. 15 marks the 80th anniversary of the Alaska plane crash that killed him and aviator Wiley Post. Rogers was "an expert trick roper, star of stage, screen and radio, book author, newspaper columnist, aviation enthusiast, goodwill ambassador and humanitarian," the release notes. He was also the nation's foremost humorist.

  • Hiroshima

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    Seventy years ago today -- and how could it have been so long ago? -- the United States dropped a nuclear bomb upon the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion was unimaginably devastating. Few people in the world knew what the bomb had wrought. Someone had to explain it to them. Someone had to make it real.  That man was Pulitzer Prize winner John Hersey, who'd been covering the war in the Pacific Theater since 1944. When the atomic bomb erupted, he was one of the first journalists to view the destroyed city. New Yorker magazine hired him to write about what he saw and what the survivors experienced.

  • 'The Daily Show' anchor leaves behind more than legacy of laughs

    By Nathan Poppe Entertainment Writer npoppe@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    Jon Stewart was a TV star and ringleader for a different breed of news show — "The Daily Show" — that played by its own rules. Stewart didn't break stories. Instead, he ripped apart the reporting of national news networks with sharp, playful observations. He hosts his final show Thursday.

  • 'He told it like it is'

    By Adam Kemp staff writer akemp@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    Oklahomans stopped on the street related to what Jon Stewart and "The Daily Show" have meant to them.

  • Library of Congress National Book Festival

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    If you’ve been itching for a chance to visit Washington, D.C., you may want to make a trip to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sept. 5. The center will host the 15th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, which offers a host of reading-related experiences. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., with events beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets are not required, and admission is free. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are the honorary chairs of the event, which will include information about literacy programs, a graffiti wall, contests and giveaways, story reading, interactive reading and literacy games, discussions by representatives of every state, a virtual maze and more. For more

  • Reba, husband/manager announce their separation

    By Brandy McDonnell Staff writer  bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Oklahoma country music superstar Reba McEntire and her husband, Narvel Blackstock, announced Monday they are separating. They have been married for 26 years.

  • Oklahoma Senior Follies makes fresh start

    By Heather Warlick Staff Writer hwarlick@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    The Oklahoma Senior Follies will be Aug. 14, 15 and 16 at Mitchell Hall Theatre at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

  • Book review: 'Badlands' by C.J. Box

    By Ken Raymond Book Editor kraymond@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Book review: "Badlands" by C.J. Box

  • Oklahoma best-sellers

    Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Oklahoma best-sellers

  • Weekly book signings in Oklahoma

    Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Book signings in Oklahoma

  • Movie review: 'The Stanford Prison Experiment'

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    "The Stanford Prison Experiment" gives an inside look at prison culture.

  • Oklahoma judge defends Blake Shelton-Miranda Lambert divorce secrecy

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Judge says superstar couple Shelter-Lambert aren't 'guardians of public trust.'

  • Cuba could become big buyer for Oklahoma wheat

    BY LEILAH NAIFEH Business Writer lnaifeh@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Oklahoma sent a shipment of wheat to Cuba in 2004, but Cuba hasn’t bought from the United States since 2011.