• Book review: 'Tabula Rasa: A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire' by Ruth Downie

    By Glen Seeber, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    The sixth book in a Roman Empire mystery series featuring Gaius Petreius Ruso, a frontier doctor, takes place where the legionnaires are building Hadrian’s Wall.

  • Book review: 'Crooked River: A Novel'

    Published: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    Book review: “Crooked River: A Novel”

  • Downtown Halloween parade comes back from the dead in Oklahoma City

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    New organizers offer new events and pledge to donate all entry fees to Allied Arts in Oklahoma City.

  • ACM@UCO grows up, touts student success

    By K.S. McNutt, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma is 5 years old. “There are wonderful successes coming out of our school already,” says Scott Booker, chief executive officer.

  • Costume designers dress shows for storytelling success

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    This fall, three Oklahoma City theater groups are putting on shows set in the early 20th century – Lyric’s “An Inspector Calls,” Oklahoma City University’s “Bonnie and Clyde” and Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre’s “The Grapes of Wrath” – presenting challenges for their costume designers, and not just because many of the clothes can’t be bought at your local department store.

  • Book signings

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Weekly book signings

  • Oklahoma City Ballet is stretching artistically with ambitious 2014-15 season.

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Oklahoma City Ballet’s artistic director, Robert Mills, said he wants to open people’s eyes to what ballet can be with the new season. “As much as I love Tchaikovsky and ‘Swan Lake’ and tiaras and tutus, I want to show people that there is more to it than that,” he said.

  • Scriptapalooza TV contest could bring your script to life

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    National television writing contest is underway. The deadline is Friday, Oct. 17.

  • Book review: 'Coming Home' by Kimberly McKay

    Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Christian-based romance novel is third in a series.

  • Book review: “Within Arm's Length” by Dan Emmett

    By Dennie Hall | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Nonfiction account of life as a Secret Service agent on the presidential protection detail.

  • Chickasaw Nation film “Te Ata” set comes to Oklahoma City

    By Sarah Lobban, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    Work on the Chickasaw Nation film “Te Ata” started Tuesday at the Oklahoma City Railway Museum.

  • Edmond downtown shined

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Heard on Hurd may be here to stay in downtown Edmond. Large crowd turns out for premier street festival.

  • 'Traitor's Blade' a complex, satisfying debut in the fantasy genre

    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    “Traitor’s Blade” by Sebastien de Castell introduces readers to a sumptuous fantasy world filled with danger and discovery.

  • New Oklahoma publisher to release inspriational romantic ebooks

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Redbud Press LLC will launch its debut novels in March.

  • 'Being Grand' columnist writes poetry about being a grandma

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    “Grandmotherhood: Revisited” by Sandra Gales Shapard (Tate Publishing, 135 pages, in stores) Sandra Shapard has written another book of poems about a topic she knows well — being a grandmother. It’s an easy read on the stage of life some women look forward to and others approach with apprehension, if not dread. “Grandmother Revisited” is her second book on the topic, inspired by her grandkids that were born after the first book was published. In 135 pages Shapard, or Lulu to her grandkids, covers everything from watching them at play, on vacation and even while they sleep. Only a grandmother can write poetry about a body going from chubby to lean and get away with it.

  • Tulsa writing workshop to be held Oct. 25

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Nimrod International Journal will host its 2014 Conference for Readers and Writers on Saturday, Oct. 25, in Tulsa.

  • Pilot circles the world to help with ALS research

    By Steve Gust, For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    CarolAnn Garratt has been on a mission since her mother died of ALS. She recently stopped in Oklahoma to share her story.

  • Book signings

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Weekly book signings

  • Remembering Clifton Adams, an Oklahoma author all but lost to history

    By Bud Elder, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Guest writer Bud Elder, former film commissioner for the state Tourism Department and an online film critic, turns a spotlight on Oklahoma author Clifton Adams, a contemporary of Jim Thompson who wrote Western and crime stories and novels between 1947 and his death in 1971.

  • Book review: 'Cradle to Grave' by Eleanor Kuhns

    Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Historical mystery set in a Shaker community after the Revolutionary War.