• Book review: 'Seconds' by Bryan Lee O'Malley

    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Bryan Lee O’Malley, author of “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” is back with a new graphic novel, “Seconds.”

  • Book signings in Oklahoma

    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Weekly book signings in Oklahoma.

  • Book review: 'Brainquake' by Samuel Fuller

    By Glen Seeber, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    “Brainquake” is a rarity in that it is considered a “lost novel,” written by film director (“The Big Red One” as well as numerous others) Samuel Fuller. It has been available in French and in Japanese since the 1990s, but this is the first time the book has been published in its original English, in the United States.

  • Book review: 'Sinking Suspicions: A Sadie Walele Mystery' by Sara Sue Hoklotubbe

    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Third book in the Sadie Wadele series will be available on Sept. 4.

  • Oklahoma-Texas duo Maddie and Tae take on bro country trend on breakout smash 'Girl in a Country Song'

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    A little more than a year after relocating to Nashville, Tenn., Tae Dye, 18, of Ada, and Maddie Marlow, 19, of Sugarland, Texas, are rocking the country music world by refusing to be just “little country girls.”

  • 'Oklahoma!' comes back to Oklahoma

    BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    “Oklahoma!” star Shirley Jones and former Oklahoma Gov. George Nigh were honored Thursday at an event at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at Oklahoma City Community College for viewing a remastered version of the iconic musical film.

  • Moore man loses 208 pounds after tornado's near miss

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Kenny O’Neal, of Moore, was featured Aug. 19 on ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss,” a TV reality weight-loss show in which participants are given one year to train with Chris Powell and lose weight. O’Neal went from weighing 410 pounds to 202 in one year.

  • Book review: 'The 6th Extinction: A Sigma Force Novel' by James Rollins

    By Glen Seeber, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Characters in the latest Sigma Force novel find themselves in an underground labyrinth of caverns where prehistoric forms of life have survived for millennia beneath the frozen wastes at the bottom of the world, as an unknown plague threatens to wipe out all life on the surface of the planet.

  • Publishers Weekly best-sellers

    Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Publishers Weekly best-seller lists

  • Big Apple opportunity: Edmond ballerina receives prestigious New York scholarship

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Roma Catania, a 15-year-old student of the Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet, has received a merit scholarship to attend American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, the celebrated New York company’s pre-professional training program for ages 12 to 18. Roma, who was discovered last spring during the Oklahoma City school’s certification process, will start classes in New York on Sept. 8, a week before her 16th birthday.

  • Revamped 'Phantom of the Opera' comes to Oklahoma City

    BY RICK ROGERS, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    A revamped “The Phantom of the Opera” production arrives in Oklahoma City for a two-week run at the Civic Center Music Hall.

  • Book review: 'The Arrivals' by Melissa Marr

    By Glen Seeber, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    “The Arrivals” transplants characters from Earth into The Wastelands, a western landscape populated with bloodsuckers, fire-breathing lizards and a man who wants to control everything.

  • Book review: 'The Heist' by Daniel Silva

    Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    This is the 14th suspense novel in the popular Gabriel Allon series.

  • Book signings

    Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Weekly book signings

  • Book review: 'Sixth Grave on the Edge: A Novel'

    BY MORAN ELWELL, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Book review: “Sixth Grave on the Edge: A Novel”

  • Tours reveal Edmond's downtown history

    By Steve Gust, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    The Edmond Historic Preservatioin Trust will offer another tour of downtown Edmond on Sept. 20.

  • Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival showcases liars, folklorists and story-spinners

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Editor's note: The day of the OKC StorySLAM planned in conjunction with the Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival was listed incorrectly in Friday’s Weekend Look section. The competitive, open mike OKC StorySLAM, titled “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Adulthood,” will be open to the public from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Urban Roots, 322 NE 2. Bil Lepp doesn’t mind if you call him a champion liar. It’s true. The five-time winner of West Virginia’s Liars Contest comes from a long line of tale spinners. “I grew up in a family that was very oral. Everybody in the family was always telling stories; it was always up to the listener to decide what was true.

  • Actress Chloe Grace Moretz talks about role in 'If I Stay Stay'

    BY GENE TRIPLETT, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Chloe Grace Moretz talks about turning the best-selling young-adult novel “If I Stay Stay” into a movie with ageless appeal.

  • From Dick Tracy to 'Crime Does Not Pay' — early crime comics packed a wallop

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    “Sin City” film is based on comics inspired by classic crime tales.

  • Oklahoma singer and songwriter Jessey General Thompson keeps singing despite setbacks

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Honey-voiced Oklahoma singer-songwriter Jessey General Thompson is taking a casual approach to music these days. He will play his warm, emotive roots-rock songs Thursday as he closes out the TEEMCO Acoustic Thursdays series at Oklahoma City’s Myriad Botanical Gardens.