• Supreme Court ruling could cost Netflix

    BY GEORGE LANG glang@opubco.com | Updated: Mon, Jan 20, 2014

    Last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on “net neutrality” seemingly threw open the doors for Internet service providers to vary the download speeds for Web services. Essentially, ISPs could charge premium rates to high-volume websites to keep high download speeds.

  • Book review: OCU professor's new book takes skeptical look at paranormal claims

    BY KEN RAYMOND Book Editor kraymond@opubco.com | Updated: Sun, Jan 19, 2014

    Bryan Farha, a veteran OCU professor and skeptic, edited a book released this month, titled “Pseudoscience and Deception: The Smoke and Mirrors of Paranormal Claims.”

  • Red Earth dancing into Remington Park in Oklahoma City

    BY BRANDY MCDONNELL bmcdonnell@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Jan 19, 2014

    In its 28th year, the Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival is leaving its longtime home at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City and setting up at Remington Park racetrack and casino. Other changes also are coming to the award-winning event, set for June 5-7.

  • Book review: Catholic teachings challenge increasingly progressive world

    BY THOMAS MAUPIN tmaupin@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Jan 19, 2014

    Author predicts Catholicism will not and should not change despite calls for acceptance of same sex marriage, female priests and an end to celibacy.

  • French woman sues OU in hopes of recovering painting stolen by Nazis

    BY SILAS ALLEN sallen@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jan 17, 2014

    The daughter of the former owner of a painting stolen by Nazis is suing the University of Oklahoma, where the painting hangs in the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, in hopes of getting it back.

  • 'Jar City' short on sentiment, long on gloom

    Published: Sun, Jan 12, 2014

    Spotlight on Arnaldur Indridason's “Jar City.”

  • Oklahoma native Chris VanDenhende returns home with national tour of “Chicago”

    BY BRANDY MCDONNELL bmcdonnell@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Jan 12, 2014

    Actor Chris VanDenhende, who hails from Tulsa, is playing two supporting roles in the national touring production of the award-winning musical “Chicago,” which is coming to Oklahoma City this week for eight performances. The show then goes to Tulsa for eight shows.

  • Book review: 'In the Name of God: The True Story of the Fight to Save Children from Faith-Healing Homicide' by Cameron Stauth

    BY GLEN SEEBER gseeber@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Jan 12, 2014

    Glowing descriptions of life among The Followers take a dark turn when the author tells how the medical examiner and the police investigators viewed the dead children.

  • Static: Streaming wish list for 2014

    BY GEORGE LANG glang@opubco.com | Published: Mon, Dec 30, 2013

    George Lang: There are a few things still missing from our streaming diets. Here is a 2014 wish list.

  • Book roundup for young readers

    By Moran Elwell melwell@opubco.com | Updated: Wed, Dec 18, 2013

    Book roundup for young readers

  • Book review: 'Time for Me to Come Home' by Dorothy Shackleford with Travis Thrasher

    BY PAT GILLILAND pgilliland@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Dec 28, 2013

    Even if you are unfamiliar with country music star Blake Shelton, if you like a sweet story that keeps moving forward and ultimately recalls what's important about holidays and families, you'll be glad you decided on “Time for Me to Come Home,” a book co-written by his mother, Dorothy Shackleford, and inspired by his life.

  • Books inspired by cats

    BY PAT GILLILAND pgilliland@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Dec 28, 2013

    I don't often make time to read a book, and when I do, it's usually something short. So, the idea of reading and reviewing a few books for children and young readers (of all ages) interested me. Adding to the appeal was that I could choose titles that suggested cats would play an important role and help instill in readers their own fascination with and love of these curious creatures. The ones I found did not disappoint. “Anton and Cecil: Cats at Sea” by Lisa Martin and Valerie Martin, illustrated by Kelly Murphy (Algonquin Young Readers, 242 pages, in stores). I enjoyed getting to know brothers Cecil and Anton, who lived with their mom near an ocean harbor.

  • Book review: 'The Unidentified Redhead” by Alyson Clayton

    By Deaven Coggins | Published: Sat, Dec 28, 2013

    “The Unidentified Redhead” is a breezy, sexy and funny romance novel that also is a quick read.

  • Book review: 'Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him' by Joe Henry and David Henry

    By Hayley Riggs McGhee | Published: Sat, Dec 28, 2013

    In Richard Pryor's electrifying standup routines, he provided an unflinching look at himself and the world around him. The same can be said of the comedian's biography.

  • Favorite books of 2013

    BY KEN RAYMOND kraymond@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Dec 28, 2013

    The Oklahoman's reviewers choose their favorite books of 2013.

  • Mo' money mo' gifts: 10 tech-related things on my wish list

    BY RICHARD HALL rhall@opubco.com | Updated: Mon, Dec 23, 2013

    If money were no object and if I had every selfish tech-related wish granted, the following 10 things would be under my tree come Christmas morning.

  • Static: Streaming video went widescreen in 2013

    BY GEORGE LANG glang@opubco.com | Published: Mon, Dec 23, 2013

    George Lang: Streaming video started out its big year with the Feb. 1 arrival of Netflix' first original series, the David Fincher-produced “House of Cards.”

  • Spotlight: 'The African Queen' by C.S. Forester

    By Ken Raymond, Book Editor | Updated: Sun, Dec 22, 2013

    This week's spotlight shines on C.S. Forester's 1935 classic novel “The African Queen.”

  • Book focuses on the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers

    By Matt Patterson | Published: Sun, Dec 22, 2013

    “Their Life's Work” by Gary M. Pomerantz looks back on the dominant Steelers of the 1970s.

  • Christmas in New York is joyous vacation for Oklahoma writer

    By Heather Warlick hwarlick@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Dec 22, 2013

    The Christmas season in New York City is something to see; from the lights and decorations to the aroma of roasting chestnuts and hot chocolate, the shows and the shopping, the city is a must-visit this time of year, The Oklahoman's Heather Warlick writes.