Matt Carney
Online Editor
Matt Carney is the night editor of NewsOK.com and a 2011 graduate of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. He was born in Tulsa, lives in Oklahoma City and misses QuikTrip every day.

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  • CD REVIEW: Horse Thief 'Fear in Bliss' (Bella Union)

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Oklahoma City’s own Horse Thief trek westward on their major label debut.

  • Who's the ignorant one here, exactly?

    BY MATT CARNEY | Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    On two new rap releases, from YG and Kevin Gates, and the problems they pose for polarized audiences in light of the singer of Black Lips' comments about preferring "ghetto" and "ignorant" rap music.

  • The 10 best protest signs at today's education rally

    Matt Carney | Published: Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    With an estimated 25,000 people out at the state Capitol Monday rallying for an increase in public funding for education, it’s no surprise that the crowd — many of them teachers and school administrators who were bused in from around the state — brought some clever signs to drive their points home.

  • South By Southwest: The Recap

    BY MATT CARNEY | Updated: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    Pop columnist Matt Carney shares his favorite sights and sounds from south of the Red River at the 2014 edition of South By Southwest.

  • Looking Beck

    BY MATT CARNEY | Updated: Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    With the 43-year-old genre-blurring weirdo settling into a pretty, post-“Sea Change” pasture, let’s look back on a past that's as diverse as it is unpredictable.

  • Eric Church schools Nashville with 'The Outsiders'

    BY MATT CARNEY | Updated: Wed, Feb 12, 2014

    Tired of the homogenous mainstream Nashville bro-country sound? So's budding country star Eric Church.

  • Punk fans should be for Against Me!

    BY MATT CARNEY | Updated: Thu, Jan 30, 2014

    With their sixth record "Transgender Dysphoria Blues", Florida punks Against Me! scrape off their big-studio sheen and offer the genre a fresh perspective.

  • 'You got the look of a Kennedy'

    BY MATT CARNEY | Updated: Mon, Dec 23, 2013

    In praise of Vampire Weekend’s “Modern Vampires of the City,” our columnist's Record of the Year.

  • Music Review: Beyonce, “Beyonce” (Columbia)

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Fri, Dec 20, 2013

    “Beyonce” is the kind of thing you do when you've achieved pretty much everything worth achieving in the music industry and immediate album sales constitute only a sliver of your family's net worth. In other words, “Beyoncé” is only going to work for the few Beyoncés of the world who already have an enormous, partially Internet-savvy fan base that will buy 430,000 copies of a surprise digital record over a long weekend.

  • On his day off, Kevin Durant visits his local YMCA

    Matt Carney | Updated: Tue, Nov 26, 2013

    So long as a Thunder game isn’t on, Wednesday evenings at the downtown YMCA make for good basketball. You can usually find a healthy mix of area high school players past and present, even some who maybe earned playing time for a small college team once upon a time.

  • 'Deep Thoughts' creator takes readers on wacky journey to Hawaii

    BY MATT CARNEY mcarney@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Nov 17, 2013

    Jack Handey, who penned the “Deep Thoughts” segments on “Saturday Night Live,” has written his first novel, “The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure.” Fast, funny and ridiculous, the book is worth reading.

  • They're Number One

    BY MATT CARNEY | Updated: Wed, Oct 23, 2013

    Three female pop stars have recently reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 via three very different paths.