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Lupe Fiasco — Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1


Hip Hop/Rap

Ryan Querbach
Lupe Fiasco, trying to rebound from his disappointing third album, Lasers, has released his highly anticipated fourth album, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1.
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

G.O.O.D. Music — Cruel Summer


Hip Hop/Rap

Ryan Querbach
Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music crew have finally dropped their long-awaited compilation album, Cruel Summer. It has its moments, but overall falls short of the high expectations that come with any Kanye project.
 
Monday, September 24, 2012

Privaledge — JoeWorld


Hip Hop/Rap

Ryan Querbach
Philadelphia-hailing rapper Privaledge, who is known more locally for his affiliation with Oklahoma City Thunder superstars Kevin Durant and James Harden, released his new mixtape, JoeWorld, last week. The project, a free online release, does not disappoint. 
 
Thursday, September 6, 2012

Getting schooled

A national program to provide high-quality education in low-income areas comes to OKC.


News

Ryan Querbach
Teach For America, a national nonprofit that focuses on improving education for low-income students, has wrapped up its first year operating in Oklahoma City.
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

J crew

Cameron J. may be JK when he’s rapping about food, but he’s truly serious about carving a career.


Music

Ryan Querbach
Blending music and comedy, one local artist is dead-serious about building a successful career. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, singer-songwriter Cameron J. Henderson has built an impressive following already, using YouTube as a medium for his genre-blending songs and comedy sketches.
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

B real

A decade together, work with high-profile artists, a widespread fan base — for one local R&B group, it’s all Meant2B.


Music

Ryan Querbach
A local R&B group’s members all hail from different states, but they just so happened to come together as students of the University of Central Oklahoma; that’s why they call themselves Meant2B.
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Getting dirty

Organizers of a mud run Saturday hope to raise awareness of childhood obesity.


Sports

Ryan Querbach

UPDATE: This event has been postponed. A new date has not yet been rescheduled.

The Bedlam Mud Run

9 a.m. Saturday

Lazy E Arena

9600 Lazy E Dr., Guthrie

lazye.com

282-3004

 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Saii Asian Bistro

The bustling May Avenue offers an Asian-paradise respite for the hungry and rush-hour weary.


Restaurant Reviews

Ryan Querbach
What works: The wide selection of sushi.
What needs work: Some of the prices are relatively high.
The tip: We didn’t stray far from the sushi menu, but the kitchen items have a great reputation.

Saii Asian Bistro
6900 N. May
saiiasianbistro.com
702-7244
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Ray's Smokehouse BBQ

A Norman barbecue favorite smokes the competition.


Restaurant Reviews

Ryan Querbach
Ray's Smokehouse BBQ
1514 W. Lindsey, Norman
329-4040

What works: Ray’s has a wide selection of meats and sides, making it the perfect place for any barbecue lover.
What needs work: It’s not a great place for vegetarians, but then again, it is a barbecue joint.
The tip: The family atmosphere and the great food make Ray’s a solid addition to anybody’s favorite barbecue spot.
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pairadime shift

After making metro buzz by booking hip-hop acts, the guys of Pairadime Music plan to put their own spin on a record label.


Music

Ryan Querbach
Pairadime Music, a local artist management group specializing in hip-hop, is taking steps toward its next venture: a record label.
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Dig in

Get your Mexican food fix at Diego’s.


Restaurant Reviews

Ryan Querbach
In a city filled to the brim with Tex- Mex joints and taco trucks, Diego’s trumps all with its authenticity, freshness and cleanliness.
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My Thai

Find this out-of-the-way Norman Thai spot for a lunch buffet or dinner.


Restaurant Reviews

Ryan Querbach
There are plenty of Thai food options in the metro. Some are no doubt better than others, but in Norman, one especially stands out. Thai Kumkoon, although relatively hidden in its hard-to-notice location, stands tall as a delicious option for authentic Thai food.
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Privy to progress

Relatively new to the 405, up-and-coming rapper Privaledge already has some giant fans. Perhaps you’ve heard of them.


Music

Ryan Querbach
Although rapper Privaledge hails from Philadelphia, he’s made Oklahoma his base of operations since striking friendships with Oklahoma City Thunder players James Harden and Kevin Durant.
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hangman

Oklahoma historian Alvin Turner based his new book of poetry on hangings.


Nonfiction

Ryan Querbach
In April of 1909, a vigilante mob hanged four men awaiting trial as murder suspects in Ada. Jim Miller, Jesse West, Joe Allen and D.B. Burrell were set to stand trial for the murder of Gus Bobbitt when the angry mob estimated at around 40 people took matters into their own hands.
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Streakin'

Despite the name, Midnight Streak runners will remain fully clothed (sorry, voyeurs) and take off before the witching hour.

 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
 
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