Drama Rod Lott
"Mr. Nice" is a little too true to its title. Had the film had more
balls, it might have made a stronger impression. Based upon the
real-life exploits of Howard Marks, writer/director Bernard Rose tracks
the smart Welsh lad's sharp-angled trajectory from bullied sissy boy to
major worldwide player in the drug-smuggling trade.
The Stillwater band scores the opening slot for U.S. tour's first leg.
A senior in high school, I was visiting friends in Stillwater when I saw Kunek for the first time. If you’d told me that night that some of the dudes in that band would one day open for the guys who recorded “Kid A” and “OK Computer,” then I would’ve considered giving you a few bucks to leave me alone, because you were probably a crazy homeless person.
But you don’t just ask somebody along on your tour as a favor to your manager.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, according to Radiohead's website. So far, Other Lives are set to open on 10 dates across the South and Midwest, and you can bet a ton of Okies will drive down I-35 for that March 5 date in Dallas, this writer included. I just can't imagine how much more ethereal and soulful Tabish's voice will sound pouring out of two-story speakers, how much more space the band's mid-tempo beauty will have to surround and envelop you.
Embraced by critics, NPR and now Radiohead, Stillwater band Other Lives is on the brink of exploding big beyond our humble borders.
Music Matt Carney
Sitting opposite a large mural of themselves at Jericho Tavern in
Oxford, England, three members of Radiohead watched and listened
intently as Other Lives played 45 minutes’ worth of the somber chamber
pop that the Stillwater group has spent near a decade refining.
A Tulsa doctor played his part in the Olympics torch run
Sports Susannah Waite
As president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Tulsa pediatrician
Robert Block carried the Olympic torch through Oxford, England, as it
made its way to London for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
CFN Gazette staff Oxford Dictionaries sent the Internet into a tizzy last week when they announced that “twerk” and “selfie” would be added to Oxford Dictionaries Online. Word spread like a meme as the news appeared on sites such as Mashable, TechCrunch, The New York Times blog The Learning Network, The Washington Post website and, of course, Fox News — not to mention its appearance on The Oklahoman’s website, NewsOK, with the headline, “Thanks, Miley: ‘Twerking’ Now in Dictionary.”