Commentary Phil Bacharach
What I remember most about Anthony Shadid from high school was his
laugh. It was disarmingly infectious. His eyes would crinkle and his
head would tilt back, and he reminded me of a young Ringo Starr, all
smiles and shy charm.
Back from war in Afghanistan, many Oklahoma veterans are finding a new battleground in civilian life.
News Ben Fenwick World War II: The invasion of Italy at Anzio, a beachhead
south of Rome, proved to be one of the grimmest battles fought by
Americans. A force of more than 150,000 troops that included Oklahoma’s
45th Infantry Division — the Thunderbirds — spent months fighting the
Germans for the road to Rome. They suffered some of the worst casualties
of the war. By the end, 43,000 Allied troops, nearly a third, were
killed or injured.
Now home in Yukon, an Iraq War soldier fights PTSD through the means of music.
Music Sarah Lobban
From a small studio in his Yukon home, Brian Allen is busy making music.
Augmenting his voice and guitar with a Mac Pro and its built-in Logic
Pro 9 software, he turns words and chords into lyrics and melodies.
Comedy Rod Lott
I recently had a discussion with friends about the increasing trend of
self-aggrandizing Twitter bios of locals who think so mighty highly of
themselves, they must brag to the Internet about their amazing
awesomeness! Our theory is, if you have to tell the world you're a
"creative genius" or "master of [fill in the blank]," you're more than
likely not. Real genius speaks for itself.