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Topic: nonfiction

Arena Legacy: The Heritage of American Rodeo — Richard C. Rattenbury

Pleases hard-core fans and the curious


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
Remember when going to the rodeo meant your eyes weren’t assaulted by sponsorship logos at every angle?
 
Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Big Book of Breasts 3D

Two reasons why the Kindle won’t kill the printed page entirely ...


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
There is no way to review a book like “The Big Book of Breasts 3-D” without appearing like some misogynist perv.
 
Friday, January 20, 2012

‘Morrie’ or less

Guthrie’s Pollard Theatre fails to capture the depth of emotions in ‘Tuesdays with Morrie.’


Performing Arts

Eric Webb
Tuesdays with Morrie
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, through Feb. 25
The Pollard Theatre
120 W. Harrison, Guthrie
thepollard.org
282-2800
$16.39-$21.85
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Fact and fiction

Novelist Tracy Daugherty honed his nonfiction skills in the wake of the 1995 federal building bombing.


Features

Phil Bacharach
Tracy Daugherty
7 p.m. Tuesday
Pegasus Theatre, Liberal Arts Building
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Dr., Edmond
uco.edu
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Every Night the Trees Disappear: Werner Herzog and the Making of Heart of Glass

News flash: Herzog film shoots are unconventional.


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
By the off chance you read Alan Greenberg’s Every Night the Trees Disappear nearly 40 years ago this new, retooled, hardcover edition from Chicago Review Press is the one to get. It’s unlike any behind-the-scenes film book you’ve ever read.
 
Monday, May 7, 2012

The Lowbrow Reader Reader

Deals a royal flush of smart humor.


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
Zines were the blogs of their day, but you could read them in the bathroom. In the early 1990s, I was heavily plugged into the zine culture, sending stamps and dollar bills away in exchange for these indie pubs. Soon, during a short period of boredom and unemployment, I started one of my own.
 
Friday, June 15, 2012

Brace for 'Impact'

A retired teacher compiles Oklahoma’s black history.


Nonfiction

Mia Cantu
Inspired by a dearth of black history education in the Sooner State, Rochelle Stephney-Roberson wrote her first book, Impact: Blacks in Oklahoma History. Published last fall, the textbook has been approved by the state Department of Education for use in state high schools.
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Of Dolls & Murder

Who knew playing with dolls could help fight crime?


Documentary

Rod Lott
Susan Marks' Of Dolls & Murder is a rather straightforward documentary on an oddball subject: forensic pathologists teaching medical investigation skills to police officers via "nutshell studies."
 
Friday, July 13, 2012

The Man Who Created Halloween — Irwin Yablans


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
The Man Who Created Halloween is not director John Carpenter, but producer Irwin Yablans, who came up with the idea of the tormented babysitter story, inadvertently changing forever not only the face of horror, but the potential of independent film.
 
Friday, October 26, 2012

The reading dead

Zombie actor IronE Singleton shuffles to OKC.


Features

Alyssa Grimley
Being dead doesn’t seem to bother IronE Singleton one bit.
 
Friday, April 12, 2013
 
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