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Jenny Coon Peterson
Add the fact that I was finally free to decorate my own space (no more lavender carpet and paint-splatter wallpaper last popular in 1989!), and I quickly turned into a decorating machine. Except I never had any money, meaning that “decor” was mainly on-sale finds consisting solely of little keepsake boxes and tiny frames. Otherwise known as junk.
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

‘Avengers’ assemble!

I like when Iron Man says funny things.

Assuming the Internet doesn’t collapse today with the debut of the first trailer for next summer’s sure-to-be-a-record-breaker, “The Avengers,” feast your eyes on it:



Pro: ScarJo.

Con: Real 3D.

May 4, tick-tock. —Rod Lott
by Rod Lott 10.11.2011 2 years ago
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At a clip

More yoga, Butterfingers, hairy bikers, Mick Jagger and walruses than your peepers can handle.

Lotsa local film and TV happenings are on the immediate horizon, so let’s run through them on the record so I can say, “I told you so!”

• Yo’ go see “Yogawoman,” a documentary on — wait for it — yoga and its influence on the modern woman. Narrated by three-time Oscar loser Annette Bening, the film screens Oct. 20 at Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery, 706 W. Sheridan. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.; drinks, appetizers and live music will be provided before the 8 p.m. showing. A recommended donation of $10 at the door will benefit the YWCA, and the screening is hosted by Yoga Room OKC. For more info, call Laura Lester at 823-7838. Check out the trailer or skip to the next item, about candy bars and serial killers.



• Fathom Events Presents “Fathom Thriller Thursdays” on Oct. 13 and Oct. 27. This is a fancy-sounding name for a double feature, one of which is a commercial directed by Rob Lowe, and the other like something my dad would watch on History Channel. At 7:30 p.m. both nights, see the horror-comedy featurette “Butterfinger the 13th,” followed by the documentary “Jack the Ripper: The Definitive Story.” You can see them at Cinemark Tinseltown USA, 6001 N. Martin Luther King, and Hollywood Spotlight 14, 1100 N. Interstate Drive in Norman. It’s not quite “The Exorcist,” but hey, it’s more Halloween-y than Fathom’s opera lineup.



• Speaking of History Channel, it debuts the reality show “Hairy Bikers” on Oct. 14, in which two guys on motorcycles (spoiler alert: the “Hairy Bikers” of the title) trek around the U.S., fueled by their passion for good food. On Friday’s very first episode, they visit Okahoma — specifically, Meers Restaurant, the Choc Beer Company and the Stroh Family Wheat Farm — all while you’re on your couch, eating a Hungry-Man Dinner. Again. (I should note that the bikers are British, but they do like hot chocolate.



• Speaking of Fathom Events, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 brings “The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live in Texas” to the aforementioned Hollywood Spotlight 14. The concert film was shot in Fort Worth on July 18, 1978, but has been digitally remastered in HD and features a new, 20-minute interview with Mick Jagger.



• For those who like their music less with less swagger, check out Lang Lang with the Philadelphia Orchestra for “Lang Lang Live on Franz Liszt’s 200th Birthday,” showing live at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 (with a replay Oct. 24), at Cinemark Tinseltown USA, 6001 N. Martin Luther King, and AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, 2501 W. Memorial. At 200 years old, don’t you think Liszt is starting to look a lot like Jagger? We shall see.  ‘



• Finally, local filmmaker par excellence Mickey Reece debuts his latest way-out effort, “Walrus,” Oct. 22 at City Arts Center, with a live music performance by Samantha Crain. It’s about underground arm wrestling, and Reece promises his “most alienating movie” yet, so take that as a gotta-attend! Your trailer awaits below, and look for my review in the Oct. 19 issue of Oklahoma Gazette.  —Rod Lott

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Get in ze choppah!

“The Terminator” and other nonfeminine films will provide inspiration for artists in the Upcycled Macho Movie Art Walk.


Visual Arts

Carmen Forman

Saturday-Sunday

 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bite Size: 10-12-11

News and notes on OKC dining.


Bite Size

Carol Smaglinski
Located in the heart of Nichols Hills near The Coach House and other fine restaurants, Crescent Market was the place to go for topnotch meat cut by on-site butchers who knew their craft, never-frozen chickens and the finest cheeses and butter from Europe.
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

One race, one day

Serious runners go the distance in a local race.


Sports

Sky Nelson
Some say there are not enough hours in the day. For ultra-runners, 24 hours is all they need — to complete a race.
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Crude awakening

Environmentalists and supporters of the controversial TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline project took turns at a public forum.


News

Bryan Smith
Environmentalists seeking to halt a 1,700-mile pipeline project that would transport crude oil from Canada to refineries along the Gulf Coast are working against an unusual coalition.
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Smag 7: Someplace nice


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
Here’s some fine dining advice if you have more bills due at the end of the month than money. Bet you’ve been to a few of these, but it was probably on dad’s dime, right?
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Foreign affairs

Student activists are recognized for dedication to pro-Israel policies.


News

Greg Horton
Shayna Daitch was one of four University of Oklahoma students honored as Activists of the Year for promoting pro-Israel politics on and off campus. In May, she accepted the award from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C.
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Under-21 action

Not every college kid is 21 or older. Here’s what to do when drinking (legally) isn’t an option.


Features

Alex Ewald
Going out on weekends is a rare union of public humiliation and pride for me, the perpetually underage, now-20-year-old student. Being a mature adult is a big deal in college, and Campus Corner is full of them, every Thursday through Sunday.
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
 
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