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OKG Newsletter


Topic: prison

T.I. — Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head


Hip Hop/Rap

Ryan Querbach
Atlanta rapper T.I. has released Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head, his eighth studio album and the first since his most recent stint in prison. The title is no doubt a reference to his legal troubles on federal weapons charges, but it also makes reference to the Marvin Gaye song of the same name, which is sampled in the album’s opening track.
 
Thursday, January 3, 2013

K-11

Bar none, a one-of-a-kind kick.


Drama

Rod Lott
How weird that K-11 is attracting more attention for who the director is (the mother of Twilight starlet Kristen Stewart) than for its outlandish subject matter (transgendered inmates). That oversight is as insane as this movie, new to VOD.
 
Friday, March 22, 2013

13 Eerie

Zombies declare war on science.


Horror

Rod Lott
When viewers insert the DVD of 13 Eerie into their player, and the menu loads, they’ll be greeted by a crude but cute animation of the cover’s creature doing a little jig. I don’t think it’s meant to be amusing as I took it, but it is a sign that the movie isn’t your average, ordinary zombie film.
 
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Taking a SHINE

An Oklahoma County program gaining national attention gives nonviolent offenders an alternative to jail.


News

Murray Evans
Brie Florence stood across the street from the downtown Oklahoma County office building on a chilly day, paint roller and can in tow, ready to clean up some graffiti in a nearby parking garage.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

K-11

Bar none, a one-of-a-kind kick.


Drama

Rod Lott
How weird that in its brief theatrical run, K-11 attracted more attention for who the director is (the mother of Twilight starlet Kristen Stewart) than for its outlandish subject matter (transgendered inmates). That oversight is as insane as this movie, which is new to Blu-ray.
 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Snitch

The Rock’s roll continues.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Now that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has had three back-to-back hits this season in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain and, of course, Fast & Furious 6, it's time to catch up with the one film of his this year audiences ignored: Snitch.
 
Friday, June 7, 2013

‘Eve’ plum

Photographer Yousef Khanfar puts faces to statistics in ‘Invisible Eve,’ featuring shots of women behind bars in Oklahoma.


Visual Arts

Molly Evans
Invisible Eve
through Sept. 7
Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum
1400 Classen Drive
oklahomaheritage.com
235-4458
$5-$7
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Prisoners and pooches

A new documentary, "The Dogs of Lexington," chronicles a unique program involving inmates and dogs.


News

Nicole Hill
Half scruff, half scrap, Sarge drapes his small frame over the right leg of Bill Miller as the man, with concerted tenderness, rubs circles in Sarge's black-and-white coat.
 
Saturday, July 13, 2013

It’s Chelsea, lately


CFN

None
Everyone’s new Netflix addiction, Orange Is the New Black, isn’t the only media making transgender waves anymore. Oklahoma’s favorite whistleblower, Bradley Manning, just a day after receiving a 35-year prison sentence, announced plans to begin hormone therapy and live life as a woman, Chelsea Manning, immediately
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Before bars

The ReMerge Oklahoma program works with women to keep them out of prison, often breaking cycles of abuse and addiction.


News

M.A. Smith
ReMerge Oklahoma, an alternative sentencing program for pregnant offenders and moms, is working to help reunite mothers with their children while decreasing the female offender rates in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
 
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