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OKG Newsletter


Topic: novel

John Dies at the End

Far-out fun.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Better than the hit novel on which it’s as faithfully based as budgetary issues allow, John Dies at the End is one of those movies that tries really hard to be a cult movie. In this case, however, the goal has been met; I suspect that, as with most of director Don Coscarelli’s work, from Phantasm and The Beastmaster to Bubba Ho-Tep, we’ll still be discussing this one decades later. That’s not to say it’s without faults.
 
Friday, April 12, 2013

Cherryh picked


CFN

Gazette staff
Good news for lovers of homegrown sci-fi/fantasy lit. Oklahoma-born-and-bred author C.J. Cherryh’s four-part series The Morgaine Stories is primed for a jump to the big screen. Luckily, the transformation from book to movie doesn’t require a secret spell or potion.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sun rises

In wishing to keep ska from becoming extinct, Sunny Side Up just keeps burning brighter.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Sunny Side Up with The Last Slice and Classy San Diego
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dead Souls

You don’t want ‘Soul’ custody.


Horror

Rod Lott
With Dead Souls, we can prove something about the Chiller cable network's original features that Remains could not: Source material is not to blame for their pervasive generic nature — it's the economy, stupid.
 
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

On the Road

Hey, Jack Kerouac, they finally made a movie of your classic novel. Now for the tricky part ...


Drama

Aimee Williams
On the Road
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$6-$8
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Monk

I vow that it’s a gem.


Thriller

Rod Lott
For several years, I’ve intended to read Matthew G. Lewis' 1796 novel, The Monk. I even bought a snazzy trade-paperback edition with an introduction from Stephen King. Never got around to cracking it open.
 
Thursday, June 20, 2013

On the Road

Hey, Jack Kerouac, they finally made a movie of your classic novel. Now for the tricky part ...


Drama

Aimee Williams
Walter Salles’ On the Road extends a fragmented blip on the map of American poetry — one that doesn’t necessitate resurrection.
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Book it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Author Laura Moriarty has written four novels, and she was recently awarded the George Bennett Fellowship for Creative Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. In other words, she’s good. Moriarty and Oklahoma author Joy Harjo will present a reading of their works along with a book signing at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at The Paramount OKC, 701 W. Sheridan Ave. Admission is free. Call 517-0787 or visit theparamountokc.com. 

Saturday
 
Monday, December 30, 2013

Made for TV

Gangster Eliot Ness hits the small screen by route of an Oklahoma author.


Features

Malena Lott
If the name Eliot Ness doesn’t ring a bell, he’s the lawman played by Kevin Costner in The Untouchables who made a name for himself bringing down gangster Al Capone.
 
Monday, December 30, 2013

Grapes of Wrath turns 75

Dustbowl novel and its stories of humanity are as timely as ever.


News

Jennifer Chancellor and Angela Botzer
Published in April 1939 and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1940, The Grapes of Wrath continues to resonate today. Its popularity rose quickly; The New York Times recently noted that in 1939, “it brought (John) Steinbeck’s publisher, Viking (Press), more advance sales than any other book to that point in the company’s history.”
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
 
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