Motorcycle diaries

As an African American motorcycle drag racer, TomBo Racing founder Tommy Bolton won titles and set a record.
The first time he saw a motorcycle, Tommy Bolton knew what he wanted to be when he grew up.

Straight up

Brandy Mayes’ A Shot of Brandy podcast features interviews with local artists and entrepreneurs, and his Creators Create studio will help people start their own.
Brandy Mayes discovered podcasts three years ago, and he was immediately impressed.

Food Issue: In good spirits

A Midtown retailer caters to both amateur and professional mixologists wanting to raise the bar with better ingredients and supplies.
It wasn’t so long ago when Oklahoma bartenders had to go to great lengths to tap into the nation’s ever-expanding array of specialty bitters, mixers and bar tools while also being stifled by the state’s strict and confusing blue laws.

Food Issue: Soul food

SixTwelve’s First We Dance, Then We Greet, Then We Eat series creates community through cooking and dancing lessons.
Growing up in New York City suburb Rockland County, Marie Casimir belonged to a community of open doors.

Sweet sorrow

Oklahoma Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet celebrates love in spite of a generational cycle of violence.
For approximately the 10th time in Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park’s nearly 35-year history, a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life. 

Hello kitty

Lyric Theatre’s The Cat in the Hat brings Dr. Seuss’ subversive classic to the stage.

Cover: 2019 review

Here’s a look back at some of the most newsworthy events around the metro this year.
To the ballot

Cover: Beyond preservation

Abandoned Oklahoma aims to show that though a building might be vacant, the memories associated with it aren’t lost.
Before Michael Schwarz could even fully process the orange flames jumping on the television screen, he jumped in his car and made his fastest-ever drive on a familiar trek down to Spencer where the historic Dunjee School — a place he had visited 20 to 30 times after getting involved with the group Abandoned Oklahoma — burned beyond recognition in 2012.

Fiction Issue: The Pink Elephant

By Daniel Scott Bokemper With a final heave, Skye let go of the covered mass he dragged from the hood of his black sedan and onto its roof.

Fiction Issue: Obligatory Apologies of the Nonsensical Kind

By Elizabeth Noel I’m sorry.

Fiction Issue: Streetlight Buoys

By Ryan Schwimmer I went for a run before the sun came up this morning, and I saw a shadow chasing my shadow.

Fiction Issue: Ambidorksterous

By Jeremy “Will Wizard” Williams My friends, there is a war for your fandom, For we all have something we delight in.

Fiction Issue: Your Hand

By M.S. Patton A movie theater has 25 rows of seats with 20 seats in each row.

Fiction Issue: Franz’ Cure

By Jeremy Lowe Little count Drac Would lay on his back Counting the minutes away

Fiction Issue: The Book Collector

By Betsy Randolph Blacked-out windows stared at me while I hiked through the dead jungle, fists clenched.

Discomfort zone

Comic, author and television host Chelsea Handler stops at The Criterion on her Life Will Be the Death of Me tour.

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