Like TashaDoesTulsa.com and This Land Events? Odds are that you’ll love This Land Press, too. Each week we publish a variety of stories about Oklahoma, with the aim of broadening the understanding of life and culture in the state.
In case you’ve been busy, here’s a selection of what’s been posted this week.
It’s festival season in Oklahoma. Get the list of the best things to see and do around the state this weekend.
HELLO CHICKEN FRY: What’s next for a Tulsa culinary landmark? A forecast for Nelson’s Buffeteria, rendered in towers of pie and breaded beef.
ORIGINAL OKIE: My latest in This Land (a photo this time): Shaun Perkins forged the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry out of her father’s old machine shop as a tiny monument to the power of poetry in the daily lives of Oklahomans.
TOMORROW: If you help us celebrate the third birthday of This Land Press at Dilly Deli (4-7 p.m.), we will be sure you get a free temporary tattoo from Audio Producer Abby Wendle (Abby is our best tattoo artist, pictured below). Details: http://bit.ly/tlpturns3
FROM ONE FIRE: Who is Cherokee? The enthralling and complex story of the Cherokee Freedmen’s struggle with the Cherokee Nation.
RED STATE: A doctoral student at The University of Oklahoma hopes to expand the understanding of Oklahoma history by highlighting the state’s radical roots.
CHECK THIS: One of the most controversial moments in sports history happened here in Oklahoma. The 2008 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship was held in Tulsa, where International Masters Anna Zatonskih and Irina Krush played a legendary Armageddon Playoff match that gave rise to a YouTube sensation. Matthew Crouch has the video and the incredible story on the heels of the playoff matches at the 2013 Championship in St. Louis.
BOOK THIS: Oklahoma is more than a place—it’s an idea. That’s the kernel that inspired the latest in our catalogue of books: Imaginary Oklahoma, an anthology in which some of today’s most important and influential writers combine with visual artists to provide a fictional take on this place we call home. The Paris Review had some nice things to say about it. Get your copy of Imaginary Oklahoma here.
HAVE YOU HEARD: The new This Land Radio show airs on KOSU Radio every Sunday at 1 p.m. You can subscribe to This Land Radio on iTunes and Stitcher if you won’t be near a radio. Get a preview of Episode 3 of This Land Radio here.
THIS LAND LIVE: We’re excited to introduce our latest video project: It’s This Land Live, a partnership with Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer on a series of new videos starring Oklahoma’s top music makers. Featured here is Featured here is OKC rapper Jabee with a performance of “Beautiful Day.”
GIFT A GRAD: On the hunt for just the right gift for your favorite graduate? This Land Press is the purveyor of some fine Okiecentric reads, tshirts, and housewares—all perfect for the newly free.
HOME ON THE RANGE: Not only does New York Times Chief Film Critic A.O. Scott read This Land, but he also seems to like the Home on the Range thing I wrote. (I think Tony’s writing is fine, too.) What happens when love and guns collide.
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What have you been reading/watching/listening to this week?