Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
7:50 am
Fri March 27, 2015

SUPER! BitCon Returns to Oklahoma City

The retro gaming event SUPER! BitCon is coming back to Oklahoma City for its second year. Whether you're into table top, cards or video, it's all about the games this weekend.

KOSU's Michael Cross sits down with organizers Brandon Cole Phillips and David Sollars about the celebration.

You can find out more information at SuperBitCon.com.

JenX with Jennifer Dennis-Smith
8:50 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Seeking & Finding A New Religious Home

As Generation X gets older, many of them are starting to look a little harder at their beliefs.

In this week’s Jen-X, Jennifer Dennis-Smith looks at how her spiritual life has changed over the years.


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Arts & Culture
1:48 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Two Elephants Coming to the OKC Zoo

The Oklahoma City Zoo is getting two elephants from a the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle despite criticism from animal activists in the northwest.

KOSU's Michael Cross got a chance to talk to zoo spokesperson Tara Henson about the move.


NPR History Dept.
9:23 am
Thu March 19, 2015

When The KKK Was Mainstream

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 1:44 pm

Recently I tumbled on this story from Kansas Humanities — and an earlier post from Only A Game — about a 1925 baseball game between Wichita's African-American team, the Monrovians, and the Ku Klux Klan.

Wait a minute. The Ku Klux Klan once had a baseball team?

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JenX with Jennifer Lindsey McClintock
8:50 am
Tue March 17, 2015

What Would You Miss If You Couldn't Read?

In our modern society, most of us take the ability to read for granted.

But, even today, there are an estimated 400,000 Oklahomans who are functionally illiterate.

Here’s Jennifer Lindsey McClintock with the week’s JenX.

Jennifer is an Oklahoma City native that works in marketing and Public Relations. You can reach her on twitter @jeninthe405.

Arts & Culture
7:56 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Documentary Spotlights 'Wrecking Crew' Behind Hits of '60s, '70s

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Arts & Culture
7:50 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Paint the Town Green at the O'City Parade

Oklahoma City is getting ready for a huge St. Patrick's Day celebration this weekend in Bricktown.

KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Bricktown District Manager Mallory O'Neill about the party which has something for all ages.

The O'City Parade takes place all over downtown Oklahoma City and Bricktown on Saturday, March 14, beginning at 10 a.m.

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Carless in OKC
8:50 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Celebrating in the Streets of OKC

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Open Streets, a huge celebration in Oklahoma City, is coming to the Uptown 23rd Street District later this month.

In the final weekly edition of Carless in OKC, John and Elizabeth Tankard give us a taste of what we can expect this year.

What does it take to live without a car in OKC?  The Tankards are trying to find out. You can read all about their experiences at carlessinokc.blogspot.com.

Movie Reviews
5:03 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Lesser-Known Players Get Their Bows In 'The Wrecking Crew'

George Harrison and Joe Osborn in The Wrecking Crew.
Magnolia Pictures

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 5:03 pm

In the mid-1960s, pop music moved its center of gravity from New York to Los Angeles. It was a seismic shift, but growing up in the cold drizzle of post-World War II London, what did I know from the West Coast Sound? I was just a rapt kid with my ear glued to Top-40 radio, dreaming of sun, surf and sex via the Beach Boys, the Mamas and Papas, Sam Cooke, The Supremes. In my fevered imagination, Spector's towering "wall of sound" had to have been recorded in a cathedral.

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JenX with Jennifer Martin
8:50 am
Tue March 10, 2015

Gen X Parents Reflect on Their Parents

As Generation Xers start to step into the roles our parents played decades ago, we reflect on how it must have been for them.

Jennifer Martin looks at parents, past and present, in this week’s Jen-X.


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