All posts by Paul Fairchild

  • Managing The Moving Parts

    With the advent of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, new oil wells are going up around the state at a record pace and with a...

  • Oklahoma’s Energy

    Fifteen years ago, movers and shakers wondered what the next engine of Oklahoma commerce would be. Oil and gas reservoirs were tapping out, and wind...

  • Advocates and Activists

    Luck favors Charlie Soap. His quest to bring water to the rural community of Bell, Okla., in the 1980s brought him into the orbit of...

  • Culture In Limbo

    Oklahoma City’s American Indian Cultural Center and Museum won’t see completion anytime soon. The 20-year-old project remains in limbo after this year’s legislature adjourned without...

  • The Trauma Of Culture

    When commentators called the 2008 presidential election for Barack Obama, author and storyteller Clifton Taulbert celebrated, but not whole-heartedly. The child in him, raised in...

  • Virtual Monitor

    Charles Hill, author and publisher of www.dustbury.com, has a few things to say. His award-winning blog, entering its 18th year, entertains, infuriates and provides bountiful...

  • Our Lady Of Art

    Oklahoma City-based neo-pop artist Marilyn Artus drew nationwide attention with her controversial exhibit Our Lady of the Anti-Personnel Weapon & Her Stepford Friends that displayed...

  • The Fate of the Tracks

    Supporters of passenger rail service between Oklahoma City and Tulsa are having trouble getting their voices heard over the noise of the project’s squealing brakes....

  • Go West

    While we love them for their down-to-earth, laid-back living, small towns aren’t known for vibrant, dynamic economies. Two Oklahoma towns, Weatherford and Woodward, are shattering...

  • Art In Motion

    The average commuter bus boasts about 300 horsepower. AcrobatAnt, a Tulsa advertising firm, and the Tulsa Transit Authority are betting that Tulsa’s art scene has...