Culture

  • Crafting Ancient Tradition

    Six years ago, Chouteau resident John Knifechief’s life changed forever. While riding his motorcycle on a rainy day, Knifechief was hit head-on by a driver...

  • Embracing Diversity

    When traveling, I am often greeted with a common conversation starter: “Where are you visiting from?” In some cities, strangers often look at me with...

  • Where Three Sisters Thrive

    Trail of Tears beads, ceremonial native tobacco and rare breeds of corn, beans, squash – referred to in Native cultures as “three sisters” – and...

  • Country Haven

    What was once a wooded setting for raising polo ponies is now a grand, country estate in northwest Oklahoma City. Jerry Ellis and Gina Volturo-Ellis...

  • Building on a Dream

      It was healthy competition that drew Shannon Thomas into the world of bodybuilding. “I saw one of my old high school football buddies at...

  • Political Outsider

      Publicity material for Politically Incoherent, a new disc from Oklahoma’s Mike Hardeman, calls it “a contemporary cousin” of The First Family, that trailblazing 1962...

  • Winter White

      Whites are everywhere this winter, from runways to vanities. Some of the latest and greatest in the world of beauty conjure the image of...

  • Medium For Change

      Narciso Arguelles is an Oklahoma visual artist who uses any art medium necessary to dictate the issues that are important to indigenous, Latino and...

  • Down on the 101

    When George Washington Miller (“G.W.”) first saw the tall bluestem grass and wild rye spread across northeastern Oklahoma in 1879, he didn’t just see prairie...

  • Bringing the Undead to Life

    An Oklahoma-born special effects guru brings disfigurement to some of Hollywood’s most popular television shows and movies.