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Since U Been Gone, Kelly Clarkson Has Taken Over Daytime TV

Since U Been Gone, Kelly Clarkson Has Taken Over Daytime TV This week, NBCUniversal announced that The Kelly Clarkson Show will take over the plum, 3 p.m. EST slot long occupied by Ellen DeGeneres, after the latter ends her reign next year. It’s a shift that will make Clarkson, in the words of one NBC […]

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Summer Cinema

Summer Cinema Oops, half the year is already over! How did this happen? I don’t know, and you probably don’t either, but here we are, looking down the barrel of a musical, a documentary and blockbuster action film. With more tent pole films feeling comfortable enough to release, it’s looking like we’re getting closer and […]

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A Tribute to Willie and June

A Tribute to Willie and June “After football practice, I remember running to the restaurant, grabbing a sopapilla, ripping it open and stuffing it full of meat and sauce. Then I’d eat it like a sandwich. I’d do it all the time; that was my favorite snack ever,” says chef Kevin Nashan.  Many years later, […]

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Annette Gordon-Reed Explores the Tangled Meaning of Juneteenth

Annette Gordon-Reed Explores the Tangled Meaning of Juneteenth In the historic Black neighborhood where I grew up in Dallas, a parade would roll off the lot of New Mount Zion Baptist Church on June 19, or the Saturday closest to it, and wend its way through a community where many of the streets were named […]

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The Texanist: Why Do I Get So Many Robocalls From Small Texas Towns?

The Texanist: Why Do I Get So Many Robocalls From Small Texas Towns? Q: I love small-town Texas, but I’ve recently noticed that the majority of spam calls I get on my cellphone come from numbers in small or even tiny Texas towns like Granger, Mentone, Sour Lake, and so forth. What is the deal […]

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Trait Thompson

Trait Thompson In 2020, Trait Thompson was unanimously selected by the Oklahoma Historical Society’s board of directors to take the helm as executive director. Prior to that, he spearheaded a multi-million dollar restoration project, was a political advisor, and worked in the telecom and business consulting fields. Thompson has also been an adjunct professor at […]

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A Variety of Options

A Variety of Options In conjunction with the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission’s commemoration events, Tulsa Opera presents Greenwood Overcomes on May 1-2 at the Tulsa PAC. Celebrated Black composers and opera stars take the stage to honor the resilience of Black Tulsans and Black Americans around the country. Signature Symphony continues its virtual offerings […]

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The “Trump Effect” Helped One Republican Beat 22 Other Candidates in Texas Last Night

The “Trump Effect” Helped One Republican Beat 22 Other Candidates in Texas Last Night If you were looking for evidence that Donald J. Trump is still the kingmaker in GOP politics, you could do worse than the results of a special congressional election in North Texas on Saturday night. On Monday afternoon, the day before […]

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Beloved Events Return

Beloved Events Return After its brief hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19, Mayfest returns to downtown Tulsa on May 7-9. Enjoy top-of-the-line arts from local and national artists, plus entertainment and food all weekend long. In conjunction with Mayfest, ahha Tulsa presents the 2021 Youth Art Gallery through June 20. The original works in this […]

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Austinites Ban Public Homeless Camps, While San Antonio Voters Protect the Police’s Ability to Collectively Bargain

Austinites Ban Public Homeless Camps, While San Antonio Voters Protect the Police’s Ability to Collectively Bargain Municipal elections aren’t typically the most scintillating exercises of democracy, but three local ballot propositions voted on May 1 in cities around the state are worth the notice of all Texans. Austinites have overwhelmingly approved Proposition B, which restores […]