This issue, we’re blowing the lid off.
CONFESSIONS OF A DESIGNATED HITTER: Russell Cobb talks to Wilbanks Smith, the OSU player who put a jaw-breaking hit on Drake quarterback Johnny Bright, the first black player to seriously contend for the Heisman trophy.
WHERE’S THE MONEY?: Larry Yadon recreates the night Tulsa oilman Walt Helmerich was kidnapped – and hilariously ransomed.
CREATIVE INTENTION: Adrian Brune interviews Centrahoma-born illustrator Paul Davis in time for a retrospective of his poster art.
LETTER FROM BAVARIA: Aric S. Queen, This Land’s favorite globetrotter, meets some strangers on a train.
POETRY: Erin Glanville Brown brings us four seasonal Haikus in “A Year with the Bison.”
HERDING SHEEP: Jennifer Westbrook spins a tale of wool and worship at Shepherd’s Cross.
THEY CALL ME ASSASSIN: Chris Sandel enters the ring with Mikey Burnett, an extreme fighter with a tale of survival.
ORIGINAL OKIE: Deborah Lopez photographs Clea Alsip–a young actress on the rise who graduated from Booker T. Washington High School.