January 15, 2012
This issue suits up to battle the mundane and ordinary. For a very special cover, in-house illustrator Jeremy Luther assembled donated fabrics and tailoring supplies to construct a textural homage to Tulsa tailor and holocaust survivor Sherman Ray.
In this issue:
SO LONG: Architect Joe Coleman dedicated his life to preserving Tulsa’s neglected and forgotten buildings. Shawna Lewis has the story.
TOGETHER: Australian Mick Gower rescued Gayla three times before ditching his feral lifestyle to be with her. Rebekah Greiman dishes the down-under dirt.
IMAGINARY OKLAHOMA: In John Brandon’s “The Migration,” a sheriff brings a psychic in to light a fire under his lackluster police department.
IN THE COMPANY OF GIN: Mark Brown takes aim on a San Francisco “martini safari.”
MR. RAY FITS A SUIT: Michael Berglund weaves a narrative of Holocaust survival in the form of Tulsa tailor Sherman Ray, a survivor of Auschwitz and Dachau.
ANARCHY IN THE OK: Lee Roy Chapman’s latest “Public Secret” revisits the Sex Pistols only US (and Tulsa) tour.
THE ARTIST AT WORK: Erin Turner writes of snakes and diamonds in her letter from Argentina.
POETRY: Caleb Puckett muses over a small town in his prose-poem “Karma, Oklahoma.”
NO TRAIN, NO GAIN: Natasha Ball climbs aboard the Dry Gulch Christmas Train, for cakes, lights and new old-time religion.
RIPPING UP PHONEBOOKS FOR JESUS: Jeff Martin remembers the feats of strength and witness of the Power Team.
TRUE TULSA: Lead singer of the Sex Pistols, Johnny Rotten, graces us with his grimace.