February 1, 2012

This Land Magazine

Hold on tight, because it’s sure to be a nasty one! Chock full of articles about suicide, homicide, and genocide, this is one gritty paper that promises to take you on a harrowing, hair-raising journey.

GOODBYE: Shawna Lewis says so long to John Sands, a London-born engineer who made a home in Tulsa for over 30 years.

TOGETHER: For Nick Doctor and Mana Tahaie, saying “I do!” twice isn’t necessarily twice as nice.

IMAGINARY OKLAHOMA: Author Jack Pendarvis weaves a tale of Texaco signs and white fog.

BLIND SPOT: Larry Yadon explores the simultaneous rise to power of Boston gangster Whitey Bulger and Tulsa businessman Roger Wheeler.

SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN: Randy Roberts Potts writes a letter to his deceased uncle Ronnie, the oldest son of Oral Roberts.

REDEFINING THE LIBERAL ARTS: Oral Roberts’ daughter Roberta chimes in about the factors that drove her father to start his own college.

SERVING KAGAME: Collin Hinds writes of Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s tenuous connection to Oklahoma City University.

DANCING THE FRIGHT AWAY: Kerry Cohen tries a new sexual identity on for size.

BOOMTOWN: This month, we’re featuring one of Woody Guthrie’s pen-and-ink drawings from the Woody Guthrie Archives.

DONE THAT: Natasha Ball gets her hands dirty at the Chili Bowl.

OKIE ORIGINAL: Jeremy Luther photographs jazz and classical musician Amy Cottingham.

AND THERE’S MORE: This Land sales rep Dustin Brasel generously donated his torso to be used as the canvas for this issue’s cover!

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