January 15, 2012

This Land Magazine

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. 

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