March 1, 2012

This Land Magazine

Woody comes home, and Thomas Conner has the story on how he got back here.

Also in this issue:

SO LONG: Bluford Johnson got a new lease on life — and movies — after a work-related accident left him physically disabled. Shawna Lewis reports.

IMAGINARY OKLAHOMA: Brian Frazer tells the tale of the half-baked kidnapping of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

GOVERNMENT 2.0: Transparency is the name of the game when it comes to apps about local government. Michael D. Bates has the story.

THE STUFF OF DREAMS: Thomas Conner follows the Woody Guthrie Archive Collection’s winding journey to its home in Oklahoma.

LETTER FROM RAMALLAH: Timothy Fadek remembers journalist Anthony Shadid, an Oklahoma native who died in Syria last month while on assignment.

WHERE THE BUFFALO DRIFT: The flâneur spirit seizes reporter Russell Cobb in this piece about exploring Tulsa on foot.

DONE THAT: Natasha Ball checks out the Kaiser Foundation’s “teaser” in anticipation for the Woody at One Hundred exhibit.

POETRY: Melody Charles breaks down employment and customer service in deconstructed free verse.

ORIGINAL OKIE: Guy Logsdon brings us a rare photo of Woody Guthrie from his high school year book.f

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