May 15, 2011

This Land Magazine

Just when you thought This Land couldn’t pack any more surprises, along comes our May 2011 issue, which is destined to become a collector’s item.

The businessman on the May issue cover has a name: Stuxnet. Sure, you can google his name, but you’re going to have to read “PWNED: HBGary vs. Anonymous” to find out the Oklahoma connection. This true-life techno-thriller also happens to be investigative journalism in the form of a graphic illustration by Dennis Leech, with reporting from Denver Nicks.

On the back cover resides Wess Young, age 94, whose eyes witnessed the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. And speaking of photos: see new work from Shane Brown and Pulitzer-prize nominee J. Don Cook. Along with edgy writing on racial issues from Hannibal B. Johnson and Adrian Margaret Brune, the May issue promises to  bring you sights and sentences that you simply can’t find elsewhere.

Table of Contents:

CULTIVATING THIS LAND: A letter from This Land’s editor, Michael Mason.

CLEANING GRAVES IN CALVERT: This story recounts a burial ritual in a small town in Texas. The poem prompts one reader to recall the unmarked mass graves from the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921.

PWNED!!! HBGARY vs ANONYMOUS: One of the most intriguing stories buzzing around Oklahoma right now. Comic designed & illustrated by Dennis Leach, written by Denver Nicks

THE AWARENESS OF WALTER WHITE: Adrian Margaret Brune traces the footsteps of journalist and civil rights activist, Walter White, who investigated the Tulsa Race Riot.

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