September 17, 2020

I Got Sick of Watching the Tulsa World Die

In the immediate aftermath of 2016 election there were calls for people to increase their civic understanding, and in particular funnel money into local news. In the years that have followed we’ve seen stories highlighting the decline of local news that have left towns without anyone regularly covering the boring but important events of school boards, town councils, and zoning boards. Local events truly do need good journalists working to document them and those journalists need our support on a regular basis, whether we agree with the events going on or not. Read more

April 3, 2017


In January 2013 the New York Times public editor wrote a column discussing how front page obituaries in 2012 “became something less than a rarity.” According to Margaret Sullivan the total number of front page obituaries for 2012 was 30, or less than ten percent of all front pages that year. While still a small number, it more than doubled any year in the previous decade and the average of 10-12 a year. Read more

October 26, 2013

A History of Tulsa's 100-6 Loss to Houston

Brian Phillips in Grantland: It featured a flu epidemic, a future NFL coach, and a 49-point fourth quarter. A country music star caught a touchdown pass. The winning coach was a tactical revolutionary; the losing coach was the most beloved football hero ever to grace early-1950s Saskatchewan. It was the White Album of college football games, and it was played the day after the White Album came out. Oh, and it’s still the last time a major college program scored 100 points. Read more

April 20, 2013

Tulsa in 1918

The hand-drawn map (not done to scale) comes from the Library of Congress’s maps collections. The full version can be downloaded or viewed here. Here’s some other historical maps from Oklahoma. If you zoom in you’ll notice there’s a baseball stadium between Brady and Archer from Cincinnati to Detroit, a block west of the current ONEOk Field. The drawing could be a reference to Association Park, which was located between Archer and First from Elgin to Cincinnati according to a timeline of Tulsa’s baseball stadiums. Read more

August 29, 2011

Tulsa's Architectural Link to 9/11

Front page New York Times article from yesterday on the fact that Tulsa’s BOK Tower is basically a smaller version of the Twin Towers. It should be noted that the tower will become the second tallest building in Oklahoma upon the completion of the Devon Tower in Oklahoma City.

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