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Lanny Dean and His Merry Band of Tornado-Chasers

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Lanny Dean had a hoarse throat when we spoke. Maybe from screaming “Agggh! Tornado!!!” He said no, it was just from speaking to so many customers. Tornado season is his busy time.

Tulsa Route 66: East Meets West

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

The line dividing “east” from “west” may seem more philosophical than geographical. But that didn’t stop Tulsa, Oklahoma, from spending six years and $1.2 million to claim it.

Beaver Cow Chip Toss: Time For Another Hurl

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

If you’re within a few hundred miles of Beaver, Oklahoma, stop by on Saturday, April 16, at 1 PM.

Quan Am Smiles Upon Tulsa

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

After years of delay, Tulsa, Oklahoma, is now the unlikely home of America’s tallest Buddhist deity.

Lovely Bones: America’s Skeleton Museum

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

It takes a long time to create a museum of skeletons — especially when you have to strip off all the meat and reassemble the bones yourself.

God Fingers: Claw Inspiring

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

City council members in the Southern California town of Bellflower are hoping that the “fingers of God” will attract foot traffic to their downtown district this summer. They recently approved the temporary installation of Invitation/Decalogue, a 26-foot-wide, 15-foot-tall fiberglass sculpture by Romanian artist Liviu Mucan, which is intended to represent God’s hands and The Ten […]

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