In 2006, the EPA issued mandatory evacuations to residents of the town of Picher, Oklahoma. This winter, photographer Seph Lawless traveled to Picher to access a previously restricted area. And he brought back what look like apocalyptic visions of the future.
Thanks to fracking and other injection processes, small earthquakes are the new normal in the American interior. That poses another, more ominous question. What does the Big One look like in Oklahoma?
Elmer McCurdy lived his life with one foot in the grave. A schemer and heavy drinker, he saw himself as an outlaw. Problem was, he kept botching the job. A train robbery in 1911 went up in smoke after Elmer applied too much nitro to the safe—destroying the strongbox and the loot.
When Oklahoma declared a “war on obesity,” it planned to change the city’s infrastructure and encourage healthy living at a huge scale. So far its population has lost a million pounds of fat—but is that enough to defeat obesity?
The bare-bones facts would be disturbing enough on their own: in June 1977, three Girl Scouts—ages 8, 9, and 10—sharing the most remote tent at summer camp were found raped and brutally murdered. It’s the stuff of nightmares and horror movies. But the story got even worse.
To be clear: the ex-girlfriend of Shaynna Sims’ boyfriend was already dead from natural causes. But that didn’t stop the Tulsa, Okla. resident from paying the deceased a funeral-home visit, where it’s alleged that she slashed the woman’s face from hairline to nose, cut her hair, and chopped off a toe and a breast.
Today is the two-year anniversary of the largest tornado ever recorded. The tornado, a multiple-vortex EF-3 (by damage, EF-5 by radar measurements) grew to an astonishing width of 2.6 miles at its widest. The storm killed eight people, including three highly experienced storm chasers caught by the tornado’s explosive…
Tomorrow, when the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the highest-profile death penalty challenge in seven years, the justices will begin ruling on this question: Does Oklahoma’s use of the common surgical sedative midazolam fail to make prisoners unconscious during lethal injections, thus violating the Eighth…
Well, he's been modeling for this statue that's (hopefully) gonna be placed next to a Ten Commandments statue on the lawn in front of Oklahoma's state capitol, courtesy of those noted holiday-cheer-spreaders, the Satanic Temple. Vice has hella (sorry) more under-construction pics of the statue, right this way.
Technicians at the Oklahoma Army National Guard base in Tulsa accidentally triggered the fire suppression system in a hangar on Tuesday morning, causing foam to comically flood out of the hangar onto the tarmac. In a freak coincidence, a dust devil formed on the base and kicked up a foamnado.
The marijuana economy in California, battling obesity in Oklahoma City, the real underground in London, plus buildings that used to be Pizza Huts, and much more, all in this week's urban reads.
You know that phrase "slippery slope" that politicians are always throwing around? The Oklahoma legislature just hit the Slip 'N Slide. In fact, they've provided a perfect demonstration of the phrase's meaning by opening up the door for a giant monument to Satan on the grounds of the capitol building.
Eric Piper and J. David Osbourne aren't cultists (that we know of), by they did build a 300-lb. monument to the dark Lovecraftian god Azathoth and left it on the lawn of the unsuspecting Paseo Grill in Oklahoma City two weeks ago. Curious whether this was some kind of art project or a sign of the end times in which…
Dear Oklahoma City: There is either an extremely dangerous cult in your town, or there's someone with a sense of humor. Either way, if you aren't prepared for your soul to be devoured by a Lovecraftian horror beyond imagining, you might want to cancel your reservation at the Paseo Grill.
Three members of the TWISTEX storm chasing team including Tim Samaras, his son Paul Samaras, and chase partner Carl Young were killed on Friday in El Reno, Oklahoma when a tornado made a direct hit on their vehicle. The storm's total death toll now stands at 12.
Google acaba de actualizar sus imágenes de satélite de la localidad de Moore, en Oklahoma, arrasada esta semana por un tornado, y la comparación del antes y después es escalofriante. Arriba se puede ver a la izquierda cómo era antes una zona concreta de Moore, a la derecha justo después del paso del tornado. Sus…
La NASA acaba de hacer públicas las primeras imágenes del tornado que arrasó ayer la localidad de Moore, en Oklahoma, causando decenas de muertos y dejando a su paso una estela de devastación. El tornado es un clase F4 en la escala Fujita. En otras palabras, sus vientos alcanzan velocidades de entre 267 y 321…