Agrawal family poses in a shopping center in Morelia, Mexico

‘We always FaceTime daddy for presents’: How families celebrate Christmas with their deported spouses


Hundreds of thousands of immigrants are deported from the US each year, and many of them leave behind US citizen spouses and children. Here’s how two families have changed their holiday traditions after the deportations of their husbands and fathers.

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This opera singer says the ‘hype’ should be on her voice, not her transgender identity

A woman in a factory

In one Oklahoma county, the number of women in prison is falling. This treatment program might be why.

The Tiangong-1 space station passes over the moon in this photo taken in September 2013. The station is scheduled to make a crash landing in Europe within the next few weeks.

Chinese space station likely to land in Europe in a few weeks


In the 45 years since Roe v. Wade, states have passed 1,193 abortion restrictions


Personal foreclosure

As a teenager Ryan Chittum lived in a comfortable middle-class neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma; then his father became ill, lost his job and the family lost their home to foreclosure.

Tulsa 2024: The Real Plan to Make OK the Home of the Summer Olympic Games


Tokyo, Moscow, Athens, London and Sydney: What do these cities have in common? They’ve all hosted the modern Olympic games. And if Tulsa (yes, that Tulsa–the one in Oklahoma) has its way, it will soon join this prestigious list. After going through a self-described bout of economic doldrums, Neil Mavis  says the city is ready to […]

How Important Was Preschool to Your Child’s Education?

In Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Obama called for universal early childhood education, citing a range of studies that show “the sooner a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road.” And yet, the president continued, “today, fewer than three in ten four-year-olds are enrolled in a high-quality preschool […]

American Icons: The Outsiders

This is the underbelly of teen America. Susan Eloise Hinton was a teenager when she wrote The Outsiders, the story of rival gangs in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She used the pen name “S.E.” so readers wouldn’t know she was a girl, and bought a Camaro with the earnings. “Some of [the novel’s] faults, like its over-the-top […]

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DJ /rupture Remix Challenge Winners

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DJ rupture says a good remix has to disrespect the original song to build it back up into something surprising; he doesn’t want to hear the original with little embellishments or a new beat. He’s more than happy to subject himself to that treatment.