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Happy birthday

Ellison is considered by many to be one of the most important literary figures of American literature in the 20th century. His existential novel Invisible Man is about race, identity and alienation. It was published in 1952 to critical acclaim and won the National Book Award the following year. In cooperation with Oklahoma City University,

Ruff stuff

Charley has been helping kids who struggle with their reading skills gain confidence by providing a willing, uncritical audience. Charley is a 7-year-old AKC Certified therapy dog who, along with her person, Jerry Nickell, visits The Village Library to participate in Children Reading to Dogs, a weekly program at several Metropolitan Library System branches. A

Last call for frightful fun

It’s not too late to deck out for Halloween, or too early to start gathering Christmas decorations. BY GAZETTE STAFF October is almost over, as are these frightful, fun events. catch ’em while you still can. haunt the river 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday Boathouse District 725 S. Lincoln Blvd. oklahomariverevents.org/haunt-the-river 552-4040 $25-$35

Banned, but not in Oklahoma

The novel is told from the perspective of an African American man who opens the story by explaining that he is invisible “simply because people refuse to see [him].” It also contains commentary on social, intellectual and identity issues of African Americans in the twentieth century and explores contrasts in regional racism. It won the

Silent no more

 It’s amazing that it was ever made in the first place. The film, rediscovered by the Oklahoma Historical Society, tells a four-way love story but also shows the lost way of life of its actors — about 300 Kiowas and Comanches. Those traditions were discouraged when the film was shot in July 1920 in the

Urban education

“If we’re going to operate as a fully functional 24-hour downtown, we need more than an elementary school. We need a middle school and a high school,” said Russell Claus, city planning director, about John W. Rex Elementary School, under construction at Sheridan and Walker avenues. The $14 million charter school is the result of

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