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For centuries newspapers were the key source for breaking news. "Extra" editions were printed, often several times a day, to bring readers expanded coverage of stories as they developed. According to Washington Post columnist John Kelly, "extra" was used not as a synonym for "additional," but as a form of the word "extraordinary." It indicated extraordinary news.

Oklahoma Humanities Extra! is your source for extraordinary information beyond what you read in our magazine. You'll find author-generated questions for discussion and suggested sources for further reading and inquiry. EXTRA! materials are great for generating community conversation and for getting students to think critically about issues and ideas -- beyond the classroom.

Click on the story titles below and enjoy a little something EXTRA!

The American Sense of Humor
By M. Thomas Inge

Will Rogers in the 21st Century Influencing Politics with Humor
By Brett S. Sharp

Skirting Stereotypes Women in Comedy
By Joanna E. Rapf

A Brief History of African American Humor
By Gerald Early

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