Oz in the News 5.8.13

x800px-usj-wizardofoz.jpg.pagespeed.ic.vw6fNCK7ijAmerican McGee’s Spicy Horse working on a shiny new Oz game “It will be based on the entire Oz series – almost all 14 titles – so expect to see unique things not seen in previous incarnations,” Spicy Horse Community Manager Kelly Heckman says.  The new Oz game is still in its early stages, and Spicy Horse has yet to decide which genre it will be – strategy, puzzler, platformer, action, FPS – though the studio has a few ideas. The game will be cross-platform between tablets and PC, Mac and Linux, and while Spicy Horse likes the idea of a physical product, it has no concrete plans in that regard.

South Dakota woman “Rediscovering Dorothy” from Wizard of Oz  She’s a courageous girl trying to make her way through an unknown land, helping incomplete men find what they need along the way. “So even though you may never have heard of Matilda Joslyn Gage’s name you know her spirit because it comes through in the character of Dorothy,” said Carey Graeber. “Turns out she was the architect of the women’s suffrage movement. She was a lot of the brains behind the fight to get out the vote, and she was written out of history by Susan B. Anthony,” said Graeber.

Callison: Telling the story of Oz’s Dorothy  It was in Aberdeen, in the home of her parents, Karl and Doris Graeber, now of Sioux Falls, that she first saw “The Wizard of Oz.” Because the Graebers owned only a black-and-white television set, it wasn’t until Graeber was in college that she learned the Oz scenes in the movie are in color. An all-black-and-white experience didn’t detract from Dorothy’s story, however, that of a little girl who meets male characters who are not whole human beings, who need someone to lead them to their goals.

We’re off to see the lawyers  Judge William Cohen, who was defending Glinda, played by attorney Teri Corsones, started deliberations with a surprisingly strong opening, describing Dorothy and her attorney as “liars, cheats and frauds” who are only looking to make money from “a good person.”
“My client is a good person,” Cohen said of Glinda. “All she wanted to do was help her and what does she get? She gets sued.”

“David Lynch Meets Wizard Of Oz”: Check Out Vincent Minor’s New Music Video “Dead Air”  The critically-acclaimed gay artist blows back into our life with the belated release of the music video for “Dead Air.” It’s been described as “David Lynch meets The Wizard Of Oz.” We totally get that reference.

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