• NewsOK Now: When we can't be there, you can

    Alan Herzberger | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Our photographers are quick to action any time there is breaking news around our communities. I honestly don’t know a harder-working, more conscientious group of journalists. When news happens, you can be certain The Oklahoman’s photographers will be quick to have a photo gallery on NewsOK and the shot of the day the following day […]

  • 10 actors who had bit parts on 'X-Files' before they got famous

    Matt Carney | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Growing up in the ‘90s, my parents would buy several hours’ worth of road trip silence (the most valuable kind of silence) from my brother, sister and I by popping a VHS tape into the mini-TV in the back of the family van, the kind that drew its power via cigarette lighter adapter. At one […]

  • Dangerous Oklahoma weather: 8 tornado/storm terms you need to know

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Oklahomans aren’t strangers to severe spring weather, and last night’s swath of storms has everyone saying, “I love Oklahoma, but this weather…”

  • 10 denied personalized Oklahoma license plates

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Here are 10 personalized Oklahoma license plate requests denied by the great state of Oklahoma (and, let me tell you: it’s highbrow stuff)

  • 5 things movies taught me: The Goonies

    Richard Hall | Published: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    Movies hold a very special place in my heart. Not only as a form of entertainment, but as an unrivaled art form that has taught me a number of things. This week’s movie is “The Goonies,” the 1985 classic starring Sean Astin and Josh Brolin.

  • Putting The Oklahoman in your pocket

    Alan Herzberger | Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    I joined the boss at the Rotary Club 29 meeting in downtown Oklahoma City this past Tuesday afternoon. From our downtown office, getting to the Petroleum Club atop the Cotter Ranch Tower is easy – much easier than when we were stationed at Britton and Broadway. I certainly can’t complain about the one-block rush to […]

  • WATCH: Drone footage of downtown Oklahoma City

    BY TIFFANY GIBSON, tgibson@opubco.com | Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    What does the Oklahoma City skyline and Civic Center look like from a drone?

  • Basketball madness on NewsOK: Where the games begin

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Where will you be on Thursday? A restaurant with lots of TVs? A sports bar? Your house? A spring break vacation destination? Maybe you’ll be planted at the office with an eye on NewsOK’s  live scoreboard. Wherever you will be, I suspect you will have some idea of the college basketball games that will start […]

  • 3 Oklahoma businesses make list of Best Companies to Work For

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    Fortune has released their annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work For, and three Oklahoma companies made the cut. They are: Devon Energy Rank: 38 From Fortune: The pride of Oklahoma City, oil and gas driller formed partnership with an inner-city school, Mark Twain Elementary, to provide one-on-one tutoring of students. 240 Devon employees […]

  • See your favorite team's score up in lights

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    The digital video screen on the corner of Robinson and Sheridan outside our new downtown offices is quite the hit. It’s a conversation starter for sure. And most of the conversations end with something like, “I just think that screen is cool.” I think they mean it, too. In my business, people rarely say nice […]

  • Is this what Russell Westbrook's medical mask will look like?

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Film producer/funny guy/Enid High School graduate Mark Potts shared an “exclusive” image of the medical mask Russell Westbrook is rumored to be wearing while he recovers from last week’s face injury: It’s just another example of why Bill Hader applauded Potts earlier this year.

  • 5 Oklahoma state symbols you might not have known about

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Oklahoma has a healthy number of state symbols, some of which you might have read about before. Like the state bird (Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher), state animal (bison), state tree (redbud) and state meal (almost everything). But here are 5 Oklahoma state symbols you might not have known about. No. 5 – Yes, we have a state […]

  • Oklahoma's most affordable small town is...

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Take a bow, Byng, Okla., because you’re the most affordable small town in the entire state.

  • Instameet on Saturday: Learning photography from the pros

    Alan Herzberger | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Doug Hoke spends almost every afternoon sifting through the best pictures that he can showcase to the state the following morning in The Oklahoman. He shares the images with other editors, and they choose the best options for the next day’s Page 1.     It’s a fun part of his job — choosing the […]

  • Leonard Nimoy's 5 most entertaining roles

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    While this certainly isn’t a comprehensive look at the late Leonard Nimoy’s acting/entertainment roles, here are 5 of his best ones.

  • 5 little-known facts about Oklahoma's black history

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    From the 50-plus all-black towns to the history of OKC's Deep Deuce, here are 5 little-known facts you should know about Oklahoma's black history.

  • 5 winter weather photos every Oklahoman takes

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Winter weather in Oklahoma usually means a few things: school and church closings, everyone getting cabin fever, and a bunch of photos of the same five things. Here are the 5 types of winter weather photos every Oklahoman takes. No. 5 – The random YARD We’re all guilty of this: We wake up and look […]

  • Read the entire Obese Oklahoma series on Oklahoman.com

    Alan Herzberger | Published: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    We’re halfway through a series that we hope makes a big difference by drawing attention to a problem within our community and our state. It’s called ‘Obese Oklahoma.’     The introduction for the first installment of the series breaks down all the questions we explore. How big of a problem is obesity? How did […]

  • 5 reasons the Tulsa Race Riot should always be remembered

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    The Tulsa Race Riot is an example of humanity at its worst, and is one of the darkest moments in Oklahoma's history. And that's one reason why it should always be remembered.

  • 5 bizarre dating sites you didn't know existed

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    If you’re single this Valentine’s Day (or just wanting to see what the Internet has to offer), here are 5 of the most unique and bizarre dating sites out there.




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