• 10 things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Thanksgiving is a day for spending time with family and friends and, yes, enjoying some delicious food. But it’s also a time to be thankful for what we have in this life. The following 10 stories are happy and heartfelt, and represent the best that we as people have to offer — and be thankful […]

  • Watch the 'Jurassic World' official trailer right now

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    The first official trailer for “Jurassic World,” starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Star-Lord Chris Pratt, just dropped on the YouTube, and you can check it out below: The best part of the entire trailer? This:

  • Oklahoman.com: Holding the newspaper on your phone

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    I had the opportunity to speak with a longtime subscriber a couple of weeks ago. She’s been reading The Oklahoman every day for years and likes holding the printed newspaper, but she’s comfortable with technology and also uses our products on her mobile devices. She has downloaded The Oklahoman’s iPad app, The Oklahoman iPad Print […]

  • 10 famous Oklahomans, then and now

    Richard Hall | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Ah, the Hollywood Sign. It has long since been a symbol of “making it.” You know, picking yourself up by your bootstraps and getting things done how only you can.

  • POLL: What's your favorite Thanksgiving food?

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    I’m curious: What do Oklahomans like to eat on Thanksgiving? What is your favorite Thanksgiving food? Take the poll below and share your thoughts in the comments. It’s listed in alphabetical order, broken up by food type. Cheers! What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?

  • #LICKatOKC: This issue is for the dogs...and cats

    Tiffany Gibson | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Just. LOOK. At. These. Faces. LOOKatOKC published its #LICKatOKC pet issue today, and it’s everything we could ever hope for with sad puppy dog eyes, cats in sinks and infinite cuteness. We had more than 170 submissions on Instagram and 40 from NewsOK.com/Now/Submit. Check out more photos here and here. And, because it was such […]

  • 10 facts about Oklahoma you might not have known

    Richard Hall | Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Oklahoma is an interesting place, full of interesting and, sometimes, little-known historical facts. Here are 10 facts about Oklahoma you might not have known. No. 10 – Shoreline Believe it or not, Oklahoma has about 55,646 miles of shoreline, which is pretty impressive considering we’re smack dab in the middle of the Continental U.S. No. […]

  • 11 Oklahoman subscribers have conversation and 'Coffee with the editor'

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Last week, we promoted an opportunity for subscribers to have coffee with the editor. We held up our end. We supplied the coffee and the editor. Eleven lucky subscribers filled in the rest. They were chosen to spend a morning with Kelly Dyer Fry, The Oklahoman’s editor, on Thursday.     There was coffee. There were […]

  • Oklahoma average student loan debt 5th lowest in U.S., study shows

    Arianna Pickard | Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Oklahoma was among the lowest in the nation when it came to average student loan debt and the proportion of students graduating with loan debt in 2013.

  • What this dog is capable of will make your jaw drop

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    I love dogs. They’re smart and capable animals. And some of them, as evident by the below gif, are incredible patient and show impressive self-control. Here’s a dog balancing 50 treats on his/her nose, like some tasty form of Jenga:

  • Behold this gloriously ugly Thunder sweater

    Matt Carney | Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    How many varying patterns do an ugly sweater make? This one, sold by Clark Toys, appears to have five of them, and if that wasn’t gauche enough for you it’s got different-colored sleeves like something in Russell Westbrook’s enormous closet. It’ll run you $59.99 before tax and shipping so it’s a little pricey for a […]

  • Is Satan responsible for Monster Energy drinks? This woman thinks so

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Oh boy. Ohhhhhhhh boy. The woman in this video claims Monster Energy drinks are the work of the debil Satan. You picking up what she’s putting down, or just gonna laugh it off as you take a sip from that Monster you buy every Monday morning on your way into work? Maybe once the Satanic […]

  • Different and fun: #HeyDave hashtag is a great place to start

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    Dave Morris listened to what was happening in his community. His ears perked up. “That’s a good story,” he thought. He shared it with a reporter who covers this sort of thing – Steve Lackmeyer. Steve recognized the story was different, and the result was this:     A fun front-page centerpiece in The Oklahoman […]

  • 5 things only Oklahomans will understand

    Richard Hall | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Every state has its quirks, and Oklahoma is no exception. It takes a certain kind of individual to call Oklahoma home, but once that happens they’ll totally get where I’m coming from about these 5 things only Oklahomans will understand. No. 5 – QuickTrip QuikTrip is an Oklahoma staple, right up there with steak and […]

  • That time Barry Switzer grabbed dinner with The Captain in Tulsa

    Arianna Pickard | Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Barry Switzer posted this photo on Twitter apparently after having dinner with William Shatner on Friday in Tulsa. Great dinner with The Captain in Tulsa! @WilliamShatner pic.twitter.com/LCHvIj75Zr — Barry Switzer (@Barry_Switzer) November 8, 2014 How did Captain Kirk wind up in Tulsa eating dinner with the former Oklahoma Sooners and Dallas Cowboys football coach? The […]

  • 'Let's go Longhorns!': Watch 10 hours of man walking in Austin as a hipster

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Remember when that catcalling/harassment video went viral? Well, there’ve been a number of responses and parodies, but none of them are as honest as the following video is (which condenses down 10 hours of a man walking in Austin as a hipster; warning: some language):

  • #FeelGoodFriday: This photo of 2-year-old Brooklyn Lynn Lilly is what happy endings are all about

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    This is a photo of pure elation. That’s 2-year-old Brooklyn Lynn Lilly of Tawas City, Mich. She wandered off from a family member on Wednesday, and what followed was a nerve-wracking search that lasted nearly 22 hours. Lilly was found in the woods near her home and, other than being a bit dirty and having […]

  • POLL: Do guns make homes safer?

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    A recent Gallup poll asked Americans if guns make homes safer. The answer? Six-in-10 believe they do: According to Gallup, the number of Americans who believe guns make homes safer has “nearly doubled since 2000.” What do you think? Take our poll below, and leave your thoughts in the comments: Do you think having a […]

  • Charles Barkley and Shaq in 'True Detective' season 3? YES, PLEASE

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    “True Detective” was a surprise hit when it debuted on HBO earlier this year. The gritty crime drama starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as they investigated some occult craziness. But you know what would make the series better? Casting Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal: Which instantly reminds me of this:

  • Oklahoma among the worst states in midterm voter turnout

    BY MATT CARNEY | Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    Voter turnout for Tuesday's midterm election here in Oklahoma was the lowest in decades. And while midterm elections typically don't yield as high of turnout rates as presidential election years, Oklahoma saw a particularly steep 9 percent drop from its 2010 midterm turnout rates. The only states with steeper percentage drops from 2010 to this year's election were California (9.2 percent), Nevada (9.5 percent), South Dakota (11.5 percent), Alabama (9.5 percent), Delaware (thirteen percent) and Vermont (9.2 percent). Here's a map from the data analysis site FiveThirtyEight illustrating the differences in turnout state-by-state: Citing early estimates of turnout, FiveThirtyEight writers Carl BIalik and Reuben Fischer-Baum also say that fewer than 3 in 10 eligible voters showed up to the polls