• 5 ways to kick off your Oklahoma weekend

    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 02:48 PM

    H&8th If you're at an event in Oklahoma City and you're not surrounded by food trucks then did it really happen? That's the sort of pondering you can do at H&8th tonight. I highly suggest catching the music lineup which boasts some exceptional acts. Brashear's recent release is a knockout and you're going to have a harder time catching Annie Oakley for free after they release their next EP in September.  7 p.m. - D. Whitfield Ensemble  8 p.m. - Annie Oakley 9 p.m. - Rachel Brashear 10 p.m.

  • Carrie Underwood to be a guest judge on 'Project Runway' season finale

    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 05:52 PM

    Seven-time Grammy winner and Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood will appear on Lifetime’s Emmy-nominated "Project Runway," joining Nina Garcia and Zac Posen as a guest judge on the show's season finale. As previously reported, Underwood will be stepping to center stage in the fashion world during New York’s Fashion Week at the Calia by Carrie Underwood show to present the fall collection of her fitness and lifestyle brand. The "Project Runaway" season finale show tapes Friday, Sept. 11 with Emmy Award winners Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. The finale episode will air at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 on Lifetime, according to a news release.

  • Choctaw marks 25 years of Oktoberfest

    Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Beginning Friday, polka music, smoked bratwurst and pork chops and plenty of German beer will be among the offerings as Choctaw celebrates 25 years of Oktoberfest.

  • From Star Wars to Pixar, movies still to come in 2015

    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11:20 AM

    Now that the summer blockbuster season is behind us, you may be wondering what movies are still out there to look forward to. We have your list here — from Star Wars to Pixar.

  • Throwback Thursday: The Superman-Batman team

    Matthew Price | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Superman at Batman are set to team in a live-action theatrical motion picture for the first time in next year's Batman vs. Superman: The Dawn of Justice. The two currently team up in the comic "Batman/Superman," but back in 2003, they hadn't been part of a regular team-up title with each other for almost two decades.  In a column on Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, I looked at the new "Superman/Batman" #1 by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness, and looked back at the history of the Superman-Batman team.  The 2003 series ran for 87 issues, and ended in 2011 to make way for the "New 52" relaunch of the characters.  From the column: They were once known as the World's Finest team — but they haven't

  • Kyle Reid shares his cigar box ballads (Stair-A-Okie Performance)

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    You can't smoke cigars in The Oklahoman building like I imagine my journalistic ancestors would've, but there's no rule against cigar box guitars. That's Oklahoma-based singer/songwriter Kyle Reid up above. He visited the newsroom for our second staircase concert installment and played material from his latest album "It's Alright...". Interesting note: he makes those instruments by hand and released that album's worth of acoustic jams in May. Not too shabby for a guitar with three strings, right? This performance isn't as rowdy as when Kyle plays with his Low Swingin' Chariots backing band, but I think that's a good thing. Lean your chair back and enjoy it. Like Reid said

  • David Oyelowo talks Emmy nomination after Oscar snub

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — David Oyelowo, who played the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the film "Selma," says there's an interesting upside to not getting an Oscar nomination. "In many ways I think we probably got more attention for not being nominated," he said in a recent interview. "I've actually found that people were so disgruntled by some of the love that 'Selma' didn't get with certain award shows that it makes their love for it even more vehement. When they hug me, they hug me real tight, you know?" Certain award show snubs aside, Oyelowo is nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his performance in the HBO TV movie "Nightingale," where he plays a man unraveling after committing a heinous act off-screen. Next, he co-st

  • Britain Cate Blanchett

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    FILE - This is a Tuesday, May 19, 2015 file photo of Cate Blanchett as she poses for photographers upon her arrival for the screening of the film Sicario at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett will receive a major career honor at this year’s London Film festival, where two of her latest films are screening. The Australian actress will be presented with the British Film Institute Fellowship at an Oct. 17 ceremony. BFI chairman Greg Dyke said Thursday Aug. 27, 2015, that Blanchett was “a compelling and brave actress whose mesmerizing screen presence has captivated audiences since her earliest roles.

  • The Lego 'Jurassic World' is almost better than the original

    John Clyde, KSL | Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    The biggest movie of the last five years has now hit the big time: It's received the Lego treatment.

  • BC-AP Lifestyles Digest,3rd Ld-Writethru

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    NOT FOR PUBLICATION OR BROADCAST Here is the AP Lifestyles Digest for the week of Aug. 24. To receive the AP Lifestyles digest by email, contact sacoca@ap.org. For copy reruns, call Customer Support, customersupport@ap.org, 877-836-9477. For photo reruns, visit the photo archive http://apimages.ap.org/. Please note that Horizons video is available to Horizons subscribers only. For questions on homes, gardening, crafts and Special Editions, contact Julie Rubin, jrubin@ap.org. Food, J.M. Hirsch, jhirsch@ap.org. Travel, Beth Harpaz, bharpaz@ap.org. Fashion and general lifestyles, Shelley Acoca, sacoca@ap.org. UPDATES: ADDS PARENTING-INFIDELITY AND KIDS, COLLEGE STUDENTS-SUBSTANCE ABUSE. PETS-BIG PIGS will

  • GlobalGirl Media gives East Bay girls a voice

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    OAKLAND — With newsrooms shrinking nationwide, youth in our communities have begun to tell their own stories. GlobalGirl Media, a nonprofit organization that teaches teenage girls digital storytelling skills, was cofounded by award-winning filmmakers Amie Williams and Meena Nanji in Los Angeles in 2010. Williams, the organization’s executive director, eventually moved to Oakland, where she started a chapter in 2014, partnering with Youth UpRising and forming an advisory board of media professionals including actor Danny Glover. “In the process of giving girls a voice, you introduce an alternative narrative, and you change the existing narrative,” Glover said in a GlobalGirl Media interview at their launch party in Oak

  • Film about town versus white supremacist showing in state

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An award-winning documentary about a small North Dakota town's struggle to block a white supremacist from establishing an Aryan enclave on their doorsteps will be shown in theaters in the state next month. "Welcome to Leith," by New York filmmakers Michael Nichols and Christopher Walker, chronicles the saga of Leith and its clash with Craig Cobb, who bought property in the town of 16 people in 2012 and encouraged other white supremacists to join him there. Cobb's plans derailed when he was accused of menacing and terrorizing residents with a gun. He was put on probation for four years and moved to Sherwood, about 200 miles away.

  • Dutch rabbit Miffy and Matisse side-by-side at Rijksmuseum

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Miffy is hanging with Matisse at the Rijksmuseum. A new exhibition highlighting the significance of Dick Bruna, the Dutch artist who created the cute white bunny, puts his work alongside that of the artists who inspired him, including Henri Matisse, Fernand Leger and members of Dutch art movement De Stijl. The exhibition, which opened Thursday and occupies one room of the landmark Amsterdam museum, has a title as simple and minimalist as Miffy herself: "Dick Bruna. Artist." Bruna, 88, stopped working in 2011, but Miffy remains immensely popular around the world. The Rijksmuseum says it wants to present his work in an art historical context.

  • Welcome to Leith

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2013. file photo, Jay Schechter holds a sign, while participating in a protest rally outside white supremacist Craig Cobb's house in Leith, N.D. A documentary, titled "Welcome to Leith," about Cobb’s failed takeover of the small North Dakota town will debut in theaters in the state in September 2015, after playing at film festivals around the world and landing a deal with a New York-based film distributor.

  • Dutch rabbit Miffy and Matisse side-by-side at Rijksmuseum

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Miffy is hanging with Matisse at the Rijksmuseum. A new exhibition highlighting the significance of Dick Bruna, the Dutch artist who created the cute white bunny, puts his work alongside that of the artists who inspired him, including Henri Matisse, Fernand Leger and members of Dutch art movement De Stijl. The exhibition, which opened Thursday and occupies one room of the landmark Amsterdam museum, has a title as simple and minimalist as Miffy herself: "Dick Bruna. Artist." Bruna, 88, stopped working in 2011, but Miffy remains immensely popular around the world. The Rijksmuseum says it wants to present his work in an art historical context.

  • Movie review: 'We Are Your Friends'

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    As big an impact as EDM has had on music in the last decade, the surrounding culture has barely made a ripple in the world of film. Much of what’s out there consists of comparatively little-seen documentaries like last year’s Under the Electric Sky. The amiable, though hardly groundbreaking We Are Your Friends helps remedy that situation somewhat. While the idea of High School Musical star Zac Efron playing a club DJ might be aesthetically offensive to some EDM purists, director/co-writer Max Joseph — the co-host/videographer on MTV’s Catfish — has created a story that at least feels as if it’s crafted by someone who actually appreciates and loves the music.

  • Movie review: 'Memories of the Sword'

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    The plot in the South Korean martial-arts period-piece Memories of the Sword may verge on the incomprehensible but, boy, is it gorgeous. Director Heung-Sik Park’s take on a classic Chinese wuxia tale — a medieval-set meshing of war, love and wire-work choreography where characters can become airborne as in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon — bears all the classic elements of honor, betrayal and revenge. While Park doesn’t do much new with these elements and the clanging action scenes aren’t particularly revolutionary, the film gets by on its ravishing good looks. Go-eun Kim is Hong-yi (who later goes by Seol-hee), a girl who decides to use her considerable skills with the sword to avenge the death of her father.

  • How to do right by summer's bounty of luscious tomatoes

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    If you're like me, you believe that a fresh, ripe tomato is one of the best things about summer. And this tart is an ode to the tomato in season — and a lesson about how to make the most of it. Let's start with how to choose the best tomatoes. First, pick up your candidate, smell the stem and confirm that it smells strongly like a tomato. Next, figure out if it is juicy by hefting it. You want a heavy tomato; if it's heavy, it's juicy. On the chance that you buy more tomatoes than you plan to eat right away, store the extras on a counter away from the sunlight. Do not put them on a sunny windowsill, which can make them rot. Likewise, don't put them in the refrigerator, which can kill their flavor if they're not already ripe

  • The difficult, extraordinary 'Diary of a Teenage Girl'

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    The first time we see 15-year-old Minnie Goetze in Marielle Heller’s extraordinary and often extraordinarily uncomfortable “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” the aspiring cartoonist is walking — no, striding — down a sun-dappled San Francisco street. It is 1976, and our heroine looks like she could take on the world. Then, her voice-over: “I had sex today. Holy (expletive)!” Played with Oscar-worthy emotional precision by 23-year-old British actress Bel Powley, Minnie breaks out a knowing, almost gleeful smile; moments later, we see her toggle between confidence and insecurity. It’s a bravura opening that signals the complexity to come.

  • Movie review: ‘Mistress America’ is a little treasure

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Noah Baumbach pumps a lot of drama into his take on the screwball comedy. Starting her freshman year at a liberal arts college for women in New York City has Tracy in a tizzy. Her roommate is a human migraine headache, her creative writing program is a nightmare and her closest peer and potential beau Tony has been hijacked by an uncommonly possessive girlfriend named Nicollete. As Tracy tells her mother, her life is “like being at a party where you don’t know anybody, all the time.” Mom, preparing to marry a nice widower, pairs Tracy up with his early-30s daughter Brooke, an urbane socialite who could cure the younger girl’s insecurity. What could go wrong? Well, actually, lots.

  • Movie review: Men, and marketing, against a mountain in ‘Meru’

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    In the world of elite mountaineering, Mount Everest is apparently for wusses. The world-class climbers in the documentary “Meru” go to the top of Everest like we go to the gym, and with about as much enthusiasm. One guy mentions that he once hauled a pair of skis to the top and carved his way back down, exhibiting a sort of nonchalant dismissal of the mountain. Everest? Dude, I totally skied down that thing. For a more formidable challenge, these men covet a slightly lower but more inaccessible Himalayan destination, the central peak of a three-headed monster named Meru. The middle peak is just a few feet in altitude short of Everest and challenges climbers with a much tougher mix of terrain — ice, roc

  • Movie review: Star-studded cast can’t save screwball homage ‘She’s Funny That Way’

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    In “She’s Funny That Way,” Peter Bogdanovich returns to feature films for the first time since 2001’s “The Cat’s Meow.” “She’s Funny” is a loving ode to screwball comedies from the Golden Age of Hollywood that never approaches the films it pays homage to. The cast is star-studded — Jennifer Aniston! Owen Wilson! Will Forte! Even Cybill Shepherd! — but none of these actors feels particularly comfortable handling the rat-a-tat dialogue that characterizes the best screwball. The script is never as funny as the film thinks it is, either. Still, “She’s Funny That Way” goes down smooth, even if it makes you wish you were watching “His Girl Friday” or “Bringing Up Baby” instead.

  • Man who spent $100K to look like Justin Bieber found dead

    Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Botched reality TV personality Tobias Strebel, known for his similar appearance to Justin Bieber, was found dead in a Motel 6 room on Aug. 21 in North Hills, Calif., The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. He was 35. Strebel died Aug. 21 at 5 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Coroner's Office. An autopsy was conducted Wednesday, and the cause of death has not yet been determined. TMZ broke the news of Strebel's death. Strebel was reported missing earlier this month, having last been seen in West Hollywood on Aug. 18.

  • Porn star reveals Duggar had affair while wife was pregnant

    Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Just when you think the news about Josh Duggar can't get any more sordid, a recent report reveals that he had an affair with porn star by day, stripper by night, Danica Dillon. Danica told In Touch Weekly, under a lie detector no less, so it's gotta be true, that Josh visited her at her place of work— Philadelphia's Gold Club—and paid her thousands of dollars to spend two beautiful nights together. This was back in March. Anna Duggar gave birth to their daughter Meredith Grace in July, which after a quick calculation shows that she was five months pregnant when her husband strayed.