• Kid's school assignment answers: 'Go get the belt'

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    redditor Batmansappendix uploaded a hilarious (or sad, if you’re sensitive) picture of his younger brother’s homework assignment in which he was to answer how his parents would react to certain situations (click image for larger version): I grew up in the 1990s, when corporal punishment wasn’t considered child abuse. And though I only ever got […]

  • Roughtail bugs out for ZooBrew

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Zoo’s annual ZooBrew beer tasting event is fast approaching. Tickets for the sixth edition of the event, set for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, are going fast and attendance will be capped at 850 guests. (Tickets are $35 for ZooFriends members; $45 for non-members; and $10 for designated drivers.) Event […]

  • Marshall Brewing plans busy September

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    How about a little update on the state’s latest Oktoberfest news? For starters, I just bottled a batch of homebrew Oktoberfest on Monday night. Because I’m just a simple homebrewer with no ready access to temperature control, I fermented with ale yeast. I’ve done that each of the past three years, with good results each […]

  • Cutting-room floor: Prairie Artisan Ales

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    When you gather enough material to write a roughly 3,000-word feature on three of Oklahoma’s craft brewers, you’re bound to have some stuff you simply cannot fit into the story. That was the case with my recent story on Prairie Artisan Ales, Anthem Brewing and Roughtail Brewing. I transcribed nearly two hours of combined interviews […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Interview with Cindy Hoehner, owner of 1 Smart Cookie

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

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  • Austin beer brewer sells epic 99-pack for $99

    Matt Carney | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Anybody want to drive down I-35 with me? Austin Beerworks in Austin, Tex. launched a new brew called the Peacemaker this week with probably the coolest promotion I’ve ever heard. They’re selling 99-packs of the new beer for $99 in various locations around Austin, according to the brewers’ website. Might have to double-check my math […]

  • Elk Valley to team with Choc on production

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    It’s a tale almost all of Oklahoma’s craft brewers can relate to. You think you’re going to open a craft brewery, but the process invariably takes several months longer than expected. There are stops and starts, changes in plans and unforeseen roadblocks. The latest brewer navigating that bumpy path is Elk Valley Brewing Co. Brewmaster […]

  • 'Boyhood' proves low and slow isn't just for barbecue

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    When Richard Linklater wasn’t watching movies or waxing existential during his own boyhood in the Texas Hill Country, he mustiv’e been eating a lot of good barbecue. How else can you explain a film that adheres so closely to the credo of legendary Texas pit masters, which is to develop deep, profound flavor with patience […]

  • Fatty Brisket, Live Music and the Whole Karmic Bowl of Queso

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    A couple of weeks ago I made a pilgrimage south to my hometown of Austin for various reasons, which I described here. Part of the reason for the trip not discussed in the previous post was a chance to throw open the hood on my creative engine, and there is no better place to find […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Cattle Baron's Ball is September 19th

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Devyn Smith, Carrie Mayes and Kevin Ducey talk about the Cattle Baron’s Ball and the American Cancer Society on Parties Extra!

  • COOP to debut lineup of 3.2 cans, enter grocery market

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Hot news for you today beer fans — let’s get right to it: COOP Ale Works plans to introduce a lineup of three 3.2-strength beers to be sold in four packs of 16 oz. cans at grocery and convenience stores in Oklahoma. Let that sink in for a minute. If you’ve frequented the monthly H&8th […]

  • Ice Bucket Challenge - wisdom teeth = THE BEST ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE VIDEO EVER

    Richard Hall | Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    YouTuber m3gtr0n decided it’d be a great idea to record herself doing the ice bucket challenge an hour after having her wisdom teeth removed. And it’s the funniest darn thing I’ve seen all week. It’s also the best ice bucket challenge video out there. Have a look: Instant replay:

  • LOL: Watch GOP Sen. John McCain do the robot at a Hamptons party

    Richard Hall | Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    The Roots and Jamie Foxx were performing for some Republican dignitaries, and former Republican presidential hopeful John McCain decided he wanted a piece of that. So, he got up on stage and did the only thing he could: The robot.

  • WATCH: Kid flips out after daddy takes his ear and nose

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Children: Bringing the lulz since forever.

  • Racism: Is the new Taylor Swift music video racist?

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Rapper Earl Sweatshirt thinks so. First, here’s Taylor Swift’s latest music video for her single, “Shake It Off.” And here’s what Earl Sweatshirt had to say about the music video, which features Swift singing and dancing alongside hip hop dancers and women twerking (as well as her dressed like a cheerleader and ballerina): haven’t watched […]

  • Here's how much $100 is worth in Oklahoma

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    If you’re lucky enough to have $100 in your pocket, you’re already ahead of most of America. But, you can also rest assured knowing that $100 will go much further in Oklahoma than in will in many other states. The Tax Foundation put together the following map that shows the relative value of $100 across […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---So sorry

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

     YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!  By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: How do you feel about offering a condolence message about a death via email? Yvette Walker has the guest answer.

  • What did you buy during back-to-school shopping?

    Linda Lynn | Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    This year, I tried to scale back our immediate back-to-school shopping. And, though I wanted to save money, I didn’t partake of the tax-free weekend. The crowds weren’t worth it for the few items we  needed. I knew my son needed new shoes, if not to start school, at least to have available as his […]

  • Robin Williams to star in 'Legend of Zelda' video game?

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    An online petition urging Nintendo to immortalize Robin Williams in a “Legend of Zelda” video game has caught the company’s attention. Williams, who died last week, named his daughter after the title character, Zelda, because he loved the video game series so much. Nintendo responded earlier today to the petition and had this to say: […]

  • Parties Extra!---Jane Kelly, owner and manager of JJ Kelly Bridal Salon talks about debutante dresses, bridal dresses and party dresses

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

      Jane Kelly and Helen Ford Wallace talk about beautiful dresses on Parties Extra!     janekellyweddingandparties.com jjkellybridal.com idoappointments.com