• Salon empowers women through style and community service

    FashionInsight | Updated: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    Community service is a part of the culture at Eden Salon & Spa, and the team will held a highlight and haircut makeover for a local women’s group at their annual “Jewel” Fashion show.

  • Tom’s 2.0: From canvas loafer to sophisticated flats and booties

    FashionInsight | Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    Tom's shoes have come a long way since the original canvas slippers. This season's fall booties are a great addition to your wardrobe. “This fall you can artfully pair fringe, stripes, leopard, animal prints and other prints,” said Ginna Bloom of Loabi. “All the pieces work great together or separate. Fringe is a must have for all- It’s so fun and fashionable, yet easy to wear! The more relaxed style is also ideal for women who aren’t stick-thin.

  • 10 of the best OSU football uniforms

    Richard Hall | Updated: Mon, Sep 28, 2015

    The college football season is alive and well, so let's take a look at one of the things fans seem to talk about a lot: uniforms. No matter if the organization attempts to hold true to tradition or try something new, fans will make their voices heard if they love or hate a uniform. Everything from the graphics to the colors are under scrutiny, and sometimes the mark is missed. But today, we'll take a look at some Oklahoma State University uniforms that absolutely nailed it. Using a pretty fun tool created by one of NewsOK's developers, Tim Watson, we can take a look back from the most-recent game to the 2011 season and see what combination of helmet, shirts and pants were worn during the games.

  • #OkiesAroundTheWorld: Oklahomans share summer travel photos

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    It's official. Summer is over and fall has moved in. But, cheer up; it's not all bad. There's football, fall foliage and the holidays right around the corner to look forward to. Plus, some Oklahomans had quite the adventure this summer with trips to Australia, Hong Kong, Colorado, Utah, Peru, etc.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Should I try again?

    Helen Ford Wallace,Lillie-Beth Brinkman,Callie Gordon | Updated: Mon, Sep 28, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: Should I reschedule our Back-to-School Bash? Or leave it until next year? My daughters are in first and second grade, and we planned a back-to-school bash at the local park shelter. We were grilling hot dogs and hamburgers, providing drinks and fun stuff and had asked each family to bring their favorite side dish. Ten minutes before the start of the party, a lightning rainstorm broke out. The radar showed the storm would get worse and continue for a while. We made a last-minute decision to cancel the party. Though no families had arrived yet, 40 people were on their way with a side.

  • Banned Books Week: Five challenged works

    Matt Patterson | Updated: Fri, Sep 25, 2015

    Banned Books Week is being marked this week at libraries everywhere. The week serves to highlight the value of freedom of expression through books and other materials. But things haven't always been so uncontroversial. Americans have a long history of disagreements on what should be allowed in a school or public library, and what shouldn't be. Here's a look back at some of the more controversial books.  Catch-22, Joseph Heller, 1961 A school board in Strongsville, OH refused to allow the book to be taught in high school English classrooms in 1972. It also refused to consider Cat’s Cradle as a substitute text and removed both books from the school library.

  • Now you know: 5 interesting facts to begin your week with (Vol. 7; Sept. 28, 2015)

    Richard Hall | Updated: Thu, Sep 24, 2015

    It's good to know things.   And you're probably bored at work (which is why you clicked on this), so how about you learn a thing or five?   This week we take a look at an impressive 105-year-old man nicknamed "Golden Bolt," why one of Garth Brooks' songs was protested by some radio stations, an American puzzlemaster, the true story behind an infamous Vietnam War photo and why America wanted to nuke the moon. Here are 5 interesting facts to begin your work week with! No.

  • Parties Extra! Video---Mautra Jones and Donnita Drain Rogers---Langston University's 10th annual Gala

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sun, Sep 27, 2015

    [brightcove]4510530442001[/brightcove] Mautra Jones and Donnita Drain Rogers discuss Langston University's Presidents Scholarship Gala and Homecoming on Parties Extra!

  • It's the end of the month so it's time for H&8th and friends to populate Midtown

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Fri, Sep 25, 2015

    September's last Friday is tomorrow, meaning the H&8th night market and friends will unleash a fleet of food trucks on Midtown. H&8th, which starts at NW 6 and Hudson and continues up to NW 10 with a branch at NW 7 that extends to Walker will welcome the following trucks in its designated space: Huey’s Shaved Ice, Taste of Soul, Chick N Wangs, Cornish Smokehouse, Pagoda Pizza, Big O’s Pork and Dreams, Let’s Do Greek, Kaiteki Ramen, La Gumbo YaYa, Ciao Wagon, The Loaded Bowl, Lalo’s Taco Chop, 2 Brother’s Bistro, Cafe Bella on Wheels, Off the Hook, Smokin’ Okies, Epic Pops, El Reno Onion Burgers,Big

  • Booties take fall by storm

    FashionInsight | Updated: Fri, Sep 25, 2015

    Whether tied, zipped, fringed, flat, platform or studded—there's an ankle boot out there for you this fall. And they aren’t your wardrobe staple of yesteryear. “It is a very comfortable look that accommodates any calf size and offers varying heel heights,” said Holly McGowen, owner of Sweets and Spurs that sells boots and booties of many styles.  “Booties can be dressed up or down and right now consumers can find styles from boho to western to high fashion.” They are a practical, yet stylish fashion statement, and can be paired with jeans just as well as a skirt or business attire. If you want to make a bolder statement pair your ankle boot with a contrasting pair of textured

  • Pokes-Horns football game good excuse to visit Austin's First Church of the Holy Brisket

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Wed, Sep 23, 2015

    AUSTIN, TEXAS —On  Saturday afternoon two teams in orange will clash at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium, which will no doubt draw thousands of Poke-proud Oklahomans. Cowboys fans, you have a chance to feel the sweet surge of victory coursing through your veins in the Lone Star State's capital city if you're wise enough to wave your way into some Texas Hill Country-style barbecue. Started by German meat market owners in the early 20th Century and spreading like wildfire from town-to-town in places called Lockhart, Luling, Taylor and Elgin. Slow-smoked beef brisket is gift to mankind, though all its offerings are sacred when done correctly. Minutes from the stadium is Franklin Barbecue, 900 E 11 St.

  • Heads up! Wednesday is the first day of fall

    Linda Lynn | Updated: Tue, Sep 22, 2015

    Wednesday is the first day of fall.  Autumn. Autumnal Equinox. Fall. Whatever you call it, you know that cooler temperatures are near, and leaves will soon change from green to multi-colored hues of red, orange and yellow. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, fall begins "when the sun appears to cross the celestial equator from north to south." During this time, day and night have about the same hours. Gone are the long days when you can cram more activities into your daylight time. Fall evokes thoughts of walks through woods, pumpkins, hot chocolate, crisp air, warm jackets. And leaves, and more leaves.

  • 10 things you didn't know about Donald Trump

    Richard Hall | Updated: Mon, Sep 21, 2015

    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump will grace us with his presence Friday when he visits the State Fair of Oklahoma. No one knows for sure what The Donald plans on riding at the fair, or what food he plans on chowing down on. But what is certain is he'll speak to Oklahomans about his plan for America should he get elected. Before he arrives, you should get to know Trump a little bit more. Here are 10 things you might not have known about Donald Trump. No.

  • Junior League of Oklahoma City has first meeting

    Updated: Sun, Sep 20, 2015

        Brian Attebery, Nazette Zuhdi-Cleaver, Rebekah Wheeler. (Photo provided)   Members of the Junior League of Oklahoma City held the first meeting at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Theme “Team JLOC” featured red and white tablecloths, centerpieces with JLOC pennants and pom poms. Nazette Zuhdi-Cleaver is League president.  Mini hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, French fries and cookies were served. Brian Attebery, owner of Results Fitness and Nutrition, Edmond, was one of the guest speakers. He discussed top fitness myths and answered questions.

  • Outstanding Seniors: American Indian senior won't strike out

    Keith Dobbs | Updated: Fri, Sep 18, 2015

    Meat and gravy and a little cornmeal, stories of American Indian harvests, and even growing up in a family of 12 kids...she's still positive

  • Outstanding Seniors: This senior's got time for a tune

    Keith Dobbs | Updated: Fri, Sep 18, 2015

    When you can't do anything else, she sings a song!

  • 10 things Brits should never do when in the U.S.

    Richard Hall | Updated: Fri, Sep 18, 2015

    It's completely understandable that people from other countries research the laws and social norms of the United States before visiting. Heck, most of us Americans couldn't even translate half of our own nation's legal code, so what do you expect? A Brit on reddit asked redditors a simple question: What should a Brit not do when in the States? So, here are 10 things British people should never do when visiting the United States, according to reddit. No.

  • Five books I wish I'd read

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Fri, Sep 18, 2015

    The best thing about my job is that I'm paid to read books. The worst thing about it is that I can't read them all. Since age 4, when I started reading, I've seldom been without a book in my hand. My parents used to chastise me when I was little because I'd bring books to my older brother's basketball games and read in the bleachers instead of paying attention to the game. I used to awaken them most mornings by trying to tiptoe through their bedroom to get to our home library; I tried to be quiet, but my mother read the newspaper each night one page at a time, then discarded them on the floor until she cleaned up in the morning. Walking silently on those thin sheets of paper would've required the skills of a Shaolin monk.

  • Find your next car with The Oklahoman's new BestRide page on NewsOK.com

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Sep 11, 2015

    The same two cars have been in my family for more than a few years now. They are both still running, and neither require monthly payments. Those are the best kinds of cars – paid for. But I see the mileage numbers. I hear the knocks. I can feel the stutters. I’ll be in the market for at least one new vehicle very soon, I think. That’s why I’m glad The Oklahoman and NewsOK is now a BestRide affiliate. Now I have more options to choose from. Go to NewsOK.com and select CARS from the top navigation on every page on NewsOK. Or better yet, select the page from the navigation list on NewsOK’s Mobile website. From the NewsOK.

  • Hey, Harry Potter fans!

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Thu, Sep 17, 2015

    News from the front lines of the Potter-verse. Sadly, J.K. Rowling doesn't have a new book coming out that continues the story of Harry and his friends. But she does have a book coming out, one that I'm sure will be a necessity in many Muggles' homes. Oct. 6 marks the release date of a special edition of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," featuring more than 100 full-color illustrations by Jim Kay. Rowling herself selected Kay to be the illustrator. I haven't gotten a sneak peek of the book, but press materials promise the illustrations are "stunning." If nothing else, they'll add a new visual layer to the story. I wouldn't be surprised if the other books in the series get the same treatment as time