• Keeping your pet safe during the New Year

    Julie Bank | Updated: Tue, Dec 29, 2015

    You can help homeless animals in 2016 by following simple tips that will keep animals safe and at home.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Still working on the menu!---Vegan choices?

    Callie Gordon,Lillie-Beth Brinkman,Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Tue, Dec 29, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!  By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I'm a vegan. What are the best ways to approach group meals? During the holidays I usually bring a dish that is vegan and that everyone is welcome to enjoy, but what is the best way to approach my family about including vegan options in what they bring? I think this question is also applicable to people who are vegetarian and gluten free.   CALLIE’S ANSWER: Is this a new thing for you to be vegan? If not, I am sure your family knows to incorporate a few vegan options. If not, ask the menu planner and decide if there are ways for some dishes to be vegan.

  • Rimmel London launches contest for makeup artists, bloggers, vloggers

    Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Dec 28, 2015

    Do you have serious makeup skills? Rimmel London is looking for makeup artists, bloggers and vloggers to help propel the brand.

  • Rescue Rundown Episode 17: Rita's Angel Fund

    David Morris | Updated: Wed, Dec 23, 2015

    No bouncy kittens. No adorable puppies. On this Christmas Eve Eve, the Rescue Rundown featured a heavy topic of resilience and hope. Abby Wolfe with the Central Oklahoma Humane Society spoke about how dogs like Champ, pictured to the right, end up in the shelter. Wolfe suspects Champ may have been looking for food for a long time while trying to survive as a stray. Champ is recovering, currently living with a foster family and eventually should recover enough to be available for adoption. The Border Collie mix should weigh around 60 pounds, but weighs around 40 pounds now. Wolfe says, "Years ago, we started our Rita’s Angel Fund which allows us to pull animals into our programs that have an injury (maybe

  • Bart and Nadia bring the charm, talk healthy lifestyles

    David Morris | Updated: Mon, Dec 21, 2015

    It's been almost 40 years since Nadia Comaneci captured hearts and created dreams with her perfect 10 score in the 1976 Olympics. It's been almost 20 years that Comaneci and fellow Olympian Bart Conner have been married. The couple stopped by our studio today to shoot a promo video for their upcoming "Bart and Nadia Sports Experience" on Feb. 12-14, 2016, at the Cox Convention Center (The Oklahoman has been a partner in the event for many years). And they sat down for a quick interview. I meant to ask them about their red carpet adventures. I remember they went to the Golden Globes last year. Nadia said she met Salma Hayek at the event and the movie star went into fan girl mode at meeting the Olympian, saying

  • IT Cosmetics named Prestige Brand of the Year

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Dec 17, 2015

    And the Prestige Brand of the Year Award goes to … IT Cosmetics, known for its problem-solving approach to makeup.

  • YMCA Military Welcome Center to host hundreds of traveling soldiers

    David Morris | Updated: Thu, Dec 17, 2015

    Hundreds of soldiers will pass through the YMCA Military Welcome Center at Will Rogers World Airport on their way home for the holidays. We received footage from the YMCA today as servicemen and women stationed at Fort Sill arrived just after midnight. Thanks to the YMCA's Brenda Bennett and her crew for providing the interviews and footage. According to a release by the YMCA, "volunteers and military service organizations staff the YMCA Military Welcome Center during the block leave event. Volunteers will greet soldiers and make them comfortable as they spend the night in the airport awaiting flights." The YMCA provides many cool opportunities to young and old throughout the community.

  • Teta Turner and Eric Smith---Sara Sara Cupcakes---Parties Extra! Video

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Thu, Dec 17, 2015

    [brightcove]4664327093001[/brightcove][brightcove]4664327093001[/brightcove] Teta Turner and Eric Smith of Sara Sara Cupcakes talk about their business on Parties Extra!

  • Nature & You: Snowflakes as permanent keepsakes

    Neil Garrison | Updated: Thu, Dec 17, 2015

    Is there a way to catch and keep snowflakes? Here is a suggestion for a student and schoolteacher partnership project.

  • Help name this puppy!

    David Morris | Updated: Wed, Dec 16, 2015

    Each week, Abby Wolfe with the Central Oklahoma Humane Society visits our studio for the Rescue Rundown. With each visit we meet a new friend, a kitten or puppy who is looking for a new home. Abby also talks about a relevant subject each week, like last week's 12 Days of Catmas. Early nominations from social media: Wolfie, Snowflake, Blizzard, Oreo, Pork Rib, Misty, Smoky, Annalise, Hugger, Holly, Lovey, Baby, Sofie, Winter, Lucy, Maizee, Jinny Chew, Luna, Skye, Clementine Each week the kitten or puppy has a catchy, fun name. Not this week though, the pictured two-month-old puppy is so new she hasn't been named yet.

  • The bond between two dogs helps to find them a new home

    Julie Bank | Updated: Wed, Dec 16, 2015

    OKC Animal Welfare honors man’s memory by finding dogs a new home.

  • Myriad Gardens features Winter Shoppes, holiday events

    David Morris | Updated: Tue, Dec 15, 2015

    Leslie Spears, Director, Marketing and Public Relations with the Myriad Botanical Gardens, stopped by The Oklahoman's video studios this morning. We feature a segment with our friends at the Myriad Gardens every two weeks. Today, we previewed events coming up over the final weekend before Christmas. Crystal Bridge, yoga, ice skating, Winter Shoppes, lights throughout the park - we blazed through a series of topics in about seven minutes. We even debated when to see Star Wars, which led to Jedi and R2D2 discussions. Plenty of family-friendly holiday fun to be had at the Myriad Gardens. Leslie would like to remind everyone about stocking-stuffer friendly Myriad Garden

  • Deeply felt 'Greetings!' at Carpenter Square

    Anna Holloway | Updated: Tue, Dec 15, 2015

    Not the usual Christmas story, "Greetings!" offers another way to see a Christmas miracle

  • Trivia Tuesday: Holiday Fun Facts

    Tiffany Gibson,Linda Lynn | Updated: Tue, Dec 15, 2015

    We put a few people to the test for a special holiday edition of Trivia Tuesday. Watch the video above to see how they did. You can also play along and post your answers in the comments below.  Questions compiled by Linda Lynn Q1: On Nov. 16, 1941, one Oklahoma town changed its name to honor cowboy singer and actor Gene Autry. What Christmas song is Autry most famous for singing? a. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” b. “White Christmas" c. “Deck the Halls” d. “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” Q2: In 1953, little Gayla Peevy was 10 years old when she sang a hit Christmas song

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---How about gift lists?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Dec 14, 2015

    By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: My wife thinks online gift lists are impersonal. What are your thoughts about sending family and friends wish lists? Is it rude? Does it remove that personal touch? CALLIE’S ANSWER: I love lists! It is hard to think of gifts for everyone, and if there were a […]

  • PHOTOS: Rocktown Through The Years

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Dec 11, 2015

    Sad news for all of the Oklahoma City rock climbers. In today's paper, business reporter Steve Lackmeyer reports the Rocktown Climbing Gym south of Bricktown is set to close next month following a decision by the property owner not to renew the gym's lease. The rock climbing gym, originally known as OKC Rocks, was heralded as an innovative reuse of the long abandoned yet visually prominent grain elevator when it opened in 1999. The former mill can be seen from the new Interstate 40, Bricktown and the Oklahoma River. Pick up a copy of The Oklahoman to read the full story. Subscribers can also access it here.

  • Bachelors Club of Oklahoma City--- 31 debutantes--- Christmas Charity Ball---Judy Lehmbeck---Parties Extra! Video

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Fri, Dec 11, 2015

    [brightcove]4652149832001[/brightcove] Judy Lehmbeck talks about the Bachelors Club Christmas Charity Ball on Parties Extra!

  • Winona Ryder is the new face of Marc Jacobs Beauty

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Dec 10, 2015

    Actress Winona Ryder stars in her first-ever beauty campaign.

  • Computer Science Education Week continues at OU

    David Morris | Updated: Thu, Dec 10, 2015

    It's Computer Science Education Week and OU students are hosting events to make computer coding more accessible, relatable and fun. Students are out to show there are more to computers than just ones and zeros. The goal of the week is to show that it's "cool to code." Various events on campus this week have included robot demonstrations, OU "celebrities" learning computer coding, OU students teaching code to middle school and elementary students and video game stations to help their fellow students de-stress during dead week. Next week is finals. Fun bunch. Well spoken and eager to talk about their field. We took them on a brief tour of the control room and server area after the interview. I know just enough

  • 'Jackie' flies and rolls

    Anna Holloway | Updated: Thu, Dec 10, 2015

    A brilliant and challenging short play by 2004 Nobel prize winner exposes new ways to see a public figure.