• Friendship and Firearms: 'Of Mice and Men' at OKCTC

    By Ryan Echols | Updated: Fri, Sep 11, 2015

    An examination of brotherly love--and other kinds--by John Steinbeck and Oklahoma City Theatre Company

  • Good Grief: "Dog Sees God" at Carpenter Square

    By Elizabeth Hurd | Updated: Fri, Sep 11, 2015

    What would happen if comic strip kids grew up to be teenagers? CST gives us one answer in "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead."

  • 10 Oklahoma counties with the largest living wage gaps

    Richard Hall | Updated: Fri, Sep 11, 2015

    Data is beautiful, isn't it? MIT created an interactive map that displays information about the living wage gap across every county in the United States. From the site: MIT’s Living Wage Calculator estimates the cost of living (“living wage”) in each of the nation's counties and major metropolitan areas, and compares it to the minimum wage for a variety of household types. Mapped here are three types: parent with spouse and two children, single parent with one child, and single adult. Variations in the gap between living wage and minimum wage occur for a variety of reasons. A city with a relatively high minimum wage, for instance, may still show a large gap due to a high cost

  • Parties Extra! Video---Cattle Baron's Ball in Oklahoma City---Devyn Smith and Miranda Hines

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

    [brightcove]4475887575001[/brightcove] Devyn Smith and Miranda Hines talk about the Cattle Baron's Ball and the American Cancer Society on Parties Extra! Helen Ford Wallace, Devyn Smith, Miranda Hines. (Photo by Paige Dillard).

  • 10 things you didn't know about the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks

    Richard Hall | Updated: Tue, Sep 8, 2015

    Today marks the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that left nearly 3,000 people dead. There's not much to be said about that day that hasn't already been said. It was a terrible day, and it led to a large number of changes in America and the world. Here are 10 things you might not have known about the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. No. 10 - Furheroes There are many heroes to come out of the terrible events of that day, but two that aren't very well known as Salty and Roselle.

  • Tune in Dec. 8 for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Sep 10, 2015

    Angels, sexy lingerie and a Fantasy Bra can mean only one thing – the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

  • Oklahoma City quilt expert pens new book

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Thu, Sep 10, 2015

    If you regularly check the book signings in The Oklahoman, then you've probably heard of Judy Howard. Howard is the owner of Buckboard Antique Quilts, 12101 N MacArthur Blvd., No. 137. For years now, she's been selling quilts at special events in order to raise money for a variety of charities, including Peppers Ranch Foster Care Community, Positive Tomorrows, Water4, the Salvation Army, the Regional Food Bank and more. She also sells and signs copies of her "1905 Cookbooks," which feature recipes from the dawn of the 20th century. Now Howard has written a new book, "Quirky to Modern Art Quilts: Hippie at Heart.

  • Get him (and everyone else) to the Greek

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Wed, Sep 9, 2015

    If you need proof of Oklahoma City’s thriving Greek community, head north of the Memorial Road intersection on Pennsylvania Avenue this weekend, roll the window down and head toward the wailing bouzouki. You’ll doubtlessly land at the shores of Oklahoma City’s Greek embassy, better known as St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 2101 NW 145 St. There you’ll find a Greek bazaar, including music, food, drink and culture. Under the big tent outside, you'll find gyros and souvlaki sandwiches, the flaming saganaki, kalamari (when in Rome spell it calamari, but this ain't Rome) rings, Greek salad, lasagna-like pastichio, feta in phyllo tiropita and spinach-cheese stuffed spanakopita.

  • A dog tale

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Wed, Sep 9, 2015

    Late Tuesday afternoon, as heavy rain and thunder moved into Edmond, I went outside and moved my car into the garage to avoid damage from hail (that never fell). After I exited the car, I left the garage door open and stood there, inches from the rain, enjoying the cooler temperature and the cleansing feeling of the moisture. I grew up on Lake Erie, and I've always loved getting wet. But suddenly I felt something strange, a bloom of unexpected moisture on my left calf. It was so quick that I feared for a moment that I had been cut open, that I'd look down and see blood gushing toward my ankle. When I looked, there was nothing, no explanation at all for the surprising wetness. I looked around the garage and peered out

  • Will Rogers exhibit

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Wed, Sep 9, 2015

    Several years ago, when he was still the sitting Oklahoma governor, Frank Keating accepted the challenge of writing a children's book about Will Rogers, the state's memorable humorist and movie star who was also influential in the political sphere. The book was titled "Will Rogers: An American Legend." Keating didn't come up with the idea. As Pat Reeder of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum wrote, it was "serendipity." Each year, the Keatings hired an artist to paint the state's official Christmas card. They loved Mike Wimmer's painting so much that they decided to buy the original. When Wimmer delivered it, he asked Keating if he knew anyone who'd be able to write a kids' book about Rogers, and Keating raised his hand.

  • 10 ways the legalization of gay marriage has affected people

    Richard Hall | Updated: Wed, Sep 9, 2015

    According to reddit, that is :) For those of you who don't know what reddit is: It's a community-driven website where people share everything from news to photos, funny stories and jokes. It's also a great place to find information on niche activities/interests you're into. For instance, if you're into woodworking, there's a subreddit for that. Or Sooner football. Or Disneyland. One of my favorite subreddits is called AskReddit, where users pose questions for members of the community to answer. Sometimes these are serious questions, sometimes they're funny questions. And, sometimes they're serious questions that get funny responses.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette ---Have I been ghosted?

    Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Wed, Sep 9, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION:  After several months of dating a new guy, I never heard from him again. My friends told me I had been "ghosted." Is "ghosting" a new term for being dumped? It was somewhat abrupt. I just never heard from him again, even after I tried to get in contact with him. What did I do wrong?  CALLIE'S ANSWER: Ghosted is when someone abruptly stops the relationship and never speaks to you again. Blow him off; he sounds like he has issues. LILLIE-BETH'S ANSWER: I've seen two stories using this term recently, in The New York Times and on the Huffington Post.

  • Coming Thursday: Thakoon collection at Kohl’s

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Sep 8, 2015

    London’s charm and character inspired Thakoon for DesigNation clothing collaboration for Kohl’s.

  • Wellness classes offered for National Childhood Obesity Month

    Matthew Price | Updated: Tue, Sep 8, 2015

    The OKC-County Health Department has teamed with Wellness Now and the Black Chamber of Commerce in an attempt to reduce childhood obesity in Oklahoma City children. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness month and local organizations are working together to offer free classes meeting one hour a week for eight weeks.   According to a news release, classes are open to all elementary school aged children and their families.  Interactive lessons will teach how to eat healthier, be more active and lose weight together.   Free weekly cooking demos are provided for the children as well.   To get involved, call (405) 425-4352 or email Jennifer_Like@occhd.org to sign up.  Spaces are

  • YWCA---Jan Peery and Sarah Spinks---Parties Extra! with Helen Ford Wallace

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Tue, Sep 8, 2015

    [brightcove]4459604710001[/brightcove] Jan Peery, Paige Dillard, Sarah Spinks at The Oklahoman video studio.l (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).

  • Rose State writing conference in Oklahoma this month

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Tue, Sep 8, 2015

    Rose State College will hold a three-day writing conference, called "New Frontiers, New Opportunities," from Sept. 18 to 20 on campus in the Community Learning Center, 6191 Tinker Diagonal, Midwest City. The conference will cover fiction, poetry and nonfiction. Everyone, from aspiring writers to established authors, is welcome. The keynote speaker will be William Martin, an award-winning New York Times best-selling author of 10 novels, a PBS documentary, book reviews and magazine articles. He has written about cult classic horror movies. His novels include "Back Bay" and "The Lincoln Letter." This is the fourth year that Rose State has held the conference.

  • Now you know: 5 interesting facts to begin your week with (Vol. 4; Sept. 8, 2015)

    Richard Hall | Updated: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    This week we learn more about Geddy Lee's parents, that time a fish caused a flight delay, God's place in Hollywood, a time a man tried to marry a horse in Colorado, and the interesting tale of 2 men, 2 suicides, 1 heart and 1 widow.

  • Reception and book signing event for "If The Fence Could Talk" ---Dr. Brad Robison and Margaret Hoge---in Oklahoma City

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Sep 7, 2015

      Frank Keating and Cathy Keating, Brad Robison, Margaret Hoge and Arthur Hoge. (Photos provided).   A book signing and reception was held at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame honoring book author, Dr. Brad Robison, and illustrator, Margaret Hoge. The book, “If The Fence Could Talk,” featured a foreword written by […]

  • 2016 Redbud Classic in Oklahoma City---Parties Extra!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sun, Sep 6, 2015

     Brandon Trachman, Patty Anthony, Tony Borelli. (Photos by Bryan Terry). The Redbud Board of Directors met at Peloton Wine Bar & Café to kickoff the 2016 Redbud Classic and to welcome the incoming board of directors. Made-to-order sliders were served as well as wine provided by Taste. At the end of the evening new board […]

  • A lost dog named Domino becomes rallying point for Oklahoma City neighbors

    Juliana Keeping,newsroom blog | Updated: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    The first post went up July 9. A white boxer with a brown spot on his back, a blue collar and a stubby tail had gone missing from his Oklahoma City home near NW 34 and Youngs. I caught the post on Nextdoor, a neighborhood-focused social media platform I recently started using. With it, you are vetted in via a postcard or credit card info to keep the online community in the 'hood. I check in now and again to the stream of plumber and electrician recs, creeper sightings, gardening plant giveaways and other neighborhood topics.  Since Domino the dog went missing June 29th, Domino's owner Francine has held onto hope that