• GUNS! (and video): Does 'The Walking Dead' make headshots look too easy?

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    Jerry Miculek is the guy you want to be around when the zombie apocalypse goes down. He’s one of the best shooters alive (and possibly ever) and he’s got a no-nonsense approach to taking fools out. He’s also a fun-loving dude, and in a recent video he takes a look at how “The Walking Dead” […]

  • Surrounded by "soul" food

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    It didn’t take me long to figure out that I would get my fill of food covering the religion beat. I’m always surrounded by food and interesting cuisine. I can still remember my first Passover Seder, a meal in which the food helps tell the Exodus story (thank you again, Ann Dee Lee!). Then there […]

  • UM Bishops' panel draws criticism for excluding gays

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    One of the more high profile sessions of the United Methodist Council of Bishops was held Saturday  morning in Oklahoma City in a closed-to-the-public discussion about the way gays are treated within the United Methodist denomination. The Connectional Table’s Human Sexuality Task Force was held from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Sheraton Hotel in […]

  • 'Beardless one' from 'Duck Dynasty' talks about shaving and the show

    Carla Hinton | Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    He’s known as the “beardless one” in a family of bearded men and he’s OK with that. I’m talking about the Rev. Al Robertson, the oldest son of the Robertson family made famous by the hit reality TV show “Duck Dynasty.”  Al Robertson (pictured)  told me in a recent interview about how he teamed up […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Kristi Leonard and Laura Steen talk about the Junior League's Mistletoe Market

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    [brightcove]3866935483001[/brightcove] Junior League President Kristi Leonard and Mistletoe Market Chairman Laura Steen talk about the JL Mistletoe Market on Parties Extra!

  • How I became a zombie in 'The Walking Dead' — sort of

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    I have few dreams in my life: to be able to pay off my student loans before I die, to someday own a fully restored El Camino, and to one day play a zombie on “The Walking Dead.” Thanks to Baltimore artist Ted Dastick Jr., one of those dreams (kinda, sorta) became a reality. Dastick’s […]

  • Special stouts, food on tap for International Stout Day

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    TapWerks Ale House is finalizing plans for the annual International Stout Day celebration — set for Nov. 6 — and it looks like they’ll have quite the interesting lineup of beers. Below is a list of what is confirmed, provided by TapWerks. TapWerks general manager Greg Powell said there may still be a few surprises […]

  • ORU students are treating homeless this Halloween

    Carla Hinton | Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    TULSA — It’s Halloween and numerous Oral Roberts University students have already decided they will “treat” instead of “trick.” Turns out, they are treating the homeless as part of ORU Outreach’s fall outreach event. Instead of the usual trick-or-treating for candy, students plan to go door-to-door to collect canned goods to feed the homeless. All the […]

  • 8 of the most horrific Halloween crimes

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Halloween, for most, is just another day. You wake up, go to work, come home, eat some tacos and maybe catch up on some television. That also means, like any other day, you hear stories of crimes big and small. But something about them happening on Halloween makes it all a little spooky. And, frankly, […]

  • Kaiser's grand reopening set for Saturday

    Dave Cathey | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Kaiser’s American Bistro is no more, but  Kaiser’s Diner & Ice Cream Parlor is set to reopen on Saturday (Nov. 1) with a party from 6 to 9 p.m.,  showcasing a revamped menu from new owners Kristen Cory, Angie Uselton and Randy Giggers. Cory said she and her partners seeks to send customers back to […]

  • OKBio BrewFest features solid beer list

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    One of the metro-area’s faster-growing beer tasting events is coming up soon, and it features quite the solid list of beer vendors. The 2014 version of OKBio BrewFest is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The event was moved to the ballpark to allow for more space after […]

  • Marshall ready for release of El CuCuy four-packs

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Marshall Brewing Co. announced today that 12-ounce bottles of the black IPA El CuCuy were on the bottling line at the brewery ahead of an imminent release to state liquor stores. El CuCuy previously has been sold seasonally in 22-ounce bombers. The brewery released this statement: “It was time for El CuCuy to transition to […]

  • Lifetime TV to offer special on women in the Bible

    Carla Hinton | Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    The same duo that brought to the small screen the hit series “The Bible” and  the feature film “Son of God” to the big screen is now offering a two-hour special called “The Women in the Bible.” The cable channel Lifetime just announced news that it has ordered the special from producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett […]

  • 10 of the cutest Halloween pet costumes ever

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Source Halloweentime is for everyone — even the furkids. So, here are 10 of the cutest pet costumes ever, in no particular order. (FYI, the image above is a freebie. You’re welcome.) Source Source Source Source Source AND BONUS! Source Letting the neighbors know there’s a new sheriff in town! @petsmart #monstercute #woody #toystory A photo […]

  • Kelly Dyer Fry, Editor of The Oklahoman, speaks at luncheon forum

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Wonder what role the news media serves? The press shines the light on injustice, among other things, Kelly Dyer Fry, Editor of The Oklahoman, said at an interfaith luncheon Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Turkish Raindrop House, 4444 N Classen. Fry  made her  presentation “Newspapers and Freedom of the Press” at a luncheon forum hosted […]

  • COOP unveils three new low-point cans

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    COOP Ale Works will soon make a full-force entrance into the state’s low-point beer market, and the brewery on Tuesday unveiled the three canned beers it will use to accomplish that. COOP will debut cans of Spare Rib Pale Ale, Negative Split Belgian-style table beer and Briefcase Brown at Friday night’s H&8th Night Market and […]

  • 8 of the creepiest things kids have ever said

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Kids say the darndest things. But sometimes kids can be creepy little buggers. And, thanks to reddit, we get a glimpse at just how terribly creepy they can be. Here are eight of the creepiest things kids have ever said (which I’ve edited only for grammar and spelling mistakes). (Also, the photos included in each […]

  • Edmond council gives green light to craft beer bar

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The Edmond City Council on Monday night gave final approval for a new craft beer bar in downtown Edmond. Following a 4-1 vote from the council, owners of the Patriarch Craft Beer House & Lawn now are eying a March opening for the bar, which will be housed in a 100-plus-year-old house at 9 E […]

  • 12 of the creepiest gifs on the Internet

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Halloween is Friday, so to help you get into the spirit, here are 10 of the creepiest gifs on the Internet (in no particular order). Bonus: The gif up there doesn’t count. But, to the best of my knowledge, it comes from a 1994 Mexican horror film called “Herencia diabolica,” and is about a clown […]

  • Movie review: "Meet the Mormons"

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    I didn’t know what to expect from the documentary “Meet the Mormons” when I was invited to a recent VIP screening of the film here in Oklahoma City. Members of the metro area stakes (a stake in the Mormon church is akin to a Roman Catholic or Episcopal diocese in terms of a congregations within […]