• 20-40-60 Etiquette---No cuts!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    To ask an etiquette question, email Helen at hfsok@aol.com YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: My family and I have traveled extensively. We have observed an interesting phenomenon: that some people feel no regard for lines. At the airport, we experienced complete disregard for equality and […]

  • Is this what Russell Westbrook's medical mask will look like?

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Film producer/funny guy/Enid High School graduate Mark Potts shared an “exclusive” image of the medical mask Russell Westbrook is rumored to be wearing while he recovers from last week’s face injury: It’s just another example of why Bill Hader applauded Potts earlier this year.

  • 5 Oklahoma state symbols you might not have known about

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Oklahoma has a healthy number of state symbols, some of which you might have read about before. Like the state bird (Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher), state animal (bison), state tree (redbud) and state meal (almost everything). But here are 5 Oklahoma state symbols you might not have known about. No. 5 – Yes, we have a state […]

  • Blanca: Secure and Singing Solo

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    It’s been two years since contemporary Christian recording artist Blanca Callahan struck out on her own for a solo career. Known simply as Blanca, she said leaving the Christian hip hop group 1 Group Crew to follow a solo path was definitely a leap of faith — one she’s so glad she made. “It’s like […]

  • 5 life lessons movies taught me: The Karate Kid

    Richard Hall | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Movies hold a very special place in my heart. Not only as a form of entertainment, but as an unrivaled art form that has taught me a number of life lessons. This week’s movie is “The Karate Kid,” the 1984 classic starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. Daniel LaRusso and his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, make […]

  • Leonard Nimoy's 5 most entertaining roles

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    While this certainly isn’t a comprehensive look at the late Leonard Nimoy’s acting/entertainment roles, here are 5 of his best ones.

  • 5 little-known facts about Oklahoma's black history

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    From the 50-plus all-black towns to the history of OKC's Deep Deuce, here are 5 little-known facts you should know about Oklahoma's black history.

  • One Restaurant to Rule them all! Made in Oklahoma pits eateries against each other for a good cause

    Dave Cathey | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Because we are no longer to consider food and/or restaurants without pitting them against each other, The Made in Oklahoma Coalition has asked for the help of the dining public to cast their vote for the Restaurant of the Year. The contest includes restaurants across the state and are members of the Made in Oklahoma […]

  • Parties Extra! ---Chilton Marshall and Brad Purcell were married recently!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Chilton Marshall and Brad Purcell were married at a family wedding recently at the Chapel of Saint Mary at All Souls Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City and the reception hosted by Chris and Gary Purcell and Jimmie Marshall was held at the Chesapeake Club at the Gaylord Family Stadium in Norman. The televsions throughout the […]

  • 5 winter weather photos every Oklahoman takes

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Winter weather in Oklahoma usually means a few things: school and church closings, everyone getting cabin fever, and a bunch of photos of the same five things. Here are the 5 types of winter weather photos every Oklahoman takes. No. 5 – The random YARD We’re all guilty of this: We wake up and look […]

  • More on the book "Visits to Heaven: Are They Real?"

    Carla Hinton | Published: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    More than a few readers reached out to me this past weekend to say they were very interested in my story in Saturday’s Life section about the book “Visits to Heaven: Are They Real?” The book, written by Edmond pastor and Bible prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock, was released Feb. 17. The preacher read numerous books […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Is one thank you enough?

    BY Helen Ford Wallace, Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman | Published: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace and Hilarie Blaney has the guest answer!

  • It's the SO-O-O-O-O-O-O-ul Food Festival! Free lunch for all who attend

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    Grace Living Center, 1921 NE 21 St., is hosting its 15th Annual Soul Food Fest from noon to 3 p.m. today. It’s a free event but donations are accepted, allowing the kitchen staff to strut it’s stuff and allow residence to visit with the community. I’ve attended this event, and it’s a wonderful chance to […]

  • 5 reasons the Tulsa Race Riot should always be remembered

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    The Tulsa Race Riot is an example of humanity at its worst, and is one of the darkest moments in Oklahoma's history. And that's one reason why it should always be remembered.

  • What's that on your forehead? It's Ash Wednesday

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    It’s Ash Wednesday and chances are, someone you know showed up at work or school with a smear of ashes on their forehead. It’s likely they are among the many Christians around the world who are observing  Ash Wednesday today. Ash Wednesday is the traditional beginning of the Lenten season. During Ash Wednesday services, clergy […]

  • Far East steak and mushrooms taste far out

    Dave Cathey | Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Inspired by testing Anglicized and traditional Chinese recipes for the Lunar New Year, I couldn’t resist trying a few riffs of my own. Steak and mushrooms might be the first gustatory power couple I ever fell for, and something about the Cong Bao Rou Si took me back to that classic pairing. For this recipe, […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Cuppies & Joe

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    [brightcove]4000973799001[/brightcove] Elizabeth Fleming talks about Cuppies & Joe, cupcakes, pies and cookies on Parties Extra!

  • Intersection of faith and mental health

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    In a week, The Oklahoman and Crossings Community Church will host “Mental Health and Faith: A Community Dialogue.” The Feb. 24 event, set for 6:30 p.m. at Crossings, 14600 N Portland,  will feature a panel discussion with leaders from the faith community and mental health arena.  Panelists include: Mike Brose, MSW, executive director of Mental […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---What are "texting" hours?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

        YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!    By Calllie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: In the past, most people observed appropriate hours when making phone calls (i.e. not before 7:30 a.m. or after 9 p.m.). I recently received text messages at 5:30 a.m. The text was nothing urgent, but I was […]

  • VZD's will open in early spring, really!

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    The off-again-off-again-off-again reopening of VZD’s is over as new owners Nelson Bolen and chef Eric Smith took over the lease of the historic restaurant and bar space. In December, a few premature announcements were made about the sale of the concept formerly owned by Chad Bleakley. A new would-be owner even went to so far […]