• 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 […]

  • Moving up at the Jesus House

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    The board chairman of the Jesus House said the homeless shelter and outreach took another  step forward with the recent groundbreaking for a new GED and Computer Lab. Larry Davenport said the new lab will be about 528 square feet and be built as a separate building from the shelter’s main building at 1335  W […]

  • Sweat not optional for authentic Mardi Gras

    Dave Cathey | Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Whether or not you intend to exorcize any culinary demons for the Lenten season, Fat Tuesday looms less than a week away, which means it’s a great time to let the good times roll with a feast inspired by Louisiana. Mardi Gras is a celebration of culture, color and culinary fusion so old it’s become […]

  • 5 bizarre dating sites you didn't know existed

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    If you’re single this Valentine’s Day (or just wanting to see what the Internet has to offer), here are 5 of the most unique and bizarre dating sites out there.

  • Oklahomans have lots of sex and eat lots of chocolate, but can do without champagne

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Apparently Oklahoma is for lovers after all.

  • 3-year-old has last chemo treatment, becomes Wonder Woman

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Sophia Sandoval might only be 3 years old, but she’s as tough as they come. She underwent her final chemotherapy treatment earlier this month and, to celebrate, she donned a Wonder Woman costume and held a sign that read “My last day of chemo. It was tough, but I was tougher.” Check out the awesome […]

  • Terrifying video: 2 skydivers clipped by plane

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    A pair of skydivers somehow managed to survive being clipped by the airplane they jumped out of, all thanks to the instructor’s quick thinking. And it was all caught on video by Forest Pullman, the instructor. Unfortunately he doesn’t allow the video to be embedded, so you’ll have to hit this link to go check […]

  • The 15 best romance movies to watch this Valentine's Day

    Richard Hall and Brianna Bailey | Updated: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    If you and your honey want to take it easy and stay in for the night, here are 15 romance movies that Brianna and I recommend you two check out this V-Day.

  • 6 notable black Oklahomans you should know about

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    Oklahoma wouldn’t be the state it is today without the involvement of the black community. With a history as rich as rich gets, black Oklahomans from all walks of life have contributed to Oklahoma’s identity since statehood

  • Running the race: "McFarland USA"

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    I have a special place in my heart for runners because one of my sons ran cross country and track in high school and is now a member of a collegiate track team. For that reason, I’m looking forward to the new Disney film “McFarland USA” which tells the story of a group of cross […]

  • Faith and 'Fifty Shades of Grey' ...

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    With the movie 'Fifth Shades of Grey' set for nationwide premiere in a few days, I wondered what faith leaders around the country are saying about this film based on a bestselling book which some critics have said glorifies violence against women. I found some interesting information. For example, a Dallas pastor, the Rev. Young, […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Time for the Heart Ball!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    [brightcove]4034216417001[/brightcove]   Terri Bailey and Calley Herth talk about National Heart Month, the Heart Ball and “Go Red” on Parties Extra!

  • Guac God to Rock God, let's shore up that recipe, Jack

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    Well, it looks like Jack White has dug himself a click-hole for the Dead Horse Society that the Internet has become.  And all for the love of guacamole (and hatred of bananas). Because I work for a media company, it is my professional obligation to chime in on a trending local story that has anything […]

  • 5 things to love about Oklahoma City

    Richard Hall | Published: Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    OKC. The 405. The Big Friendly. Call it what you will, but you and I both know the awesomeness that is Oklahoma City.

  • The pope and Google Hangout

    Carla Hinton | Published: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Pope Francis is all about social media. The pontiff recently shared a conversation with seven youths from different countries during a Google Hangout. Here’s Catholic News Service’s story on the pope’s virtual gathering:   Catholic News Service:  “Discover Your Treasure, Share it with Others, Pope Tells Young People.”     Carla Hinton Religion Editor  

  • Concert alert: Winter Jam, The Bible Tour and more

    Carla Hinton | Published: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    There are several Christian/Gospel concerts coming up in the Oklahoma City metro area and Tulsa. Here are a few: March 1 — Winter Jam 2015-Tulsa, 6 p.m. at the BOK Center, 200 S Denver Ave. W, Tulsa. For more information, go to Winter Jam Tulsa. Featuring Skillet, Building 429, Jeremy Camp, Newsong, Family Force 5, For […]

  • Black Mesa to release highly anticipated barrel-aged project

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    Black Mesa Brewing Co. this week announced the much-anticipated release of its first barrel-aged beer, Extra Special Endless Skyway Bitter, or ES-ESB. The beer was aged seven months in Remy Martin cognac barrels. Here’s a news release from Black Mesa with info about the beer and release parties and events: Black Mesa is set to […]

  • 5 things about Oklahoma's civil rights movement you should know

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    When most people think about the movement they think about states like Alabama and Mississippi, but Oklahoma played a large role in the movement’s development throughout the mid 1900s.




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