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Well done, Jack

Weldon Jack offers more than a barber’s chair — it offers art, too.


Features

Malena Lott
Barber shops do not have to look like they have for a hundred years.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Garden variety

Oklahoma County Master Gardener program will expand its community outreach through 2014.


Features

Malena Lott
Many green thumbs in Oklahoma City thank Oklahoma County Master Gardener program for their expertise.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Made for TV

Gangster Eliot Ness hits the small screen by route of an Oklahoma author.


Features

Malena Lott
If the name Eliot Ness doesn’t ring a bell, he’s the lawman played by Kevin Costner in The Untouchables who made a name for himself bringing down gangster Al Capone.
 
Monday, December 30, 2013

Steak and ale

Robust local brews pair well with chili, hamburgers, smoked meats and more.


Food and Drink Features

Malena Lott
Shorter days and darker evenings call for a bolder beverage, and local brews paired with local eateries are sure to warm the cockles of Old Man Winter.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Hot house

Yes, it’s a giant gingerbread house. Yes, it’ll be on display through the new year.


Features

Malena Lott
Making a gingerbread house is at the heart of many families’ holiday traditions. Now, Ingrid’s Kitchen, located in the heart of Oklahoma city at 3701 North Youngs Blvd. (2 blocks west of Pennsylvania Avenue on NW 36th Street) is getting in on the act with a life-size gingerbread house.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Pop goes the shop

Local sellers cash in on the Christmas spirit by making their wares available at small shops in temporary locations.


News

Malena Lott
Last year, Michael Brown, owner of the Plaza District furniture store RetrOKC, stumbled upon the inaugural Holiday Pop-Up Shops at the Myriad Botanical Gardens and thought it was a cool concept. He will return for its second year, but as a tenant one weekend at the concept’s new location in Midtown.
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Fifties Ethnicities: The Ethnic Novel and Mass Culture at Midcentury

In her new nonfiction book, an Oklahoma City University professor examines the role of race — or lack thereof — in 1950s popular culture.


Nonfiction

Malena Lott

As Oklahoma City University professor Tracy Floreani learned from her Italian father, whether or not he is considered Caucasian constantly is changing in our culture.

 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Kiss my political buns

These days, businesses are good at sharing polarizing opinions ... but is sharing polarizing opinions good for business?


Food and Drink Features

Malena Lott

When ordering a burger, a side dish of politics may be served free of charge. In Oklahoma, that typically means dishing out conservative opinions blaming Obamacare and/ or President Barack Obama for, well, fill in the blank. But is it a bad marketing strategy or a good way to make the cash register ring?

 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Board again

If one Piedmont couple has a say, family fun night — the kind played with boards, dice and cards — will never go out of style.


Youth

Malena Lott
Many of us remember when family game night didn’t involve electricity or handheld controllers.
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Taste Oklahoma

Recipes Across America is Taste of Home’s way of bringing food diversity to home chefs across the country.


Features

Malena Lott
Let’s face it. For many, the best part of traveling to other states is the food. A seafood dish from Maine, barbecue in Texas or a pot pie from Tennessee.
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Parrott talk

One of the city’s most visible chefs, Ryan Parrott, serves up a history of his hits and misses.


Food and Drink Features

Malena Lott
A 15-year-old dishwasher and cook recognized the creativity and instant gratification that comes with cooking a meal and watching someone else enjoy it. He hasn’t left the kitchen since.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Treats, no tricks

Trick-or-treating is a beloved Halloween tradition that has evolved into events that run all month long.


Features

Malena Lott
Ever notice there are fewer porch lights on each Halloween?
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Party play

Tailgating season is in full swing. Enjoy the grub minus the penalty pounds.


Food and Drink Features

Malena Lott
Raise that foam finger high if you save calories for game days.
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fall fête

From theme to food, Oklahoma City offers pin-worthy seasonal party ideas.


Food and Drink Features

Malena Lott
Does the thought of hosting a dinner party cause heart palpitations and dry mouth?
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Nash bash

Make a trip to Nashville, where Oklahoma’s country music stars shine.


Features

Malena Lott
In Oklahoma, we grow wheat, football players and country music stars.
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
 
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