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Sassy savvy

In Piedmont, Sophie Thompson and Logan Simunek are living the 14-year-old dream by running their own fashion design business. Yes, the teens own, run and manage Sassy Sistaz Designs under the pseudonyms Natalia Banks and Brooke Clemons. Their franchise began when they were doing what they loved: sewing.  “We like a lot of couture magazines

Bar examination

“You read the statistics, you interview educators about it, people who are in positions of authority, but not until you’re in the actual prisons do you see what’s going on,” said Cassie Ketrick, associate producer and assistant editor of the documentary “Women Behind Bars,” made by several University of Oklahoma students and graduates. In the

Freedom rings

The nationwide Children’s Defense Fund is the parent organization and chooses 80 to 90 book titles that are taught to the children, based around themed weeks. Working on basic skills like comprehension and recognition, executive director Amy Brooks-Young said each class has about 10 scholars with one leader, aka a college intern. “Everything is introduced

Flipping art

For about 20 years, since the restaurant’s inception, Flip’s walls have featured a different artist every six weeks. This month, it’s Melissa Key, who has been a professional photographer for 13 years. After surviving Hurricane Katrina in 2005, she found everything paintworthy. Without water and electricity for several weeks, she painted. Her current exhibition highlights

Doggie styles

Man’s best friend is more than a furry pal who plays fetch, chews your coffee table and loves on you every afternoon. Man’s best friend is also an art exhibit, running through Aug. 31 at Contemporary Art Gallery, 2928 Paseo. Diana J. Smith’s “Canine Companions: Adoption Series” features more than the ball of fluff, but

River cruisers

Gliding along the Oklahoma River, a 7.2-mile portion of the North Canadian River, Oklahoma River Cruises have three ports: Regatta Park, Exchange Landing and Meridian Landing. “Everything around here is redeveloping,” said Jeanne Smith, river transit manager for the Central Oklahoma Transit and Parking Authority. “Parking in Bricktown is costly, so why not park at

Art celebration

The Society is not a Big Brother-esque group, but a new space in the Plaza District: part studio space, part living space and part warehouse space. “The Society is a community-driven, collective art space that pushes big ideas,” said Jerrod Smith, facilitator of the venue. “Here’s this collective space. Show up with your ideas and

Just like a wavin’ flag

Opening Friday, [Artspace] at Untitled’s newest exhibit features 34 original pieces of photography. What makes that unique is they all were taken with phones, and the result is “Can You See Me Now: Photos Made on Phones.” More than 70 artists answered the gallery’s call for entries of photos — non-pornographic, mind you — taken

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