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We’re No. 1!

Oklahoma State University’s student union was voted No. 1 in the nation for best digs, according to the Best College Reviews website. The list takes into account “community,” as well as live music options, gaming, study and socialization areas, conference areas and booze availability. Not really on that last one. No. 2 is Mountainlair at

Together again

Brenda Beaty walks with Tinker. Photo by Mark Hancock “I was screaming for him,” said Beaty. “I was crying.” Beaty searched for him at a nearby shelter and at Home Depot, one of the original holding facilities for lost animals. No sign of Tinker. As minutes passed, hope of finding the dachshund-beagle mix was fading.

Shut ’em down?

Two Oklahoma Republicans — Rep. James Lankford and Rep. Tom Cole — distributed press statements condemning the national health care program while also claiming to keep the government operational through Dec. 15. Some Republicans have said they’re willing to shut down the government if they can defeat Obamacare. Lankford claims he’s “proud” to join his

The hot place to be

Credit: Mark Hancock Turning tragedy into triumph, Midtown’s meteoric rise from the ashes occurred, in part, because of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building, which killed 168 people and wounded hundreds more. The blast damaged more than 300 buildings over a 16-block radius at a cost of $652 million. “So many

Secret menus

The Sentio Club is the creation of public relations professional Chris Forza and James Frazier, creator of OKC Happy Hour. They are joined in the endeavor by executive chef and partner Beau Stephenson, co-owner of wine bar Bin 73. “We are a hybrid city club and social club,” Forza said. “The primary difference between Sentio

Supernatural Activity

The gist is that for its season/series finale, one of those ridiculous ghost-hunting shows goes to Hicksville, Texas, in search of the “yeti-demon” known as Smallsquatch. To give you an immediate idea of the level of humor the flick operates, the creature tickles its victims to death. Ha-ha! I mean, ha-ha? This flimsy setup allows

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — The Heist

On The Heist, the duo’s chemistry is apparent as always, as they strike a perfect balance between fun and reality. Macklemore spits thought-provoking, honest lyrics about everything from thrift shopping and Cadillacs to sobriety and marriage equality. Throughout the project, the rapper exhibits great rhymes and outstanding flow, clearly showing his strong lyrical ability. Lewis

Hostage situation

You won’t see Connecticut pop-punk act Hostage Calm refueling at Chick-fil-A on the road between gigs. The group’s guys are some of the most vocal supporters of marriage equality touring today, playing rallies, helping assemble a documentary on the movement and even selling merchandise that benefits organizations fighting for same-sex legal unions. “For my generation,

Fun unleashed

Good dog parks share many features: a large enclosed area, double gates, trees, benches, water stations and free cleanup bags. Many dog parks also provide a separate fenced-in area for smaller dogs and are open from dawn to dusk. According to the website for PAW Park, a metro park with two acres at the corner

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