Archives: April 2013

The Top 10

Exhibits, soirees, a paean to the West and a three-day musical blowout – it’s a big, busy metro out there, so if you can’t make it to everything, here’s where to start.

Looking Back, Leaping Forward

Greetings! This is my first official editor’s note in the pages of Slice, and it’s incredibly exciting. Exhilarating. Thrilling. Terrifying. It feels like I am peering out from behind a curtain and stepping forward to meet all of you, and I must say, it’s nice to finally see you face-to-face … or, ink to eyeball. Does anyone else have the…

Mother of the Year

JUDGE IF YOU MUST, BUT MY FAMILY HAS BEEN TAKEN IN BY "HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO," TLC’s 60-minute train wreck. In one episode, Honey Boo Boo’s mother, June, prepares “sketti” for the rest of her brood, making sketti sauce from microwaved margarine and ketchup. We also learn that one of June’s daughters only brushes her teeth on “special occasions.”…

Boys of Summer

These Rosary School kindergarteners, Sullivan McCollum, Nate Grim, Drew Harris and Thatcher McMorris, bring to mind this excerpt from the poem “Kindergarten Scholar,” penned by the photographer’s father, William Edgar Elliott, in 1965 for her brother Billy. Tucking covers, under chin This my flesh and blood and kin … (Fading shade of summer tan!) Child tonight, tomorrow – a man!…

The Jet Set

Flying High, Metro Style

The pilots are top-notch, safety is paramount and the service is out of this world. When it comes to traveling at the highest levels of speed, luxury and convenience, private chartered jets are the only way to fly. And at Will Rogers and Wiley Post, operators are standing by.

A World of Difference

On the principle that economic stability promotes political stability, the OKC nonprofit named the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women is using capitalism as a force for global progress: its Peace Through Business mentoring program encourages and trains female entrepreneurs in the war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Rwanda.

Shiloh Camp Party

Shiloh Camp is a weeklong getaway of sports, crafts, ministry and adventure for hundreds of inner-city youth … so the knowledge of what their nearly $18,000 contribution will enable gives this fundraiser’s guests one more reason to enjoy the evening.

Omelette Party

The OKC Museum of Art celebrates its film program and the versatile tastiness of a theme ingredient in “Lights, Camera, EGG-tion!” at the Coca-Cola Bricktown Events Center … a glittering success to the tune of over $100,000 that will fund museum exhibits and projects. That’s a wrap!

Heart Ball

Hundreds of guests help raise funds for cardiac health – over $800,000 – at the American Heart Association of OKC’s inspirational gala.

Slice Awards Party

Slice readers, their favorite personalities and lovers of the good life in the metro fill the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum for a community-wide celebration of the best of everything in central Oklahoma.

Arkansas, Naturally

Don’t be fooled by the sleepy Ozark setting: discerning travelers to northwest Arkansas will find themselves in hog heaven as Bentonville has developed into a haven of luxury and refinement without abandoning its cultural roots.

The Treasure of Spiro Mounds

77 Counties

In her ongoing travels through Oklahoma, author and photographer M.J. Alexander heads to LeFlore County – and through centuries of history – to explore the fact and fiction of the Native American treasure trove that was the Spiro Mounds.