Archives: July 2015

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Thanks for the Memories

I’ll cut straight to the chase: big changes are going on at the Slice House this month. You may recall from my previous musings that I started working here during the magazine’s previous incarnation nearly two decades ago – a teenager in need of some pocket money to pay for my first car. I was basically a girl Friday, and…

The Prince’s Diary

As the plane touched down on June 20, I turned off the “airplane mode” setting on my cell and watched the phone light up with an unusually long stream of text messages that had come while I’d been in-flight. The first came from a coworker. With just a few words, her message doubled me over: “Bob Barry, Jr. was killed…

Moving Around the Metro

Getting in better shape doesn’t necessarily require dolorously tromping along on a treadmill, and if you find an activity that piques your interest as well as raising your heart rate, it can actually be *gasp* fun. Rock climbing and paddleboarding to jiu jitsu and dance, creative options abound around OKC.

S.C. Gwynne, “Empire of the Summer Moon”

       An Amazing Account Of An Incredible Life On August 9, 1957, the last (and arguably greatest) Comanche chief, Quanah Parker, was buried in the Chief’s Knoll section of the Fort Sill Post Cemetery in Lawton, Oklahoma. If you’re wondering why this burial took place almost 50 years after Parker’s death, the short answer is that the expansion of a…

Off to School

The end of high school is that start of a new chapter in life – but writing it in a way that will inspire fond memories down the road will require some planning, research and exploration. We spoke with some local experts and veterans of college preparation, to get some thoughts and advice on taking the leap.

August’s Prime Entertainment Picks

Live storytelling, animal artistry, political comedy and racing through the dusk – there are all kinds of sources for entertainment and enlightenment in this bustling metro, so if you can’t make it to everything, here’s where to start.

Ripple Green, “Timepiece”

  Okie Trio Tells A Timeless Story When bands talk about “growing up together,” they’re generally referring to the maturing of their sound as they spend years collaborating and crafting music. The three members of Ripple Green mean that when they use the term, too … but they also mean that they have literally grown up together. After meeting in…