OKGazette.com - Features http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/articles.sec-122-1-features.html <![CDATA[FOOD BRIEFS: Have a cold one - The Plaza District will soon welcome a brick-and-mortar home for Roxy’s Ice Cream Social.]]> More food and drink options are coming to the Plaza District, and they’re in the form of booze and ice cream. ]]> <![CDATA[Native foodie - Local chef Loretta Oden cooks up a special recipe of Oklahoma history with a tantalizing exhibit and video series about our food and its origins.]]> Loretta Oden is a treasure. She has a wealth of information about native foods, native peoples and Oklahoma’s cultural food life since before natives’ contact with Europeans. ]]> <![CDATA[OWL you need is camp - NewView Oklahoma readies for its 14th annual Oklahomans Without Limits Camp for blind and visually impaired kids.]]> Ah, summer camp, a chance to be away from the parents and school, make new friends and maybe learn something. There’s a special opportunity for blind and visually impaired children in Oklahoma to do just that. ]]> <![CDATA[Third Thursdays - The Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum continues to nurture state pride with its new Third Thursday event for children and parents.]]> The Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum is cultivating connections between Oklahoma youth and history with stories and crafts at its new Third Thursday event.]]> <![CDATA[Threads count - Look great whether you’re headed to work, out to play or the local honky-tonk.]]> Men’s fashion is not an oxymoron. While some men succumb to whatever is the least soiled in the laundry pile or baggy khakis and a crumpled polo shirt, it doesn’t mean all men couldn’t care less about their attire.
A man must look good. Go for a job interview in a Metallica T-shirt and you had better be applying for a roadie position with the band. But looking good isn’t a chore; it can be easy if you follow a few guidelines.]]>
<![CDATA[OKGshop summer vacation - ]]> Summertime and the living’s easy … especially when you are staring down a vacation. ]]> <![CDATA[Thank Ferris - Take a day off in OKC.]]> When the character Cameron Frye said, “Ferris Bueller, you’re my hero,” he was echoing the sentiments of a generation of young people who came of age in the 1980s. ]]> <![CDATA[American Hustler - Larry Flynt has made a career (and a lot of money) out of defending the First Amendment.]]> Larry Flynt, with his raspy, bullfrog voice, has always had his work cut out for him. Villified in the media, he continually has to overcome the image of him as a lecherous smut peddler.]]> <![CDATA[Water works - OSU students bring clean water to a Honduran village.]]> Oklahoma State University professors and students provided a solution for a poverty-stricken Honduran village that supplied clean water to all the residents. The OSU chapter of Engineers Without Borders has been working in the northern Honduran village of Seis de Mayo since 2009 to help the village of 1,200 alleviate the high infant mortality rate and diseases associated with water impurities.]]> <![CDATA[Better than vinegar - ]]> Most of us take honey for granted. We think of a person swathed in a beekeeping suit and hives that look like the illustrations in Winnie the Pooh. It turns out it’s a little more complicated, but you can keep bees in your tiny lot right here in the city.]]> <![CDATA[Mod squad - A local group works to save mid-century modern architecture.]]> As you drive around the Oklahoma City metro area, in the corner of your eye, you spot a building that looks like a spaceship. A few blocks away, another structure resembling a flying saucer looms. ]]> <![CDATA[Vitamin see - Know the difference between vitamins and supplements that work and others that are just snake oil.]]> New information is coming out every year about which supplements and dietary choices might improve our health. ]]> <![CDATA[OKG shop: Bicycle shops - ]]>
<![CDATA[Them bones, them bones - National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month can be year-round. ]]> <![CDATA[OKG shop: She’s so unusual - ]]>

Is your mom hard to shop for? How about this year you break from your pattern of picking up flowers from the grocery store on the way to lunch. Maybe you forgot that Mother’s Day is the same time every year. (It happens to the best of us.) Perhaps you just can’t think of what to get her. Fear not. Help is here.

<![CDATA[A drink of ink - An Oklahoma man’s cup runneth over with a bounty of tattoos, Las Vegas life and rock ‘n’ roll.]]>

Ink Life Tour Tattoo and Music Festival

9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Friday
10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday
10 a.m.-9:15 p.m. Sunday
Grand Casino Hotel and Resort
777 Grand Casino Blvd., Shawnee

Friday: Wayne Static of Static-X, Bash
Saturday: Drowning Pool, Love & Death

Sunday: Buckcherry, Murder F.M., The Virgin Mary’s

<![CDATA[COVER STORY: Ferris doesn’t take this day off - Questionable choices can lead to great memories, especially on St. Patrick’s Day.]]> When one is a local celebrity, he or she will often be tapped to do a lot of silly stuff. When the local celebrity is named Ferris O’Brien, St. Patrick’s Day plans are pretty much guaranteed for life.]]> <![CDATA[OKC Film Club celebrates one year - ]]> <![CDATA[OKG7 Shop: Get crafty - ]]>

March is National Craft Month. Handcrafted items by Okies are becoming more and more available to the general public, thanks to local purveyors such as Collected Thread and DNA galleries, both in the Plaza District, and a demand for homegrown wares among OKC’s savvy shoppers. But what about making your own goods? Who can help you in your quest? Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

<![CDATA[Happy birthday - Literary icon and Oklahoma native Ralph Ellison gets a yearlong centennial tribute.]]> All year, Oklahoma City celebrates the 100th birthday of one of its most distinguished sons: novelist, writer, scholar and literary critic Ralph Ellison. ]]>