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Towards the end of 1921, Ernest Hemingway, having survived a war and a pandemic, arrived in Paris. During the next few years, he chatted with Pablo Picasso, got drunk with James Joyce, took a group of friends to a festival in northern Spain, wrote a novel about it, and changed the world.  So picture now, a century later, Trevor Tack:...
For the last 22 years, we’ve asked Oklahomans a simple question: Who’s the best? And as always, you’ve responded with ample enthusiasm, coming out in droves to let us know your favorites. It’s been a tough year and a half, no doubt about it, but local businesses have responded to adversity with sheer Okie grit, continuing to deliver the...
By Mary Willa Allen and Tracy LeGrand All photos courtesy the businesses unless otherwise marked. Keeping it Simple Utilizing the Golden Rule, Wallace Design Collective and its CEO, Tom Hendrick, attract and retain top talent through an absence of micromanagement and extra doses of respect, creativity, professionalism and flexibility. Creating a great workplace environment “is not rocket science, in my opinion,” says Tom...
Approximately seven to 10% of Americans have restless legs syndrome (RLS) – also known as Willis-Ekbom disease – according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). RLS is characterized by an overwhelming sensation to constantly move the legs and is worse at night, which causes those with RLS to lose sleep, develop a mental fog and feel...
Joseph Harroz Jr. President – The University of Oklahoma As one might expect, OU president Joe Harroz can rattle off all kinds of numbers about this year’s freshman class.  Largest in history with 4,582 enrolled. Highest average GPA at 3.66. Most diverse class, with 38% identifying as minorities. Percentage of first-generation students: 25%. “Of all the stats we have, that’s the one that...

The Best of the Best 2020

Between the months of December and March, you made your voices heard by voting online in a variety of categories. Now, the winners are in. That’s right – it’s time for The Best of the Best. During the last few months, it’s been proven that the adaptability of Oklahomans is unmatched; just look at the way business owners, clients and...
Each year, we ask and you respond – enthusiastically, we might add – letting us know with your votes who really is The Best of the Best. The following pages outline winners in an excitingly broad array of groups, ranging from physicians and architects to companies, casinos, fine dining restaurants, gift stores and weekend getaway locations. In short –...
Amid an already trying 2020, news sources have recently reported that a species of predatory insect has breached North America – the Asian giant hornet, disturbingly nicknamed the ‘murder hornet.’ Wyatt Hoback, associate professor of entomology and plant pathology at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, has answers to your questions regarding the hornet, its presence in the U.S. and its...

Oklahomans of the Year 2019

Tracy Letts The acclaimed actor-playwright-screenwriter has roots in the state ... and he wants his young son to appreciate them. Tracy Letts hasn’t been back to Oklahoma from New York as much as he’d like in the past few years, but that will soon change. His son, Haskell Letts – named for a grandfather named for Charles Haskell, Oklahoma’s first governor –...

2022 Top Doctors List

Castle Connolly Top Doctors is a healthcare research company and the official source for Top Doctors for over 25 years.  Castle Connolly’s established nomination survey, research, screening and selection process involves many hundreds of thousands of physicians as well as academic medical centers, specialty hospitals and regional and community hospitals all across the nation.  The online nominations process – located...