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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...
In today’s ever-changing work climate, businesses need to truly stand out to attract the brightest talent. What draws employees in, however, changes from person to person. Some look for the most competitive pay; others are more interested in a healthy work life balance or a strong culture. Some have their hearts set on finding a company dedicated to community service; others seek out places on the cutting edge of their fields. The businesses included in Oklahoma Magazine’s 2022 Great Companies to Work For feature, however, offer all of those perks and more. Industries run the gamut, from architecture to finance, construction, healthcare, technology, law and everything in between.
Over the last several months, Brent Douglas has learned a lot about the principles of action and reaction  – although they’re not the kinds of lessons you’ll find in a physics textbook. Instead, the performer whose voice and phone-call shtick brought consistent laughs to a generation of Tulsa-radio listeners has been applying this newfound knowledge to stand-up comedy.   And...
If you’re looking for a relaxing activity or an adventurous outing, native wildlife is ready to reveal its wonders. Must-see parks include Black Mesa State Park and Nature Preserve, Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, and the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.  Black Mesa State Park, located in Oklahoma’s northwest corner, shares borders with Colorado and New Mexico and is home to a...

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...
In honor of Women's History Month, we highlight a few female pioneers from the state's past and present. Whether they're activists, entertainers, artists or leaders in business, they've left an indelible mark on Oklahoma. Kate Barnard 1875-1930 Catherine "Kate" Barnard was the first woman to be elected as a state official in Oklahoma, as well as the second woman to be...

Springtime Surprises

Gas station snacks, sunglasses and carefully devised playlists – reminders that the best road trips are a delicate balance of planning and spontaneity. This spring, you don’t have to travel far to get a change in scenery and break out of the humdrum of a daily routine.  From its state parks to its peculiar tourist attractions, Oklahoma is full of...
In 1962, the Houston Chronicle dubbed Jefferson Spivey as the fastest draw in the modern west. Spivey then migrated to Hollywood, where he taught actors to draw, twirl and holster a .45 Colt handgun. Impassioned by the Wild West mystique, Spivey fulfilled a childhood dream in 1968. He saddled up an Arabian horse, Mister Sol, in Santa Barbara, Calif. Then,...

Barley & Bees

The story of Barley & Bees is one of perseverance. The restaurant began in 2020 with the mission to bring authentic Southern food to OKC. Like many, it suffered due to COVID-19, and the team pivoted to a food truck to deliver handmade biscuits to local neighborhoods. Now, the restaurant operates out of Twisted Spike Brewery. Biscuits are still...

Honoring Leon

Atop hat adorns the wild blond mane of a local rock god, depicted in a hyper-realistic mural on downtown Tulsa’s Grooper Building at Third Street and Frankfort Avenue. It’s as if the young Leon Russell painted there could emerge from a lush otherworld of roses. With a self-described “graffiti/mural” style specializing in hyper-realism, artist Jeks, originally from...