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Women and Power

Women are shaping Oklahoma’s future. We highlight a handful of the thousands of female leaders vying for change and fighting to make the state – and the world – a better place to live and work. From a philanthropic doctor and a nationally recognized banker to a tribal chief and a civil-rights lawyer, these women are the state’s brave...

Scene

The Deep Deuce district, once the heart of Oklahoma City’s African-American community in early 20th century, has been brought back to life. Gone are the days when Northeast Second Street was filled with the syncopated rhythms of jazz pianos and saxophones. Today’s Deep Deuce has urban dwellers, businesses and chill-chic cafes. Along Walnut Street, nestled between two other of his...

Faudree’s Legacy Lives

Interior designer, renowned expert in traditional French country decor, author and philanthropist Charles Faudree left an enduring legacy for the city of Tulsa after his death in 2013.  Friends of the late designer emulate his love and appreciation for the Tulsa community by dedicating a new pavilion to him in Woodward Park. With a longtime shop on Cherry Street and a...
Growing up in Java, Indonesia, Indri Bahar did not learn her family’s traditional recipes at her mother’s knee ... she was too busy getting her university degree in chemistry. But after she married her childhood sweetheart, a petroleum engineer from another Indonesian island, Sumatra, they found themselves in jungles far from decent food. So, she tried cooking and discovered...
Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels is a name with which many native Tulsans and newcomers alike have become familiar. Customers have patronized its Utica Square location for decades as they’ve celebrated life’s simple or grand milestones. Generations of jewelry purchases have crossed the counter from friendly salesperson to excited buyer. The jewelry store is expanding in size and merchandise, and with...

Get Outside

Tulsa Excursions Gathering Place: Launched in September on the east bank of the Arkansas River, this is the park other cities only wish they had. Enjoy the five-acre Chapman Adventure Playground with a padded area for toddlers, plus 120 feet of suspension bridges, skate parks and walking/running/biking paths. gatheringplace.org Guthrie Green: Carnivals, festivals, live music, green markets, food trucks, fitness classes...
Slaughterville was not the most elegant name for a town, local residents had to admit. Some even toyed with the idea of changing it … but that was before People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals offered an alternative. In exchange for changing the name of the Cleveland County town to the more animal-friendly Veggieville, as the group proposed in...

Legacy of an Outlaw

People can see lots of Starrs in and around Eufaula and its namesake lake. Belle Starr Grill. Belle Starr Hideaway Inn. Belle Starr Campground. Belle Starr Creek. Belle Starr Marina. Belle Starr’s gravesite. The famous outlaw’s name populates what was fertile farmland until 1964, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dammed the Canadian River to make one of the world’s...

Festival Season

Germanfest, hosted by the German-American Society of Tulsa (gastulsa.org), runs May 3-5 at the GAST House. Offerings include authentic performances and music, plus food, drink and kids’ activities. Tulsa International Mayfest (tulsamayfest.org) is back May 17-20, this time in the Arts District. This annual tradition features local and national bands, food vendors and plenty of art for sale. Stick around downtown...