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Empowering Women in Oklahoma

Groups that Inspire Certain inequities are glaring for Oklahoma women, and nonprofits across the state are tackling the problems by providing direct services and fighting for better policies. “Criminal justice reform is one of our big ones,” says Chelsey Branham, interim executive director of the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition. “Oklahoma has the highest incarceration rate for women in the world. Nearly 80%...

Exploring the Cinematic Sphere

The Pandemic’s Effect on Small Theaters COVID-19 has been raging since March of 2020, and the entertainment business as a whole took a large hit. Big chain movie theaters like AMC and Cinemark closed their doors temporarily, but it was the smaller venues that perhaps struggled the hardest.  Circle Cinema and Rodeo Cinema, two independent theaters out of Tulsa and OKC...

Playing with Fire

The Perfect Pairings Barbecue side dishes run the gamut of deliciousness, from cornbread to pasta salad, corn on the cob and fried okra.  In the case of Tulsa’s Albert G’s Bar-B-Q – which boasts 29 years serving savories – owner Chuck Gawey says that they seldom run out of sides during lunch and dinner service ... but when it happens, it...

Mosey Around Downtown

DevelopersMaking a Difference Two changemakers in Oklahoma’s development sector work to make downtown more liveable.  The future burns bright for Oklahoma’s two largest downtown city centers, despite pandemic challenges.  Jackie Price Johannsen, president of Tulsa’s Price Family Properties, has an up-close view of the action. “Downtown Tulsa changes daily – just drive around and you see cranes and construction,” she says. “It’s exciting...

Creating a Life of Sustainability

Wildlife Protection The Conservation Coalition of Oklahoma engages in many endeavors, creating opportunities for citizens and lawmakers to become more aware of conservation issues and encouraging youth to connect with nature. This main (or mother) group is on the political side of the organization’s efforts. Handling communications for its sister group, the Conservation of Oklahoma Foundation, is Kelly Bostian, who says:...

Top Real Estate Agents Listing

Despite a hard year, real estate production soared in 2020. Oklahoma is brimming with talented agents, and many are included below in Oklahoma Magazine’s Top Real Estate Agents listing. We compiled this list by reaching out to agencies in Oklahoma’s two major metros. They provided us with their top producing agents and highest performing teams, along with contact information and total financial volumes for 2020.

Home Sweet Home

TheGardening Basics Learning to garden doesn’t have to be impeded by the lack of an experienced friend or family member to help. Gardening classes, clubs and tutorials abound online, and local sources such as Master Gardeners are ready to share their wealth of knowledge. “One of the best ways to make that most important human connection around gardening is through your...

A Look to the Future

It’s been a tumultuous year for higher education, and students, professors and administrators have felt the heat. We talk to some of Oklahoma’s universities about the last year of virtual learning, ways to drum up motivation for at-home instruction, study tips and lucrative degree programs.

Image Matters

Head-to-Toe Improvements Face Fine lines and wrinkles, along with age spots, can dull your complexion and age you beyond your years. Fortunately, there are several non-surgical options to help revitalize your appearance and foster a more youthful glow.  “Botox continues to be one of the best things you can do to improve ‘movement wrinkles’ on your face, which can really smooth the...

Paving a Path to Health

Important Safety Measures Aging comes with new challenges, but the National Council on Aging stresses that certain habits provide numerous benefits to seniors. Those include staying active, keeping track of underlying chronic conditions, reviewing medications, getting your eyes checked and assessing your home. Falls, after all, are a major risk to seniors – a risk that is mostly preventable. “We can...