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ON THE COVER: Autumn leaves cast a colorful reflection near a canoe and kayak outfitter on Lake Broken Bow at Beavers Bend State Park in this photograph by Iris Greenwell. See the entire image—plus ten more colorful fall scenes—in “The Golden Hour.”
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Red pandas, Komodo dragons, and tanuki (canines commonly known as raccoon dogs): These are but a few of the residents awaiting visitors to the Oklahoma City Zoo’s new Sanctuary Asia exhibit, a sprawling, multi-million-dollar upgrade animal lovers of all ages are sure to enjoy.
By Megan Rossman
Photography by Lori Duckworth
When most people think of concerts, they picture large arenas. But for music fans looking for more of a connection with their favorite singer-songwriters, living rooms are the best place to see a show.
By Trisha Bunce
The Golden Hour
The coming of autumn brings so many wonderful things: football, Halloween, sweater weather, and oh so much pumpkin spice. But these eleven images reveal what really makes the season spectacular: the display of color Oklahoma’s landscapes put on.
Of Snow Made Red with Blood
On a below-freezing day in November 1868, George Armstrong Custer led the Seventh Cavalry across the Great Plains to the village of Cheyenne Peace Chief Black Kettle. The series of events that followed has variously been referred to as a battle or a massacre, but there’s no doubt that what happened on the banks of the Washita River still reverberates a hundred and fifty years later.
By Jim Logan
North by Northwest
In Oklahoma, one in four children is in danger of going to bed without adequate nutrition every single night. And though the holidays shine a spotlight on the problems associated with hunger, people at food banks, churches, and nonprofits around the state are working tirelessly every day to keep their fellow Oklahomans fed.
By Dyrinda Tyson
Take a tour of one of northeastern Oklahoma’s most impressive abodes at the Frank Phillips Home; these new media releases are creating quite the holiday hubbub; wood is good at 108 Contemporary’s Northeastern Oklahoma Woodturners Association exhibit; Shawnee’s streets are full of treats; and socks from three Sooner State shops will have gift-getters hoppin’.
Horses at Flames to Hope in Noble may be small, but they are helping in big ways; Bill Tilghman was familiar with both sides of the law; Factory Obscura’s Beyond exhibit in Oklahoma City is a sensory delight; Brennin from Harrah is a country crooner on the rise; and two poems by former Oklahoma State Poet Laureate Benjamin Myers show both sides of a tragedy.
Some of the best home cooks descended upon the Oklahoma State Fair for the fourth year in a row. The 2018 Oklahoma Pride Cooking Contest was the best yet, so here are some of the winning appetizers, entrées, and dessert recipes to help end the year with a “yum!” And get the “Dish” on chicken-fried steak from the Miller Grill in Yukon.