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November 2018

November is supposed to be a joyous time wherein relatives young and old gather for an epic feast, convivial conversation, sports, shopping, watching nature change, entertainment options and general family togetherness. Some of the time, however, it’s a completely dysfunctional and chaotic month from which you'd like to escape. For those of you needing some guidance, we've come up with a few tried-and-true tips to surviving and retaining your sanity.
Photographer: Sarah Eliza Roberts
Model: Ana Vela
Clothes: Jules Boutique

Features

Q&A: Frankie Valli

Frankie Valli has been the muscular voice and the talent behind hit music for six decades and shows no sign of slowing down.

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Q&A: Scotty McCreery

The road from the 10th season of "American Idol" led straight to a No. 1 debut album for Scotty McCreery, who has taken more control of his recordings and Elvis influence.

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Brushes with Fame

John Hammer’s distinctive, colorful, pop art painting style is striking and attention-grabbing, and his commissioned work is highly coveted.

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Springing into Action

Tulsa Pop Culture Expo is not merely an annual convention celebrating all things pop culture; it is also a springboard for making a positive impact on Tulsa throughout the entire year.

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Please Pass the Etiquette

Twenty tips to help everyone mind their manners and not fight over the wishbone.

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Yule Have a Blast

Following closely to the storyline of the beloved 1954 movie starring Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney, "White Christmas" is returning to the TPAC for a limited engagement of only eight performances.

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Talk Turkey to Me

The sides may be on point, the desserts delectable and that certain uncle can be on his best behavior. But if the turkey is more foul than fowlicious, your Thanksgiving meal may be a bust.

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Duct Tales

Is there anything duct tape can’t do? It’s probably easier to list the things it can’t do.

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Dine + Drink

When it Takes a Village

Village Inn is the casual, homestyle type of restaurant that’s there for you any time of day or night when you need waffles, a Reuben, or some sweet and chocolaty French Silk pie.

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Delighted to Meat You

At Elmer's BBQ on Brookside, you'll find plenty of old-school Oklahoma barbecue, top-notch sides, rowdy blues, a Badwich, and nothing that resembles foo foo.

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Changing Courses

Bernadette Feickert’s passion for food is inspired not just by the breakfast, lunch, cake and pie offerings at Kitch, but also by the sweet treats offered at her other Jenks hot spot, Cookiedoodle.

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Gourmet on the Go

Justin Thompson’s "Trial & Error" book is meant to help home chefs achieve the taste they hope to ace when they cook their favorite restaurant dishes in their own oven.

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Best Bets

Best Seafood

Whether you’re going crabbing, oyster-bar hopping, searching for fried catfish or tucking into our epic sushi scene, you’re going to enjoy each of these seafood experiences.

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Departments

Nancy Hernandez

Stops: Boomtown Tees, Jason's Deli, Ida Red

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Partners in Dine

Put a friendly spin on the traditional turkey meal with these recipes that should wow your pals this Friendsgiving.

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Serve that Bird

Brining has plenty of advocates, and understandably so. It’s a flexible technique that makes a remarkable difference in the moistness of the turkey meat, especially the breast.

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Scents of Pride

From yesteryear pioneer chore to modern day artisanal adventure, soapmaking is inspiring handmade movement enthusiasts and soaping entrepreneurs — one batch at a time.

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Preventing Suicide

There are no easy answers for helping someone struggling with depression. But here are some tips from experts.

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Power to the Pages

Tulsa Pop Kids works with the pop culture enthusiast communities in Green Country to promote literacy through raising funds and awareness. And the organization has big plans for making it all happen.

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Banish Your Barriers

An unexamined mindset is not a good place from which to run your business. All those unruly doubts and “I can’ts” can sink you.

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Smells Like Bean Spirit

Although the Descendents have been a band to repeatedly go on hiatus and reform, the band has been active since 2010, progressively getting busier and still looking for the perfect cup of coffee.

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Football Frenzy

Watching or tossing the pigskin with friends and family has been as much of a Thanksgiving tradition as pumpkin pie and stuffing since the 19th century.

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Do you feel envy or thankfulness more often?

Want to join the discussion? We post a question on our Facebook each month. Give us an answer and photo, and you might end up in the magazine or online.

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Art and Soul

A shop and gallery, Garden Deva offers whimsical garden and home décor, primarily from the creative mind of Lisa Regan.

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Still Kickin’

It’s easy for us to be immune to the effects of a place we live so near, but proximity doesn’t mean decreased value. Route 66 is a prime example.

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The Should Monster

You can’t force yourself to do something simply by invoking “should,” even though most of us do it so often we don’t even notice.

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