Editor Veronica Pasfield is an award-winning city magazine editor. Her leadership of magazines in San Francisco (Diablo Magazine) and Detroit (HOUR Detroit) garnered a dozen national editorial and design awards from the City & Regional Magazine Association and the Western Publishing Association. Veronica is a discriminating curator of local culture and a devout foodie. She also holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a PhD in American Studies/Native American Studies from the University of Michigan. You can reach her at email@example.com.
Happy 1st Anni, Jones Assembly, and thanks for the delicious drink!
Embarking on another nationwide tour this spring, in the Winter Issue #13 we caught up with BRONCHO singer/guitarist Ryan Lindsey as he and the band were on I-44 listening to a Van Morrison cassette they found in a friend’s trunk in Norman. “He had two Van Morrison cassettes—the same record—and he gave them both to me.” Um, what? It’s advisable not to read too much into the quirky bits when thinking about BRONCHO. Best to just let it wash over you.
The work of Jerome Tiger is nothing short of incendiary; it ignites the mind. For every perfectly expressed line on a human form, there are 10 more that could be laid down and aren’t. Tiger’s work asks viewers to engage, to fill in and imagine, as his did when creating it. He was a working artist for only five years, until his untimely death, and his mark was enormous. This important solo exhibition closes soon!
A wholly original idea bubbled up in the art world about a decade ago, and it has spread with surety and savvy into rising cities across the South. This new notion was conceived by two major contemporary collectors in Louisville: ‘How can we make our collection more accessible to a wider public?’ The answering thought helped change the way America does hotels--and art.
The Osage Nation purchased homelands from media mogul Ted Turner--restoring more than land to the people. Emotional, spiritual, and cultural ties to homelands are among the most archetypal, and deeply felt, of the human experience.
Some believe a building has a soul. If that’s true—and why not, considering the intensity of spirit a building holds?—then the Fred Jones Building ranks among the most complex souls in a state noted for them. Now 21c Museum Hotel, the former Ford Model T assembly plant carries a most American legacy, as do the people who’ve owned it.
Denver reborn as the top foodie destination in our region, and the places that have us swooning for more this winter. Hotels, breweries, and history are a part of our prix fixe travel menu.
"When I came to California it was very sparkly, glamorous. It was like a new world to me."
The perfect cocktail to accompany your carnivorous holiday feasts.
Oklahoma City is coming out of a boom time and into...no one is entirely sure. We begin a conversation with people in the trenches, who tell us what change looks like in real time.
Anyone with more than a curiosity about architecture in Oklahoma has heard of Bruce Goff.
America's passion is turning towards rum, and The Jones Assembly is ready to please.
Saints Session draws big, and plays proud. The jazz tradition didn't die with Deep Deuce gentrification, which is very good news.
Indigenous People's Day commemorated via Oklahoma artists. Because Columbus is no hero.
Pride in his Chickasaw culture — and his larger rootedness in indigeneity broadly — quite literally sing forth from Jerod Tate’s being.
Don't make us regret sharing our current list of the top 5 hidden gems on the OKC scene.
A new moon, a tucked-away bar, and a Scissortail nesting up for the night. These were the backdrop for one of our favorite mezcal drinks in town—the Scissortail Sling at Power House. This smoky, luscious spirit is crazy popular right now, and we don’t wonder why.
In the quiet, tree-lined Gatgewood neighborhood, one of the top app developers in the country has set up camp. Drew Ramsey, a San Jose, Cal. native, moved to Oklahoma City to be near wife Courtney’s family.
Goro Ramen + Izakaya head chef Jeff Chanchaleune on the silky richness of true Japanese ramen.
A wholly original idea bubbled up in the art world a decade ago, and has spread with surety and savvy into rising cities across the South. What happens when an edgy contemporary collection meets a hotel public?
There is nothing as glorious as a cool, clear lake, especially in a place like Oklahoma. Boats optimize lake weekends like fireworks enhance the Fourth of July. Pontoons for lazy sunbathing, and ski boats for initiating littles into water sports.
Exaptive Data Guru Dave King teaches the world a new way to connect.
Every good story has chapters, a break in the narrative when something new begins. Oklahoma City’s blossoming restaurant scene turned a page last month when The Drake Seafood & Oysterette opened its doors wide at the corner of what was and what...
Sometimes they appear at lantern-lit tables in front of Elemental; other times they write poems on their laps at the Capitol. The clack-clack-clack of manual typewriters means Short Order Poems.
It’s not clear to me that Indian Territory, nearly two centuries into it, knows how to think about Indian people. I’m Ojibwe/Chippewa. Two of my great grandfathers signed treaties that saved our people from Removal from Michigan Territory along with our cousins...
In better cities, we think, there are things to make our lives more interesting and beauty-filled. Sara Kate Huff bucked Oklahoma City’s millennial brain drain, and committed herself to being part of the change at home.
Breath does amazing things. The word "udånder" means “exhale” in Danish. The rhythm and power of breath and nature serves as the organizing ethos for udånder Scandinavian Steam & Sauna Spa.