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Greasy spoon greatness

Yes, sometimes looks can be deceiving. And sometimes looks are there for a very important reason, as a warning. The key to discerning between the two is in reading the signs. Are the booths and chairs worn down but still clean? Do the waitresses seem harried, as if there is plenty of work to do?

Wine and fine

Twenty-five years later, LaVeryl Lower, The Metro’s owner, finally owns the building. The sale of the 22,000-square-foot facility was completed in time for a New Year’s celebration. Lower partnered with Ken Howell, co-owner of the Howell Gallery in the same facility, to purchase the building. The Metro has always been located at 6418 N. Western

Let’s talk turkey

Whatever the reason, some turkey burgers in OKC rival their bovine peers when it comes to flavor and variety. Aside from an occasional sub sandwich, many people associate the oversized feathered flapper with holidays. Let’s not do that right now. There are several OKC restaurants that serve turkey burgers. I found The Garage, with multiple

Detective in underpants

Many of us were concerned when Andy Samberg retired from Saturday Night Live last spring. Would the comic genius get trapped in more forgettable movies like Hot Rod, then disappear? We needn’t have worried. Samberg stars in Brooklyn Nine- Nine, a single-camera sitcom that perfectly showcases his talent (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Fox). He plays hotshot detective Jake Peralta, who

Detention of the Dead / The Demented

Imagine if zombies invaded The Breakfast Club. That’s literally the setup experienced by your stock-character students of the nerd, the jock, the misfit, the bully, the cheerleader and, so it’s not a total copy of the 1985 John Hughes classic, a wisecracking Asian kid (Justin Chon, 21 & Over) to spout things like, “I gotta

The Best Film You’ve Never Seen: 35 Directors Champion the Forgotten or Critically Savaged Movies They Love — Robert K. Elder

Luckily for Elder and his readers, there’s plenty more. A companion of sorts to Elder’s 2011 book The Film That Changed My Life, the Chicago Review Press paperback operates on several levels, from learning tool to reference guide to Netflix queue-filler. As with the earlier work, the author leans on 35 directors to build its

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