Being Ryleigh Welsh

October 8, 2015 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People, Publications

Ryleigh Welsh, 15, didn’t have too many plans for the summer. She’d entered one of her songs in the Omaha Performing Arts songwriting competition. She worked on her International Baccalaureate curriculum. She returned to Omaha […]


America’s Most Haunted House

August 27, 2015 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Places, Publications

It was a dark and stormy day when two sisters revisited their childhood home in Villisca, Iowa, for only the second time in two decades. They strolled through the tiny two-story frame house, reminiscing about their […]


Wood & Pipe Table

October 8, 2015 · Posted In: DIY Project, Home, Omaha Home, Publications

Sometimes you can find a solution to a problem just by taking a long walk. Dagmar and Jeff Benson, who live in a lakeside property at scenic Hawaiian Village, needed more table space for entertaining […]


The B-Word

Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Publications

“I think you’re a pushy bitch.” That’s what a gallery owner once said to Courtney Kenny Porto when she attempted to get postcards printed for an upcoming exhibition. It was an instance that left the […]


Corey Broman

Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, Publications

This article appears in Sept./Oct. 2015 The Encounter. Artist Corey Broman hears a musical note upon seeing a piece of glass. “An instrument, a hum, a rattling, a chiming, a shattering,” he says. “Anytime I […]


Mark Erikson

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, People, Publications

Don’t bother trying to contact Mark Erikson on a Monday night. From now until, well—forever—he’s booked. On Monday nights, you’ll find Erikson and more than 100 other Nebraska men singing their hearts out at a […]


Shave and a Haircut

October 6, 2015 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Business Profiles, Publications

Erik Anderson was new to Omaha and needed a haircut. A good one. The guy had a sales job and needed to look sharp. But who to trust with his precious locks—some chain? “You never […]


Triangle Pose

October 5, 2015 · Posted In: Fitness, Health, HerFamily, Publications, Uncategorized

The Triangle pose stretches and strengthens the thighs and ankles, stretches the hamstrings, hips, spine, and chest, relieves backache (especially during pregnancy—I’m photographed here as I entered my third trimester), and helps to keep stress […]


The Play’s the Thing

October 2, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, People, Publications

Laci Neal needs several commas to answer the question, “What do you do?” “I’m a cosplay enthusiast, performer, and historical costumer,” says the artist, actor, burlesque performer, lecturer/presenter, inaugural Miss World Steampunk, and self-described “big […]


Order From Chaos

Posted In: Fashion, Omaha Magazine, Publications, Style

Just like the jumble of vintage chairs in the accompanying photo, the eclectic, mishmash sensibilities of Brandon Beed and Nick Huff prove that it takes a certain…something to have the power to coax order from […]


From Traditional to Contemporary

Posted In: Before & After, Home, Omaha Home, Publications

The goal in renovating this home was transforming the somewhat traditional space into a fresh, contemporary, more spacious home. The project started in the kitchen, re-facing the dingy oak cabinets with a shaker-style birch euro-hinged […]