A Timeline of Chinese in Omaha

March 18, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

Chinese migration to Omaha began, indirectly, during the Gold Rush of the mid-1800s. The “Old Gold Mountain” (i.e., the Chinese term for California) attracted a flood of unskilled laborers known as coolies. Nationwide, the Chinese […]

Preservation of King Fong Cafe

March 3, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

To walk upstairs from 16th Street to the dining area of King Fong Cafe was like passing through a time-warp. Destination: Southern China, more than 100 years ago. Pagoda chandeliers hovered above lavish teakwood tables […]

About the Cover

March 2, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

Downtown Omaha once featured a small Chinatown. Omaha Magazine imagines how the local Chinatown would look today if it hadn’t vanished. Senior Graphic Designer Derek Joy illustrated a Chinatown gate with Omaha’s iconic First National […]

March/April Instagram

March 1, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine

Here are the nine images featured in our March/April issue. Include the hashtag #OmahaMagazine with your Instagram photos to be featured in the next issue of Omaha Magazine. Follow Omaha Magazine on social media via Instagram, Facebook, […]

35 Years on Staff

Posted In: Omaha Magazine

Omaha Magazine began with Todd Lemke in 1983. Over the subsequent 35 years, additional staff in operations, sales, editorial, and design have joined the publishing family (including other Lemke relatives). Meet our team. Our mission […]

Kiss an Endangered Fish

Posted In: Omaha Magazine

Trotlines catch every bottom-feeding fish imaginable in the Missouri River: channel catfish, freshwater drum, shovelnose sturgeon. Even the occasional blue sucker. But this boat’s crew of biologists and volunteers seek one rarity—the endangered pallid sturgeon. […]

Omaha’s Forgotten Chinatown

February 23, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

Lion dancers leap into the air. Traditional Chinese instruments evoke tunes of a distant land. Dancing troupes perform in multi-colored costumes. There are even contemporary Chinese pop songs and, of course, plenty of Chinese food […]

Year of the Dog

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Bow. Wow. Holy cow. 2018 is a major milestone for Omaha Magazine. The current issue marks the first edition in our 36th volume—the completion of 35 years of local magazine publishing.  Publisher Todd Lemke started in […]

Tribute to Eric Stoakes

February 21, 2018 · Posted In: Web Exclusive

Omaha’s journalistic and creative community is a poorer place without Eric Stoakes. We lost a beloved friend, an editor, our “Big Daddy” (as many knew him). His funeral took place on Thursday, Feb. 22, at […]

Local Designers’ Favorite Rooms

February 12, 2018 · Posted In: Home, Omaha Home

Interior designers create rooms that are both beautiful and functional to reflect their clients’ tastes and needs. But what happens when there is no client involved? Three local designers describe their favorite rooms in their […]