Saving a Life, Chasing the Dream Houston Alexander Foundation

Saving a Life, Chasing the Dream

January 3, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Opinion, People

Houston Alexander knew that his first-born child would be a fighter from the moment he laid eyes on her. Elan, his daughter, was born with kidney disease. “We knew that one day she would need […]

Art After Life

December 21, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

The morning of the funeral, I woke early to write my identical twin brother’s eulogy. It began: “On the cover of a notebook, Connor spelled out his definition of art in boldface type: ‘Art is not […]

Sketches of Omaha

December 19, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine

A watercolor print featuring Joslyn Castle is the centerpiece of a young couple’s remodeled living room in the Dundee neighborhood. The image is a reminder of their wedding day and the location where they married. […]

Heard by God

October 31, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

The wait was torture. Six months of back-and-forth, missing documents, interviews, and paperwork.  Finally, Ismail Ntakirutimana had a passport in his hands. Now all he needed was a student visa to the United States.  But […]

After Lights Out, Gene Leahy Mall Demolition to Begin

October 24, 2018 · Posted In: Downtown, Omaha Magazine

Downtown Omaha turns extra magical the evening of Nov. 22, thanks to the annual ceremony for the Holiday Lights Festival. Festive lights will illuminate the mall until New Year’s Day. The mall’s next transformation will follow […]

Escape on Wine Road

October 17, 2018 · Posted In: Beer, Cocktails & Wine, Omaha Magazine, Places

Driving into the heart of wine country in Northern California, our chauffeur has to point out where last year’s devastation ravaged the landscape of Sonoma County. At first glance, we only see lush green hillsides. […]

Meriwether Lewis Suicide or Assassination

October 1, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History, People

Kira Gale upset the historical establishment when she argued that the death of Meriwether Lewis was the result of assassination, not suicide.  Research into the explorers Lewis and (William) Clark consumed her life, up until […]

Adam Devine Chugs the Big Red Kool-Aid

September 2, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

There is an all-out prank war in the office. After one of three slacker telemarketer friends/roommates got a big promotion, the other two conspired to humble his inflated ego (by stealing the car keys and […]

Saving a Life, Chasing the Dream Houston Alexander Foundation

#WeDontCoast

August 20, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Opinion, People

We Don’t Coast. That’s the official slogan of Omaha. Here at Omaha Magazine, we don’t coast so hard that we will announce the 2019 winners of the city’s definitive “Best Of” contest in November 2018. […]

#OmahaMunchMadness 2018

July 6, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Web Exclusive

For the main feature article (read it here) in Omaha Magazine’s July/August issue, we determined there are 49 zip codes in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area.  We worked with a freelance food writer and a […]