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, OmahaHome

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 […]

Chasing the Aurora Borealis

February 6, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine

Editor’s note: Derek Burdeny told this story to Omaha Magazine in an interview with Doug Meigs. Sydney Sheldrick adapted the interview transcript to this narrative. The northern lights were a common sight during my childhood in Winnipeg, Canada. […]

Strong Medicine, Community Healing

January 23, 2018 · Posted In: Giving, News, Omaha Magazine

“My grandmother—who was my first mentor, and I idolize her to this day—was a shaman,” says Donna Polk, a licensed mental health practitioner who has a Ph.D. in administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “I […]

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

December 22, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine

New Year’s resolutions often involve health goals. I know mine do. Whether I follow through on the resolution is another story. With health on our minds, our January/February issue focuses on the theme with several […]

DACA and Omaha Identity

December 12, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Online Exclusive

In the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s Sept. 5 announcement to terminate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, local Omaha DACA recipients, former DACA recipients, and applicants to DACA shared their stories with Omaha Magazine.   […]

DACA Decoded

October 27, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine

As the November/December issue of Omaha Magazine went to press, the fate of DACA recipients remained in limbo. An acronym for “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” President Barack Obama created the federal program by executive […]

American Heroes and Dreamers

October 26, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine

“Chuck Hagel supported the war. His brother hated it. And in the jungles of Vietnam each was destined to save the other’s life.” The text blurb appears on the front cover of a new book […]