Local Speak-Easies Harken to Olden Days

March 4, 2018 · Posted In: Beer, Cocktails & Wine, Nightlife, Omaha Magazine

As hard as it is to believe now, a small group of extremists once managed to take over the United States government. Their goal was simple: make everyone stop drinking liquor. Prohibition lasted from 1920 […]

Radical Inclusion

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

For the uninitiated, zines are small, handmade magazines typically made from standard printer paper folded, cut, and stapled together. Variations of the form exist, and subjects are limited only by interest: journalism, politics, art, activism, […]

Weiner, Weiner, Hot Dog Dinner

January 30, 2018 · Posted In: Humor, Omaha Magazine

A lot goes into the making of a hot dog. Even more goes into the making of a hot dog person. Tracie Mauk would know. She is a 35-year-old thespian and comedian (originally from Norfolk). She’s […]

Beneath The Surface

December 28, 2017 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine

The biblical wise man King Solomon once wrote that there is nothing new under the sun, and in 930 B.C., that bit of common wisdom might have been true. Several hundreds of years later, a […]

Caregiver’s Golden Years, Between a Rock and a Hard Place

November 5, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health

When Franklin Delano Roosevelt presented America with the Second New Deal, he created a national social safety net to prevent vulnerable senior citizens from dying in poverty. Social Security came into being with the Social […]

The Comedian in the Jetpack

October 25, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Nightlife, Omaha Magazine

In June of 2000, Richard Reese took his first tentative—but eager—steps into the brutal, addictive world of standup comedy on the stage of what was then Jokers Comedy Club in the Old Market. After just […]

Armana Chanel

October 11, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Sports

Golfer Lorii Myers once said that true sportsmanship means taking the high road and walking off the course with pride whether you win or lose. Omaha’s Armana Chanel is definitely walking the high road to […]

Social Responsibility vs. Activist Investing

October 3, 2017 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Business Profiles

Activist investing. What is it? Who does it? Is it effective? Does it work? As with anything, the answer to most of these questions is situational. According to the qz.com article “The 10 activist investors […]

Wicked Omaha

April 27, 2017 · Posted In: History, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People

Musty newspapers, photos, archives, public records, presentations, and endless hours of research. Sure, the life of a modern folk historian sounds glamorous, but it’s not all like Raiders of the Lost Ark. In many ways, […]

Jason Brasch’s Epic Drink

February 10, 2017 · Posted In: Beer, Cocktails & Wine, Omaha Magazine, Restaurants

Mary Tudor’s bloody reign over England in the 16th century—when she turned the nation back to Catholicism, burned heretics at the stake, and killed some 300 Protestants—is believed to have inspired the world’s most popular […]