Frequent Flyers

February 20, 2017 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Sports

When the world’s elite horses (and riders) arrive in Omaha, an entourage of police and first responders—including mounted patrol—will escort them to the location of the Longines FEI World Cup. The international championship for show […]

Keeping Up With Kasher

February 3, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

Anyone who went to dances or homecoming festivities at Creighton Prep, Marian, Duchesne Academy, Cathedral, or other Omaha high schools from late-1989 through the early ’90s probably bounced their head to the beat of a […]

Queen of the Nerds

January 27, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Publications, Theatre

Amanda Fehlner has some opinions about superheroes wearing spandex. “You’re about to go into battle, and what are you going to put on? A spandex suit? That’s not going to help you at all. So, […]

Thanks, No Thanks

January 20, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

Two dozen spectators are crammed into a dark, compact venue. Millennials are there in black, tight-fitting clothes, and so are a few hardcore kids, while a group of middle-aged fans sport denim and leather. Black […]

One For the Books

January 11, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Humor, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Well, another year has come and gone. That is to say: last year has gone, and this new one has come. That is, to be more precise, assuming you are reading this essay sometime after […]

The Other World-Renowned Kobe

January 7, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Omaha Magazine, Publications, Sports

Kobe Paras had never heard of Omaha when Creighton called this past summer. He spent the first 15 years of his life in the Philippines before moving to Los Angeles to chase a basketball scholarship. […]

Don’t Be Bored, Get Board

January 6, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Publications, Recreation, Uncategorized

Every Friday night, Mickey Williams hosts a weekly ritual—board game night. The 32-year-old Williams is a board game enthusiast. He resides just south of Omaha’s Little Italy neighborhood. Downtown buildings and lights are visible from […]

Pheasant Heaven

January 4, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Omaha Magazine, Publications, Recreation, Sports

“We went through 250,000 birds and 30,000 hunters in the last 30 years,” Bruhn says. “We had every celebrity you could think of out here.” As urban sprawl takes over rural America, yesterday’s pasture transforms […]

Marlin Briscoe

December 29, 2016 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Entertainment, Publications, Sports

Omaha native Marlin Briscoe made history in 1968 as the NFL’s first black starting quarterback. His success as a signal-caller carried huge symbolic and practical weight by disproving the then-popular misconception that blacks lacked the […]

The Man Who Invented the College Football Playoff

December 28, 2016 · Posted In: Entertainment, Humor, Omaha Magazine, Publications

There are scripts,but there’s also all kinds of room for improvisation. It’s improv. You get into character and run with it. Larry Culpepper is either delusional or a consummate bullshitter, claiming, among other whoppers, that […]


 
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