Life By Design

October 24, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Home, OmahaHome

In all built things, the real story lies in the space between intention and fruition. The place where design meets application is a point of contact. Across space and time, builder and user enter into […]

Causing a Kerfuffle

Posted In: Art, Family, Omaha Magazine

Ashley Laverty got bit by the acting bug at the tender age of 6, when she performed in her first play. It is fitting that she has dedicated her career to theater for youth. “I […]

Out of the Blue

Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

It all started with a chair. Then another. And another. Eventually, painter Will Anderson had enough chairs for his first solo show (at Petshop Gallery last year in Omaha). Don’t expect to sit back, relax, […]

From Japanese-American Internment Camp to Boys Town

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History

Xenophobic fears ran wild after the Empire of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. The U.S. promptly entered World War II, and nearly 120,000 Japanese-Americans were relocated or incarcerated in internment camps across the country. The […]

Diversity on Stage

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Roses are red. Violets are blue. American poetry publications have a diversity problem. It’s true in Nebraska, too.  It’s easy to assume that Omaha’s published poets are predominantly white people. After all, the anthology of […]

The Queen of Omaha Ice

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People, Sports

The ice rink is smooth like glass. A young woman glides across the surface, breaking it in with her skates’ sharp blades. Across the rink, her coach watches closely, analyzing each move.  Barbara Foster has […]

The Crow and the Artist

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Art

There is a flock of metaphorical crows hovering over Andy Acker. Crow-related artworks, meanwhile, have taken over the Omaha-born artist’s home studio in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. The 69-year-old Acker creates bizarre sculptures out of carvings and […]

Omaha Poets Populate 2018 One Book One Nebraska

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Nebraska poetry is not all about farms and cornfields (although some of it is).  The state has inspired a wide variety of poets and poems, as demonstrated by the 2018 One Book One Nebraska selection, […]

Apartments for the Homeless

Posted In: Giving, Omaha Magazine

Once a month, Tiffany Le Colst teaches RentWise, an eight-hour class that educates new renters about the responsibilities of being good tenants. “We go over scenarios that might come up and help clients decide how […]

Have you Herd of the Goat Yoga Craze?

Posted In: Health, Omaha Magazine, People

Megan Roth sits cross-legged on her mat in black shorts, a white tank, and a blue baseball hat with the words “Live Simply” etched into the front. “We know why you are here and it’s […]