Steve Grasz Takes the Bench

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

Omaha attorney Steve Grasz sat watching TV in a conference room at the law firm of Husch Blackwell. Passionate about Husker basketball, he attends most of the home games and rarely misses a televised game. […]

Bill Gonzalez

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Chat with Bill Gonzalez for a short while and one thing becomes clear: It really is hard to keep a good man down. Nearly 20 years ago, Gonzalez was down. In August 1999, while working […]

Radical Inclusion

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, […]

Being Present for the Small Moments

March 1, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, People

My mom passed away three days before this past Christmas. My friend and former co-worker Justin Swanson passed two days before that. Between the two, I wound up saying farewell to Justin in the ICU […]

35 Years Of Omaha Magazine Covers

Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

Omaha Magazine publisher Todd Lemke fondly remembers several magazine covers from his 35 years in the local magazine business. But he is particularly fond of the November/December 1993 issue—a poster of which hangs on his […]

Eliminating The Impossible

February 27, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, Theatre

Zhomontee Watson first took the stage when she was a sophomore in high school. Completely new to the world of acting, her first director chose her to play the lead in The Princess and the […]

Art Therapy

Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle

Growing up in Omaha, 33-year-old Nick Rivers didn’t have many friends. His introverted personality made it nearly impossible to branch out into the social circles that surrounded him in school. Instead, the Northwest High graduate […]

Fresh Paint

Posted In: Art, Encounter

From a very young age, Omaha artist Stephen Kavanaugh had a raw talent for art, as well as a wise-beyond-his-years understanding of what it takes to be a professional artist.  “The first drawing I did […]

Reggie LeFlore’s Street Art

February 26, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine

His portraits may share similarities to the vandalism-tarnished genre, but for LeFlore, his art form is all about transforming communities. “I love working with organizations and community leaders to create a series of work that’s […]

The Changing Face of Omaha

February 23, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

A lot can change in 35 years, even in Omaha, a town where some places look like a glacier flowed over 2 million years ago and only unfroze a few weeks ago. Of course, if […]