Lenten Fish Fries

February 23, 2017 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Places

Lent in Omaha—a time of repentance and moderation for devout Catholics—is synonymous with crowded lines of happy, drunken people waiting for heaping piles of deep-fried fish. Parishioners and non-churchgoers alike rejoice with the approach of […]

Austin Ortega

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Sports

How did a smallish soccer-playing Hispanic kid from sun-drenched Escondido, California, end up an ice hockey star in Nebraska? Although his profile does not fit the stereotypical hockey player, UNO Mavericks forward Austin Ortega has […]

A Portrait of the Filmmaker as a Young Man

Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

Knights in shining armor go searching for a legendary spoon. That was the concept of Sam Senser’s entry to the Canadian-based 50-Hour Film Competition. The contest’s theme was “twisted fairytale,” and all entries had to […]

Orchestrated by God, Encouraged by Parents

Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine, People

At his first public concert, a benefit for disabled children in Ecuador, Washington Garcia realized that he was put on Earth to serve others through music. “It was a revealing moment,” Garcia says. He was […]

Kevin Simonson

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Kevin Simonson of Omaha realizes he occupies an unlikely position as a leading chronicler of that dark jester of American letters, the late Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson, a New Journalism exponent, gained a Grateful Dead-like […]

Destinations

February 22, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Neighborhoods, Omaha Magazine, Places

AKSARBEN VILLAGE Horse stalls went bye-bye long ago. Now, Aksarben Village is losing car stalls, too. But that’s a good thing, as far as continued growth of the former horse-racing grounds goes. Dirt is overturned […]

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Posted In: Art, Encounter, Entertainment, Omaha Magazine

A boozy brunch between girlfriends, a meeting of coworkers over coffee, a couple splitting a glass   of wine—conversations captured around the city, all serve as fodder and inspiration for Brion Poloncic’s work. In the quiet […]

Southwest Escape

Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Places

We’re creatures of habit. We live and breathe routine, and for the most part, we are comfortable in our ways. We’re busy. We think ahead. We worry. We wonder. We drive to work and run […]

W. Dale Clark Library: A Reflection of Omaha

February 21, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Omaha Magazine, Places

Why  are  libraries  relevant? For Rem Koolhaas, international architect and designer of one of America’s premier libraries in Seattle, “in an age where information can be accessed anywhere, it is the simultaneity of all media […]

How Omaha Railroaded Council Bluffs

Posted In: Education, Omaha Magazine, Places

Thirteen years before Nebraska achieved statehood in 1867, a group of Council Bluffs businessmen helped establish “Omaha City.” They didn’t view Omaha as a rival to Council Bluffs; rather, they saw Omaha as a prime […]


 
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