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, […]

We Can’t Drive 55

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History, Lifestyle

I have a little pinback button with a red flag emblazoned with the words “Safety First.” It was produced in 1915 by the Nebraska Safety League, which seems to have been one of a number […]

Forever Heroes

Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

When I first saw him, I had no plans to write a book about Nebraska’s World War II veterans. It was just a few days after Veterans Day in November 2015. I was in a […]

Celebrating Omaha’s World War II Veterans

April 25, 2017 · Posted In: History, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine

As a kid, my grandfather’s World War II experiences were the stuff of legend. Army private first-class Robert Wesley Meigs fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He crossed the Remagen Bridge and survived a […]

Remembering the Battle of the Bulge

Posted In: History, Lifestyle

The following interview presents my grandfather’s recollections of World War II. A transcript of the interview, conducted in May 2005, is collected by the Library of Congress American Folklife Center’s Veterans History Project (memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/bib/loc.natlib.afc2001001.52021). Omaha […]

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 […]

Broom Man

April 18, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Sculptor John Lajba has made a name for himself by documenting Omaha’s most iconic figures. His subjects range from joyous to somber. One of his bronzes, The Road To Omaha, is a familiar image broadcast […]

Seamus Campbell Takes the Stage

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Like so many kids, 9-year-old Seamus Campbell loves The Jungle Book. He’s one of countless children to be enchanted by the thought of boppin’ around the jungle with cool, scat-singing Baloo, relishing the “Bare Necessities” […]

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April 13, 2017 · 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 […]

Your Trash, Her Treasure

April 9, 2017 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Home, Omaha Magazine

Even on a blustery, freezing January day, as Christmas lights still twinkle from neighbors’ homes, it’s Halloween inside Diane Hayes’ apartment. Enter into her abode, which is located in the 105-year-old West Farnam Apartments off […]


 
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