Madison Chizek’s Dancing Ambition

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

Madison Chizek slips on her tap shoes, throws her light brown hair in a ponytail, and laughs at herself in the mirror. “Ok, ready.” Her mother, Dawn, pushes play. The song “Are You That Somebody?” […]


Posted In: Home, Lifestyle, Omaha Home

Spring has officially sprung, and I am itching to spruce things up around my house—inside and out. In other words, spring cleaning. Washing the windows is typically the first item on the list, but this […]

Omaha’s Forgotten Chinatown

Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

Lion dancers leap into the air. Traditional Chinese instruments evoke tunes of a distant land. Dancing troupes perform in multi-colored costumes. There are even contemporary Chinese pop songs and, of course, plenty of Chinese food […]

Year of the Dog

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Bow. Wow. Holy cow. 2018 is a major milestone for Omaha Magazine. The current issue marks the first edition in our 36th volume—the completion of 35 years of local magazine publishing.  Publisher Todd Lemke started in […]

Christy Chan

February 22, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle

This is the first in a series on artists in residency at The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Christy Chan was at the tail end of her residency when we spoke; it started Sept. 20 and […]

What I Know For Sure

February 19, 2018 · Posted In: History, Humor, Omaha Magazine

We all “know” things. I mean, we just believe this or are convinced of that, or we think another thing is probably true. But beyond all that, there are those things we simply “know.” They […]

Cacophony of Curios

February 16, 2018 · Posted In: Home, Lifestyle, Omaha Home

In design, the “rule of thirds” posits that objects grouped in twos or fours render an ungainly sight—that three is the magic number in creating eye-pleasing arrays. In Scott Shoemaker’s Victorian home, a few doors […]

Park Avenue Revitalization & Gentrification

Posted In: Midtown, Omaha Home, Places

As revitalization has come to diverse and densely packed Park Avenue, a tale of two neighborhoods has emerged. The north end—near 30th and Leavenworth streets and Midtown Crossing—finds a millennial haven of developer-renovated historic properties […]

Back to the 1980s

February 14, 2018 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, People

Aaron Gum can tell you several movies he loves, but ask about the one—the film that he most associates with his childhood—and his eyes sparkle. The clock tower…the electricity…the burn marks from the tires of […]

Providing Uncommon Creatives a Common Community

Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Places

Luke Armstrong is in the midst of completing a facelift. Fair warning: he’s never worked under the knife, favors knit cardigans to scrubs, and has no expertise in the medical field whatsoever. A botched procedure, […]