Embarking on a #Vagabond #Instagram #Vanlife #Adventure

December 20, 2018 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine

In my daily, mindless scrolling of social media, “#vanlife” posts began creeping into my Instagram feed. The wanderlust-inspiring images of people not giving a crap about anything carried a strong allure; however, I couldn’t help […]

Brenton Gomez

December 19, 2018 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine, People

Local rapper Brenton Gomez—aka Conny Franko, Conchance, The Wooz, Daddy Woozbuckz, Conny Chrondracula, Chronny, or Econnyome depending on time, place, and project—is a wiry and reflective man of letters with deep roots in South O. […]

A Literary Prescription for Success

Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

Dr. Lydia Kang glanced at her ringing phone. It was her literary agent (who typically emailed). The unexpected phone call delivered some shocking news. “We have a preemptive offer from Penguin,” the agent said. Kang jumped […]

Sketches of Omaha

Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine

A watercolor print featuring Joslyn Castle is the centerpiece of a young couple’s remodeled living room in the Dundee neighborhood. The image is a reminder of their wedding day and the location where they married. […]

The Conscientious Consciousness of Chikadibia Ebirim

Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

Chikadibia Ebirim greets me with a hug in the lobby of the Union for Contemporary Art. “Peace to you, queen,” he says, and we travel into his studio—one of the perks of being named to […]

Omaha is a Pro When it Comes to Amateur Sports

Omaha is Growing as a Holiday Destination

November 21, 2018 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, People

Omaha has a long history of welcoming visitors during the holidays. In the 1930s Omaha’s Union station was considered one of the busiest train stations in the nation, welcoming more than 10,000 travelers a day. […]

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She Said/He Said

November 16, 2018 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, People

Brett Kavanaugh is a supreme court judge. There were so many dimensions to this situation. Emotions ran high. I put politics aside because I am angry at both parties that seem to put themselves before […]

Seeking Darkness in the Woods

October 31, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine, Places

Touring Hummel Park with Midwest Paranormal History Tours story by Lisa Lukecart Jamie Nestroyl walks up the short stone steps in the middle of the “Devil’s Punchbowl” at Hummel Park. The wind rips through the […]

Heard by God

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

The wait was torture. Six months of back-and-forth, missing documents, interviews, and paperwork.  Finally, Ismail Ntakirutimana had a passport in his hands. Now all he needed was a student visa to the United States.  But […]

Appropriately Inappropriate

October 30, 2018 · Posted In: Humor, Omaha Magazine, People

When Benson High School’s class of ’96 voted Amber Ruffin “Class Clown,” they were clearly onto something. “It [comedy] came about because I was a very ugly child,” Ruffin says. “I had to do something […]