Preserving the Legacy of Dr. Susan La Flesche

December 27, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine, People

As it was in the days of the unbound prairie, so it remains in the age of endless corn: the pleasures of place are given to those with a keen eye for the subtle and […]

The Long Road to Recovery

December 21, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Injuries are a part of sports, but Creighton University point guard Jade Owens has weathered more than her fair share. After two years spent recapturing the health and athleticism she once took for granted, she’s […]

Sexual Justice Warrior

Posted In: Health, Omaha Magazine, People

Sex videos are popular on the internet. Even academic ones. Just ask Dr. Sofia Jawed-Wessel, an associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s School of Health & Kinesiology. Her 2016 TEDx talk has been viewed […]

True to This, Not New to This

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Sitting down for a tarot reading across from Shaun Laveau, the 21-year-old spiritual worker conveys the presence of someone more ancient. A conversation begins with cards sliding out of his favorite deck. Once he begins […]

Art After Life

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

The morning of the funeral, I woke early to write my identical twin brother’s eulogy. It began: “On the cover of a notebook, Connor spelled out his definition of art in boldface type: ‘Art is not […]

Nebraska Medical Orchestra

December 20, 2018 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine, People

On a cold night in November, musicians in a new orchestra gather in a classroom at the Strauss Performing Arts Center. They are rehearsing the recognizable march from The Nutcracker. Only, in the song’s first […]

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 […]

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. […]