Tinker, Maker, Robots Guy

January 12, 2018 · Posted In: Education, Omaha Magazine, People

Nate Hutchison, 16, dumps his Rubik’s cube collection onto the dining room table. The stash boasts an entire spectrum of not just colors, but shapes and varieties, too: puzzles composed of interlocking triangles, diamonds, crosses, […]

Sculpting Her Own Destiny

January 6, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

Glittery gold nail polish shimmers. Angie Seykora’s hands move animatedly as she talks about a sculpture made out of smooth flagging tape. Beat-up and worn-out, Seykora’s hands are her most important tool. These same hands […]

Venezuelan Street Food

December 28, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Restaurants

The most common misunderstanding new customers have when approaching El Arepón is that they’re going to walk away with a platter of tacos or some other Mexican fare. “South American food is not the same […]

Shanketta Newsom’s National Poetry Slam Debut

December 9, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

When Shanketta Newsom describes the National Poetry Slam, she speaks of intense bouts in front of a panel of judges and a lively crowd. In my mind, her passionate description conveys a scene akin to […]

Dr. Bruce Johansen Keeps Moving

November 21, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People

Deep in the labyrinthine Arts and Sciences Hall at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Dr. Bruce Johansen sits at his desk wearing a rather de rigueur outfit for him—a maroon T-shirt with red and blue basketball […]

Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo

November 20, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Like most teenagers, Ellie Morrison has made many new friends during her high school career. But what makes her experience unique is that, in addition to classmates and teachers, some of Ellie’s friends include emperor […]

Lady G Behind the Scenes

November 8, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Omaha Magazine, People

Gretchen Carrol has helped plan the UNO Native Film Festival since the very beginning. Her input has only increased with the festival entering its fifth year showcasing Native American films for local Omaha audiences. “I’m […]

Lindy Hoyer

November 3, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

A goal of any children’s museum is to inspire. So, it’s no surprise that phrases like “No one is you, and that’s your power” and “Focus on the good” are written on a wall behind […]

Pigeon Bros

October 19, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, People

It’s like watching two parts of the same brain. When Jack Blanket and Ryan Showers are together, it’s just the two of them, taking turns finishing each other’s sentences and stories. Their words flow back […]


October 9, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People

Half a century ago, while attending Mercy High School, Anne Marie Kenny cultivated a Francophile passion. At 21, she followed it to realize a dream of being a cabaret artist in France. She went from […]