Memorial Day Tribute

May 8, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History, People

Memorial Day is a federal holiday—a day of remembrance for those who have died while serving in our country’s armed forces. The May/June issue of Omaha Magazine features the stories of several Nebraska veterans and […]

King and Queen of the Blacksmiths

May 5, 2017 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People

These days, many couples find each other via dating websites or apps. John and Trena Thompson literally found each other at a meat market. He was just a guy working in Hy-Vee’s meat department, and […]

The Making of the May/June 2017 Cover

April 27, 2017 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine, People

About the cover: The U.S. D-Day landing at Normandy’s Omaha Beach has been called “Bloody Omaha.” Omaha Magazine created a replica of the June 6, 1944, Omaha Beach landing for the current cover. Surrounding the […]

Wicked Omaha

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, […]

Kevin Simonson

April 25, 2017 · 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 […]

Uber and Lyft

March 26, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People

With the post-millennial rise of ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft, a generation weaned on digital technology could suddenly tap a smartphone app, summon a private car driven by the owner, and pay for the fare […]

A Portrait of the Filmmaker as a Young Man

March 14, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

Knights in shining armor go searching for a legendary spoon. That was the concept of Sam Senser’s entry to the Canadian-based 50-Hour Film Competition. The contest’s theme was “twisted fairytale,” and all entries had to […]

Orchestrated by God, Encouraged by Parents

March 12, 2017 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine, People

At his first public concert, a benefit for disabled children in Ecuador, Washington Garcia realized that he was put on Earth to serve others through music. “It was a revealing moment,” Garcia says. He was […]

The Omaha Tribe and Horses

March 3, 2017 · Posted In: History, People

The city of Omaha is named after the Umonhon people. The state of Nebraska is also an Umonhon word, NiBlaSka, or “Land of the Flat Waters.” Neither this city nor this state would be named […]

Austin Ortega

February 23, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Sports

How did a smallish soccer-playing Hispanic kid from sun-drenched Escondido, California, end up an ice hockey star in Nebraska? Although his profile does not fit the stereotypical hockey player, UNO Mavericks forward Austin Ortega has […]


 
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