Gary Pettit’s Wild Kingdom

October 24, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Gary Pettit rolled toward New Orleans with one pressing concern on his mind. The cats.  The hurricane had made landfall weeks prior, but New Orleans remained devastated with access […]

From Omaha to Broadway

October 21, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Theatre

It might be an unlikely topic for an award-winning Broadway musical, but Come From Away tells the story of a tiny town in Newfoundland that welcomed thousands of stranded airline passengers on September 11, 2001.  […]

In the Crease, Covered in Grease

October 18, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Sports

In 2007, during a race at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania, Brian Haaland stood up after drilling multiple lug nuts into one of the right tires on Jeff Green’s race car. As Green pulled away and […]

Hard Cider, Easy Drinking

October 16, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

The story of hard cider in Nebraska is tangled in the vines of local wine production.  In the spring of 2003, Mike Murman planted his first grapes on recently acquired rural property on the outskirts […]

60Plus Opener

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Family, People

‘Tis the season for snowbirds to fly south. It’s hard for me to imagine being a snowbird, though. I genuinely enjoy Nebraska’s winter months: the blowing snow, beautiful scenery, and families gathered for holidays. These […]

The Collectible Juantiesha Christian

Posted In: Fashion, Omaha Magazine, People

Juantiesha Christian is a self-taught fashion designer. She does not have traditional training. She did not take any classes, and she does not hold a fashion degree. She learned her craft by feeling textiles and examining […]

Fishing With Flair

October 15, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Sports

Andrew Flair uploaded his first video to YouTube at age 15. As video productions go, there wasn’t much to it: four rough-cut minutes of Flair—then a freshman at Millard North—standing on the shore of a […]

Divine Serpentine

October 14, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, People

While Dulcie Mueller has been performing since age 5 with a variety of castmates and collaborators, she finally found the perfect partner several years ago in a cold-hearted reptile.  Mueller, who has a background in […]

Sam Mangiameli

October 4, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Sports

Most college guys have a nickname. Some are even fit for print in a family publication. Sam Mangiameli, a University of Nebraska-Omaha junior, has two distinct but interrelated identities. Many on campus know him simply […]

Meriwether Lewis Suicide or Assassination

October 1, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History, People

Kira Gale upset the historical establishment when she argued that the death of Meriwether Lewis was the result of assassination, not suicide.  Research into the explorers Lewis and (William) Clark consumed her life, up until […]