Michael Johnson photographed at Petshop

Downtown Disruptor

December 31, 2019 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine

Michael Johnson sat in an abstract, red and white bird costume as an audience gathered around. Blue and pink streamers and an “It’s A Boy” banner hung in confident festivity. Johnson revealed a needle; this […]

David Murphy at home

A Timeless Voice

Posted In: Health, Music, Omaha Magazine, People

A self-described creator of “original songs and gibberish,” David P. Murphy is a jack of all trades—and master of them all. Writing is writing, Murphy insists. Listening to the torch songs, tributes, and satirical asides […]

Michelle Kaiser, MarQ Manner, Becky Grey

Losing Weight, Gaining Perspective

Posted In: Health, Omaha Magazine, People

Fibromyalgia. Fatty liver disease. Seizures. Depression. Raynaud syndrome. Walking pneumonia. These ailments plagued Michelle Kaiser day in and day out for a decade. Even her resting hours were disrupted by back spasms. It was enough […]

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January/February 2020 Between the Lines

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Leo Adam Biga—Contributing Writer Biga is an old lion of Omaha journalism. In a 36-year career he’s reported on the arts and culture scene, and on social justice issues in his hometown. He’s known for […]

Diving In and Pushing Through

Posted In: Fitness, Omaha Magazine

A moment before Robert Chandler completes a dive—inches and milliseconds before his fingers break the surface tension and he slips between air and water—the doubts and uncertainty of his own limitations snap to silence and […]

Jeremy Estill, maker

A Jeremy of All Trades

Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

“I hate being contricted. I love being free,” said Omahan Jeremy Estill. Estill designs furniture for Roost Midwest Modern as a side gig out of downtown public wood-working shop Bench. He approaches the wood like […]

Shock Yourself Thin illustration

Shock Yourself Thin

Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

What’s rare is beautiful. Drop Chris Hemsworth back in Shakespeare’s day, and no matter the Australian hunk’s 21st-century attractiveness, 16th-century folks would probably consider him plain. Everyone was ripped back then because everyone was starving. […]

The Designers' bathroom makeover feature image

Metallics & Mosaics

Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

Sometimes a project comes along that involves a room that is just too small. This was the case with a client’s guest bathroom—one of many design projects The Designers has consulted on through the years […]

snowy car crash

Worst Winter Driving Spots

Posted In: Neighborhoods, Omaha Magazine

Winter in the Midwest can be a feast for the senses: the comforting taste of hot cocoa by a warm fireplace, the sight of fresh snow on evergreen trees as picturesque as a Bob Ross […]

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Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

When Cindy and Van Wrenn bought a four-bedroom, four-bathroom home in Omaha’s Seville neighborhood in 1998, they had three small boys and desired a larger home in a family-friendly area in the well-regarded Millard School […]