Eric Nyffeler

August 12, 2016 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Publications

There is a formula for creating a generic artist name: Ditch your street name. Forget your middle name. Find a word that makes you seem “bigger and cooler” than you really are. Use that word. […]

Hot Dogs of the Future

July 28, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Food & Drink, Publications, Restaurants

There’s a slight cognitive disconnect when one first encounters Mick Ridgway’s vegan hot dog cart. It’s not his plant-based frankfurters, which reject those sacrosanct animal ingredients—including snouts, lips, and buttholes of pigs—that are encased in […]


April 22, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

Tim McMahan’s position: Indie rock’s not dead. It’s just clotting and receding back into the deep cuts from which it first bled in the early, alternative 1990s. The Lazy-i rock critic and music columnist for […]

An Expressionistic Representationalist Take on Dirtbags

March 16, 2016 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Stephen Dinsmore was meant to be a painter. It just took him about three decades to be at peace with that fact of his life. “I was not one of those kids who thought of […]

Chris Cook

March 3, 2016 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

This is an open letter to the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art’s new executive director. Mr. Cook, Welcome to The Cornhusker State and The Big ‘O.’ And welcome to beef country, tornado alley, and the […]

The Essential 
Brad Hoshaw

Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, Music

The legend of Brad Hoshaw and The Seven Deadlies began in 2008 with a one-off show that has since tumbleweeded into two acclaimed full-length albums and five Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards. Hoshaw—who was raised […]

Guiding Light

February 9, 2016 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Publications

For someone who has been on the move her entire life, traversing states, countries, and continents; for someone who admittedly feels most comfortable in motion; for someone whose aesthetic demands the diversification of space, installation […]

Laura Burhenn

November 18, 2015 · Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Omaha Magazine, Publications

There’s a lyrical tradition that seems to stem from popular songs titled “Omaha.” It’s a tradition that often involves the personification of the flyover city as a dependable friend or even a former lover waiting […]

The Essential Good Life

November 12, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

As we celebrate our descent into the great unknown with The Good Life’s recent Saddle Creek release Everybody’s Coming Down, let’s take a few moments of silence to highlight the band’s oeuvre, which has occupied our […]

A Space of Their Own

October 30, 2015 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Theirs was a passion born from a common frustration framed by a Great Recession America, one that had stricken Omaha with a bounty of empty storefronts and too many starving artists. So when visual artists […]